The Brisbane Heat are having a bad run in the tournament and will need to bounce back when they face the Perth Scorchers in the 37th game of Big Bash League 2022-23. They were defeated by the Scorchers in their previous game and must regain their form here. The Scorchers will be buoyed by their recent victory and will look to continue the momentum.
The Perth Scorchers have done well this season, winning six of their eight games. They have only lost once in the last seven games, and this boosts their confidence. A loss would end the Heat’s chances of making the playoffs, so they must put on an extraordinary performance to win here.
The Match 37 between Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers will take place on January 11th, 2023 at The Gabba, Brisbane.
Match Details to Note
Match: Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers, Match 37, Big Bash League 2022-23
Date: January 11, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:10 PM IST
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
Usman Khawaja enters the game and will have to lead from the front. The last game against the Perth Scorchers saw the team bowl poorly. The team’s batsmen and bowlers have struggled to be consistent throughout the season. The Heat captain will want his team to make a fresh start when they face the same opponent at home and take advantage of the conditions.
Josh Brown and Usman Khawaja must get off to a good start, as Colin Munro’s departure is a significant loss for the team. Marnus Labuschagne will replace Sam Billings in the middle order and look to add runs with Nathan McSweeney and Jimmy Peirson. For the side to win this game, Max Bryant and Ross Whiteley will have to do the heavy lifting in the final overs.
Their bowlers had a difficult outing in the previous game, and the side will need good spells from Michael Neser and Mark Steketee against a strong Scorchers batting line-up. Because of their lack of form, Ross Whiteley and Matthew Kuhnemann need to bowl good spells in the middle overs. Mitchell Swepson and Labuschagne must perform admirably in supporting roles.
Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Sam Billings, Max Bryant, Sam Hain, Sam Heazlett, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Colin Munro, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ross Whiteley, Jack Wildermuth, Spencer Johnson, Will Prestwidge, Josh Brown
Players to watch out for:
Since being thrust into the BBL spotlight four matches ago, the 29-year-old had made scores of 62 and 34. He bats fearlessly and hit six boundaries in the previous game.
The left-hander has been in sensational form since being called up to the international squad last season. He will lead the team.
The pace bowler has five wickets in two BBL 2023 appearances at the Gabba and, despite going wicketless in Match 33, will be the attack leader in this game.
Possible Playing XI:
Usman Khawaja (c), Jimmy Peirson (wk), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan McSweeney, Max Bryant, Ross Whiteley, Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Swepson
Ashton Turner will be pleased with his team’s performance in the tournament. They are second in the points standings, and a win here will put Turner in first place. Turner will look for a clinical performance from his players in this game, as key players have shown good form in the tournament.
Cameron Bancroft is doing well at the top, and he’d like to get things started with Stephen Eskinazi. Aaron Hardie will be confident after his excellent performance in the previous game and will add Josh Inglis and Turner to the middle order. Nick Hobson, Cooper Connolly, and Andrew Tye are all capable hitters who can contribute quickly down the order.
Jason Behrendorff and Matthew Kelly bowled well in the previous game, and the team will need them to bowl tight spells. Andrew Tye, Turner, and Jhye Richardson have been in excellent form, resulting in a potent attack. Cooper Connolly will look to shine as a supporting player in this game.
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Tymal Mills, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Stephen Eskinazi, Hamish McKenzie
Players to watch out for:
He won the Player of the Match award on Saturday and will be looking forward to facing the same attack that he hit seven fours and two sixes off in the previous game.
The captain scored another quick goal in Perth in Match 33. In the tournament, he is averaging 36.16 with a strike rate of 151.74.
The pace bowler has 16 wickets in the competition so far. He has only gone wicketless in one game, dismissing Josh Brown, Michael Neser, and Mark Steketee.
Possible Playing XI:
Ashton Turner (c), Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Nick Hobson, Cooper Connolly, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Top Team Batsmen
Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, and Josh Brown are our batting picks for the Brisbane Heat. Khawaja is the favourite after hitting 195 not out in the Sydney Test last week. Labuschagne’s best T20 score is 93 not out.
Our batting picks for the Perth Scorchers are Aaron Hardie, Cameron Bancroft, and Josh Inglis. Hardie hit 57 off 33 balls in the previous game and will be able to take on the Brisbane Heat bowlers again in this match. With 246 runs scored, Inglis leads the Scorchers in this competition.
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Top Team Bowlers
For the Brisbane Heat, we like Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, and Mitchell Swepson with the ball. Neser has a strong BBL record and would have more wickets if he hadn’t been called up for Australia earlier this summer. Steketee has six wickets in two BBL matches at the Gabba this season.
We recommend Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, and Ashton Agar as Perth Scorchers bowling options. Tye is a strong contender for the tournament’s top wicket-taker. Prior to his recall to Australia, Agar had three consecutive wickets.
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head
The Perth Scorchers are aiming for their fifth consecutive victory against the Brisbane Heat, and their 13th overall. The Brisbane Heat have won one of the last eight meetings in this series.
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head Stats in T20s
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Toss Prediction
We’ve seen two high-scoring games at this venue, and on both occasions, the team that batted first won. The captains will be thinking about the results as they toss the coin. The team that wins the toss should bat first without hesitation.
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Pitch Report
The Gabba in Brisbane has smaller boundaries around the square, which allows batsmen to score runs quickly. Fast bowlers enjoy bowling on this surface because the new ball provides them with good bounce and carry. There isn’t much for spinners on this surface, and the small ground size makes it difficult for them to bowl here.
On January 11, Brisbane will have clear skies with a few clouds, making for ideal conditions for batsmen. We anticipate a flat wicket with thick and quick runs. On this wicket, bowlers have little room for error, and the side batting first will need 180 runs to feel confident.
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Prediction
This season, the Brisbane Heat has been inconsistent. The team would be low on confidence following their poor performance in the previous game. The departure of two in-form players adds to the team’s pressure, and they must put on a good performance here. The Perth Scorchers have had a strong season and have key players in good form. It elevates them to the top of the standings in this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Perth Scorchers is the favourite to beat Brisbane Heat at the odds of 1.60.
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Most Recommended Player:
Cameron Bancroft has filled an open spot at the top of the order, hitting 46 and 76 not out in his last three innings. He is our pick to be the Perth Scorchers’ leading run scorer in this game.