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Big Bash preview: Heat face improving Hurricanes

Brisbane Heat are still sitting pretty at the top of the BBL 13 ladder, but need to keep winning with Perth Scorchers breathing down their neck.

The Heat have won five from seven, with two games being abandoned due to the weather, and they look to be the main danger to the Scorchers this campaign.

The two teams are due to clash in a couple of weeks, but for now the Heat need to focus on the here and now, starting with the Hurricanes next up.

Hobart will be a side full of confidence after winning two of the last three games, and they are right in the mix for a place in the top four.

To make it, they have to keep winning, and will be going all out for the points on Sunday.

WhatBrisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes
WhereThe Gabba, Brisbane
When19:15 (AEST) Sunday 7th, January 2024
How to watchChannel 7, Foxtel, Kayo 
OddsBrisbane Heat 1.72, Hobart Hurricanes 2.10

Walter stars for Heat

Brisbane Heat picked up their fifth win of the season when edging out the Sydney Sixers in another rain-effected clash.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, the Heat restricted Sydney Sixers to 141-8 off their 20 overs and it turned out to be enough.

Matthew Kuhnemann impressed with the ball when taking 2-19, but so did Paul Walter who took two wickets for the loss of 25 runs.

Walter then went on to register 23 not-out with the bat and was named Player of the Match for his efforts.

The all-rounder has been a key performer for the Heat and has a big role to play against the Hurricanes and going forward as they chase the title.

He is priced at 11.00 to be Player of the Match once again on Sunday.

Josh Brown was the top run-scorer for the Heat when registering 43 runs off 31 deliveries as they reached the revised total with just three balls to spare.

Colin Munro’s lack of runs are a concern following his blistering start, but thankfully for Brisbane, they have plenty of strength in depth.

Hurricanes on the up

The Hurricanes are coming with a late push and if they keep winning, a place in the top four is still possible.

Their latest success came against the Melbourne Renegades on Thursday night when winning by six wickets at Marvel Stadium

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, they restricted the home side to 147-4 off their 20 overs.

They shared the wickets around with Riley Meredith, Tim David, Nathan Ellis and Nikhil Chaudhary, all taking one each.

The Canes did not get the run chase off to the greatest of starts as they sat on 48-3, but thankfully for them, the cavalry arrived in the form of Sam Hain and Corey Anderson.

Hain top-scored with 51 runs, while Anderson finished 41 not-out to get the job done with eight balls still remaining.

He is 6.50 to be Team – Top Batter for the second game running.

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