Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Jan 24 2023, 2:01 PM | 4 Min Read

Big Bash League 2022-23 Match 55: Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat will be rubbing shoulders in the 55th match of the Big Bash League 2022-23. The two teams will be taking the field at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston at 8:10 AM IST. 

Hobart Hurricanes have struggled with form this season. This will be their last match of the campaign and in 13 matches they have managed to win just 5, while losing 8. The Hurricanes are out of the top four race and they will be looking to spoil the party for their opposition, Brisbane Heat. 

Speaking of Brisbane Heat, they are on the verge of qualification. The Heat need to win this match in order to ensure their qualification to the next round. They have managed to win six of their 13 matches and are currently at number three in the points table with 13 points under their belt. 

Before the exciting match starts let us look at some important stats, prime player picks and the best predicted XIs for fantasy contests of the match. 

Ground Stats: Aurora Stadium, Launceston

The Aurora Stadium has seen just one match in this tournament. It looked like a decent wicket where the batters were able to play their shots. Spinners and bowlers who have good slow ball in their repertoire could be successful on this strip. 

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament)

Totals Matches: 1

Matches won batting first: 1

Matches won batting second: 0

Average score batting first: 172

Average score batting second: 164

Average runs per over: 8.40

Average runs per wicket: 21

HUR vs HEA, Match 55: Probable Playing XIs

Hobart Hurricanes

No major updates

Hobart Hurricanes Probable Playing XI

Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Zack Crawley, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Tim David, D'Arcy Short, Faheem Ashraf, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith

Brisbane Heat

No major updates

Brisbane Heat Probable Playing XI

Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matt Kuhnemann

HUR vs HEA, Match 55: Top Five Picks for the match

  1. Sam Hain (HEA): Sam Hain has been in a decent form with the bat. In four matches he has scored 117 runs and will be looking to carry his form forward. 
  2. Tim David (HUR): Tim David has been in a good form in this tournament. Coming to bat in the lower middle-order David has batted with a strike rate of 163.55 and has done it on a consistent basis. His current batting form makes him a must pick for the match. 
  3. Michael Neser (HEA): Michael Neser has been the prime wicket taker for the Brisbane Heat. He has picked up 18 wickets in 12 matches and is looking very potent. His presence in the fantasy contests makes him a must pick for the match. 
  4. Riley Meredith (HUR): Riley Meredith has been the man with the ball for the Hurricanes. He has 20 wickets under his belt in the tournament from 13 matches. Meredith's current wicket taking form makes him one of the safest picks for the match. 
  5. Patrick Dooley (HUR): Patrick Dooley has been genuinely good with the ball in the middle overs for the Hurricanes. He has picked up 19 wickets in the tournament from 10 matches. Dooley's ability to change the complexion of a game with the ball makes him a crucial pick for the match. 

HUR vs HEA, Match 55: Must Picks for the Match

Hobart Hurricanes

  1. Tim David - 350 runs in 13 matches
  2. Matthew Wade - 295 runs in 11 matches
  3. Riley Meredith - 20 wickets in 13 matches

Brisbane Heat

  1. Sam Hain- 117 runs in 4 matches
  2. Jimmy Peirson - 284 runs in 13 matches
  3. Michael Neser - 18 wickets in 12 matches

HUR vs HEA, Match 55: Risky Picks for the Match

Hobart Hurricanes: Caleb Jewell, Faheem Ashraf

Brisbane Heat: Usman Khawaja, Matt Kuhnemann

HUR vs HEA, Match 55: Best Captain and Vice-captain options

  1. Sam Hain (HEA)
  2. Riley Meredith (HUR)
  3. Michael Neser (HEA)

HUR vs HEA, Match 55: For Head to Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Matthew Wade

Batters: Caleb Jewell, Tim David, Sam Hain

All-rounders: James Bazley, Matt Renshaw, Michael Neser

Bowlers: Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith, Spencer Johnson

Captain: Michael Neser
Vice-captain: Riley Meredith

HUR:6 Players;  HEA:5 Players

HUR vs HEA, Match 55: For Winner Takes All Contests

Wicketkeepers: Matthew Wade, Jimmy Peirson 

Batters: Josh Brown, Tim David, Sam Hain

All-rounders: James Bazley, Matt Renshaw, Michael Neser

Bowlers: Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith, Matt Khunemann

Captain: Tim David
Vice-captain: Riley Meredith

HUR:4 Players; HEA:7 Players

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