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BBL|12, BRH vs ADS: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips 

image-lbz19bi7Adelaide Strikers' Matthew Short is the top-scorer of the season currently with 158 runs (Source: Twitter/@StrikersBBL)

Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers will bump heads in the 13th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 on December 23 at The Gabba, Brisbane.

The two teams have had dissimilar campaigns so far with Brisbane Heat situated at the bottom of the points table with zilch wins after two games, whereas Adelaide Strikers enjoy the topmost position, having won all of their three matches.

The Heat have not had the best of the tournaments so far. While their bowlers have done sufficient so far in the season with the addition of Michael Neser, who took a four-for as well as a hat-trick in the last fixture versus Melbourne Renegades, adding further robustness to the unit, the batting line-up has misfired.

The Strikers have packaged as well-oiled machinery. Although two of their three wins came at the expense of Sydney Thunder, who themselves have been dismal (Yes, they got all-out for 15), to say the least, they still have shown enough of why they are worthy of a top spot. 

For Adelaide, Matthew Short (158 runs) and Henry Thornton (11 wickets) have proved be their biggest match-winners, sitting at the peak of the runs and wickets tally, respectively.

Match Details 

Date and Time: December 23, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App 

Pitch Report 

Offering a level-playing field to both batters and bowlers, The Gabba has something for everyone. However, as this will be first match of the season that will be played at this venue, expect batters to take advantage of the fresh wicket.

Predicted XIs 

Brisbane Heat: Max Bryant, Colin Munro, Matt Renshaw, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (c/wk), Ross Whiteley, Michael Neser, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Swepson 

Adelaide Strikers: Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (c)

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips 

Wicket-Keeper: Jimmy Peirson
Batters: Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Jake Weatherald, Adam Hose
All-Rounders: Colin de Grandhomme, Matthew Short, Michael Neser
Bowlers: Mark Steketee, Henry Thornton, Matthew Kuhnemann

Captain: Matthew Short
Vice-captain: Henry Thornton


Considering Adelaide Strikers' red-hot form and with their balanced unit, they will likely get the better of Brisbane Heat. As the Heat have already suffered from two losses, the Strikers will further added to their misery as the former's losing streak will probably pile up.

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