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Heat vs Hurricanes Preview

14 January 2018

The Brisbane Heat will be seeking redemption for last week's loss against the Hobart Hurricanes when the two teams meet on Monday at Blundstone Arena.

THE GAME
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat
Monday January 15th, 6:40pm
Blundstone Arena

BROADCAST
Tune into ONE from 6:30pm for live action before switching over to Channel Ten at 7:30pm. Fans can also live stream every BBL game live with a cricket.com.au live pass. 

LAST TIME THEY MET
The Heat and Hurricanes are coming off a last-start thriller at the Gabba that saw Hobart get home by 3-runs. 

D'arcy Short led the way for the Hurricanes with a sensational century, while the post-game headlines were hogged by Alex Ross's controversial dismissal for obstructing the field.

WATCH: Alex Ross Controversial Dismissal
 
 
WHAT DOES THIS CLASH MEAN?

The Heat and Hurricanes have four wins to their names and sit in fourth and fifth on the BBL|07 ladder respectively, so this game could be crucial for both club's finals chances. The Hurricanes have also got a game in hand, so a win for the Heat holds extra importance. 

SQUADS

Brisbane Heat
Brendon McCullum (c), Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Jimmy Peirson, Alex Ross, Yasir Shah, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson

Hobart Hurriances
George Bailey (c), Jofra Archer, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills, Nathan Reardon, Tog Rogers, Clive Rose, D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade 

THE EX FACTOR
There are a total of six ex-Heat players in the Hobart squad, adding extra spice to this contest, with Dan Christian, Simon Milenko, Nathan Reardon, Alex Doolan, Tymal Mills and Ben McDermott have all having owned a teal jersey at some point. 

MATCH WINNERS - BRISBANE HEAT

Brendon McCullum is leading the run-scorers list for the Heat this season and on his day a pure match-winner. 

WATCH:  McCullum Blasts the Stars

In the absence of Chris Lynn, the Heat will once again be looking to Joe Burns for a significant boost in the middle order. Burns has made solid contributions so far this season and will be seeking  to consolidate his position as a Bash Brother in waiting. 

Yasir Shah has been superb for the Brisbane Heat since coming in to replace Shadab Khan where he is going at just 5.62 runs per over. 

WATCH: Yashir Shah Two Wickets NYE

 

HOBART HURRICANES

D'arcy Short is the BBL's in-form batsmen at the moment where he has smashed 406 runs, 121 more than his closest rival. His is the key wicket for the Heat. 

Cameron Boyce remains one of the competition's best leg-spinners and a bowler to be wary of for the Heat.

Jofra Archer has proven to be a great acquisition for the Hurricanes where he has taken nine wickets and led the competition's highlight reel with brilliance in the field. 

WATCH: Archer Magic Dismisses Cutting