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Big Bash League (BBL11): Scorchers vs Heat Betting Tips

December 7th 2021, 8:02pm, By: Jack Tobin

BBL11 Scorchers vs Heat Betting Tips

It's a rematch of The Challenger Final from BBL10 as the Scorchers host the Heat in game two of the of a BBL double header on Wednesday night. The Heat will be looking to bounce back after a poor showing on Monday night, while the Scorchers will be out to start their campaign with a win! We’ve got you covered with our tips and preview for a big clash out west!

BBL11 Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat

Optus Stadium, Wednesday December 8th, 9:35pm AEDT

Perth Scorchers

Likely XI: Cameron Bancroft, Colin Munro, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner, Kurtis Patterson, Aaron Hardie, Matthew Kelly, Lance Morris, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou

The Scorchers bring a talented squad to BBL11 however the beginning of their campaign will be tricky, with Mitch Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Josh Inglis and Ashton Agar away on Australia and Australia A duties. The Scorchers bowling attack looks quality as to be accustomed too, however the batting unit is largely unproven in T20 cricket.

Captain Ashton Turner and Kiwi Colin Munro will be the main pillars, but there will be plenty of pressure on Englishman Laurie Evans, as well as the experienced Cameron Bancroft and Kurtis Patterson. With English imports Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy not returning to the side this season there’s a massive hole in the Scorchers batting lineup, the duo combined for 761 runs in BBL 10.

Despite the concerns around the batting depth, there are no such questions around their bowling attack. Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff are proven performers, whilst young recruits Lance Morris and Peter Hatzoglou will be well suited to bowling in Perth.

They were incredibly prolific with the bat last season, however this Scorchers side will be more in the mould of the outfit that won three titles in four seasons, where their success was built on the back of their bowling. 

Brisbane Heat

Likely XI: Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Wildermuth, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matt Kuhnemann, Liam Guthrie

It was an all too similar tale for the Heat in their seven wicket loss to the Thunder on Monday night. An early batting collapse saw openers Max Bryant and Chris Lynn dismissed for single figures, with a late cameo from tailender Xavier Bartlett (26* off 18) seeing them get to a semi defendable score of 8/140.  

Despite early wickets from Liam Guthrie and Xavier Bartlett, the inexperienced Heat bowling attack offered very little as Alex Ross (61* off 46) and Sam Billings (44* off 36) cruised to the target with seventeen balls to spare. Three of the Heat’s six bowlers used on Monday night went at over ten runs per over, and teams will continue to target their young bowling attack.

Although Ben Duckett (46) and Sam Heazlett (42) scored runs through the middle order, the Heat innings stagnated around them, as they struggled to extend the run rate much greater than a run a ball. It’s clear to see with this Heat side, if they don’t get runs in the powerplay, they’re going to struggle to put together winning scores.

Match Prediction

The Scorchers are favourites coming into this clash, and rightfully so after what the Heat served up on Monday night in Canberra. The Scorchers have won four of their last five matches against the Heat, and have restricted the Heat to 150 or less in three of those five matches.

The Scorchers have excellent variety in their bowling attack, and with AJ Tye (21 wickets) and Jason Behrendorff (16 wickets) coming off strong campaigns last season, the Heat are going to have a tough time making a competitive score at Optus Stadium.

Chris Lynn has only passed 27 once in his last four matches against the Scorchers, and as was seen against the Thunder, the Heat are going to struggle if he doesn’t put up big scores. 

The Scorchers have been a model of consistency across the history of the BBL, and this season won’t be any different. The Heat just don’t have the depth to match it with the Scorchers, and at home, Perth will be far too strong.

Perth Scorchers

$1.56

Same Game Multi

Kiwi import Colin Munro had an excellent debut season in the Big Bash, scoring 443 runs at an average of 31 to be the tournament’s fifth highest run scorer. Munro passed the 30 run mark in seven of his last ten innings in BBL10, including a streak of four half centuries in five games. Munro averages 1.3 sixes per game and has also hit at least one six in 50% of his games for the Scorchers, providing excellent value in this market.

To round out the multi, we’ve got Chris Lynn to hit a six. Lynn has hit the most sixes in the history of the BBL with 172, a mammoth 75 more than the nearest player. The Heat skipper averages 1.6 sixes per game, and has hit at least one six in 67% of his matches since BBL07.

Colin Munro to score 20+ runs
Colin Munro to hit a six
Chris Lynn to hit a six

SCO vs HEA Same Game Multi

$3.25

 

 

Jack Tobin has a Bachelor of Media and Communications Degree, majoring in Sports Media, and has been part of the Before You Bet writing staff since 2019.

Jack is a sports fanatic but is particularly keen on Cricket, AFL, Basketball, NFL and Soccer where he has a keen eye for spotting a winner or three. Jack is still waiting for Essendon to win a final in the AFL, while he also supports the Miami Heat in the NBA, Manchester United in the EPL and the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL.

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