|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Hobart Hurricanes
||vs|| Brisbane Heat
ScheduleFriday, 2 January 2015 at 08:10 GMT / 08:10 UK / 13:40 IST
VenueBellerive Oval, Hobart
The ongoing matches in the Big Bash League, 2014-15, proved that big names don’t count but the team which plays better on the day deserves to be honoured. Hobart Hurricanes were humiliated by Adelaide Strikers with a difference of eight wickets in the previous game while Brisbane Heat defeated Melbourne Stars by one run on the last ball of the match. Hobart Hurricanes have played three matches, lost two, triumphed in one and secured two points while Brisbane Heat carries a better record of winning one out of two.
Jonathan Wells scored his second fifty of the event for Hobart Hurricanes, remained unbeaten for 58, Alex Hales contributed 29. Rest of their batting surrendered without any fight while Ben Dunk, Tim Paine, George Bailey and Evan Gulbis must come out with positive batting. Their bowling department is revolving around Joe Mennie, Ben Hilfenhaus and Cameron Boyce.
Chris Lynn, Nathan Reardon and Ben Cutting were the main scorers for Brisbane Heat vs. Melbourne Stars with 48, 30 and 27 whereas none other batsman has touched the thirty runs mark in three matches. Ryan Duffield and Andrew Flintoff grabbed 3 and 2 wickets in the last game while the remaining line up has not accumulated more than one scalp.
Friday, January 2, 2015 @ 08:10 GMT, 19:10 local at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
A reasonable weather with the temperatures around 20-28ᵒC.
Hobart Hurricanes always prefer to bat and Brisbane Heat will most probably field first subject to winning the toss.
The surface proved to be an easy going one for the batsmen in the previous encounter between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers which was lost by the home side.
Hobart Hurricanes – George Bailey (C), Ben Dunk, Alex Hales, Tim Paine, Jonathan Wells, Darren Sammy, Evan Gulbis, Joe Mennie, Ben Hilfenhaus, Cameron Boyce, Tim van der Gugten.
Brisbane Heat – James Hopes (C), Daniel Christian, Simon Milenko, Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn, Nathan Reardon, Jimmy Peirson, Andrew Flintoff, Daniel Vettori, Mark Steketee, Ryan Duffield.
Brisbane Heat will be the possible winners in the forthcoming encounter.