Big Bash Preview: January 4th – 6th

Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Thursday January 4th

The Hurricanes gained some confidence from their first win of the season over the Thunder, but face a tough task in repeating that effort and result against the Adelaide Strikers.

Hobart showed that there is class amongst there batting ranks; Ben McDermott continues to make a case for national selection, while D’Arcy Short put on a batting masterclass against the Thunder, hitting a career-best 97.

The Strikers will be feeling confident after winning all of their opening games.

Rashid Khan has dominated with the ball for the Strikers. Alex Carey continues to show his class with the bat and the gloves.

The last time these two sides met in Hobart, the Hurricanes got over the line and they will again fancy their chances following their most-recent performance. The Hurricanes have goods to get over the line at home.

BET NOW: Hurricanes vs Strikers 
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers – Friday January 5th

The Heat found some much-needed form with the bat, with both Chris Lynn and Brendan McCullum dominating the Stars on Tuesday night, but the bash brothers will need to be on song against the Scorchers.

The last time these two sides met the Heat made short work of the Scorchers bowling line-up. The Scorchers will be looking to Mitchell Johnson to provide the x-factor with the ball. Johnson will be backed up by Andrew

Tye. Tye has been a revelation this season with 13 wickets in the opening four games. His haul includes a hat-trick against the Sixers in the opening game. The Scorchers are in form, having pulled off the highest BBL run chase at the Furnace.

The Brisbane Heat will be looking to a smart run of form and an upset win against the Scorchers at home will go a long way towards helping them make the finals. The Scorchers will struggle to hold back Chris Lynn in-front of his home crowd.

BET NOW: Heat vs Scorchers
Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades – Saturday January 6th

The first Melbourne derby of the season sees the Renegades start as justifiable favourites.

Expect fireworks at the MCG as Kevin Pietersen will be hoping to lead the Stars, who have struggled for consistency during their opening games, to their first win of the season.

Marcus Stoinis has been the exception for the Stars. The all-rounder put the competition on notice, clubbing 99 in the opening game against the Heat.

The Renegades won’t back down in this grudge match. The red side of Melbourne has dominated the competition with the bat. Cameron White is showing that age is no barrier, peeling off three half centuries in his opening four games. The Renegades will rely on their veterans, Brad Hodge and Brad Hogg to get them in the game.

The Renegades are travelling well enough this season to take care of business with a win against their cross-town rival.

BET NOW: Stars vs Renegades