Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat BBL Final Tips

Brisbane Heat

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Match Details

  • Date: 2023-02-04
  • Start Time: 13:45
  • Location: Perth Stadium, Perth
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23
  • Format: Big Bash League
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • Brisbane Heat have churned out extraordinary performance in the playoffs with three consecutive wins.
  • Perth Scorchers have also not lost a game in the Big Bash League in their last four matches.
  • The defending champion enjoys clear domination over the Heat as they have won the last five games against them

In a bid to lift the illustrious Big Bash League trophy for the second time on the trot, Perth Scorchers will cross swords with Brisbane Heat. The much-hyped final will be played at the Perth Stadium on Saturday. This can be the fifth title for the defending champions as they have already taken the trophy home an impressive four times in 11 seasons. However, Brisbane Heat won the title only once that too during the second season.

Meanwhile, it might surprise you that the last time when Heat booked the trophy in 2013, they defeated the likes of Perth Scorchers only in the final. Playing at the WACA Ground in Perth, Heat recorded a victory by 34 runs. The team will now have a chance to recreate history and win the trophy for the second time. 

The road to the final has been troublesome for Jimmy Peirson’s side, to say the least. They hampered their qualification chances after winning only one of their first five games. Overall, the team dished out a disappointing performance in the league round with six wins and seven losses. However, finishing fifth place gave them a chance at redemption. 

In the knockout phase, Brisbane are on a roll with three wins on the trot. The team defeated the likes of Sydney Thunder, Melbourne Renegades, and Sydney Sixers to confirm a final berth. All three games saw the team excelling in all three departments, be it batting, bowling, or fielding. 

On the other hand, Perth Scorchers did not break any sweat while qualifying for the final. With 11 wins and three losses, the team finished at the top of the BBL 12 table. They followed it up with an easy win against Sydney Sixers by seven wickets in the first semi-final. 

Though it is tough to pick sides for the glorious final competition, we are sure that both teams are going to provide the fans with the utmost entertainment on Sunday. 

3 beneficial player bets for SCO vs HEA Final BBL Match

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Tips

Top Perth Scorchers Batter: Aaron Hardie

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23
  • Date: 2023-02-04
  • Best Odds: 4 @ Dafabet

It is safe to bet on Aaron Hardie to score the most runs for the defending champions on Saturday. The young opening batter is enjoying a dream ride in the T20 Championship. He is just behind Matthew Short in the run-scoring charts. Hardie needs only 16 more runs in the final encounter to establish himself as the best batter in this season of the competition. In 14 matches so far, the 14-year-old has collected 443 runs at an average of 44.30. It was a bad day at the office for Aaron in the last match against Sydney Sixers, as he scored only nine runs. However, the early dismissal must have made the batter more eager to make a winning contribution for the team in the historic final.

Top Brisbane Heat Batter: Jimmy Peirson

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23

Brisbane Heat will not be playing with their full strength on Saturday as their top batter, Usman Khawaja, has left the camp for international duties. In the absence of the star performer, skipper Jimmy Peirson will have to shoulder the responsibility of the team. The middle-order batter looked good in the league round. However, he witnessed a massive dip in his form during the playoffs. The finals will be the perfect platform for Peirson to regain his batting form and deliver a class knock. At present, the 30-year-old has 33 runs under his belt in 16 innings at an average of 25.46.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Sean Abbott

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23
  • Date: 2023-02-04
  • Best Odds: 3.2 @ 10Cric

Bowling is likely to be the biggest strength of the Brisbane Heat side on Saturday against Perth Scorchers because of the presence of Michael Neser in the team. The seamer is enjoying a golden phase with the ball with 26 wickets to his name in 16 matches at an impressive average of 17.58. Neser was the wrecker-in-chief and the player of the match on Thursday as Heat defeated Sydney Sixers by four wickets. The pace sensation picked two wickets at an economy rate of seven to restrict the Sixers to a score of 116.