Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers BBL: start time and how to watch free

Posted: 23 December 2020 3:31 pm

Winless Brisbane Heat will be under extreme pressure when they host Adelaide Strikers in the BBL.

SUMMARY: Heat vs Strikers is exclusive to Fox Cricket. So unless you're already an existing Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

Brisbane Heat (0-2 record) were savaged by Australian legends Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting during the most recent loss to the Sydney Thunder. Warne said it was "as bad a bowling as I've seen in T20 cricket" as Brisbane failed to defend 6-178. Ponting described it as "absolutely pathetic bowling" as Daniel Sams hit it to all parts.

The Heat have badly underperformed in recent seasons, having failed to make the finals since 2016/17. Adelaide, meanwhile, are 1-2 after falling victim to Dan Christian's 50 off 15 balls for the Sydney Sixers on Sunday night.

When is Heat vs Strikers?

Action from The Gabba in Brisbane begins at 7.15pm AEDT on Wednesday 23 December. You can see the full list of BBL fixtures here.

How to watch BBL Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers is exclusive to Fox Cricket. While Channel 7 has access to some games in BBL|10, only Kayo Sports and Foxtel iQ offer all 61 games live across the season.

If you are not an existing Foxtel customer, Kayo Sports is the way to go. Read on to learn why. You can also check out our guide on how to watch BBL|10 here.

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Watch Heat vs Strikers on Kayo Sports

If you are a sports fan, Kayo Sports is the place to be, as cricket is one of more than 50 sports available including every game of the BBL live and ad free. There are also a vast number of special features so you get the absolute most out of your sports viewing experience.

SplitView enables you to watch four sports at once. Interactive Stats and Key Moments Timeline ensure you have all the information you need. If you are pushed for time, as we often are these days, you can catch up quickly on the action with Kayo Minis.

You can watch BBL|10 through your television on Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Telstra TV or Samsung TVs (2017 models and onwards). You can also stream it on your Mac or PC, plus the Kayo Sports app gives you the option to tune in with your Android or iOS device.

If you want to make sure Kayo Sports is right for you, it offers a 14-day free trial for new users. A Basic subscription costs $25/month and gives you access to two screens. For $35/month, a Premium subscription gives you another screen to utilise.

Stream Heat vs Strikers on Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sports pack which costs $54/month.

If you haven't tried it previously, Foxtel Now offers a 10-day free trial. We have also put together a full Foxtel Now guide which includes the list of compatible devices.

History of Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers

The head-to-head record is close, with the Heat having 5 wins to the Strikers' 6. Interestingly, the away team dominates this fixture. Adelaide has a 4-1 advantage in matches played at The Gabba, while Brisbane is 4-2 in clashes at Adelaide Oval.

Who will win Heat vs Strikers?

The Heat just haven't been able to find a winning formula in recent years and that has carried into this season. They do have star Afghani spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman back in the lineup after he recovered from COVID-19.

Also giving the Heat a boost will be taking on a Strikers team missing captain Alex Carey and Harry Conway. The pair played in Australia A's game against India in Sydney 11-14 December. Unfortunately for them, QLD's new border rules requires anyone who was in Greater Sydney from 9 December to quarantine for 14 days meaning they couldn't fly up.

Still we like Adelaide's chances of continuing their strong record in Brisbane with a win here. As per usual, much will ride on the shoulders of the world's top-ranked T20 bowler Rashid Khan.

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. You can also check out our guide to streaming cricket and find more competitions to watch.

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