Brisbane Heat’s Four Wins in #BBL06

Introduction

Brisbane Heat have won four of the five games they have played in #BBL06.

Their fourth win came against Perth Scorchers in game 17.

Three of their four wins have come when batting second. Their only defeat (v Sydney Sixers) came whilst batting second.

The Heat After Five Games

My record of their results compared with the Median performance of all winners in this year’s tournament is:

Game 2

A run per over chart for the Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers' #BBL06 game.

Game 8

A run per over chart for the Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder's #BBL06 game.

Game 10

A run per over chart for the Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes' #BBL06 game.

Game 17

A run per over chart for the Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers' #BBL06 game.

Ironically, Brisbane Heat’s only defeat to date came at home against the Sydney Sixers. The game went to the final over with the Sixers winning with two balls remaining. The Sixers won the toss and chose to bowl first.

Game 15

A run per over chart for the Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers' #BBL06 game.

Median Profile

The Heat have had an impressive start to #BBL06. My data are collected as secondary data from ESPNcricinfo’s coverage of #BBL06. I am mindful that two of the Heat’s wins have come within their 20 overs (over 17 v Hurricanes and over 15 v Scorchers).

However … I am finding the Median run-scoring profile of winning teams helpful as I anticipate the result of each game live.

Thus far, the Heat’s profile compared with the median profile of all winners is:

A run per over chart comapring Brisbane Heat's median run profile compared with all winners.

It will be fascinating to observe how other teams deal with the Heat’s performance profile. Their next game (#BBL06 game 23) is on 11 January at home against the Perth Scorchers.

Photo Credit

Ray Morrow (Twitter)

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