3.25 pm The news from the middle is that the Hobart Hurricanes have won the bat flip and will bowl first.
Hurricanes XI: 1 Matthew Wade (capt./wk), 2 Ben McDermott, 3 D’Arcy Short, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Pete Handscomb, 6 Tim David, 7 Jordan Thompson, 8 Nathan Ellis, 9 Tom Rogers, 10 Riley Meredith, 11 Sandeep Lamichhane.
Hurricanes X-Factor subs: Caleb Jewell, Josh Kann.
Heat XI: 1 Chris Lynn, 2 Jimmy Peirson (capt./wk), 3 Ben Duckett, 4 Sam Heazlett, 5 Max Bryant, 6 Xavier Bartlett, 7 James Bazley, 8 Mark Steketee, 9 Matt Kuhneman, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 11 Liam Guthrie.
Heat X-Factor subs: Jack Wildermuth, Tom Cooper.
3.20 pm Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to ESPNcricinfo’s live ball-by-ball coverage of the first match of 2022 in the BBL as the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Brisbane Heat from Bellerive. I’m Peter Della Penna and I’ll be flying solo to take you through this encounter today.