Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips, Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers: Both the teams haven’t had the ideal start as they have lost two out of their first three games. Brisbane Heat finally opened their account against the Sydney Sixers whereas Perth Scorchers defeated Melbourne Renegades in their second game of the season.
Brisbane Heat are currently at the No.5 position in the points table whereas the Scorchers are struggling at the seventh position. Both the teams need to win this game if they want to stay in the competition so it will be a contest worth watching.
The temperatures would be in the mid and high 20s with no chance of rain on the 1st of January.
Four T20s have been played at this venue and there is an equal record for the teams batting first and second. The average score batting first is 156 and the highest score at this venue is 167/7 by Melbourne Stars.
Injury and Availability News:
The Australian players who are part of the Test squad against New Zealand from both sides mostly won’t be available for this encounter. AB De Villiers who is a part of the Heat will be available only in the second half of the tournament. Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff who are part of the Scorchers squad are injured.
Probable Playing XIs:
Tom Banton (WK), Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (C), Sam Heazlett, Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting, Mark Steketee, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan
Bench – James Pierson, Jack Prestwidge, Matthew Kunhemann, Cameron Gannon
Josh Inglis, Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft (WK), Mitchell Marsh (C), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Chris Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed
Bench – Sam Whiteman, Nick Hobson, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Kurtis Paterson
Chris Lynn came back in form in the last game as he smashed all the bowlers around the park. The Scorchers openers too have been in good form. Chris Jordan is one of the better death bowlers and he could be one of the top picks as well.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Josh Inglis, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh
Vice-Captain – Tom Banton, Ben Cutting, Chris Jordan
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tom Banton
Batsmen – Chris Lynn (C), Josh Inglis, Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft
All-rounders – Mitchell Marsh (VC), Ben Cutting, Matt Renshaw
Bowlers – Ben Laughlin, Chris Jordan, Zahir Khan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Cameron Bancroft (VC)
Batsmen – Tom Banton (C), Chris Lynn, Ashton Turner, Max Bryant
All-rounders – Chris Green, Mitchell Marsh, Ben Cutting
Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Swepson, Fawad Ahmed
Expert Tips For Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
The pitch at Queensland is a decent pitch but keeps the bowlers interested. So, bowlers like Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson and a couple of spinners like Swepson and Zahir must be in your team. You never know when Chris Lynn will fire and if he does then he will get you the maximum points, so it is important that you keep him in your team.
Brisbane Heat lost their last game at this venue but Lynn and his team seem to be back in form now so it would be fair to say that they start as favorites for this battle.
The 18th match of the Big Bash League will take place between Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers at the Carrara Oval in Queensland.
The match starts at 1:40 PM IST (18:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.