Fantasy Cricket Tips:
The Melbourne Renegades finally got a win under their belt when they defeated the Sydney Thunder on the 15th of January. Even though they won their first game they are pretty much out of the competition.
On the other hand, Brisbane Heat has been boosted with the arrival of AB De Villiers. The Heat is pretty much in the competition with five wins from nine games and third in the points table.
Heat would like to get some important points before the come against some top teams whereas the Renegades would want to save their face by winning a couple of more games.
It will be a great contest when these two teams take the field on the 19th of January at the Gabba in Brisbane.
The temperature will hover in the mid and high-20s with a chance of rain on the 19th of January.
A lot of domestic T20s have been played at this venue. Out of the 36 T20s, the team batting first has won 16 games and the team batting second 19.
The average score batting first is 167 and the highest score at this venue is 209/3 by the Brisbane Heat.
Injury and Availability News:
The Australian players who are part of the ODI squad for the India series won’t be available for this encounter.
Probable Playing XIs:
Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, AB De Villiers, Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting, James Pierson (WK), Josh Lalor, James Pattinson, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mitchell Swepson
Bench – Sam Hazlet, Cameron Gannon, Jack Prestwidge
Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (WK), Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Samit Patel, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Andrew Fekete
Bench – Zak Evans, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Harry Gurney, Tom Cooper
AB De Villiers is one of the top T20 players in the world and he played a good knock in his first outing so he should be one of the top picks. The likes of Chris Lynn and Sam Harper can be the other top picks along with the Afghan spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Chris Lynn, AB De Villiers, Sam Harper
Vice-Captain – Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sam Harper
Batsmen – Chris Lynn (C), AB De Villiers, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris
All-rounders – Daniel Christian (VC), Mohammad Nabi, Ben Cutting
Bowlers – James Pattinson, Cameron Boyce, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sam Harper (VC)
Batsmen – AB De Villiers (C), Beau Webster, Chris Lynn, Max Bryant
All-rounders – Matt Renshaw, Samit Patel, Daniel Christian
Bowlers – Ben Laughlin, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
With rain predicted, this could be a shortened game and then the likes of Lynn, Bryant, and ABD could cause serious damage. Shaun Marsh is not getting the big scores but he is consistently scoring in the 40s, so he can be a handy pick. Among the bowlers, Pattinson took five wickets in the last game and looks in good form. The Afghan spinners are the T20 specialists so you can pick them as well.
Looking at the current form, the Heat starts as the favorites and if the game is shortened then the Heat is even more dangerous.
The 44th match of the Big Bash League will take place between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba in Brisbane on the 19th of January.
The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (18:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.