Fantasy Cricket Tips:
As we move to the business end of the tournament, the matches keep getting important. This will be a very important game for the Brisbane Heat after losing an easy one to the Renegades. They are currently 6th on the points table with 10 points from 11 games. They need to bring out their top performances if they want to qualify for the playoffs.
On the other hand, Sydney Sixers are sitting comfortably in the second position but the Strikers are just behind them. No team can go No.1 in this table but the Sixers would desperately want to finish in the second position so that they get two shots for the final.
The competition is heating up and every game is going to be a fascinating contest to watch.
The temperature will hover in the mid and high-20s with partly cloudy weather on the 23rd of January.
A lot of domestic T20s have been played at this venue. Out of the 37 T20s, the team batting first has won 17 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:
Now that the ODI series against India is completed all the Australian players might be available. Steve Smith is coming back to play for the Sixers after so many years.
Probable Playing XIs:
Chris Lynn (C), Sam Hazlet, AB De Villiers, Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting, James Pierson (WK), Josh Lalor, James Pattinson, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mitchell Swepson
Bench – Max Bryant, Cameron Gannon, Jack Prestwidge
Josh Phillippe (WK), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques (C), Tom Curran, Justin Avendano Jackson Bird, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshius, Nathan Lyon
Bench – Jordan Silk, Llyod Pope, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Fallins, Sean Abbot
AB De Villiers is one of the top T20 players in the world and he should be one of your top picks. Moises Henriques played a terrific knock in the last game so he could be one of the top picks. Steve Smith and a couple of bowlers can be the other options for the top picks.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Chris Lynn, AB De Villiers, Moises Henriques
Vice-Captain – Steve Smith, Tom Curran, Ben Cutting
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Phillippe
Batsmen – Chris Lynn (C), AB De Villiers, James Vince, Steve Smith
All-rounders – Moises Henriques (VC), Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting
Bowlers – James Pattinson, Ben Dwarshius, Jackson Bird
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Phillippe
Batsmen – AB De Villiers (C), Matt Renshaw, Chris Lynn, Steve Smith
All-rounders – Tom Curran (VC), Moises Henriques, Ben Cutting
Bowlers – Ben Laughlin, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
AB De Villiers has had two low scores on the trot so he will want to explode in this game. The likes of Steve Smith and Moises Henriques will do their job quietly so they can get you some points. Among the bowlers, Ben Dwarshius and Mujeeb Ur Rahman could be good picks. Chris Lynn can change a game anytime so you can’t leave him out of the team.
Looking at the current form, the Sixers start as the favorites but if ABD and Lynn explode then the Sixers will die wondering.
The 49th match of the Big Bash League will take place between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers at the Gabba in Brisbane on the 23rd 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.