Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips, Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat: Hobart Hurricanes have started their campaign fairly well whereas Brisbane Heat are still finding their feet. The Hurricanes have won two out of their first three whereas the Heat have lost two out of their first three.
Chris Lynn who was struggling in the first two matches finds some form in the third game as he smashed most of the bowlers. For the Hurricanes, D’Arcy Short has been doing well along with their Afghan leg-spinner Qais Ahmed.
The competition is getting stiff as the tournament heads into the middle part of the season. Both the teams would like to gather some momentum and so it is important to win this encounter.
The temperatures would be in the low 20s and mid-20s with no chance of rain on the 3rd of January.
A total of 35 T20s have been played at this venue with the team batting first winning 16 out of those. The average scoring batting first is 165 whereas the highest score is 209/7 by the home team – Hobart Hurricanes.
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.
Probable Playing XIs:
D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewel, Ben McDermott (WK), George Bailey, David Miller, James Faulkner, Clive Rose, Simon Milenko, Riley Meredith, Qais Ahmed, Nathan Ellis
Bench – Scott Boland, Jarrod Freeman, Jake Doran, Thomas Rogers, Aaron Summers
Tom Banton (WK), Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (C), Sam Heazlett, Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting, Mark Steketee, Josh Lalor, Matthew Kunhemann, Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan
Bench – James Pierson, Jack Prestwidge, Cameron Gannon
Chris Lynn is back in form and he can change any game in a matter of few overs. D’Arcy Short has been in good form so could be one of the top picks. One of the spinners could be a good option for this game.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – D Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Ben McDermott
Vice-Captain – Tom Banton, Qais Ahmed, Ben Cutting
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben McDermott
Batsmen – D Arcy Short (C), Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, David Miller
All-rounders – Ben Cutting (VC), James Faulkner, Simon Milenko
Bowlers – Zahir Khan, Ben Laughlin, Qais Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tom Banton
Batsmen – Chris Lynn (C), George Bailey, Matt Renshaw, Caleb Jewel
All-rounders – D’Arcy Short (VC), Ben Cutting, Simon Milenko
Bowlers – Riley Meredith, Qais Ahmed, Josh Lalor
Expert tips for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
The pitch at Hobart isn’t the best for the batsmen but players like D’Arcy Short and George Bailey tend to score big at this venue. Spinners like Qais Ahmed and Zahir Khan will relish the opportunity to bowl at this venue. A player like Chris Lynn can fire in any game so it would be safe to keep him in your team.
A good bowling line-up always gives good results so it would be fair to back the Hobart Hurricanes to win the encounter against the Brisbane Heat.
The 21st match of the Big Bash League will take place between Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
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.