Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips for the Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat game: After registering a 16-run victory in their last match, Brisbane Heat will try to continue their momentum when they meet the Hobart Hurricanes in their next match. Hobart Hurricanes, too, are coming off a win against Perth Scorchers as D’Arcy Short announced his return to form with a swashbuckling century.
Both the teams have the same number of points on the points table however, Brisbane Heat are placed two spots above the Hurricanes because of their superior net run rate. In the first round meeting of the two teams, Hobart had defeated Heat by 31 runs hence, the Brisbane-based franchise will try to avenge the loss.
Talking about the players to watch out for, all eyes will be on D’Arcy Short as he will look to continue his fine form in the tournament. Also, Brisbane will expect their opening batsman Tom Banton to thrash the opposition bowlers in the upcoming match.
The temperature will hover in the mid-30s with no chance of rain on the 8th of January.
The average first innings score of the T20 matches played at Gabba last year was 157.2. The teams batting second have been more dominant at his venue hence, both the sides will look to the chase. Besides, the leg-break bowlers have achieved the most success in T20 cricket at Brisbane.
Injury and Availability News:
With some time still left for ODI the series against India, all the players should be available for this match.
Probable Playing XIs:
Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (C), Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Pierson (WK), Josh Lalor, Jack Prestwidge, Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan, Mitchell Swepson
Bench – Sam Hazlet, Cameron Gannon
D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott (C and WK), George Bailey, David Miller, Thomas Rogers, Scott Boland, Simon Milenko, Riley Meredith, Qais Ahmed, Nathan Ellis
Bench – James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Jake Doran, Clive Rose, Aaron Summers
Tom Banton will be the supreme pick in this contest because of his marvelous performance in the last match. D’Arcy Short and Qais Ahmed will hold the key to success for Hobart Hurricanes in this match.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Tom Banton, Chris Lynn, D’Arcy Short
Vice-Captain – Riley Meredith, Ben Laughlin, Matt Renshaw
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tom Banton (C)
Batsmen – Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Caleb Jewell, David Miller
All-rounders – D’Arcy Short, Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting
Bowlers – Riley Meredith (VC), Ben Laughlin, Qais Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben McDermott
Batsmen – Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Caleb Jewell, George Bailey
All-rounders – D’Arcy Short (C), Matt Renshaw (VC), Simon Milenko
Bowlers – Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan, Josh Lalor
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
The pitch at Brisbane has favored the leg-spinners so the likes of Qais Ahmed can wreak havoc in the bowling department. Besides, in the first half of the innings, the batsmen should find it easy to tackle the pace bowlers thus, it would be preferable to have as many top-order batsmen in the team as possible.
Probable Winners: Since Brisbane Heat had crushed Sydney Thunder in their previous fixture, expect Tom Banton, Chris Lynn and co. to continue their magnificent form. Also, the match is hosted by the Gabba hence, Brisbane players will have the home advantage as well.
The 29th match of the Big Bash League will take place between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes at the Gabba in Brisbane on the 8th of January.
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.