BBL 2018-19, Match 33, Heat vs Thunder, Dream11 Fanatsy Cricket Tips

BBL 2018-19, Match 33: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Brisbane Heat are expected to bag their 4th win of the season and move ahead of Sydney Thunder on the points table.

Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

A huge 101-run win against Melbourne Renegades in Geelong helped the Brisbane Heat register their 3rd win from seven matches this season. It also boosted their NRR which will help them move up in the points table when they face Sydney Thunder on Thursday. The Thunder are currently placed at No.3 having won four out of the eight matches they played thus far. They are coming here on the back of a huge 71-run win against the defending champions Adelaide Strikers.

Sam Heazlett and Mark Steketee return to the Brisbane squad as three of their players found a place with the Cricket Australia XI tour match against Sri Lanka. The duo comes into the squad in place of Marnus Labuschagne and Matt Renshaw, who along with Joe Burns, will be in action in Hobart. Sydney Thunder’s Jason Sangha has also been named in the CA XI. He will be replaced by Ryan Gibson who has been selected for the first time this season. Nathan McAndrew also replaced Sam Rainbird in the Thunder squad.

Match Details:

The 33rd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder at the Gabba in Brisbane.

The match starts at 6:15 PM local time (8:15 AM GMT) (1:45 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Gabba has usually been a high scoring venue in the BBL. However, it has been no different from the pitches at the other venues this season. In the two matches in 2018-19, the home team scored 146 and 144 respectively and lost while defending.


Brisbane Heat:

Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Sam Heazlett, Josh Lalor, Brendon McCullum, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

Sydney Thunder:

Shane Watson (C), Fawad Ahmed, Jono Cook, Anton Devcich, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Chris Jordan, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu.

Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

There are only a few who will back Mitchell Swepson after his performance in this season of the BBL. The Brisbane Heat leg-spinner managed to pick only five wickets from the five innings he bowled including three in the last match. He went wicketless in two games but bowled well to deserve at least two wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Chris Lynn’s recent form prompts us to pick him as the captain and Brendon McCullum as vice-captain. Anton Devcich could turn things around for the Thunder with his all-round skills so does Daniel Sams. The likes of Chris Green and Max Bryant can be considered as vice-captain.

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Jay Lenton

Batters – Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Shane Watson, Brendon McCullum

All-Rounders – Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Anton Devcich (VC)

Bowlers – Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ben Doggett, Chris Green

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Jimmy Pierson

Batters – Chris Lynn (VC), Max Bryant, Shane Watson, Ryan Gibson, Alex Ross

All-Rounders – Daniel Sams (C), Anton Devcich

Bowlers – Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Jordan


Expert Advice:

The bowlers’ category is filled with the likes of Mujeeb, Fawad, Green, Jordan, Doggett, Swepson and Lalor who are capable of bagging wickets in bulk. Mujeeb will be the first pick from this list due to his consistency while Green has to be picked given his batting skills. Fawad is the best among the remaining five.

Probable Winners:

Brisbane Heat are expected to bag their 4th win of the season and move ahead of Sydney Thunder on the points table.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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