BBL 2018-19, Match 50: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The last time these two teams met, the Strikers registered a five-wicket win at the Gabba.

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

The Adelaide Strikers and the Brisbane Heat, who are virtually knocked out of the tournament, will face each other in the 50th game of Big Bash League (BBL 2018-19). The chances of them making into the playoffs are very little. However, these sides will look to win both their remaining two games and thus give themselves an outside chance.

The last time these two teams met, the Strikers registered a five-wicket win at the Gabba. However, the hosts have got the second worst net-run-rate in the tournament. Though, they lead the head to head battle against the Heat 5-3. They will draw confidence from this stat and will look forward to making the most of the home conditions. The Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, enter into this game on the back of a great win against the Perth Scorchers.


Match Details:

The 50th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat at the Adelaide Oval.

The match starts at 5:45 PM local time (7:15 AM GMT) (12:45 PM IST).

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

Pitch Condition/Report:

150+ scores were recorded in all five matches that were played in this season. The average first innings score is over 160 and chasing teams have won three of these games. The toss, though, is not expected to play a huge factor.

Average first innings score: 166 (Five matches this season)

Chasing teams’ record: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Probable XI:

Adelaide Strikers:

Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Colin Ingram (C), Jake Lehmann, Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Harry Nielsen, Michael Neser, Ben Laughlin, Cameron Valente, Peter Siddle.

Bench – Liam O’Connor, Wes Agar

Squad Changes:

In – Peter Siddle

Out – Billy Stanlake

Brisbane Heat:

Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Brendon McCullum, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Matthew Kuhnemann, Josh Lalor, Mitch Swepson, Mark Steketee.

Bench – Jack Prestwidge, Sam Heazlett.

Squad changes:

In – Mitch Swepson, Mark Steketee

Out – Brendan Doggett, Mujeeb ur Rahman

Team News:

Peter Siddle is released from the Australian Test squad. Mujeeb Ur Rahman will return home to Afghanistan and is not available for the remaining two matches in the league stages.


Power Picks:

Josh Lalor took 14 wickets from nine matches this season. Moreover, he picked up a hat-trick in the last match and seems to be in excellent form. He should be a part of your fantasy eleven and is the power pick for the upcoming game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

First preference – Chris Lynn, Alex Carey, Ben Cutting

2nd Tier – Rashid Khan, Colin Ingram, Josh Lalor

Alternatives – Max Bryant, Jake Lehmann, Jake Weatherald

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

Keeper – Alex Carey (c)

Batters – Chris Lynn (vc), Max Bryant, Colin Ingram, Jake Lehmann, Jake Weatherald

All-Rounders – Ben Cutting, Michael Neser

Bowlers – Josh Lalor, Matthew Kuhnemann, Rashid Khan

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Alex Carey

Batters – Ben McDermott, Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Colin Ingram, Jake Lehmann

All-Rounders – Ben Cutting (vc), Michael Neser

Bowlers – Matthew Kuhnemann, Peter Siddle, Ben Laughlin


Expert Advice:

Picks from batsmen category:

Top picks – Chris Lynn, Colin Ingram

Economical picks – Jake Lehmann, Alex Ross, Max Bryant

Risky Picks – Brendon McCullum, Jake Weatherald

Probable Winners:

The Adelaide Strikers are predicted to win the match.

*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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