BBL 2019-20: Match 18, Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Swepson isn't the part of the squad for this game. He has been picked in the 63% of teams. Do not pick him in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Updated - Jan 1, 2020 1:18 pm
Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat first.
Brisbane Heat Playing XI:
Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(c), Matt Renshaw, Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson(w), Mark Steketee, Josh Lalor, Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan.
Perth Scorchers Playing XI:
Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis(w), Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh(c), Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahm
The 18th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers at the Carrara Oval in Queensland.
The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (08:10 AM GMT) (6:10 PM Local). This match can be watched live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers will lock horns in the first game of the year 2020 on Wednesday. The Heat are coming into this contest after an 8-day long break and would want to continue their winning momentum. Interestingly, both the sides won and lost respectively by a similar margin (48 runs) in their previous encounters. While the Heat got the better of the Sydney Sixers defending 209, the Scorchers went down to the Sixers chasing 175.
As far as the points table is concerned, the Chris Lynn-led side has played only three matches so far winning only one and are scheduled to play four matches in next nine days. Their performances during this period will determine their fortunes in the tournament it seems and they would want to start with a win against the Scorchers. The Perth side has already lost three games out of four and it is time for them to up the ante.
The forecast on Wednesday in Queensland is pretty clear. However, there is a slight chance of rain making its presence felt during the match. The temperature is expected to hover around 23-24 Degrees Celsius during the action in the middle according to AccuWeather.
The Carrara Oval has hosted a couple of matches so far this season and both have been decently high-scoring affairs. This is the last game at the venue and no wonder the curator is expected to dish out another surface full of runs. In both the games, the team batting first won the match and it will be interesting to see what the sides opt for on Wednesday.
Average first innings score: 171 (Last two matches played at the venue this season)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
Tom Banton has been included in the Heat’s 13-man squad for this match. He replaces Mitchell Swepson who has joined Australia’s Test squad for the New Year’s Test.
The Perth Scorchers have named an unchanged 13-man squad for this match.
Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy
Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (C), Matt Renshaw, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson (WK), Ben Cutting, Jack Prestwidge, Josh Lalor, Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan.
Bench – Mark Steketee, Matt Kuhnemann.
Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (WK), Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Green, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed.
Bench – Joel Paris, Tim David
Chris Lynn is coming off a sensational 94-run knock off just 35 balls and he should be your top pick for this match. Tom Banton is hitting the ball well and it is a no-brainer to have him in your Dream11 Fantasy team. With the ball, Lalor and Laughlin should deliver at the death earning more fantasy points.
For the Scorchers, the skipper Marsh (119 runs) and Livingstone (100 runs) will be key with the bat. Chris Jordan (7 wickets at 17.14) is a must in your team given his death bowling prowess.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Tom Banton, Chris Lynn, Max Bryant
Vice-Captain Options: Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Matt Renshaw
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Tom Banton, Josh Inglis
Batsmen – Chris Lynn (C), Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone (VC)
All-rounders – Ben Cutting, Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Marsh
Bowlers – Ben Laughlin, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Tom Banton (C), Josh Inglis
Batsmen – Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone
All-rounders – Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Marsh
Bowlers – Fawad Ahmed, Chris Jordan (VC), Jhye Richardson
Max Bryant hasn’t got off to a great start in this season so far. But he is a brilliant batsman and a big knock might just be around the corner from him. It wouldn’t be a bad option to make him captain of your Grand League Fantasy team.
Swepson isn’t the part of the squad for this game. He has been picked in the 63% of teams. Do not pick him in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Brisbane Heat is expected to win this match.