WBBL 2018-19, Match 30, Scorchers vs Heat, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

WBBL 2018-19, Match 30: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Brisbane Heat will start as favourites due to their depth in all departments but can be stopped by a special from the Villani-Lanning pair.

Elyse Villani
Elyse Villani. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Perth Scorchers will face Brisbane Heat in the double-header fixture on the Boxing Day after the Men’s fixture between the hosts Scorchers and the Adelaide Strikers. This game will be a crucial one for both the teams given the way they have fared thus far. The hosts Scorchers have been quite inconsistent in the tournament so far having won four and lost four. Missing their regular skipper Meg Lanning has been one of the main reasons for Scorchers’ inconsistency.

Lanning returned for the Scorchers in the previous weekend fixtures against the Renegades where she struck a brilliant 75 to help her side clinch a 15-run win. On the other hand, Brisbane Heat is placed at No.3 in the points table ahead of the Scorchers. Heat have won four games of the seven they played thus far. The all-rounders on their side have been the key behind the team’s success.

Match Details:

The 30th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat at the Perth Stadium.

The match starts at 7:45 PM local time (11:45 AM GMT) (5:15 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Streaming available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The game between Scorchers and Heat will be played at the Perth Stadium soon after the completion of the BBL game. If the pitch plays by its nature, the fast bowlers could find some help. With two matches to be played on the same pitch, there are good chances of a flat track being produced. The pitches in BBL and WBBL play better under the lights during the doubleheaders.

Squads:

Perth Scorchers:

Meg Lanning (C), Nicole Bolton, Hayleigh Brennan, Mathilda Carmichael, Kate Cross, Bhavisha Devchand, Lauren Ebsary, Heather Graham, Amy Jones, Emma King, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Elyse Villani.

Brisbane Heat:

Kirby Short (C), Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Josie Dooley, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonnasen, Delissa Kimmince, Suné Luus, Beth Mooney, Georgie Prestwidge, Laura Wolvaardt.

Probable XI:

Perth Scorchers:

Meg Lanning (C), Elyse Villani, Amy Jones, Nicole Bolton, Heather Graham, Lauren Ebsary, Chloe Piparo, Kate Cross, Hayleigh Brennan, Emma King, Taneale Peschel.

Brisbane Heat:

Kirby Short (C), Grace Harris, Beth Mooney, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonnasen, Laura Harris, Delissa Kimmince, Laura Wolvaardt, Suné Luus, Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett.

Power Picks:

Beth Mooney started this WBBL edition with scores of 63* and 25*. In the next five innings, she managed to cross 25 on three occasions but aggregated only 87 runs in those five innings. The Brisbane Heat will be hoping to see Mooney play a big knock in this crucial game against the Scorchers.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Picking players for multipliers in this game might not be as easy as it looks. Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning hold the key for the Scorchers by opening the innings while Brisbane’s all-rounders Johnson and Jonnasen have produced consistent returns throughout the tournament.

Best Playing XI:

Amy Jones, Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Kirby Short, Laura Harris, Heather Graham, Jess Jonassen, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Kate Cross, Delissa Kimmince, Jemma Barsby.

Risky Playing XI:

Beth Mooney (C), Elyse Villani, Lauren Ebsary, Kirby Short, Laura Harris, Nicole Bolton (VC), Jess Jonassen, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Kate Cross, Delissa Kimmince, Emma King.

Expert Advice:

Beth Mooney and Amy Jones are two crucial picks from this game and both being placed in the keepers’ category. The all-rounders’ category is filled up with the likes of Nicole Bolton, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen and Sammy Jo-Johnson but only three can be in the XI. Jonassen, Jo-Johnson and Graham have been consistent compared to the other two.

Probable Winners:

Brisbane Heat will start as favourites due to their depth in all departments but can be stopped by a special from the Villani-Lanning pair.

*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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