HEA vs THU Dream11: The ninth edition of Australia's supremo T20 franchise league, i.e. the Big Bash League is all set to make a mark, and with many new names joining hands for the first time, this league is going to be promising right from the very first game.
On the opening day of the competition, the Brisbane Heat will be colliding against Sydney Thunder at the Gabba in Brisbane. Both teams would be eyeing for a winning start to their campaign.
Talking about the performance of both the teams last year, Brisbane Heat finished 5th on the points table, whereas, the Sydney Thunder finished 6th.
Here, we have come up with T20 Match prediction, team news, possible playing elevens and fantasy picks for HEA vs THU Dream11 prediction, today match prediction.
The Gabba, Brisbane, 17th December at 01:40 PM IST
OCT 25, 2019: (T20) Sri Lanka 117/10 (19 Overs), were defeated by Australia 118/1 (13 Overs) by 9 wickets.
Brisbane Heat won: 04
Sydney Thunder won: 00
No result: 01
Sydney Thunder News
The Sydney Thunder has released a 13-man squad led by Callum Ferguson.
Injuries: Gurinder Sandhu (Muscle Strain)
Expected to be benched: Liam Hatcher, Tanveer Sangha
Possible combination: Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja will open the innings in all likelihood. Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross and Matthew Gilkes are other reliable batting picks.
In the bowling department, Chris Green, Daniel Sams and Jonathan Cook will hold the key.
Sydney Thunder Playing 11- (Expected).
Callum Ferguson, Jonathan Cook, M Gilkes, Alex Hales, Chris Green, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Alex Rossm Daniel Sams, Chris Tremain.
Brisbane Heat News
They also have named a 13-man squad for this game led by Chris Lynn.
Injury: No injury concerns.
Unavailable: Marnus Labuschagne, James Pattinson and Joe Burns (All three are on national duties), Ab de Villiers, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.
Probable combination: As many as three debuts are expected for the Heats. International stars Zahir Khan and Tom Banton along with veteran pacer Ben Laughlin.
Chris Lynn and Tom Banton are expected to tee-off the innings followed by Max Bryant, Matt Renshaw and Ben Cutting.
In the bowling department, Cameron Gannon and Ben Laughlin will hold the key.
Brisbane Heat Playing 11- (Expected)
Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Max Bryant/Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Cameron Gannon, Josh Lalor, Ben Laughlin, James Pierson, Mitchell Swepson, Zahir Khan, Matthew Renshaw.
Chris Lynn (c), Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Cameron Gannon, Josh Lalor, Ben Laughlin, James Pierson, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Zahir Khan, Matthew Renshaw.
Usman Khawaja (c), Callum Ferguson, Jonathan Cook, M Gilkes, Alex Hales, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Tremain, Liam Hatcher, Tanveer Sangha.
Fantasy Picks from Sydney Thunder-
Players to watch-out:
Usman Khawaja: 1906 runs from 65 T20 innings at a strike rate of 127.66.
Daniel Sams: 176 runs from 16 T20 innings at a strike rate of 135.38 and 22 wickets.
Alex Hales: 6334 runs from 233 T20 innings at a strike-rate of 142.04.
Chris Green: 62 wickets from 75 T20 matches.
Players to avoid:
Fantasy Picks from Brisbane Heat-
Players to watch-out:
Chris Lynn: 4425 runs from 155 T20 innings at a strike rate of 141.96.
Tom Banton: 647 runs from 19 T20 innings at a strike-rate of 155.15.
Zahir Khan: 51 wickets from 40 T20 matches.
Ben Cutting: 1676 runs from 105 T20 innings at a strike-rate of 150.85 and 104 wickets.
Players to avoid:
Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant
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