SCO vs HEA Dream11: With 5 wins apiece, Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat will be up against each other Docklands in Melbourne. Both the teams are exactly at the middle of the points table and a win in this game will move them higher. After winning 5 games in a row, Perth Scorchers finally lost a game to the Sixers. But still they will consider themselves in a better position considering their start. With a top three comprising of quality T20 players like Roy, Livingstone and Munro, the top order looks threatening. Skipper Ashton Turner will hold the finishing responsibilities down the order. The bowling has the variety with Jhye Richardson in top wicket taking form. Behrendorff and Tye have complemented him well. With a win in this game, the Scorchers will look to make a significant step towards the BBL finals.
Brisbane Heat meanwhile, have been in quite a similar position having won 4 out of their last 5 games after starting off the tournament poorly. Skipper Chris Lynn has been consistent at the top while Denly and Burns have been getting runs in the middle order. Steketee has led the bowling attack with most wickets for his team and Wildermuth lends perfect balance to this lineup with his ability with the new ball and late hitting at the death. With Morkel now having returned to the squad, the Heat are now looking a decent bowling attack.
SCO vs HEA Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 19 January, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Melbourne Renegades 155/3 (19.2 overs) beat Brisbane Heat 154/7 by 7 wickets on Jan 27, 2020.
SCO (recent last) W W W W L
HEA (recent last) W W W L W
Points Table Standings: SCO 5, HEA 6
Pitch Report: This is the first game of the season at Docklands and the pitch is expected to be a fresh one. Initially it will have something for the seamers, so playing out the new ball without losing many wickets will be the priority. It will get better for batting as the game progresses. The weather will be sunny during the day and partly cloudy during the night.
SCO vs HEA Playing 11
SCO Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Mitchell Marsh remains unavailable for this game. Green and Labuschagne remain unavailable due to their international commitments.
Expected team changes- Scorchers can include Kurtis Patterson in the eleven in place of Cameron Bancroft.
SCO Playing 11 (probable)
J Inglis (wk)
A Turner (C)
C Bancroft/ K Patterson
HEA Team News
Injury update, unavailability- The Heat have named the same squad for this game. Swepson is with the Australia squad currently.
Expected team changes- Having won their last game, the Heat are expected to go with an unchanged squad with Bartlett in the starting eleven and Morkel as the sub.
HEA Playing 11 (probable)
C Lynn (C)
J Peirson (wk)
M Morkel (sub)
SCO vs HEA Today Match Prediction: Who will win SCO vs HEA Dream11 match today?
This is the first of three Melbourne games for Scorchers and they will look to book a place in the finals. They have shown character after a horror start to their season and won 5 matches on the trot before losing the last game. But they gained a bash boost point in the last match which could be important in the latter stages. Heat too have shown great resilience and despite losing their skipper Lynn for a few matches, they are now in contention for the next stage. Perth Scorchers will start the match as favorites in the SCO vs HEA Today Match Prediction.
SCO vs HEA Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
J Roy- The English opener is a blistering top order batsman and has looked good this season. On a good batting wicket, expect him to be amongst the runs.
T20 Career: Runs 5819, Avg. 28
Roy in BBL 10: Runs 233, Avg. 39
A Turner- In the absence of Mitchell Marsh, expect Turner to bat one position higher. He is a good player of spin and can use his good height to hit long sixes at the death.
T20 Career: Runs 1379, Avg. 21
Turner in BBL 10: Runs 127, Avg. 21
J Richardson- Having returned from a shoulder reconstruction, Richardson has made an emphatic comeback through this season. He is bowling fast and is looking accurate which has made him the highest wicket taker so far.
T20 Career: Wkts 68, Bowl Avg. 22
J Richardson in BBL 10: Wkts 19, Bowl Avg. 12
J Burns- Having been dropped from the Australian test side due to poor form, Burns has scored runs consistently this season. His consistent cameos in the middle order makes him a player to watch out for in the SCO vs HEA Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Runs 1432, Avg. 25
Burns in BBL 10: Runs 113, Avg. 37
C Lynn- The skipper has led from the front and has shown amazing consistency this season. He is batting at an impressive strike rate of 146 this season and we might see a big innings from him.
T20 Career: Runs 5507, Avg. 32
Lynn in BBL 10: Runs 273, Avg. 45
M Steketee- The fast bowler has been in a wicket taking form this season and is in the top 5 wicket takers list currently. Despite being expensive, he has picked up wickets consistently.
T20 Career: Wkts 60, Bowl Avg. 23
Steketee in BBL 10: Wkts 18, Bowl Avg. 15
C Munro- The NZ left-hander is an experienced T20 batsman with a variety of shots in his armoury. He can play sweeps and reverse sweeps to the spinners with ease which makes him a dangerous batsman to bowl to.
T20 Career: Runs 6786, Avg. 29
Munro in BBL 10: Runs 271, Avg. 30
J Denly- Denly is one of the most consistent run scorers in the Vitality Blast but is still to get going in BBL. He is an experienced batsman and will be important for Heat against a quality bowling attack.
T20 Career: Runs 5345, Avg. 27
Denly in BBL 10: Runs 107, Avg. 21