Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Match Prediction & Tips – BBL

Match Details

  • Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
  • Date: 17th December 2019
  • Time: 1:40 PM IST
  • League: Big Bash League 2019-20

Brisbane Heat Preview

Chris Lynn must be happy with new singings of Tom Banton and AB de Villiers. While AB de Villiers will be joining the side in the later half, Tom Banton is available to Brisbane Heat for the first 8 games. Banton and Lynn will make an explosive opening pair for Brisbane Heat. In addition, all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne and Ben Cutting will be crucial in the middle-order.

Brisbane has packed the BBL 09 squad with some high-performance bowlers. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ben Laughlin, Josh Lalor, and James Pattinson to name a few. Afghanistan’s left-arm chinaman bowler Zahir Khan has also made it to the Brisbane squad for BBL 2019-20. With a good variety in the bowling department in addition to strong top-order, Chris Lynn would start as a confident captain in the BBL season opener.

Sydney Thunder Preview

Alex Hales is an overseas batsman Sydney Thunder would be expecting wonders from. The English batsman would likely open the innings for Thunder alongside Usman Khawaja. Skipper Callum Ferguson would miss the services of star players from last season and go into this BBL season with not-so-great names in the T20 circuit. Chris Morris and Chris Green are included in the squad as all-rounders along with Daniel Sams.

Morris if into playing XI, would have the responsibility to lead the bowling attack. The likes of Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha, and Chris Tremain cannot trouble the strong batting line-up of the opposition and needs Chris Morris’ experience. Sydney Thunder would start as underdogs in this match against Brisbane Heat given the squad comparison of the two BBL teams.

Fantasy Team Tips

  • Chris Lynn and Tom Banton are crucial for Brisbane Heat and the two will be keen on a perfect start to the league.
  • Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja would know they’ve got a bigger responsibility in the absence of last season’s top performers.
  • Ben Cutting and Chris Morris are good choices for bowling all-rounder from the two respective sides. Morris is a must for Thunder in the bowling attack and he is handy with the bat in the death overs.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Josh Lalor would be two of the many bowing options in the Brisbane Heat side who are likely to find success.

Fantasy Team Prediction

  • Wicket-Keeper – J Lenton
  • Batsmen – C Lynn, M Bryant, T Banton, A Hales, U Khawaja
  • All-rounders – Ben Cutting, Chris Morris
  • Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Josh Lalor, C Tremain
  • Captain – Chris Lynn
  • ViceCaptain – Tom Banton

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