The most awaited Big Bash League is all set to take place where the opening encounter is between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder. Here is the Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Dream 11 Predictions.
The first game of BBL 2019-20 will take place between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder at the Gabba, Brisbane. The match will begin at 6:10 PM Local and 1:40 PM IST.
In the last season, Brisbane Heat failed to qualify for the playoffs and finished at the 5th place in the leaderboard. This season they have the players like – AB de Villiers who can turn the table single-handedly. However, he will only play the last 6 matches. On the other hand, Tom Banton will play at the top of the order with Max Bryant. Along with them, Chris Lynn is there to some firework.
They have the bowlers like – Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Zahir Khan etc. Laughlin is the highest wicket-taker in BBL history while the Afghanistan spinners duo is also in the radar.
Probable Playing XI
Chris Lynn (C), Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Matthew Renshaw, Ben Cutting, Sam Heazlett, James Peirson (WK), Josh Lalor, Ben Laughlin, Mitch Swepson, Zahir Khan.
Sydney Thunder finished the last season at the sixth spot. However, they have some key players this season. They are – Brendan Doggett, Alex Ross, Chris Tremain, Oliver Davies, Alex Hales and Chris Morris.
At the same time, they wouldn’t get the service of Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Pat Cummins, Ryan Gibson, Shane Watson, Anton Devcich and Chris Jordan as they are not with the team now.
Probable Playing XI
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Dan Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Green, Chris Tremain.
Pitch and Weather Condition
The pitch at Gabba favours the fast bowlers. They will get a lot of bounce which can trouble the batsmen. However, the team who will bat first put up some big score to be in the winning side. Chasing is a relatively good option on this track.
No chances of rain for the series opener. However, the temperature is expected to be between 29 and 31 Degree Celsius.