The 25th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney
The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (8:10 AM GMT) (7:10 PM Local). This match can be watched live on Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
With the ongoing BBL season approaching it’s halfway, the 25th match will see Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat lock horns. The two teams faced each other in the opening game of the edition and the Thunder had easily won the contest at the iconic Gabba. However, since then, the Callum Ferguson-led side has added two more wins in its kitty with as many losses and one no result and have seven points to their name after six matches.
The Heat, on the other hand, have been pretty inconsistent and have won only two games out of five matches and both the times, their skipper Chris Lynn scored more than 80 runs. They are currently at the fifth position in the points table with four points, a spot behind the Thunder. It should be an interesting encounter with the visitors looking to avenge their previous defeat.
The forecast is not so promising in Sydney with the rain predicted for the whole day. It will be cloudy since morning and there is a 51% chance of raining at 9 PM which might shorten the game. The temperature is expected to hover around 23 Degrees Celsius during the match.
This is only the second match this season at the Showground Stadium in Sydney. The Melbourne Stars chased down 143 in the last over of the innings in the previous game and another similar kind of a strip is expected for this match. Though Thunder lost the last match after winning the toss, the team is likely to opt to bat after winning the bat flip.
Average first innings score: 142 (Only matches played at the venue this season so far)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Liam Bowe and Gurinder Sandhu have been named in the Thunder’s 13-man squad for this match.
Mitchell Swepson returns to the squad for the Heat. He replaces Matt Kuhnemann.
Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Matthew Gilkes (WK), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett.
Bench – Chris Tremain, Liam Bowe.
Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Zahir Khan, Ben Laughlin.
Bench – Sam Heazlett, Jack Prestwidge.
Chris Lynn (88) and Max Bryant (65) struck form in the previous and continue to be dangerous prospects for the opposition. Renshaw has been quietly doing his job as an all-rounder so far and should be picked ahead of everyone. Swepson should also be back amongst the wickets.
Callum Ferguson has been accumulating runs for fun so far and should once again be your top pick for this match. Ross, Morris and Sams are also crucial players.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Callum Ferguson, Tom Banton, Chris Lynn
Vice-Captain Options: Matt Renshaw, Chris Morris, Max Bryant
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Tom Banton
Batsmen – Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Callum Ferguson (C), Usman Khawaja
All-rounders – Matt Renshaw (VC), Chris Morris, Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Ben Laughlin, Mitchell Swepson, Arjun Nair
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Tom Banton (C), Matt Gilkes
Batsmen – Max Bryant, Alex Hales (VC), Alex Ross
All-rounders – Ben Cutting, Matt Renshaw, Chris Morris
Bowlers – Josh Lalor, Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett
Chris Lynn hasn’t played well in back-to-back innings so far this season. He scored 88 in the previous match and might not get a big score in this match. Though it is risky, it would be wise to not make him C or VC.
Sydney Thunder are expected to win this match.
*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.
SportsInfo offers cricket, soccer, kabaddi, tennis, badminton, racing, basketball and other sports news, articles, videos, live coverage & live scores, player rankings & team rankings. Also, offers minute details of any match along with live commentary.
- BBL 2020-21: Ben Cutting sends Morne Morkel out of the park at the Manuka Oval
- Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, Match Prediction- Who will win today’s match? BBL 2020-21, Match 28
- Twitter Reactions: Daniel Sams’ all-round efforts propel Sydney Thunder to a grand victory
- BBL 2019-20: Tom Banton smashes five consecutive sixes off Arjun Nair against Sydney Thunder
- BBL 2019-20, Match 1: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder: Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update