Big Bash League (BBL08) Fantasy Tips: Thunder vs Heat Preview

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Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat

The Big Bash League (BBL) 2018/19 season match #24 will feature Sydney Thunder (three wins, three losses) and Brisbane Heat (one win, three losses) at the Spotless Stadium in Sydney. Both sides need to improve their position in the points tally, making this an interest fixture in the context of the season.

Sydney Thunder Preview

Speak of Thunder and you hear of Jos Buttler this season. The English import has already scored 268 runs at a SR of 137.43 covering the batting failures of the hosts. Having him in the fantasy sides has definitely given returns. Same is the case with al-rounder Daniel Sams (135 runs, nine wickets).

If you are looking for a left-field selection, then look at Callum Ferguson (142 runs). With him picking up form, the Thunder look a different unit. Even Fawad Ahmed (seven wickets) is giving good returns.

Sydney Thunder Predicted XI: 1 Jos Buttler (WK) 2 Shane Watson 3 Callum Ferguson 4 Joe Root 5 Jason Sangha 6 Daniel Sams 7 Chris Green 8 Jono Cook 9 Sam Rainbird 10 Fawad Ahmed 11 Gurinder Sandhu

Brisbane Heat Preview

The heat have picked their first win of the season, but need to keep the momentum. Chris Lynn (179 runs, SR 122.60) remains the biggest pick to be in your fantasy side. Among their bowlers, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (ER 5.56) remains a very good pick to be in your team!

If you are looking for someone with all-round ability, have a look at Ben Cutting (SR 150.81). His four wickets do not speak much, but he can be a tough cookie to face.

Brisbane Heat Predicted XI: 1 Max Bryant 2 Brendon McCulum 3 Chris Lynn 4 Matthew Renshaw 5 Joe Burns 6 Jimmy Peirson (WK) 7 Ben Cutting 8 James Pattinson 9 Mitchell Swepson 10 Brendan Doggett 11 Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Fantasy Players to Watch

Chris Lynn how can you not have him in your team? Lynn hasn’t yet fired, the way he does, but having him is always a big pay cheque. Wait for the sixes to turn up!

Daniel Sams has made an instant impact on Thunder this season. The all-rounder has been consistent with his big strikes. He is a vital player for the Thunder and his all-round skills is a must for your fantasy side.

Jos Buttler should be a constant pick in your side, if he’s not there already. Coming at the top of the order, he packs a punch and gets to face a lot of deliveries. Have him in your side for his boundaries at least!

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