The new year is here to kick-off in style, as we have the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 match playing on New Year’s Day. Brisbane Heat will take on Perth Scorchers at Metricon Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Heat have two points in three matches, with one win and two losses. They are coming off a big win, a 48-run victory over the Sydney Sixers. The Scorchers also have two points, but from four matches with one win and three losses. In their recent match, the Scorchers were beaten by 48 runs by the Sydney Sixers!
Brisbane Heat Preview
The Heat got a timely win in their recent match, which came after starting the season with back-to-back losses. Captain Chris Lynn has produced a special knock and will once again be in the frame for a good score. The same goes for Matt Renshaw, who has been consistent so far.
Leg-spinner Mitch Swepson has been called up for the national side, so Heat will have to make at least one change. Tom Baton could be back in the side and can be a good fantasy pick. Bowling hasn’t really clicked, so Zahir Khan could end up being a crucial factor.
Perth Scorchers Preview
The Scorchers have been really poor this season, and are struggling to pick up points. The form of captain Mitchell Marsh is the only saving grace, while Liam Livingstone is showing signs of living up to his potential.
All the bowlers have conceded at least 7.87 runs per over and that remains a huge worry for the Scorchers. Chris Jordan with seven wickets has been their bowling leader. His fielding also makes Jordan an interesting proposition for your fantasy side.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Chris Lynn has the X-factor when it comes to Big Bash. His ability to clear the boundaries is second to none and should be a strong choice.
Chris Jordan is Scorchers’ livewire this season. He has seven wickets to his name and can be handy with the bat and in the field.
Matt Renshaw has surprised analysts with his performance so far. He remains Heat’s top-scorer with 125 runs (SR 134.40) and also has two wickets to boost his credentials.
Brisbane Heat: 1 Max Bryant 2 Tom Banton 3 Chris Lynn (C) 4 Matt Renshaw 5 Jimmy Peirson (WK) 6 Ben Cutting 7 Josh Lalor 8 Ben Laughlin 9 Zahir Khan 10 Matthew Kuhnemann 11 Jack Prestwidge
Perth Scorchers: 1 Liam Livingstone 2 Josh Inglis (WK) 3 Cameron Bancroft 4 Mitch Marsh (C) 5 Ashton Turner 6 Ashton Agar 7 Cameron Green 8 Matthew Kelly 9 Chris Jordan 10 Fawad Ahmed 11 Jhye Richardson
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