HEA vs THU | BBL 1st T20 Match Team Prediction | 17-12-2019 13:40

Big Bash League T20 Prediction

Match:  HEA vs THU Fantasy Team Prediction
Time: 17 Dec , 01:40 PM (IST)
Series:  Big Bash League, 2019
Venue  The Gabba - Brisbane, Australia.

 After toss Update: 

Toss: Sydney Thunder opt to bat

Sydney Thunder (Playing XI): 
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Matthew Gilkes(w), Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook, Chris Tremain

Brisbane Heat (Playing XI): 
Tom Banton(w), Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(c), Matt Renshaw, Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Mark Steketee, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan

 Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first) 


 Head to Head Stats

Matches Played  09
HEA Won             07
THU Won           01
No Result           01
Tie                     00


  • Brisbane Heat have won seven out of the eight completed matches played against Sydney Thunder in the BBL.
  • Brisbane Heat have won all their three encounters against Sydney Thunder at the Gabba.
  • Sydney Thunder have a slightly better bowling attack with the likes of Morris, Tremain and Sandhu.

Big Bash League T20 2019:Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels:  Sony Six, Sony ESPN, Fox Sports, SuperSport, Sky Sport NZ, BT Sport, Ten Sports Pakistan, ATN Cricket Plus.
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports, Optus Sport.

 HEA vs THU Toss Prediction 

The team that wins the toss in this match will want to bowl first since the pitch will remain the same across the forty overs.

 HEA vs THU Weather Report 

A clear weather has been forecast for this game. Temperature is likely to be around 24 degrees Celsius.

 HEA vs THU Pitch Condition 

The pitch is expected to be good enough to bat on. There will be pace and bounce for the fast bowlers.

Team NEWS:

 HEA Team News 

Brisbane Heat have recruited former South Africa international batting superstar AB de Villiers in their squad for this ninth season of the Big Bash League. Tom Banton, England's wicketkeeper-batsman, has also been picked and is likely to feature in the starting eleven. The Heat will be captained by Chris Lynn who will be opening the batting.

 THU Team News 
Callum Ferguson will be leading Sydney Thunder this BBL season. South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris and England opening batsman Alex Hales are two of the notable signings by the franchise this year. Usman Khuwaja will probably open the batting alongside skipper Ferguson.

 Predicted Lineups (Playing11): 

 Brisbane Heat 

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 

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Dan Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Green, Chris Tremain.

 HEA vs THU D11 Fantasy Team: 

Head 2 Head or 3-4 Members League Team
Above Team in Text:
1.  M Gilkes
2.  C Lynn(C)
3.  T Banton
4.  U Khawaja(VC)
5.  C Ferguson
6.  B Cutting
7.  M Renshaw
8.  D Sams / A Hales
9.  B Laughling
10. J Lalor
11.  C Green

 HEA vs THU Fantasy Team Guide: 

 Team Guide: 


-James Peirson is a decent batsman who had played 50 T20 matches and batted at an average of 20 in them with decent strike rate too. He will handle the WK duty and can give some points with that too. He will bat down the order for Heat. Popular pick in SL today.

-Matthew Gilkes is selected by 7% users only who is expected to bat at three down. Played only two T20 matches and batted at an average of 25 in them with good SR too. Good credit saver punt in SL today.


-Chris Lynn is a T20 specialist batsman, who is known for his hitting In the previous BBL season, he mustered 385 runs in 14 games with four half-centuries. He will be a hot favourite pick for any D11 Fantasy Side. He will open the innings and default C VC in SL today.

-Max Brynt will bat at one down. He is a young talent who had played only 14 T20 matches but batted at good average of 28 with SR near to 150. He is in good form as seen in AUS ODD recently. Available in only 8.5 credits and selected by 15% users so becomes good pick in SL.

-Tom Banton will open the innings with Lynn and another must have pick in SL considering his average of 35 in just 20 T20 matches at strike rate more than 150. Played really well in recently concluded T20 blast games. Good C VC choice in SL.

-Sam Heazlett is a decent batsman who had played 18 T20s and batted at an average of 16 only but his SR of more than 120 makes him a good punt in SL as he is available in only 8.0 credits and selected by 3% users.

-Alex Hales will open the innings for Thunder. He is an experienced batsman who had played more than 230 matches and batted at an average of 29 with good SR too. He has smashed three centuries and 40 half centuries from these matches . Another good pick in SL and choice of C VC.

-Usman Khwaja has been very impressive in every format of the game and currently in good form as seen in last couple of series. He is having Average of 31 in 66 T20s with help of two centuries too. He will open the innings for Thunder and popular pick in SL today.

-Callum Ferguson is another experienced batsman who has played 115 T20s and batted at decent average of 26 with help of two centuries too. Selected by only 35% users and available in less credits so can become good pick in SL if ST opts to bat 2nd.

-Alex Ross is selected by only 5% users and will bat at two down. He has played approx 50 T20s and batted at an average of 27 with good SR too. Played really well in AUS ODD recently. Good pick in SL if ST opts to bat first.

 All Rounder: 

-Ben Cutting is a good all-rounder who has played 130 matches and batted at an average of 21 with SR more than 150. He has taken 104 wickets too at decent economy rate. He will bat at three down and bowl full 4 overs too. Must have pick in SL and choice of C VC.

-Matthew Renshaw is a young talent who has played 10 T20s and batted at am average of 25 with SR near to 130. He is a good batsman rather than a bowler as he had taken only 2 wickets. He has been good in recently concluded AUS ODD.

-Daniel Sam's is a good bowler rather than a batsman who had taken 22 wickets in just 20 matches at decent economy rate too. He can play some good knocks if get to bat much ball's. Performed well in recently concluded MSL. Good pick in SL if THU opts to bowl first.

-Nathan McAndrew isn't a wise choice in SL as he hadn't been very much consistent in his T20 career but played good cricket in U-19 and domestic games. Try him in GL today.


-Arjun Nair is a good bowling all-rounder who can bat too as his average of 19 in approx 20 matches tells so. He has taken 13 wickets at economy rate of only 7.38, Good pick in SL especially if Brisbane opts to bat first as he will bat down the order.

-Chris Green is a must have bowler in SL who has been very consistent in his T20 career as he has taken 62 wickets in 75 matches at good economy rate too. Performed really well in last couple of leagues.

-Chris Tremain is another good bowler who has bowled at good economy rate of 7.83 in 38 matches and taken 38 wickets too from them. He has been very consistent in BBL of last season.

-Josh Lalor is another good bowler who had been very consistent against the Thunders in last season. He has taken 44 wickets in just 42 matches at decent economy rate too. Good pick in SL today.

-Ben Laughlin is an experienced bowler who has taken 175 wickets in just 145 T20 matches at decent economy rate too. He has taken couple of wickets against opponent in last season of BBL. Must have pick in SL.

-Zahir Khan is a good bowler who has taken 51 wickets in just 40 matches at economy rate of 7 only. He is a young talent who had been very good in his T20 career. Must have pick in SL.

C/VC Options -

+Chris Lynn
+Tom Banton
+Alex Hales
+Usman Khwaja
-Chris Lynn and Alex Hales can be seen as default C VC choice in SL.
-Tom Banton and Usman Khwaja are other two safe choice of C VC in SL.
-James Peirson and Callum Ferguson both are best punt C VC choices available today in SL.

 Key Players: 

 HEA Key Players: 

Brisbane Heat have a formidable batting line-up with Chris Lynn, Matt Renshaw and AB de Villiers being the key batsmen. Captain Lynn scored the most runs for the team last time with 385 runs at an average of 35. Mujeeb ur Rahman, Josh Lalor and Ben Laughlin will be the ones to watch out for with the ball. Ben Laughlin will be leading the bowling attack and the fast bowler will look to take early wicket.

 THU Key Players: 

Alex Hales, Usman Khuwaja and Callum Ferguson are the big guns for Sydney Thunder as far as batting is concerned. Ferguson was impressive with the bat last season scoring 442 runs and the captain will be expected to lead from the front in this opening match. The Thunder will rely mainly on Chris Morris, Chris Tremain and Gurinder Sandhu to deliver the goods with the ball. Even Daniel Sams, who took 15 wickets last time, will be a threat to Brisbane Heat.

 Team Forms: 


Brisbane Heat had failed to reach the semi-finals in the previous edition of the Big Bash League. They finished fifth on the points table at the end of the league stage with six wins and seven losses from their fourteen matches.


Like Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder too could not make it past the league stage of the last season. They won six and lost seven out of their 14 league matches to end up sixth on the points table.

BRISBANE HEAT: Chris Lynn(c), Tom Banton(w), Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting, Cameron Gannon, Josh Lalor, Ben Laughlin, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Zahir Khan.

SYDNEY THUNDER:  Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson(c), Alex Ross, Jonathan Cook, Matthew Gilkes(w), Arjun Nair, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Liam Hatcher, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain.

All the best


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