Perth Scorchers look to open their BBL 2021-22 account with a win over Brisbane Heat - get fantasy predictions
Match 5 of the Big Bash League 2021-22 season will see Perth Scorchers (SCO) taking on Brisbane Heat (HEA) at Optus Stadium in Perth on Wednesday, December 8. The SCO vs HEA BBL match will start at 4:05 PM IST.
SCO vs HEA Dream11 prediction
While Brisbane Heat have already played one match this season, they haven’t fared particularly well. Despite scoring 140 runs in 20 overs, they lost out to Sydney Thunder by seven wickets with 17 balls left.
For Perth Scorchers, what makes them favourites to pip HEA on Wednesday is Brisbane Heat’s patchy form coupled with a superior head-to-head record. In a total of 16 meetings, SCO have won nine while HEA have won seven. Four of those nine wins for SCO have come in their last five meetings.
SCO vs HEA Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22
Top tip: Best batter
Middle-order batter Sam Heazlett was selected by a mere 18.02 per cent of fantasy players for HEA’s opening match against Sydney Thunder. The 26-year-old defied odds by returning with a tally of 53 fantasy points following a score of 42 off 37 balls, which has played a role in him becoming the third most picked batter after Colin Munro and Chris Lynn for Wednesday’s match.
Top tip: Best bowler
SCO pacer Andrew Tye has been in brilliant form of late in List A cricket. Playing for Western Australia, Tye has picked 11 wickets in his last five matches, making him the most picked player for the match. Despite Xavier Bartlett’s return of 62 fantasy points from the last match, our bowling recommendation for this game remains Andrew Tye.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Mitchell Marsh was a standout player for Australia in the T20 World Cup. Although he failed to pick a wicket, the 30-year-old chipped in with crucial runs, including two half-centuries in the last three games. Although the SCO all-rounder remains an expensive investment at 10 credits for this match, it is safe to say he is worth every penny.
As far as wicket-keepers are concerned, Ben Duckett of HEA has been trusted by 90.51 per cent of fantasy players following a score of 46 off 35 balls against Sydney Thunder. Considering his form, Duckett remains the wisest option to go with.
SCO vs HEA full squads
SCO full squad: Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Laurie Evans, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Aston Turner, Andrew Tye
HEA full squad: Tom Abell, Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn, Michael Neser, Jimmy Pierson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mark Steketee, Connor Sully, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Matthew Willans
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