Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions

Jan 19: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, Melbourne

Pro Tip: Docklands Stadium has not been a happy hunting ground for bowlers, especially for pacers in BBL 2019-20 where they averaged 42.65. So, make sure you have a lot of batsmen.

Our XI: Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Lewis Gregory, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhneman

Substitutes: Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff, Joe Denly, Jack Wildermuth

Player Availability: Xavier Bartlett was subbed out for Morne Morkel after picking up Shaun Marsh's wicket in the first over of the last game. He might be a doubtful starter for this game.

We might not always be able to tip you off about late injury (or other relevant) updates, so please finalise your team after the toss

Captain: Chris Lynn
Even though he has missed a part of this season because of injury, Lynn has scored 20 or more in all six games he played and has accumulated 273 runs at a strike rate of 145.98. He has scored 484 runs against Scorchers at a phenomenal average of 53.77 and a strike rate of 141.10.

Vice-captain: Liam Livingstone

After a sedate start to the season, Liam Livingstone cut loose in the last couple of innings where he made scores of 67(38) and 54(39). He has accumulated 190 runs in seven games this season with a staggering 13 sixes.

Hot Picks
Colin Munro: The New Zealand batsman is the leading run-scorer for Scorchers this season with 271 runs in nine games. He has been in phenomenal hitting form of late registering scores of 52, 50, 50, 34 in his last four outings. His T20I strike rate of 156.44 in 65 games talks volumes about his hitting capabilities.

Mark Steketee: One of the leading wicket takers in the ongoing tournament with 18 strikes in just nine games at an average of 15.94, he is a key player for Heat in this game especially with Mujeeb Ur Rahman not available. He has been brilliant in death overs picking up seven wickets at an average of 10.14 this season.

Jason Roy: The England opener has started every single game well by not getting dismissed for single-digit score. He has struck 233 runs in seven games at an average of 38.83 so far this season. With the Docklands pitch likely to assist batsmen, expect him to go big.

Differential Picks
Max Bryant: Even though he doesn't have a 50-plus score this season, Bryant has 243 runs in ten games at a strike rate of 130.64. He is the second-highest run-scorer for Heat behind Lynn.

Fawad Ahmed: The Scorchers' premier spinner is in the middle of one of his leanest seasons, having picked up only eight wickets in ten games at an average of 27.75. However, he is expected to make an impact on a pitch that could also aid spinners. He has taken nine wickets in eight games against Heat at an economy rate of 6.50.

Alternate Scenarios

  • Joe Denly can replace Lewis Gregory.

  • Matthew Kuhnemann can be replaced by Jack Wildermuth.