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HEA vs THU Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: BBL 2022/23 Match 19



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T20 cricket can be a funny game. On December 16, Sydney Thunder were bowled out for a record-low 15. 11 days later, they won by ten wickets with 50 balls to spare.

Given how quickly things can change, Brisbane Heat will be hoping for a reverse in fortunes themselves as they were on the end of the Thunder hammering less than 48 hours ago. After the excellent win against Strikers last week, the Heat put in their worst performance of the season, with their batting and bowling failing miserably in a poor defeat.

As a result, the Heat sit bottom while the Thunder have the opportunity to move into the top five. The Heat will be looking to hit good lengths consistently in the powerplay after they were all over the place two nights ago, with the Thunder middle order still rife with questions. From a Thunder perspective, a similar performance – and NRR boost – will work nicely.

Match Details:

  • Location: Carrara Oval (Metricon Stadium) Gold Coast.
  • Time: 5:05pm (local), 12:35pm (IST).
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BBL 2022/23 Match 19: HEA vs THU Possible Playing XIs

Thunder have not officially named their squad at the time of writing. They may stick with the same XI that thrashed Heat on Tuesday.

Since the start of September, Rilee Rossouw has scored 276 runs at an average of 69.00 and strike rate of 178.84 when batting first in T20s. When batting second, he has scored just 35 runs in six innings.

Sydney Thunder: 1. Matthew Gilkes (wk), 2. Alex Hales, 3. Rilee Rossouw, 4. Oliver Davies, 5. Alex Ross, 6. Daniel Sams, 7. Nathan McAndrew, 8. Chris Green (c), 9. Gurinder Sandhu, 10. Brendan Doggett, 11. Usman Qadir

Heat have confirmed their squad. James Bazley is back and could slot into the XI.

Brisbane Heat: 1. Max Bryant, 2. Colin Munro, 3. Matt Renshaw, 4. Sam Billings, 5. Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), 6. Ross Whiteley, 7. Michael Neser, 8. Xavier Bartlett/James Bazley, 9. Mark Steketee, 10. Matthew Kuhnemann, 11. Mitchell Swepson

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Brisbane Heat:

  • Colin Munro is key to the Heat’s hopes. He struggled for fluency two nights ago (43 off 47 balls), in line with his career record vs Thunder: 6 inns, 201 runs, avg. 40.29, SR 111.67.
  • Sam Billings hit 79 off 48 two games ago before he was dismissed cheaply for 1 against Thunder. In 21 balls faced on this ground, Billings has scored 29 runs without dismissal.
  • Jimmy Peirson averages 29.43 in 12 innings vs Thunder. But, the captain has historically struggled at Carrara Oval with just 56 runs in six innings at an average of 9.33.
  • Heat will be well served to bring James Bazley back. The seamer has taken five wickets in two innings on this ground at a strike rate of 8.40.
  • Against Thunder, however, Bazley has taken just the one wicket in three matches at an average of 82.00 and economy of 10.25.
  • Mark Steketee (seven wickets in BBL 12) and Michael Neser (six wickets in BBL 12) both had a tough night against Thunder two days ago. But, they are in wicket-taking form and can’t be counted out.
  • Steketee has taken the third-most wickets in T20s on this ground. The seamer has six wickets in four games at an average of 22.83 and strike rate of 14.00.

Sydney Thunder:

  • Matthew Gilkes enjoys batting against the Heat. He has struck 108 runs at an average of 36.00 and strike rate of 150, including a man of the match 56* off 34 balls two nights ago.
  • Gilkes has scored 14 off 10 vs Neser and 16 off 13 vs Steketee, both without dismissal.
  • Alex Hales was at his dominant best on Tuesday night. He thumped 59* off 36 balls, which was his second-straight half-century in BBL 12.
  • Hales career record vs Brisbane Heat: 8 inns, 175 runs, avg. 29.17, SR 149.57.
  • Oliver Davies has struck scores of 33* and 42 in his last two knocks.
  • Daniel Sams took a further two wickets vs Heat two nights to take his tally to 14 scalps in eight innings at an average of 17.07 and economy of 9.08.
  • Chris Green was a candidate for man of the match with his 2/14 on Tuesday. He dismissed Max Bryant and Matt Renshaw inside six overs, part of 11 wickets in 12 matches vs Heat at an average of 24.73 and economy of 6.97.
  • Usman Qadir bowled beautifully on his BBL 12 debut vs Heat (1/19). Expect the legspinner to find turn once again on the Carrara surface.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 17, Heat 10, Thunder 6, N/R 1.
  • This will be the first meeting between the teams on this ground.
  • Alex Hales has struck scores of 45 and 26 at a strike rate of 139.22 on this ground.
  • Alex Ross vs Heat since December 2019: 6 inns, 146 runs, avg. 36.50, SR 128.07.
  • Gurinder Sandhu has taken five wickets in three matches at Carrara (SR 10.80).
  • In his last seven BBL innings, Xavier Bartlett has scored 157 runs at an average of 78.50 and strike rate of 129.75.
  • Max Bryant averages just 14.13 in nine innings vs Thunder and 19.29 in seven innings at Carrara Oval.

Carrara Oval Metricon Stadium Gold Coast Pitch Report and Weather

Scoring big on this ground has proven difficult in recent matches. In three BBL matches last season, the average first innings score was 138.67 (run rate 7.17). The chasing team won two of the three matches.

It was a similar scenario in the T20 between Australia and West Indies in October. Australia crawled to the target of 146 with one ball to spare on a pitch offering some assistance to the seamers and spinners.

There is a chance of a late shower in the Gold Coast tonight, but conditions should be clear for the match. The maximum temperature is 28 degrees.

BBL 2022/23 Match 19: HEA vs THU Dream11 Prediction Today 29 December 2022

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

BBL 2022/23 Match 19: HEA vs THU Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

BBL 2022/23 Match 19: HEA vs THU Dream11 Prediction

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Sam Billings
  • Batsmen: Alex Hales, Colin Munro
  • All-Rounders: Daniel Sams, Michael Neser
  • Bowlers: Mark Steketee

BBL 2022/23 Match 19: HEA vs THU Match Prediction – Who will win?

Heat are still capable of challenging the Thunder’s batting lineup. But, whether they have enough runs in them is the question. Thunder to win.

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