Date: 19 December, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM IST
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
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After a mini break, the Australian T20 League returns as Brisbane Heat locks horns with Sydney Thunder in match 14 on Sunday. Both the teams are currently reeling in bottom half of the table, with only 1 win in 3 matches so far. This is why stakes are quite high in this contest as both Thunder and Heat come out all guns blazing for a much-needed victory at the Gabba.
There will be quite a few wicketkeepers on display but going by the present form, Sam Billings should be the preferred choice in your side considering he has looked in impressive touch in the tournament so far. Ben Duckett, who usually bats at No. 3 for Brisbane, could also prove to be a game-changing pick.
Among the batsmen, selecting Alex Hales and Chris Lynn should be a no-brainer as the two players have the ability to play big knocks on their day and the conditions in Brisbane might suit their style of play as they love pace and bounce. There are two in-form batsman in both sides, Sam Heazlett and Alex Ross, who are coming to this contest on the back of playing a brilliant innings each in their respective last matches.
James Bazley took a 3-fer in the last match and is one of the all-rounders who should be a part of your fantasy side, alongside Daniel Sams and Ben Cutting. Among the bowlers, spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Tanveer Sangha have looked impressive and can get some crucial points in this match. Nathan McAndrew and Xavier Bartlett should be the picks among pacers.
Probable Playing XIs
Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Tom Abell, Jimmy Pierson (c/wk), James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Liam Guthrie
Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Matthew Gilkes, Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha
Wicketkeepers: Sam Billings, Ben Duckett
Batters: Alex Ross, Chris Lynn, Alex Hales, Sam Heazlett
All-rounders: Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, James Bazley, Chris Green
Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew, Xavier Bartlett
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