Preview for HEA vs SCO Dream11 Contest:
Brisbane Heat will be up against Perth Scorchers in Match 53 of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22 on Monday (January 17).
The two teams will lock horns at a neutral venue in the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne, with both eyeing a victory.
While the Scorchers are already through to the playoffs with 10 wins from 13 matches, the Heat are nearly out of the race after just three victories from their 11 matches.
Probable Playing XI
Brisbane Heat – Nathan McSweeney, Chris Lynn (c), Lachlan Pfeffer (wk), Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson, Michael Neser, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Swepson
Perth Scorchers – Kurtis Patterson, Nick Hobson, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Chris Sabburg (wk), Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, David Moody, Lance Morris
Weather Update: Partly cloudy; 31 degrees C; wind 16 km/h
Pitch Report: The Docklands Stadium usually produces decent batting surfaces that aid at least moderately high-scoring games.
HEA vs SCO Dream11 Prediction
The Scorchers are overwhelming favourites for this game after having topped the points table through their magnificent run and showcasing so much better form and squad depth than their Heat counterparts.
HEA vs SCO Dream11 Captaincy Picks
Kurtis Patterson (9 credits): Patterson has been Scorchers’ in-form batter. He has made 300 runs in the BBL 2021-22 so far with a strike-rate of 142.85.
Andrew Tye (9 credits): Tye is standing comfortably at the top of the wickets chart for the Scorchers with 19 scalps at an economy rate of 7.85.
Ashton Turner (8.5 credits): Turner, the Scorchers’ middle-order aggresor, has struck 285 runs in BBL 2021-22 so far at a strike-rate of 155.73.
HEA vs SCO Dream11 Budget Picks
Peter Hatzoglou (8.5 credits): Hatzoglou bowled a miserly spell of 1/24 in Scorchers’ last game versus the Strikers. He has now taken 11 wickets in the tournament with an economy rate of 7.61.
Aaron Hardie (8.5 credits): Hardie was amongst the wickets for Scorhers last game, bagging three wickets for 31 runs against the Strikers. He has had a tournament economy rate of only 6.66 over 8 matches.
Laurie Evans (8.5 credits): Evans is one of Scorchers’ better batting performers of the competition, with 285 runs from 11 innings at a strike-rate of 136.36.
Mega League Team for HEA vs SCO Dream11 Contest
Ben Duckett (wk), Chris Lynn, Kurtis Patterson, Ashton Turner (vc), Laurie Evans, Sam Heazlett, J Bazley, A Hardie, Andrew Tye (c), M Steketee, P Hatzoglou
Small/Head to Head Team for HEA vs SCO Dream11 Contest
Ben Duckett (wk), Chris Lynn, Kurtis Patterson (c), Ashton Turner, Laurie Evans, Sam Heazlett, J Bazley, A Hardie, Andrew Tye (vc), M Steketee, P Hatzoglou