This match should be extremely high scoring which means picking the right batsmen are likely to decide the winner. The first innings scores at the WACA so far in BBL06 have been 177 and 197 and with the batting lineup both teams have, this should be a very exciting match.

Big Bash | Scorchers vs. Heat

BATSMEN

Chris Lynn – $10,000

His price is getting a bit ridiculous now but that tends to happen after back-to-back eighties. He should love the pace and bounce of the WACA and projects to be Brisbanes top run-scorer again tonight. NOTE – Chris Lynn has been struggling with a shoulder injury and may not play tonight. If he is not named in the final XI, replace him with Brendon McCullum.

Ian Bell – $6,500

Ian Bell has made scores of 61 and 45 at the WACA in this seasons BBL and should have another excellent game today. His strike-rate this tournament could be a little bit better – but he is the perfect batsmen to come in and build an innings if the Scorchers lose an early wicket – which they have quite a lot this BBL.

WICKET-KEEPER

Jimmy Peirson – $6,000

Opens the batting for Brisbane which automatically gives him an edge over Sam Whiteman. His form has also been quite solid – in two innings he has scored 46 and 44 but in the other two innings he managed just one run. He’s inconsistent but explosive which is what you need in a guaranteed tournament.

ALL-ROUNDER

Ashton Turner – $7,000

He always seems to be where the ball is and actually took 3 catches last night which provide handy additional points. He’s a big hitter as evidenced by a tournament strike-rate of 173.17 and a more than handy bowler with 3 wickets so far in 9 overs.

BOWLERS

David Willey – $9,200

This will be Willey’s last match of BBL06 before joining up with the England international team and he has had a brilliant tournament for the Scorchers. He has taken 6 wickets in his 4 matches to date but even more impressively his tournament economy rate is just 5.08 – almost unheard of in T20 cricket.

Ben Cutting – $6,800

What we’re relying on when rostering Cutting is that he is going to bat at number 6 and make quick runs – and he is going to take wickets. He’s taken 6 wickets so far in BBL06 but his economy rate is poor at 9.96 – meaning we’re unlikely to get any economy points from him. Even so he’s still averaging 20.9 moneyball points for the tournament and he’s bowled 4 overs in every match so far (well 3.4 last match).

 

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