HEA vs STR Dream11 Prediction | Top Picks | Eliminator, BBL 2020-21

Hello and welcome to our HEA vs STR Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers will play against each other in the Eliminator of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at The Gabba, Brisbane.

Brisbane Heat:

The Heat managed to win 7 out of 14 matches and ended up at the 4th position on the points table and qualified for the Eliminator. They performed well in the last game, winning it by six runs.

The team’s batting department has been decent so far this season, but they have underperformed in most of the matches. Skipper Chris Lynn has been opening the innings, scoring runs consistently in every game, and has already scored five fifties in the nine games he has played this season. Max Bryant has been batting decently but has not been able to play a big inning.

At No.3 Labuschagne has been batting well and missed his fifty twice in three matches by just a few runs. Joe Denly and Joe Burns have been batting well in the middle-order, providing stability to the innings but in the last game both of them got out early, and Burns is struggling from the previous few games. 

Peirson has put up some good performances this season but appeared to be struggling recently, and Lewis Gregory has also contributed with both bat and ball whenever required for the team.

The bowling department has performed well in most of the matches and is the major reason for the Heat being able to qualify for the playoffs. Mark Steketee has been the team’s consistent wicket-taker so far in this season. Bartlett has also been picking up wickets at crucial times. 

Swepson bowled well and picked up two wickets in the last match, and Labuschagne has also been bowling very well and picking up wickets in every game.

Brisbane Heat needs to maintain their winning momentum and win the Eliminator against the Strikers.

Adelaide Strikers:

Strikers have managed to win seven matches out of the 14 and finished the league stage at the 5th position on the points table and qualified for the Eliminator. They had to face disappointment in the last match as they lost by nine wickets through the DLS method.

Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald are the new batting pair of the team. After a brilliant hundred, Carey got out early in the previous game. Still, Jake Weatherald has been performing consistently in every match he has been asked to play at any position. Phil Salt has started to bat at No.3 from the last two games and has scored a decent amount of runs this season.

Skipper Tarvis Head got out early in the last match. Jon Wells has also scored a decent amount of runs, but he has looked to be a little slow in his batting approach this season and Ryan Gibbson has played a couple of good innings with the bat.

Strikers’ bowlers have been decent so far in most of the matches this season, but they performed horribly in the last game. Wes Agar has been the team’s consistent wicket-takers and is among the top five wicket-takers this season. Peter Siddle has also performed brilliantly in some of the matches this season, picking up a fifer. Daniel Worrall has also picked up some crucial wickets and managed to pick up a wicket in the last game.

Strikers need to forget their last match performance and try to give their best in the Eliminator against the Brisbane Heat.

HEA vs STR Match Details

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, Eliminator, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

Date: January 29th, 2021

Time: 1:45 PM IST

HEA vs STR Head-to-Head Records

Matches Played: 12

HEA Won: 5

STR Won: 7

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

Pitch Report

Average 1st innings score: 157

Average 2nd innings score: 159

(The average score is based on five matches played here so far this season) 

The pitch is considered to favour fast bowlers more as it offers the perfect bounce, and the batsman can also play good shots if they can handle the pace and bounce.

The chasing team has won three out of the five matches.

Weather Forecast

The weather will be partly cloudy, and there is a slight chance of rain during the match.

HEA vs STR Dream11 Team News

HEA:

  • They have announced an 18-man squad for the Eliminator.
  • Heat is going with the same squad as of the last game.

STR:

  • They have named 19-man squad for the match against Brisbane Heat.

Probable Playing XI

Brisbane Heat:

Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson (WK), Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Ben Laughlin.

Bench: Morne Morkel, Matthew Kuhnemann, James Bazley, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Xavier Bartlett, Lachy Pfeffer.

Adelaide Strikers:

Alex Carey (WK), Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Travis Head (C), Jon Wells, Ryan Gibson, Michael Neser, Daniel Worrall, Liam O’Connor, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle.

Bench: Danny Briggs, Matt Renshaw, M Short, Harry Nielsen, Spencer Johnson, Liam Scott, Cameron Valente, Harry Conway.

Top picks for HEA vs STR Dream11 Prediction

 HEA:

Chris Lynn:

(10 M, 420 R, 42 A)

Skipper Chris Lynn is one of the most destructive batsmen in the BBL. He batted well in the last match scoring 51 runs from just 25 balls and has already scored five fifties this season.

Marnus Labuschagne:

(3 M, 123 R, 41 A + 8 O, 6 W)

He is a right-handed batsman and a decent striker of the ball. Labuschagne scored 46 runs and picked up 3 wickets in the last match.

Mark Steketee:

(13 M, 49.2 O, 22 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler. Steketee was very expensive and went wicketless in the last match but is the second-highest wicket-taker so far in this season.

Lewis Gregory:

(11 M, 171 R, 21.37 A + 25 O, 7 W)

He is a bowling all-rounder and can play big shots down the order. Gregory batted well scoring 36 runs in the last match.

Max Bryant:

(14 M, 302 R, 21.57 A)

Bryant is known for his attacking cricket and generally opens the innings. Bryant scored only 3 runs in the last match.

Jack Wildermuth:

(12 M, 75 R, 9.37 A + 42 O, 13 W)

He is a bowling all-rounder and is also very good at playing big shots. Wildermuth was run-out for 1 run and also went wicketless in the last match.

Joe Denly:

(9 M, 168 R, 18.66 A)

Denly is a highly-credentialed English batsman. He scored only 11 runs in the last match and is struggling for the last few matches.

Xavier Bartlett:

(11 M, 34 0, 12 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. Bartlett did not play the last match.

Mitchell Swepson:

(3 M, 12 O, 4 W)

He is a right-arm leg-spin bowler and can trouble the batsmen with his uneven bounce. Swepson bowled well picking up 2 wickets in the last match.

Morne Morkel:

(3 M, 9 O, 3 W)

He is a veteran right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a perfect pace. Morkel did not play the last match.

STR:

Alex Carey:

(12 M, 412 R, 34.33 A)

Carey is the wicket-keeper batsman of the team. He got out for only 2 runs in the last match.

Travis Head:

(3 M, 58 R, 19.33 A + 1 O, 0 W)

Skipper Head is a left-handed batsman and can also bowl a few overs of spin. Head scored only 2 runs in the last match.

Jake Weatherald:

(14 M, 401 R, 36.45 A)

He is a left-handed batsman and opened the innings in the last match and scored 80* runs from 47 balls.

Wes Agar:

(14 M, 50.5 O, 21 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and consistently picks up wickets. Agar was expensive and went wicketless in the last match.

Peter Siddle:

(12 M, 40.2 O, 18 W)

He is a veteran right-arm fast bowler and is the strike bowler for the Strikers. Siddle was expensive and went wicketless in the last match.

Phil Salt:

(14 M, 284 R, 20.28 A)

He is a young right-handed batsman and batted in middle-order in the last match. Salt scored only 1 run in the last match.

Michael Neser:

(3 M, 3 R + 8 O, 3 W)

He is an experienced all-rounder but is well known for his bowling. Michael was expensive and went wicketless in the last match.

Daniel Worrall:

(10 M, 72 R, 24 A + 37.1 O, 10 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. Worrall bowled well in the last match picking up a wicket.

Jon Wells:

(12 M, 243 R, 24.30 A)

He is one of the experienced players in the squad and generally bats in the middle-order. Wells batted decently scoring 21 runs in the last match.

HEA vs STR Dream11 Prediction

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HEA vs STR Dream11 Team Eliminator match
HEA vs STR Dream11 Team Eliminator

Captain/Vice-Captain Choices

  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Alex Carey
  • Chris Lynn
  • Jake Weatherald
  • Lewis Gregory
  • Travis Head

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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