BRH vs SYT Dream11 Prediction, BBL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Predicted Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 16 of BBL 2023-24

The excitement is building up as the Brisbane Heat (HEA) gear up to take on the Sydney Thunder (THU) in the 16th match of the Big Bash League 2023-24. Scheduled for Wednesday, December 27, at The Gabba in Brisbane, this encounter promises to be a thrilling showdown between two teams with varying fortunes in the tournament so far.

Current Standings

The Brisbane Heat finds themselves at the top of the points table, having won three out of four matches. Their recent form has been exceptional, and they are riding high on confidence. On the other hand, the Sydney Thunder is positioned fifth in the points tally, managing just one win in three games. The Thunder will be eager to climb the ladder with a strong performance against the table-toppers.

Previous Encounters

In their last meeting this season, the Heat emerged victorious over the Thunder by 20 runs. Mitchell Swepson was the hero of the match, taking two crucial wickets for 26 runs in four overs and earning the Player of the Match award. This result adds an extra layer of intrigue to the upcoming clash.

Recent Performances

The Brisbane Heat is coming off a convincing six-wicket win against the Melbourne Renegades, chasing down a target of 163 runs in 18.1 overs. Matt Renshaw played a stellar unbeaten knock of 49 runs, guiding his team to victory. Meanwhile, Paul Walter stood out with the ball, picking up three wickets for 27 runs in four overs.

The Sydney Thunder faced the Melbourne Stars in their last outing, restricting them to 172 runs and securing a four-wicket win in 18.2 overs. Alex Hales was the top-scorer for the Thunder with 40 runs off 26 deliveries, while Zaman Khan’s exceptional bowling performance (3 wickets for 24 runs in four overs) earned him the Player of the Match award.

Probable Playing XI

Brisbane Heat:

  • C Munro (C)
  • Josh Brown
  • NA McSweeney
  • Matt Renshaw
  • Sam Billings (wk)
  • PI Walter
  • Michael Neser
  • Xavier Bartlett
  • SH Johnson
  • Matthew Kuhnemann
  • Mitchell Swepson

Sydney Thunder:

  • CT Bancroft (wk)
  • AD Hales
  • Jason Sangha
  • Oliver Davies
  • AI Ross
  • DR Sams
  • N McAndrew
  • Chris Green (C)
  • Liam Hatcher
  • Z Khan
  • Tanveer Sangha

Player Picks for Fantasy Cricket


  • Paul Walter (HEA | ALL) – 9.5 credits
  • Colin Munro (HEA | BAT) – 8.5 credits
  • Cameron Bancroft (THU | WK) – 8 credits

Top Picks:

  • Michael Neser (HEA | ALL) – 9 credits
  • Daniel Sams (THU | ALL) – 9 credits
  • Xavier Bartlett (HEA | BOWL) – 8 credits

Budget Picks:

  • Zaman Khan (THU | BOWL) – 8 credits
  • Tanveer Sangha (THU | BOWL) – 8 credits
  • Matt Renshaw (HEA | BAT) – 8.5 credits

Players to Avoid:

  • Nathan McSweeney (HEA | ALL) – 6.5 credits
  • Liam Hatcher (THU | BOWL) – 6.5 credits

Fantasy Cricket Team Prediction

Head to Head:

  • Wicketkeeper: Cameron Bancroft
  • Batsmen: Colin Munro, Oliver Davies
  • All-rounders: Matt Renshaw, Paul Walter, Chris Green, Daniel Sams
  • Bowlers: Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Tanveer Sangha, Zaman Khan

Mega League:

  • Wicketkeepers: Sam Billings, Cameron Bancroft
  • Batsmen: Colin Munro, Oliver Davies
  • All-rounders: Matt Renshaw, Paul Walter, Chris Green, Daniel Sams
  • Bowlers: Xavier Bartlett, Tanveer Sangha, Zaman Khan

As the cricketing action unfolds at The Gabba, fantasy cricket enthusiasts will have their eyes glued to the performances of these selected players. With the stage set for a high-octane clash, fans can expect a rollercoaster of emotions and breathtaking moments in this BBL encounter.

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