In the 14th match of BBL 11, Brisbane Heat will lock their horns against Sydney Thunder at The Gabba, Brisbane. After a break of 4 days, both the teams will be looking forward to end their poor form and gain winning momentum. After winning their opening game, back to back losses have hurt Sydney Thunder and they need to regain their winning track before it’s too late for them.
Brisbane Heat ended their losing streak after chasing the target of 141 in 17 overs. Chris Lynn, Sam Heazlett played attacking knocks of 32 runs, 44 runs to lead their run chase along with Max Bryant, Ben Duckett, Xavier Bartlett. With inexperienced batting, Brisbane Heat have failed to make big scores this season so far.
Brisbane’s bowling unit restricted Melbourne Renegades to 140/6 in 20 overs. James Bazley scalped three important wickets in the match whereas Liam Guthrie, Mujeeb Ur Rahman were economical as their efforts combined bowling figures of 8-0-29-1. Xavier Bartlett and Mitchell Swepson claimed one wicket each.
On the other hand Sydney Thunder’s top order batsmen have failed to give team a positive start. Alex Hales and Sam Whiteman seems to be struggling with the bat at the moment. Alex Ross has been the lone warrior with bat for Thunder.
Against Melbourne Stars, Thunder were 65/4 but managed a respectable total of 151/5 at the end of 20 overs. Alex Ross is the fourth highest run scorer as of now. From three matches, he has 155 runs to his name at an amazing average of 155. His striking rate is 146.23. Matthew Gilkes, Sam Whiteman, Alex Hales need to regain their form to solve team’s batting woes.
Batting is not only the single area of concern for Thunder but their bowling unit has also not lived upto expectations. Tanveer Sangha seems to be their long term leggie after his recent performance against Stars. Apart from Nathan McAndrew, no other bowler is looking settled with his line and lengths whether be it Daniel Sams or Ben Cutting. Skipper Chris Green is looking completely out of touch at the moment.
Tournament – Big Bash League 2021-22
Date – 19th December 2021
Timings – 2:10PM ( IST )
Venue – The Gabba, Brisbane
Format – T20
Partly cloudy conditions are expected over Brisbane on match day with no chances of rain. Maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 29° and 20° respectively. With 54% humidity, wind speed is to remain around 19km/hr.
Traditionally, Gabba pitch offers good pace and carry for fast bowlers especially. Batters will have to be careful in their strokeplay against pacers. Last three matches have been won by chasing side on the surface, so captain winning the toss should opt to bowl first.
BBL 11 Brisbane Heat Squad
Xavier Bartlett, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Chris Lynn, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Pierson (c), Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Williams, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Ben Duckett, Tom Abell, Jack Wildermuth, James Bazley, Matt Kuhnemann, Max Bryant, Connor Sully, Hugo Burdon, Cameron Gannon, Will Prestwidge, Nathan McSweeney, Liam Guthrie.
BBL 11 Sydney Thunder Squad
Jason Sangha, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Baxter Holt, Saqib Mahmood.
Brisbane Heat Possible Lineup
1. Max Bryant 2. Chris Lynn 3. Ben Duckett 4. Sam Heazlett 5. Tom Abell 6. Jimmy Peirson ( C & WK ) 7. James Bazley 8. Xavier Bartlett 9. Mitchell Swepson 10. Mujeeb Ur Rahman 11. Liam Guthrie.
Sydney Thunder Possible Lineup
1. Alex Hales 2. Sam Whiteman 3. Matthew Gilkes 4. Sam Billings ( WK ) 5. Alex Ross 6. Daniel Sams 7. Ben Cutting 8. Nathan McAndrew 9. Chris Green ( C ) 10. Gurinder Sandhu 11. Tanveer Sangha.
HEA vs THU Best Picks For Dream11
After analysing odds, we have picked some players who can outperform in this upcoming BBL 11 match. You can pick these players in your fantasy team and can make them as your captain or vice captain and they are –
- Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder)
- Matthew Gilkes (Sydney Thunder)
- Tanveer Sangha (Sydney Thunder)
- Daniel Sams (Sydney Thunder)
- Xavier Bartlett (Brisbane Heat)
- James Bazley (Brisbane Heat)
- Liam Guthrie (Brisbane Heat)
- Sam Heazlett (Brisbane Heat)
HEA vs THU Key Match Facts
- Sydney Thunder registered victory over Brisbane Heat in their previous encounter this season.
- Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat have won just one game out of the total three played this season.
- Chris Lynn was top run scorer for Brisbane Heat last season.
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Odds Comparison Case Study
Sydney Thunder is currently placed at 1.84. If we calculate the winning percentage of Sydney Thunder at these odds then it comes out to be 54.34 percent.
On the other hand Brisbane Heat is currently placed at 2.18. If we calculate the winning percentage of Brisbane Heat at these odds then it comes out to be 45.87 percent.
HEA vs THU Cricket Prediction Astrology
As per our prediction Sydney Thunder should win this game.