When & Where
14-DEC-2020, 01:45 PM
|Tom Cooper||Middle-order batsman|
|Marnus Labuschagne||Batting allrounder|
|Dan Lawrence||Batting allrounder|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Bowler|
|Jimmy Peirson †||Wicketkeeper|
|Callum Ferguson (c)||Middle-order batsman|
|Sam Billings †||Wicketkeeper batsman|
|Alex Hales||Opening batsman|
|Baxter J Holt||Bowler|
|Usman Khawaja||Top-order batsman|
|Alex Ross||Middle-order batsman|
Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Daniel Lawrence, Tom Cooper, Jimmy Pearson, Simon Milenko, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross, Baxter Holt, Ben Cutting, Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Chris Tremain, Chris Green, Adam Milne
Last 5 Matches
- Heat won by 59 runs (D/L method)06-Jan-2020
- Thunder won by 29 runs17-Dec-2019
- DNo result17-Jan-2019
- Heat won by 152 runs (D/L method)08-Jan-2019
- Heat won by 6 wickets (D/L method)27-Dec-2017
- Brisbane Heat made a lacklustre start to their BBL|10 campaign and they look set for a disappointing tournament unless they make big improvements after they were soundly beaten by Melbourne Stars in their opener.
- The Heat stuttered to just 125 runs as they were bowled out by the Stars and despite starting their reply strongly by removing the dangerous Marcus Stoinis for a duck, they could not build on it.
- They did have the Stars at 34/3 but that was as good as it got as Hilton Cartwright and Glenn Maxwell combined to do the damage in the six-wicket loss and the Heat will need to be better with bat and ball in this clash.
- Tom Banton opted out of playing in the Bash the last minute and Mujeeb Ur Rahman got Covid and missed the first game, though he should be available for this one after recovering.
The left-right opening combination in the form of Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja will be a massive boost to them. The fact that both of them will be available for the full season is a big win in itself for them. Their bowling attack is a potent one as well. They have raw pace in the form of Adam Milne and last year’s highest wicket taker in Daniel Sams in their bowling attack.
The effectiveness of Chris Green in the last year or so has been declined. They don’t have any variety in their spin attack.
- Sydney Thunder failed to live with the quality of an impressive performance by Melbourne Stars as they succumbed to defeat in their opening match of the latest edition of the Big Bash League.
- Despite being able to take regular wickets in the middle order, the top three did most of the damage for the Stars as they posted 169/8, although that did not look to be insurmountable for the Thunder.
- They made a strong start to their chase with Alex Hales and skipper Callum Ferguson putting on 69 for the second-wicket but when that pair fell, the wickets started to tumble and the Thunder could only manage 147/9 which resulted in a 22-run loss.
- Callum Ferguson was the top scorer for Sydney Thunder in the match with 54 runs off 35 deliveries at a strike rate of 154. He hit 6 fours and one six. Alex Hales also scored 46.
- U-19 fame Tanveer Sangha was the best bowler for Sydney Thunder in the match and picked up 2 wickets while conceding 26 runs from his 4 overs.
Dyuta Dream 11 Match Prediction
Sydney Thunder to win this game.