The 28th encounter of the Big Bash League will pit the first placed side against the seventh placed side. While the Sydney Thunder outfit has won 5 out of the six matches that they have played thus far, the Brisbane Heat side is languishing at the second last place, with just 2 wins from the six games played.
The Thunder are on a red-hot five match winning streak. In their previous match against the Melbourne Renegades, the Sydney beat their opposition by 7 runs in a rain affected encounter. Openers Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales provided a blistering start at the top of the order for the Thunder in their previous game.
On the other hand, the Brisbane Heat has had a mixed bag in their last four games, winning two and losing two. In their previous encounter against the Sydney Sixers, Max Bryant and Lewis Gregory enabled the Heat side to romp home by 4 wickets. A win in tomorrow’s game will allow Sydney Thunder to consolidate their position at the top of the table.
The last time the two sides faced off against each other, the Sydney Thunder came out on top in a high scoring encounter. This time around, the Brisbane side will be looking to turn the tables on their opposition. It would be a tough task though, as the Thunder look like a settled side.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at The Gabba in Brisbane can be termed as a typical ‘sporting’ pitch, offering something for both bat and ball. If batsmen get their eye in on this wicket, they can score big, and if the bowlers hit the right areas, they can make inroads as well.
Average first innings score
The average first innings score in the four matches played at The Gabba has been 153
Also Read: Players permitted to meet in hotel areas in Brisbane
Twitter Reactions: Sydney Sixers win yet another game comfortably
Record of Chasing teams
Teams chasing at The Gabba in Brisbane have won 2 out of the 4 games played so far
Brisbane Heat Playing XI:
Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (C), Joe Burns, Joe Denly, Jack Wildermuth, Jimmy Pierson (wk), James Bazley, Lewis Gregory, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mark Steketee
Bench: Ben Laughlin, Simon Milenko, Jack Wood, Matthew Kuhnemann, Matthew Willans, Sam Heazlett
Sydney Thunder Playing XI:
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Chris Tremain, Tanveer Sangha, Adam Milne
Bench: Jonathan Cook, Oliver Davies, Matthew Gilkes, Nathan McAndrew
Probable Top Performers
Sydney Thunder- Alex Hales
Alex Hales decimated the Renegades’ bowling attack in the Thunder’s previous encounter. The England batsman scored a scintillating 45 at a strike rate of 236.84 to allow his side to beat the Renegades outfit by 7 runs.
Also, in the 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League, Hales has been in excellent form. The right-hander has mustered 197 runs this season so far, but most importantly, he has scored them at an imposing strike rate of 175.89.
Brisbane Heat- Max Bryant
In his last three games, Max Bryant has got off to blazing starts. In Brisbane Heat’s victory over the Sydney Sixers side, it was Bryant who led the charge with the willow by scoring a 23-ball 40, and set the tone for the likes of Lewis Gregory and Jack Wildermuth to finish things off.
In the current edition of the Big Bash League, Bryant has been scoring his runs at a strike rate of close to 140. If his scores in his last three matches are any indication to go by, Bryant is due for a big one. And, if he can notch up a big score against the Thunder, he can give his side a very good chance of beating the top ranked side of the league.
Match Timings: 1:45PM IST
TV: Sony Pictures Network
Live Streaming: Sony LIV
The prediction for Sydney Thunder to win this match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
SportsInfo offers cricket, soccer, kabaddi, tennis, badminton, racing, basketball and other sports news, articles, videos, live coverage & live scores, player rankings & team rankings. Also, offers minute details of any match along with live commentary.
- BBL 2020-21: Ben Cutting sends Morne Morkel out of the park at the Manuka Oval
- BBL 2020-21: Chris Lynn and Dan Lawrence fined after breaching the biosecure protocols
- Twitter Reactions: Daniel Sams’ all-round efforts propel Sydney Thunder to a grand victory
- THU vs HEA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? BBL 2020-21, Match 7
- BBL 2019-20: Tom Banton smashes five consecutive sixes off Arjun Nair against Sydney Thunder