It is the clash between the two teams of the bottom half of points table as Sydney Thunder will take on Brisbane Heat on 8th January at Showground Stadium, Sydney.
Sydney Thunder is at 5th position on the BBL ladder with three wins and three losses so far. The team is coming from the loss against Melbourne Stars where team’s batting line-up failed but Daniel Sams scored a quick knock of 42 runs for mere 25 balls and also took 1 wicket in bowling. Jos Buttler has been consistent for the team and winning matches single-handedly. In bowling, Fawad Ahmed and Jonathan Cook have been brilliant so far. Shane Watson has not shown what he can do and is really expected from him to fire this match.
Players to watch out for: Daniel Sams, Jos Buttler, and Shane Watson.
Brisbane Heat stands on 7th position at points table with 1 win so far from the four-match they played. Heats registered their first win of the season in the last match against Scorchers where bowler showed some mind-blowing effort to stop Perth at mere 135 runs. James Pattinson and Ben Cutting took 2 wickets. Lynn scored 33 runs a ball inning. Cutting finished the match 10 balls to spare and played a quick knock of 26 of just 16 balls. McCullum had been poor so far and haven’t shown any performance this season and will be looking to change in the match against the Thunders.
Marnus Labuschagne comes in place of Alex Ross in the 13 men squad.
Players to watch out for: Chris Lynn, Ben Cutting, and Brendon McCullum.
Head To Head
Match Played: 7
Sydney Thunder: 1 won
Brisbane Heat: 6 won
Shane Watson (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Callum Ferguson, Joe Root, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Sam Rainbird, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed, Jonathan Cook.
Max Bryant, Brendon McCullum/Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn, Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Pattinson, Brendan Doggett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Josh Lalor.
My PlayerzPot XI
The prediction is for the Thunder to dominate at the home ground and win against the Heat