The Sydney Thunder take on the Brisbane Heat in the 2nd game of the Big Bash League at Manuka Oval on Monday, December 6.
The Sydney Thunder had a stellar tournament last time out, before they were beaten in the knockout stages. They have an all-star lineup, led by Usman Khawaja.
Daniel Sams, Ben cut, Chris Green and Alex Ross have been around for a while and have a lot of experience.
The experience of foreign players Alex Hales, Sam Billings and Saqib Mahmood will also come in handy and play a key role in determining the Thunder’s progress in the league.
The Brisbane Heat also had an excellent run at last year’s tournament. They were one of the leading contenders for the title until being defeated by runner-up Perth Scorchers.
Spinners Mitchell Swepson and Mujeeb Ur Rahman capable of passing any batting formation. Jimmy Peirson has proven himself to be an unsurpassed leader, having had a pretty successful season over the years.
An even competition takes place on cards when two quality sides face off against each other. Both sides will be looking to start their campaigns with a victory that belongs to them.
Details of the match between Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat
Match: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, Match 02 BBL 2021-22.
Day: December 6, 2021
Time: 2:05pm IST
Meeting: Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Recruitment Report for Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane
The surface at Manuka Oval is a fine line of polish. The hitters can play their shots as they are watched by them. Throwers need to be consistent with their lines and lengths to keep scoring rates in check.
The team that wins will give chase on this surface. The batting team will first look to register a total of about 170+. The bowlers need to change their speed wisely to make mistakes from the batters.
Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Weather Report
Overcast conditions are expected to greet both sides at the venue. Expected temperatures range from 12 to 21 degrees Celsius.
Intermittent rain could play spoilsport in what is expected to be a day of cricket frenzy for fans on both sides.
Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat XIs possible
Sydney Thunder: Alex Hales, Sam Billings (week), Saqib Mahmood, Tanveer Sangha, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook, Daniel Sams, Ben Cut (c), Alex Ross, Oliver Davies.
Brisbane Heat: Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jack Wildermuth, Will Prestwidge, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Duckett, Tom Cooper, James Bazley.
Predict the match between Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane
The Brisbane Heat are a well-balanced team and have had a history of going up against the Sydney Thunder outfit.
The Brisbane Heat are highly rated in this encounter. The Thunder will rely on bowling and their top order if they beat an aggressive Brisbane Heat team.
Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat TV and Live Stream Details
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