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Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Preview: Strong recent form make Sydney favourites
- Brisbane Heat will host Sydney Thunder in Match #28 of BBL 10
- This match will be played at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart
- Sydney Thunder have won their last five matches
- The team batting first has won five of the seven matches at this venue in BBL10
All-round Thunder look to continue their winning run (Getty Images)
After picking up their second win of the Big Bash League 2020-21 season, Brisbane Heat will lock horns with Sydney Thunder looking to avenge their defeat earlier in the tournament. This match #28 will be played at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday.
The Heat are sixth in the table with eight points from six matches that fetched two wins and four losses. The Thunder are top of the mix with five wins, one loss, and 19 points. Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes have the chance to go above them and the Thunder may even start this match in third place.
Brisbane Heat Form
Brisbane Heat started the season with three straight losses including a four-wicket loss to Sydney Thunder. However, two wins in their last three matches revived the franchise’s top-four chances. Stand-in captain Jimmy Peirson (138 runs, Avg. 46.00, SR 127.77) has risen up to the task, while Max Bryant (164) remains up and down with his performances.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (nine wickets, ER 6.15) has started picking up wickets at will making him vital for the Heat. Lewis Gregory (four wickets, 61 runs) has been the missing puzzle with the all-rounder ticking the right boxes.
Brisbane Heat News
Chris Lynn indicated on Saturday that he is targeting a return for this Thunder match at least as a X-Factor substitute.
Sydney Thunder Form
Sydney Thunder started the season with a 22-run loss to Melbourne Stars, but responded with five straight wins. That includes a seven-run win (via DLS) in their last match over the Renegades. The impressive batting form of the troika Callum Ferguson (208 runs), Alex Hales (197) and Usman Khawaja (164) is leading their charge.
Tanveer Sangha (ten wickets, ER 6.42) has been massive with the ball, while Daniel Sams (eight wickets, 96 runs) has been solid as ever with consistent all-round returns.
Sydney Thunder News
Fast bowler Adam Milne missed the last game due to a sore ankle, but should be ready to return to the playing XI.
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Head-to-Head
Brisbane Heat have won eight of 11 matches against Sydney Thunder, but the Thunder have won two of the last three.
That includes a four-wicket win earlier this season when Daniel Sams followed his bowling heroics (2/32) with a sensational exhibition of batting (65* off 25 balls).
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Match Up
Brisbane Heat are showing signs of getting back to full form and with Chris Lynn expected to be around, they can only get better. Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, are looking well-balanced. A consistent top-order gives the Thunder edge over their opponents in this match.
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Stats
- The team batting first has won 5 of the 7 matches played at this venue this season.
- Brisbane Heat have won 4 of 5 matches against Sydney Thunder where they batted first.
- The chasing side has won 4 of Brisbane Heat’s 6 matches this season.
- Sydney Thunder have won their last 5 matches.
- Sydney Thunder have won 4 ‘Bash Boost’ points in their 6 matches this season.
Sydney Thunder have been very impressive after a loss in their first match. Brisbane Heat have done well in the recent matches, but they are yet to be consistent.