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Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, 14th Match BBL 2021/22

19 Dec 2021, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 11
Sydney Thunder win by 53 runs
Home TeamBrisbane Heat
Away TeamSydney Thunder
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresDarren Close
Ben Treloar
Stephen Dionysius
Match RefereeKepler Wessels

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Match Prediction – Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, 14th Match BBL 2021/22

Brisbane Heat take on Sydney Thunder in match number 14 of this Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22. Both these teams are in the bottom half of the points table at the moment.

Brisbane Heat started off with two losses in a row before they beat Melbourne Renegades in their last encounter. Sydney Thunder downed them easily in their first game before they fell six runs short while chasing 158 against Perth Scorchers. Against Melbourne Renegades, they hunted down 141 with 3.1 overs to spare. However, the Heat have only four points i.e. one from the win and just one Bash Boost point.

On the other hand, Sydney Thunder started off with a convincing win over the Heat as they chased down 141 with 17 deliveries to spare. But since then, Melbourne Stars have downed them twice. In one game, the Thunder fell four runs short in their chase of 166. In Thunder’s last encounter, the Stars chased down 152 easily to hand them their second successive loss.

As far as the head to head records are concerned, Brisbane Heat are well ahead. They lead this battle 10-4. However, Sydney Thunder did manage to pull off a win earlier this season.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Sydney Thunder 4, Brisbane Heat 10

Last 5 matches: Sydney Thunder 2, Brisbane Heat 3

Who will win today’s match Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, 14th Match BBL 2021/22?

Sydney Thunder haven’t made any changes to their side and the same XI has been out on the park for three games in a row now. Alex Ross has been the most impressive batter and he has looked in blazing form. In fact, he has scored 155 runs in three innings and is yet to be dismissed. Sam Billings seems to be in good nick too. However, the lack of runs from Alex Hales has hurt the Sydney Thunder. He was their leading run-getter last season and he is vital at the top of the order.

The bowling has been slightly inconsistent. Young leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha has impressed once again and is at the top of the wicket charts after three games. The pace attack which comprises of Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew, Daniel Sams and Ben Cutting hasn’t really stepped up and their inconsistency has played a big role in Sydney Thunder’s losses.

Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat’s batting hasn’t really come to the party yet. None of the Brisbane Heat batters have scored a half-century so far in this competition. Sam Heazlett who has batted in the middle-order is the only one who’s got runs consistently. The others have failed to convert their starts. The bowling hasn’t really looked threatening either but the addition of Mitchell Swepson might be the key.

Both teams have a similar win-loss record (1-2) heading into this game. But Sydney Thunder look a little more balanced and have some outright match-winners. Hence, they will start as slight favourites.

Game changers for Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, 14th Match BBL 2021/22

Mitchell Swepson is a wicket-taking bowler and he could be vital for Brisbane Heat. Daniel Sams’ all-round ability makes him a potential game-changer along with Alex Ross.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Tanveer Sangha has been bowling really well. He picked up 21 wickets in the BBL 2020-21 and has already taken five in three games this season.

Who will win today’s player of the match?

Alex Hales can get the big runs at the top of the order and he could be a contender for the player of the match.

Who will be the best batsman for Brisbane Heat?

Chris Lynn has got starts throughout this tournament and he has threatened to get a big score. He could end up being the best batter for Brisbane Heat.

Who will be the best batsman for Sydney Thunder?

Alex Ross has been batting beautifully and he has amassed 155 runs in three innings while striking at 146.22.

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Matthew Gilkes caught(sub) b Mitchell Swepson 28 22 2 1 127.27
    Alex Hales c Ben Duckett b Xavier Bartlett 35 26 3 2 134.62
    Jason Sangha b Mitchell Swepson 39 28 3 1 139.29
    Sam Billings lbw James Bazley 64 27 5 5 237.04
    Daniel Sams c Mark Steketee b Xavier Bartlett 1 3 0 0 33.33
    Ben Cutting c Jimmy Peirson b Mark Steketee 8 11 1 0 72.73
    Alex Ross c Jimmy Peirson b Mark Steketee 4 2 1 0 200
    Nathan McAndrew not out 1 1 0 0 100
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 9.8) 196/7
    Xavier Bartlett 4 0 45 2 11.25 5 0
    Mark Steketee 4 0 32 2 8 0 0
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 0 34 0 8.5 1 0
    James Bazley 4 0 52 1 13 3 0
    Mitchell Swepson 4 0 27 2 6.75 1 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Chris Lynn c Alex Hales b Saqib Mahmood 4 3 1 0 133.33
    Max Bryant run out (Matthew Gilkes) 2 3 0 0 66.67
    Ben Duckett c Matthew Gilkes b Saqib Mahmood 2 2 0 0 100
    Sam Heazlett c Daniel Sams b Saqib Mahmood 5 6 1 0 83.33
    Tom Cooper c Daniel Sams b Chris Green 32 18 3 2 177.78
    Jimmy Peirson c Ben Cutting b Saqib Mahmood 0 3 0 0 0
    James Bazley c Nathan McAndrew b Tanveer Sangha 9 14 1 0 64.29
    Xavier Bartlett not out 42 29 3 1 144.83
    Mark Steketee c Jason Sangha b Daniel Sams 33 24 2 1 137.5
    Mitchell Swepson b Tanveer Sangha 4 2 1 0 200
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman lbw Tanveer Sangha 0 1 0 0 0
    Total (17.29 Ov, RR: 8.26) 143/10
    Saqib Mahmood 3 0 22 4 7.33 2 0
    Daniel Sams 3 0 30 1 10 1 0
    Nathan McAndrew 3 0 25 0 8.33 2 0
    Chris Green 4 0 29 1 7.25 2 0
    Tanveer Sangha 3 0 26 3 8.66 1 0
    Ben Cutting 1 0 9 0 9 0 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamBrisbane Heat
    Away TeamSydney Thunder
    SeriesBig Bash League 11
    UmpiresDarren Close
    Ben Treloar
    Stephen Dionysius
    Match RefereeKepler Wessels

Team Lineup

Brisbane Heat Sydney Thunder
Max Bryant
Chris Lynn
Ben Duckett
Sam Heazlett
Tom Abell
Jimmy Peirson
James Bazley
Xavier Bartlett
Mark Steketee
Mitchell Swepson
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Tom Cooper
Alex Hales
Matthew Gilkes
Jason Sangha
Sam Billings
Alex Ross
Daniel Sams
Ben Cutting
Nathan McAndrew
Chris Green
Saqib Mahmood
Tanveer Sangha

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