Sydney Thunder
Brisbane Heat

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, 2nd Match BBL 2021/22

06 Dec 2021, Manuka Oval, Big Bash League 11
Sydney Thunder win by 7 wickets
Home TeamSydney Thunder
Away TeamBrisbane Heat
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresGreg Davidson
David Taylor
Simon Lightbody
Match RefereeStephen Bernard

Match Prediction Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat, 2021/22 BBL

In the second match of the Big Bash League (BBL), Sydney Thunder take on the Brisbane Heat. These are two side who’ve more often than not been in the bottom half of in most seasons of the BBL. Sydney Thunder have the worst win percentage in the history of the BBL (39.7%). Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat have the third-lowest win percentage (45.67%). However, last season, both these teams finished in the top five and bowed out in the knockouts. They will be looking to carry on from that and go a few steps further this time around. 

As far as head to head record is concerned, Brisbane Heat are well ahead. They have won 10 games while Sydney Thunder have won just three. Among those three, two have come in the last two seasons.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Sydney Thunder 3, Brisbane Heat 10

Last 5 matches: Sydney Thunder 2, Brisbane Heat 3

Who will win today’s match?

Both teams stack up well but Sydney Thunder have succumbed against Brisbane Heat in majority of the games. Thus, given their superior head to head record of 10-3, Brisbane Heat will start as favourites. 

Sydney Thunder will be without their regular skipper Usman Khawaja who is with the Australian Test side. Chris Green will lead the side. The England duo of Alex Hales and Sam Billings are the international signings. Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat will be led by Jimmy Pierson. Ben Duckett is all set to make his BBL debut while Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the other international recruit. 

Match Prediction Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat Cricket Tips 

Sydney Thunder have a good batting line-up but in the absence of Khawaja, the likes of Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson and Sam Billings will need to step up. They have a decent all-round core with Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting and Chris Green providing the balance to the side. Young leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha could be the key in the bowling line-up. 

Meanwhile, Chris Lynn, Jimmy Pierson and England batter Ben Duckett will be vital in the Brisbane Heat batting line-up. They boast of some good local seamers in the form of Mark Steketee, Jack Wildermuth and Cameron Gannon but Mujeeb Ur Rahman is going to be the X-factor in this bowling attack.

Alex Hales was magnificent in the BBL last time around and he could be the game-changer at the top of the order for Sydney Thunder. Mujeeb Ur Rahman is a wicket-taker and he will be the one to watch out for. 

Who will be the best match bowler?

Mujeeb Ur Rahman was superb in the 2020-21 season of the BBL. He returned with 14 scalps and averaged 13.42. He had an economy rate of 6.26 and a bowling strike-rate of 12.8. 

Brisbane Heat Best Bowler @3.60

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Who will win today’s man of the match?

Alex Hales and Chris Lynn could be the top contenders for the player of the match award, given their consistency with the bat. Mujeeb Ur Rahman can turn any game on its head with the ball and he could be in contention too.

Alex Hales Man of the Match @6.50

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Who will be the best batsman for Sydney Thunder?

Alex Hales is going to be the top contender to be the best batter for Sydney Thunder. He was the tournament’s leading run-getter as he smashed 543 runs at an average of 38.78 and a strike-rate of 161.60.

Who will be the best batsman for Brisbane Heat?

Chris Lynn has been a prolific run-getter for the Brisbane Heat. He is the all-time leading run-getter in the BBL. He has amassed 2790 runs at an average of 37.20 while striking at 151.05 in his BBL career. Last season, the Brisbane Heat opener got 458 runs in 13 games.

Chris Lynn Most Match Sixes @4.50

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Brisbane Heat to the BBL 11 @8.00

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Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Chris Lynn c Sam Whiteman b Daniel Sams 9 7 1 0 128.57
    Max Bryant c Alex Ross b Nathan McAndrew 5 11 1 0 45.45
    Ben Duckett c Sam Billings b Gurinder Sandhu 46 35 4 0 131.43
    Sam Heazlett c & b Daniel Sams 42 37 3 0 113.51
    Jack Wildermuth c Sam Billings b Gurinder Sandhu 1 2 0 0 50
    Jimmy Peirson c Alex Ross b Tanveer Sangha 3 5 0 0 60
    James Bazley c Ben Cutting b Daniel Sams 1 3 0 0 33.33
    Xavier Bartlett not out 26 18 3 1 144.44
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman c Chris Green b Nathan McAndrew 0 1 0 0 0
    Matthew Kuhnemann not out 1 1 0 0 100
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 7) 140/8
    Gurinder Sandhu 4 0 17 2 4.25 0 0
    Daniel Sams 4 0 22 3 5.5 0 0
    Nathan McAndrew 4 0 33 2 8.25 0 0
    Chris Green 4 0 32 0 8 0 0
    Tanveer Sangha 3 0 22 1 7.33 2 0
    Ben Cutting 1 0 10 0 10 0 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Alex Hales c Ben Duckett b Xavier Bartlett 0 2 0 0 0
    Sam Whiteman c Matthew Kuhnemann b Liam Guthrie 11 9 2 0 122.22
    Matthew Gilkes lbw Liam Guthrie 20 10 2 1 200
    Sam Billings not out 45 36 5 1 125
    Alex Ross not out 61 46 7 2 132.61
    Total (17.1 Ov, RR: 8.24) 141/3
    Xavier Bartlett 3 0 21 1 7 1 0
    Liam Guthrie 3 0 32 2 10.66 0 0
    Jack Wildermuth 2 0 23 0 11.5 0 0
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 0 25 0 6.25 0 0
    Matthew Kuhnemann 2 0 21 0 10.5 1 0
    James Bazley 3 0 18 0 6 1 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamSydney Thunder
    Away TeamBrisbane Heat
    SeriesBig Bash League 11
    UmpiresGreg Davidson
    David Taylor
    Simon Lightbody
    Match RefereeStephen Bernard

Team Lineup

Sydney Thunder Brisbane Heat
Alex Hales
Sam Whiteman
Matthew Gilkes
Sam Billings
Alex Ross
Daniel Sams
Ben Cutting
Nathan McAndrew
Chris Green
Gurinder Sandhu
Tanveer Sangha
Chris Lynn
Max Bryant
Ben Duckett
Sam Heazlett
Jimmy Peirson
Jack Wildermuth
James Bazley
Xavier Bartlett
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Matthew Kuhnemann
Liam Guthrie

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