|Usman Khawaja||c: Peirson b: Wildermuth||17||9||3||0||188.89|
|Alex Hales||b: Wildermuth||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Callum Ferguson||c: Laughlin b: Wildermuth||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Alex Ross||b: Kuhnemann||34||24||5||0||141.67|
|Baxter Holt||c: Kuhnemann b: Ur Rahman||23||24||3||0||95.83|
|Ben Cutting||b: Steketee||29||23||1||2||126.09|
|Daniel Sams||not out||65||25||3||7||260.00|
|Chris Green||not out||6||4||1||0||150.00|
|Total||(18.5 Ov, RR: 9.56)||180/6|
|Fall of wickets: 3-22 (Usman Khawaja, 2.4), 1-1 (Alex Hales, 0.2), 2-1 (Callum Ferguson, 0.6), 5-80 (Alex Ross, 10.4), 4-71 (Baxter Holt, 9.2), 6-149 (Ben Cutting, 17.2)|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||4.0||0||27||1||6.75||0||0|
|Max Bryant||c: Ferguson b: Cook||29||23||4||0||126.09|
|Sam Heazlett||c: Ross b: Sams||20||12||4||0||166.67|
|Chris Lynn||c: Ross b: Green||69||44||3||5||156.82|
|Dan Lawrence||c: Hales b: Cook||20||19||1||1||105.26|
|Tom Cooper||b: McAndrew||5||7||0||0||71.43|
|Jack Wildermuth||c: Sangha b: Sams||31||11||0||4||281.82|
|Jimmy Peirson||not out||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Mark Steketee||not out||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Total||(20.0 Ov, RR: 8.90)||178/6|
|Fall of wickets: 2-73 (Max Bryant, 8.4), 1-37 (Sam Heazlett, 3.2), 5-156 (Chris Lynn, 18.2), 3-124 (Dan Lawrence, 14.4), 4-140 (Tom Cooper, 17.1), 6-177 (Jack Wildermuth, 19.2)|
In the match 7th of the BBL 2020, Sydney Thunder will take on Brisbane Heat at Manuka Oval, Canberra on 14th December 2020. Both the teams failed to make an ideal start to the BBL 2020 season, as bot lost their respective opening games against Melbourne Stars.
Both the teams would be aiming for clinical performance in this match to register their first victory of the season. Statistically, Brisbane holds an upper hand as they won 8 out of 11 matches played against Thunder. However, lately, Thunder has played better cricket than the Brisbane Heat. In the previous season, Sydney Thunder was better ending on 5th place whereas Brisbane Heat ended at 7th place.
A look at the squad of both the team, Sydney Thunder looks much balanced and stronger compared with Brisbane Heat. Thunder got many T20 star players in their rank with the likes of Alex Hales, C Ferguson and D Sams who can win the match on their own. On the other hand, Brisbane Heat lacks firepower in the batting, which can make a big difference.
Sydney Thunder got to a good start while chasing a score of 170 in the opening game against Melbourne Stars. At one stage, Thunder were 90-1 after 12 overs; however, the middle-order failed to carry on the momentum and finish the game. Alex Hales (44 runs) and Skipper C Ferguson (35 balls 54) performed well for the Thunder. This batting duo is the biggest threat for any opponent, and hence their good form is very crucial for Thunder to go long way in the tournament. Skipper C Ferguson and co. would be eying for clinical performance in all aspects of the game and get a first win of the season.
Brisbane Heat would be very disappointed following their performance in the season opener as the batting heavy side got all-out on the score of just 125. Brisbane Heat has not been great in the recent BBLs as the 2012-13 BBL champion team failed to make playoffs in the last two editions. Moreover, in the previous season, they could win only 6 out of 14 games. Hence, Heat would be desperate for their first win in this match. Skipper C Lynn in the vital cog in batting line-up and Heat’s success this season would depend a lot on the performance from Skipper. He is an explosive batsman in T20, and once he gets going, it will be difficult for the opponent to stop him. Max Bryant, Tom Cooper and Sam Heazlett need to score runs to get Heat to a good total.
Sydney Thunder: Callum Ferguson (C), Matt Gilkes (wk), Jonathan Cook, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Tremain
Brisbane Heat: Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Dan Lawrence, Jim Peirson (WK), Xavier Bartlett, Simon Milenko, Ben Laughlin, Matt Kuhnemann, Jack Wood/Connor Sully
Alex Hales – Sydney Thunder’s opening batsman Alex Hales is in outstanding form and hence a key player for this contest. Hales with 576 runs was the second-highest scorer in the previous season. He also played a handsome knock of 41 balls 46 in the opening game versus Stars.
Daniel Sams – Sams has been outstanding for Thunder. He is a crucial bowler for the Sydney Thunder. Sam was the highest wicket-taker in the previous season with 30 wickets to his name. He was also good in recently concluded T20I series against India.
Chris Lynn – Brisbane Heat skipper C Lynn is one of the destructive batsmen in T20 cricket. He can win the match on his own; he possesses great power-hitting skills. He scored 196 runs from last 10 games at an average of 19.60
Ben Laughlin – Heat’s leading pacer Ben Laughlin has done a good job for his team in recent times. He picked 9 wickets from last 9 games with great variety in his bowling.