THU vs HEA Dream11 Prediction: BBL 2019-20 has almost reached the half-way mark with the 25th match being played between Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat in what promises to be a mind-boggling encounter for the cricketing fraternity across the globe.
Brisbane Heat won their second match of the season against an equally formidable Hobart Hurricanes, courtesy the top-notch exhibitions from skipper Chris Lynn (55-ball 88*) and opener Max Bryant (36-ball 65) and will continue to forge ahead with the winning momentum at Sydney Showground Stadium.
Meanwhile, Sydney Thunder tasted a defeat in their last T20 against Melbourne Stars and is likely to render a solid performance in the upcoming duel. The previous match between the competing sides witnessed the Thunder squashing the Heat by a margin of 29 runs, however, one can’t predict a similar outcome in the upcoming bout considering both the teams look potent in their second faceoff of the season.
Date: January 6, Monday.
Time: 1:40 PM IST.
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney.
Total Matches Played: 10
Brisbane Heat: 7 Wins
Sydney Thunder: 2 Wins
Total Matches Played: 2
Brisbane Heat: 2 Wins
Skipper Callum Ferguson (248 runs in 6 innings) and southpaw Usman Khawaja (168 runs in 6 innings) are enjoying a rich vein of form and be the vital cogs for Thunder in the much-talked game in Sydney. In the middle order, Alex Ross played an impressive 32-ball 40 in the last outing and is likely to opt for a similar style of play versus Chris Lynn’s men.
In the bowling department, Daniel Sams (12 wickets in 6 innings) has been terrific in the powerplays with his variations in his line and length. The left-arm grabbed figures of 4-1-25-3 in their last match against Melbourne Stars and will be backed to come up with a similar display in Sydney. Chris Morris (8 wickets in 4 innings) has been lethal with his off-cutters and dominated the Sixers with figures of 2/24 in the recent encounter.
Spinner Arjun Nair (6 wickets in 4 innings) has been effective so far and with pacer Nathan McAndrew will look to tear through the middle-order at Showground Stadium.
Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Alex Ross, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Brendan Doggett, Daniel Sams, Matthew Gilkes (wk)
Chris Lynn (211 runs in 5 innings) and all-rounder Matt Renshaw (156 runs in 5 innings) have been getting those big-runs on board and will be aiming to take on the rival attack in Sydney. Opener Max Bryant scored a blistering 36-ball 65 comprising 10-fours and 2-sixes in the match against Hurricane and along with big-hitters Tom Banton and Ben Cutting will be banked to go berserk in the coming bout.
Ben Laughlin (6 wickets in 5 innings) has been delivering to the potential since the start of BBL 2019-20 and has been the go-to man for the Heat amidst nerve-wracking situations. Ben Cutting (4 wickets in 5 innings) has been effectively grabbing wickets.
Left-arm Josh Lalor can wreak with his swing deliveries, making him a player to watch out for in the upcoming T20. Not to forget, spinner Mitchell Swepson is back in the squad and could be a vital cog for the Brisbane based franchise.
Ben Laughlin, Chris Lynn (c), Ben Cutting, Josh Lalor, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Mark Steketee, Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Jack Prestwidge
Captain: C Ferguson, C Lynn, A Ross
Vice-Captain: U Khawaja, M Renshaw, D Sams
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