THU vs HEA Big Bash League Knockout Fantasy Prediction: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat – 31 December 2020 (Canberra). The loser of this game will bow out of the tournament.
Sydney Thunder will take on Brisbane Heat in the Knockout Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at The Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Sydney Thunder won eight of their fourteen games in the league stages. Alex Hales is in outstanding form, whereas the other batsmen have been decent. McAndrew and Sangha have been bowling well, whereas Ben Cutting has also been very good lately as an all-rounder. The side will be bolstered by the arrival of Daniel Sams.
Brisbane Heat defeated Adelaide Strikers in the Eliminator game. Lynn is in brilliant form, whereas the emergence of Marnus Labuschagne has been excellent. Mark Steketee has been the best bowler of the side, whereas Swepson is bowling really well lately. The duo of Chris Lynn and Marnus Labuschagne is vital for this side.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been good for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score at this ground is 171.
Total T20I Domestic Played: 11; Bat 1st Won: 3; Bat 2nd Won: 8.
Match Details :
Time:- 1:45 PM IST, Live on Sony Six
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sydney Thunder – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Sam Billings, Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha.
Brisbane Heat – Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne, Sam Heazlett, Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Ben Laughlin, Mitchell Swepson, Morne Morkel.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Alex Hales, Marnus Labuschagne, Daniel Sams, Chris Lynn, and Tanveer Sangha.
THU vs HEA Team Wicket-Keeper
Sam Billings (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Billings has scored 226 runs at an average of 28.25, whereas his strike-rate has been 143.03. He is a champion player.
THU vs HEA Team Batsmen
Alex Hales (Price 10.5) and Callum Ferguson (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Sydney Thunder. Callum has scored 380 runs in the tournament, whereas Hales has scored 535 runs at an average of 41.15. Hales is the highest run-scorer of the tournament, whereas his strike-rate has been 163.60.
Chris Lynn (Price 10.5) will be our batsman from the Brisbane Heat. Lynn has scored 426 runs in the tournament, whereas his average has been 38.72. Lynn is the 4th highest run-scorer of the season, and his strike-rate has been 157.19.
THU vs HEA Team All-Rounders
Marnus Labuschagne (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Brisbane Heat. Labuschagne has scored 129 runs in four games at an average of 32.25, whereas he has scalped nine wickets in bowling. He has been a great addition to the Heat squad.
Daniel Sams (Price 9.5) and Ben Cutting (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Sydney Thunder. Sams has scalped ten wickets this season, whereas he has scored 199 runs at an average of 49.75. Cutting has scored 246 runs at a strike-rate of 152.79, whereas he has scalped four wickets in his bowling. Both of them have been brilliant for their side.
THU vs HEA Team Bowlers
Tanveer Sangha (Price 8.5) and Nathan McAndrew (Price 8) will be our bowlers from Sydney Thunder. Sangha has scalped 21 wickets this season, whereas McAndrew has scalped 15. Both of them are wicket-taking bowlers.
Mark Steketee (Price 9) and Mitchell Swepson (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Brisbane Heat. Steketee has scalped 22 wickets in the tournament, whereas Swepson has scalped six wickets in four games. Both of them are bowling well in the tournament and, Steketee is the 3rd highest wicket-taker of the tournament.
Match Prediction: Sydney Thunder are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Alex Hales and Marnus Labuschagne
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Daniel Sams and Chris Lynn
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