THU vs HEA Prediction: The Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat team will lock horns in the Match 2 of Big Bash 2021. The both teams were impressive in the last season with their performances. The Sydney Thunder team team secured 8 wins in 14 fixtures and finished at 3rd in the league stage. They lost the knockout match against the same opponent, and would look to fare better in the opening game.
The Brisbane Heat team finished at 4th position with 50% win ratio in the league stages. They could not seal the challenger match against the Perth Scorchers team, and have a scope of improvement in this season.
The Thunder team have been average with their performances in the tournament history. The captain of the team, Usman Khawaja will not be available for this season due to being named in the Australia squad for Ashes. The team will be captained by the spinner Chris Green. The key players will be Alex Hales, Ben Cutting, and Daniel Sams.
The Brisbane Heat were impressive in the last season, where they went up until the Challenger match, which is the semifinal in this tournament. The experienced Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser will miss out on playing in the tournament due to international duties. The crucial players for the team will be Chris Lynn, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Tom Abell.
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Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Head to Head: THU 3, HEA 10
The Brisbane Heat team have been quite terrific against Sydney Thunder in their head to head contests. They have secured 10 wins in 13 matches, and will be boosted to get another win on their belt, under the presence of quality T20 cricketers.
The Thunder have been quiet against the Heat team in their encounters and it will be a daunting effort for the team to secure victory in this fixture. The bowlers have to put their best effort to compete well against the top batters. The people on Betway have put their money on the win of the Sydney Thunder team.
Betway: THU 1.78, HEA 1.95
This will be the first fixture for both teams of the tournament, and will look to open their account with a win. Here are the top picks for the Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Dream11 Team Prediction, who have played well in the tournament and the T20 format.
1. Alex Hales Stats in Big Bash League
One of the best strikers in the white ball cricket has been quite successful in Big Bash League and has scored 1474 runs in 47 matches.
2. Mujeeb Ur Rahman Stats in T20
The spinner has been quite consistent in taking wickets in the T20 format. In 153 T20 matches, Mujeeb Ur Rahman has picked up 172 wickets.
3. Chris Lynn Stats in Big Bash League
The opener is the highest run scorer in the tournament’s history. With 2790 runs in 90 matches, he is the top pick for this match.
If THU bats first: 140-150
If HEA bats first: 160-170
The pitch at Canberra is quite fresh for this tournament. No domestic matches have been played on this venue for the last 15 days. It will be a fresh wicket and is expected to provide an assistance to the batters in playing their natural game. The par score will be 160 in the Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Today Match Prediction as well. The bowlers need to pick their line lengths well, especially spinners, who can be thrashed, with no purchase from the tournament’s first fixture at this venue. The variations will be a key to taking wickets of the opposition batters.
There has been severe rainfall for the past few days in few parts of Australia, especially Canberra. The forecast during the match is not good, and a 50% chance of rain is expected. The maximum temperature will be 21 degrees, while the minimum can be around 10 degrees. The humidity will be in the range of 50-60% on December 6. With such a weather and the covers already on the ground, the pace bowlers are expected to generate fine swing with the new ball in the power play overs. While the batters would look to attack the spinners and score runs on this pitch.
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