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Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat BBL T20 Match Prediction

2020-12-14 13:45:00
Sydney Thunder SYT Sydney Thunder
Brisbane Heat BRH Brisbane Heat

Betting Tips

  • Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat will try again to get a first win of the 2020-21 Big Bash League when they face each other in Canberra.
  • Brisbane were bowled out for 125 in their opening game, as they lost to Melbourne Stars by six wickets.
  • Sydney Thunder, meanwhile, fell short against the same opponents. Chasing 170 to win, Callum Ferguson’s half-century could not prevent a 22-run loss.
Sydney Thunder

Our Pick Sydney Thunder are favourites to win

Posted On 13th December 2020 12:24:02
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Posted by Kavin

SYT vs BRH Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020

Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat meet in their respective second games of the 2020-21 Big Bash League, as both look to bounce back from an opening defeat. Both teams lost their opening games in Canberra to Melbourne Stars, and now face each other at the same venue, the Manuka Oval, on December 14. The live action starts at 19:15 local time.

The Thunder, who finished fifth in the group stage last year and then third overall, hit 147/9 last time out after Callum Ferguson’s half-century, but it was nowhere near their target of 170 as they crashed to a 22-run loss.

Brisbane Heat, meanwhile, who are looking to improve on last season’s seventh-placed finish, fared even worse with the bat. They crashed to 125 all out in their opening game and lost to the Stars by six wickets with 2.5 overs to spare. The only real positive was two debut wickets for Jack Wood.  

SYT vs BRH Live streaming

TV channels: Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sky Sport NZ, Ten Sports Pakistan, Willow TV, beIN SPORTS, Sports Max, Fox Sports Asia

Live streaming: Foxtel, SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, LIVENow

SYT vs BRH Toss Prediction

Neither side won the toss in their first game. Brisbane may prefer to bowl first this time out.

Weather Report

Though a little cloudy, Canberra is expected to be warm and dry all evening.

Pitch Condition

Canberra has favoured quick bowling so far, with plenty of wickets falling.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11

SYT Team News

Tanveer Sangha made his T20 debut last time out and was in the wickets from the off. He is likely to retain his place this time around. Sam Billings is a late arrival at the tournament, but the Thunder otherwise have a strong squad available to them.

SYT Key Players

  • Callum Ferguson: The Thunder captain led from the front last time out but lacked support from his team-mates as he hit 54 from 35 balls with the bat.
  • Alex Hales: With no England return on the cards, the big-hitting opener can make his mark in BBL 2020. He hit 46 last time out.
  • Daniel Sams: Last season’s top wicket-taker in the tournament started in similar form this time around, taking 2-24 from his three overs.

SYT Team Form

Sydney Thunder were third last time out, having finished fifth in the group stage. They started with a defeat this time around, however. Chasing 170 to beat Melbourne Stars, despite wickets from Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green, they fell short on 147/9. Callum Ferguson hit 54 but lacked support.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Baxter Holt (wk), Jonathan Cook, Tanveer Sangha

Brisbane Heat Team News & Playing 11

BRH Team News

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is out of hospital and out of quarantine, and the young Afghan leg-spinner. Mark Steketee and Jack Wildermuth are also possible returnees, as they await their return from the Australia ‘A’ match at the SCG. 

BRH Key Players

  • Chris Lynn: The captain hit some poor form in T20 cricket as he failed to make his mark in the Caribbean Premier League. If he returns to form, however, so will the Heat.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman: The Afghan spinner’s arrival will be a huge bonus, given his burgeoning reputation in T20 cricket.
  • Dan Lawrence: The Englishman could prove an excellent signing if he hits the sort of big-hitting batting form he has showcased for Essex.

BRH Team Form

Brisbane Heat finished seventh last season and a young side suffered a crushing defeat first up this season too. The Heat were bowled out for 125, with Tom Cooper’s 26 their top score, and Melbourne Stars raced to a six-wicket defeat with 17 balls to spare.

Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11

Max Bryant, Jack Wildermuth, Chris Lynn (c), Dan Lawrence, Tom Cooper, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Simon Milenko, Jack Wood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Team Form in Last Five Matches

SYT : L L W W W

BRH : L L W L L

SYT vs BRH Head to Head

Brisbane Heat have won eight of their ten completed games against Sydney Thunder, including a rain-affected match last season. Sydney hit 60/4 in five overs, which was not enough in reply to 119/4 in eight overs. The Thunder won their first match last season, however – Callum Ferguson hit 73* from 44 balls in a total of 172/6. Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Chris Green and Arjun Nair all took two wickets as the Thunder bowled the Heat out for 143 in reply.

SYT vs BRH Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played SYT Won BRH Won Tie No Result
11 2 8 0 1

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Betting Odds

Brisbane Heat need to get back to winning ways but they are favourites to do that in this game.

Sydney Thunder Bet365 Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunder are 1.80 to win this match with Bet365.
  • SYT top team batsman: Alex Hales is 3.40 to be Sydney Thunder’s top team batsman with Bet365, while Usman Khawaja is the same price. Callum Ferguson has starred in this fixture before and top-scored last time out too. He is 4.50 with Bet365 and looks a good price.
  • SYT top team bowler: Daniel Sams is 3.50 with Bet365 to be Sydney Thunder’s top team bowler, while Chris Green and Tanveer Sangha are both 4.50. Jonathan Cook also took two wickets when these teams last met and he is 5.00 with Bet365.

Brisbane Heat Bet365 Odds

  • BRH to win: Brisbane Heat are 2.10 outsiders with Bet365.
  • BRH top team batsman: Chris Lynn is 3.00 to be Brisbane Heat’s top team batsman, while Max Bryant and Sam Heazlett are 4.50 and 5.00 respectively. Dan Lawrence can be backed at 5.00 too, while Tom Cooper – who top-scored, albeit in a poor team performance, last time out, is 7.00 with Bet365.
  • BRH top team bowler: Xavier Bartlett is 4.33 with Bet365 to be Brisbane’s top team bowler, while Ben Laughlin is 3.40. Jack Wood is 5.00 after his debut wickets last time out, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman, hoping for a recall, looks the best bet at 3.75 with Bet365.

Sydney Thunder Betway Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunder are 1.80 favourites with Betway for this game.
  • SYT top team batsman: Alex Hales is 3.00 with Betway to be Sydney Thunder’s top team batsman and opening partner Usman Khawaja can be backed at 3.25. Callum Ferguson is 4.00 despite his half-century last time out. Alex Ross is 6.00 with Betway, meanwhile.
  • SYT top team bowler: Daniel Sams is 3.50 with Betway to be Sydney Thunder’s top team batsman, while Adam Milne is 3.60. Chris Green can be backed at 4.33 – the same price as Jonathan Cook – and Tanveer Sangha is 4.50. 

Brisbane Heat Betway Odds

  • BRH to win: Brisbane Heat are outsiders at 1.95 to win with Betway.
  • BRH top team batsman: Chris Lynn is 2.87 to be Brisbane Heat’s top team batsman, while Max Bryant is 4.33. Dan Lawrence can be backed at 4.50 and Sam Heazlett is 4.75. Despite top-scoring last time out, Tom Cooper is as high as 7.00.
  • BRH top team bowler: Ben Laughlin is 3.20 favourite with Betway, while Xavier Bartlett is 3.75 and Jack Wood is 4.00. Mujeeb Ur Rahman is also 4.00 and worth backing if he makes his return to the Heat line-up for this game.

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Prediction

Brisbane Heat may welcome some key players, not least Mujeeb Ur Rahman, back for this fixture but they are still outsiders. With plenty of experience on board, Sydney Thunder can record a first win.

Final Verdict

Brisbane Heat to beat Sydney Thunder at 1.80 with Bet365 and 1.80 with Betway.

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  • Akshat

    Both teams after loosing the first match will look for a win. Sydney have better chances

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