Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat BBL T20 Match Prediction

2021-01-31 13:45 Match starts in -23363383 secs
Sydney Thunder SYT Sydney Thunder
Brisbane Heat BRH Brisbane Heat
Betting Tips
  • After beating Adelaide Strikers in the Eliminator play-off, in-form Brisbane Heat now take on third-placed Sydney Thunder in the Knockout play-off match.
  • Brisbane made it three wins in a row last time out, as Marnus Labuschagne (3-13) led the way in limiting Adelaide to 130/7, before they claimed a six-wicket win.
  • Sydney Thunder finished third, so this is their first play-off match. They signed off from the league phase with a rain-affected nine-wicket win against Adelaide.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

Brisbane Heat are favourites to win

SYT vs BRH Knockout Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020-21

Having recaptured some winning form in perfect time to charge into the play-offs and then see off Adelaide Strikers in the Eliminator, Brisbane Heat now take on Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League 2020-21 Knockout. The match, at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, takes place on January 31 and the live action begins at 19:15 local time.

Brisbane Heat won their final two group games, with Chris Lynn hitting half-centuries in each. They then restricted Adelaide Strikers to 130/7 in the Eliminator last time out, with in-form Marnus Labuschagne – whose return has coincided with their climb up the table – taking 3-13. In reply, Jimmy Peirson anchored the innings with 47* from 44 balls as the Heat won by six wickets with seven balls to spare.

Sydney Thunder finished third, meanwhile, after signing off with a nine-wicket win against the Strikers. It was a second win in three games, but they did three in a row before that and five of their last eight in total to counter a fine start. Alex Hales’ batting will be key, and he hit 63* from 39 balls last time out, but it is Brisbane with the greater momentum now.

SYT vs BRH BBL Live streaming

Live TV: Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sony Ten Network, BeIn Sports

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SYT vs BRH Toss Prediction

Brisbane are due to win this toss, and may choose to field first after their success in the first play-off.

Weather Report

The evening will be cloudy and humid in Canberra but it should stay dry.

Pitch Condition

The Manuka Oval leans towards batting over bowling, but there are occasions when it can prove a little more balanced.

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

Both Alex Ross and Tanveer Sangha started the last game, as the Thunder instead swapped out Oliver Davies rather than choosing between the two. The rain-shortened win against Adelaide Strikers should give them enough cause to stick with an unchanged team.

SYT Key Players

  • Alex Hales: Smashed 110 against Sydney Sixers and 63* from 39 balls in the most recent win against Adelaide Strikers. He has 545 runs so far this season and an excellent strike rate.
  • Callum Ferguson: The captain anchored the innings for Hales in each of his last two match-winning knocks and now has 110 runs in his last three innings.
  • Brendan Doggett: Has taken eight wickets in his four BBL matches this season, bowling tidily to return 1-19 from three overs last time out.

SYT Team Form

Alex Hales’ century led the Thunder to a BBL-record of 232/5 as they ended a three-game losing streak with victory in the Sydney Smash. They then lost once to Adelaide Strikers, by six runs, before bouncing back against the same opposition to beat them by nine wickets and finish third in the group stage. Hales top-scored in their most recent win too, hitting 63* from 39 balls

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Brendan Doggett, Tanveer Sangha

Brisbane Heat Team News & Playing 11

BRH Team News

Xavier Bartlett started the last match but Morne Morkel replaced him after an eight-ball over and the giant South African could start this match. Max Bryant missed out altogether last time out, but Sam Heazlett may not have done enough to keep his place.

BRH Key Players

  • Marnus Labuschagne: Three wickets in each of the last two games and some useful knocks since returning from international duty too.
  • Mitchell Swepson: Bowling in tandem with Labuschagne, he has picked up two wickets in each of the last three matches of BBL 2020-21 – keeping things tight too.
  • Chris Lynn: Back-to-back half-centuries were key in getting the Heat into these play-offs, and also took the big-hitting opener beyond the 400-run mark for the season.

BRH Team Form

Brisbane Heat have won their last three matches to keep their BBL campaign alive, just as it looked to be heading for disappointment. Chris Lynn hit half-centuries and Marnus Labuschagne fell just short in improved batting performances against Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers, but it was Labuschagne’s bowling that made the difference last time out against Adelaide Strikers. He took 3-13 and Mitchell Swepson 2-23 as they shared five wickets for the second successive match. Set 131 to win, Joe Denly (41) and Jimmy Peirson (47*) ensured they overcame an early wobble to win by six wickets.

Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11

Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Morne Morkel

SYT vs BRH Team Form in Last Five Matches



Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Head to Head

Brisbane Heat have a dominant record in this fixture, but in the last two seasons both teams have beat the other once. This season, when they last met at the Manuka Oval, Brisbane posted 178/6 with Chris Lynn hitting 69 of them, but Daniel Sams’ 65* from 25 balls helped the Thunder to a four-wicket win with seven balls to spare. In the most recent meeting, in Brisbane, however, the Heat chased 175 to win by five wickets – Joe Denly and Joe Burns both hitting half-centuries.

SYT vs BRH Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played SYT Won BRH Won Tie No Result
13 3 9 0 1

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Betting Odds

Sydney Thunder are favourites to beat Brisbane Heat, but results of late suggest the Heat have more momentum and could upset the odds.

Sydney Thunder Bet365 Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunder are 1.72 favourites to win with Bet365.
  • SYT top team batsman: Alex Hales is in fine batting form up the order and he can be backed at 3.25 to be Sydney Thunder’s top team batsman with Bet365. Usman Khawaja is 4.00 alongside him at the top of the order, but it is Callum Ferguson who has backed his recent batting efforts and he is 5.00. Sam Billings is 6.00 and Alex Ross is 8.00.
  • SYT top team bowler: Tanveer Sangha is 3.75 favourite with Bet365 to be Sydney Thunder’s top team bowler, while Chris Green is 4.50. Brendan Doggett has found some wicket-taking form and he is 5.00, while Nathan McAndrew is the same price after his economical bowling last time out.

Brisbane Heat Bet365 Odds

  • BRH to win: Brisbane Heat are 2.10 outsiders to win with Bet365.
  • BRH top team batsman: Chris Lynn is 3.00 favourite to be Brisbane Heat’s top team batsman, while Marnus Labuschagne is 4.00. Joe Denly is 4.50 after a key innings last time out and Jimmy Peirson is 8.00 after his match-winning contribution. Bet365 are offering 6.50 on Joe Burns and 5.50, should he return, on Max Bryant.
  • BRH top team bowler:  Marnus Labuschagne is now 4.50 with Bet365 to be Brisbane Heat’s top team bowler after his six wickets across the last two matches. Mitchell Swepson has six in three, and he is 5.00 with Bet365. Mark Steketee is 3.75 after his earlier wicket-taking form, Ben Laughlin and Xavier Bartlett at 5.00 and Morne Morkel an option at 5.50. 

Sydney Thunder Betway Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunder are 1.66 to win with Betway.
  • SYT top team batsman: Alex Hales is 3.20 to be Sydney Thunder’s top team batsman with Betway, while Usman Khawaja is 3.60. Callum Ferguson has found some good form of late too, albeit overshadowed by Hales, and he is 4.00 with Betway. Sam Billings is 5.00 and Alex Ross is the same price.
  • SYT top team bowler: Tanveer Sangha is 3.75 with Betway to be Sydney Thunder’s top team bowler, while Brendan Doggett can be backed at 4.00 after his return. Chris Green is 5.00 with Betway, as is Nathan McAndrew.

Brisbane Heat Betway Odds

  • BRH to win: Brisbane Heat are 2.05 outsiders to win with Betway.
  • BRH top team batsman: Chris Lynn is 3.00 favourite to be Brisbane Heat’s top team batsman, while Marnus Labuschagne is 3.75. Joe Denly is 4.33 after his key innings up the order last time out, and Max Bryant can be backed at 5.00. Joe Burns is 8.00 and Jimmy Peirson 11.00 after his match-winning knock.
  • BRH top team bowler: Mark Steketee is 3.50 with Betway to be Brisbane Heat’s top team bowler, while Marnus Labuschagne can now be backed at 4.00 after his recent wicket-taking form. Mitch Swepson is the same price after his six wickets in three games. Jack Wildermuth is 4.50 and Ben Laughlin and Morne Morkel are both 4.75.

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Prediction

Sydney Thunder may have beaten Brisbane Heat twice this season, but with their internationals back the Heat have found some momentum. They could hard to stop.

Final Verdict

Brisbane Heat to beat Sydney Thunder at 2.10 with Bet365 and 2.05 with Betway.

SYT vs BRH Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Sam Billings and Jimmy Peirson are the same price and, while Peirson’s batting was key to the Heat’s most recent win, picking him would still be a gamble given he is less prominent in the batting order.

  • Batsmen

    Chris Lynn and Alex Hales are both key at the top of the respective batting orders and even at 10.5 credits each, there is no question both must be included. Callum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja are both nine credits and they are up the Thunder order with Hales.

  • All rounder

    Brisbane’s other key batsman is now Marnus Labuschagne, who is also in excellent wicket-taking form too. He is 9.5 credits and, with no Daniel Sams for the Thunder, he is also  the top all-round choice. Jack Wildermuth is a tidy option at 8.5 credits for the Heat, meanwhile.

  • Bowlers

    Mark Steketee’s wicket-taking form speaks for itself, even if it has dipped a little in the last couple of matches, while Mitchell Swepson has taken wickets since coming into the Heat team after international duty. For the Thunder, Tanveer Sangha has been in good form – amounting to 615 points – and Brendan Doggett can be picked up at the same 8.5-credit cost having returned to the team with some consistent wicket-taking too.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Marnus Labuschagne took another three wickets last time out and his batting is useful too. He is the man in form and the obvious captain pick. Also in good form are the top batsmen in each side and Alex Hales’ run-scoring form has been particularly excellent in the Thunder’s last two wins. Mark Steketee is another option after his six wickets in the last three games.

SYT vs BRH Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Chris Lynn, Alex Hales (vc), Callum Ferguson, Usman Khawaja

  • All Rounder:Marnus Labuschagne (c), Jack Wildermuth

  • Wicket Keeper:Sam Billings

  • Bowler:Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Brendan Doggett, Tanveer Sangha

Posted On 30th January 2021 05:30:11
Posted by Kavin

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