In match number 6 of the Big Bash League season 13, Sydney Thunder will be hosting Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval, Canberra on Tuesday. This will also mark the beginning of the journey of BBL season 13 for Sydney Thunder as Tuesday's fixture will be their first one of the tournament.
Sydney Thunder will be motivated to start their BBL campaign with a win against the team who eliminated them in the play-off in the previous edition of the league.
Brisbane Heat has started their BBL journey with a win against Melbourne Stars. Their 2nd fixture was abandoned because of the rains. The top bookmakers in India have cricket odds with them.
Brisbane Heat carries a winning momentum and has some of the best batters in the squad.
The betting tip is...
48.5+ runs to be scored by Brisbane Heat in the first 6 Overs
Sydney Thunder will be led by Chris Green and their full-time wicketkeeper will be Matthew Gikes. Alex Hales will be the primary player for the Thunder as he carries an exceptional record in white-ball cricket and BBL.
However, he is coming from a failed campaign in Abu Dhabi’s T10 but playing at home can give a different outcome. Cameron Bancroft is also available to be part of the playing XI and can do some major damage in the middle order.
The bowling attack will be led by Daniel Sams and Nathan McAndrew with Tanvir Sangha as their full-time spin option. Pakistan’s young pacer, Zaman Khan, will also try to make his presence felt during the match.
Skipper Chris Green has the availability of the whole squad and will have the best possible playing XI combination for Tuesday's fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Sangha, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Zaman Khan, Tanveer Sangha
Brisbane Heat will be eager to get back in action as their previous fixture got abandoned. In their first fixture against Melbourne Stars, Colin Munro scored 99 off 61 balls at a strike rate of 162.30.
His innings gave a much-needed kickstart to the team and created pressure on the opposition. Marnus Labuschagne (30 off 23) and Usman Khawaja (28 off 19) also played a crucial role on the batting front.
The bowlers looked at the top of their form. Mitchell Swepson picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 7.26. Xavier Bartlett and Michael Neser picked up 2 wickets each at an economy of 2.67 and 10 respectively.
Brisbane Heat will be without some of its senior players because of the national duty for a Test series against Pakistan.
Predicted Lineup: Josh Brown, Colin Munro, Jack Wood, Sam Billings (c) (wk), Max Bryant, Paul Walter, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
We are in for an absolute thriller as both teams are evenly matched and have interesting histories. Sydney Thunder has a well-balanced batting lineup but their bowling attack is vulnerable and inexperienced.
The Heat will be without players like Labuschagne and Khawaja but even after their absence, they have a good strength of players. We predict a win for the Brisbane Heat on Tuesday.