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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions BBL- Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat

Fawad Ahmed
Fawad Ahmed
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Brisbane Heat boast of a great head to head record against Sydney Thunder.

They have won all of the last three matches played between the two teams. The Heat has clinched six of the seven overall head to head encounters.

The match will be played at the Sydney Showground Stadium which is the home ground of Sydney Thunder. The team has won all of the last three matches played at this ground.

Sydney Thunder are expected to go in with the same playing XI despite losing the last match. The batting proceedings will be started by Jos Buttler and Shane Watson. Butler has been in smoking-hot form with three-half centuries and 268 runs till now.

However, his opening partner Shane Watson and England Test captain Joe Root have not been in the best of form.

All-rounder Daniel Sams has performed quite decently as he has scored some handy runs while also picking up nine wickets from six matches. Spinner Fawad Ahmed would be key for the team's bowling fortunes along with Chris Green.

When it comes to Brisbane Heat, they would expect opener Chris Lynn to fire again as Brendon Mccullum and Max Bryant have not been among runs. Ben Cutting has played a few handy cameos in the middle order.

Mujib Ur Rahman is their most threatening player with the ball along with James Pattinson.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.


Sydney Thunder- Jos Buttler (wk), Shane Watson (c), Callum Ferguson, Joe Root, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu, Sam Rainbird, Jonathan Cook, Fawad Ahmed

Brisbane Heat- Brendon McCullum, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Pattinson, Brendan Doggett, Josh Lalor, Mujeeb Ur Rahman


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Brisbane Heat

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jos Buttler (Sydney Thunder), Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Fawad Ahmed (Sydney Thunder), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Brisbane Heat)

Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (Sydney Thunder), Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat)

Team Scores Batting First – Sydney Thunder 150+, Brisbane Heat 165+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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