Last Update on: December 1st, 2023 at 05:18 pm
Match 17 of the ongoing BBL 2022-23 season will see Brisbane Heat take on the Sydney Thunder in Sydney on December 27. Both teams are placed in the bottom half of the table. Most of the teams have played just four games in the season and more than half of the season is still remaining.
Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades are the top two teams with six points each. The Brisbane Heat failed to live up to the expectations last season and finished in the second-last position on the point table just above the Renegades, owing to a better net run rate.
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However, this time around, they have a good squad with plenty of power hitters in the team. Brisbane Heat’s batting unit looks solid with the presence of Jimmy Peirson, Max Bryant, Sam Billings, and Colin Munro.
Sydney to have a good batting core led by Alex Hales and Rilee Rossouw. In the absence of David Warner, Alex Ross becomes a key figure in the batting lineup. Daniel Sams and Chris Green are two key all-rounders in the XI.
Both teams have won the title previously. Heat won the title in the 2012-13 season. Sydney again won the title in the 2015-16 season. Perth Scorchers are the current holders of the title having won the 2021–22 season.
The Thunder have not made a good start to the season winning one out of their four games. They won their campaign opener against Melbourne Stars. The side then succumbed back to back defeats against Adelaide Strikers twice and Melbourne Renegades.
The Heat have lost all their first three games. They lost twice to Melbourne Renegades and once to Adelaide Strikers. Both teams now need to start winning to stay alive in the competition.
Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Head To Head
|Matches Played||Brisbane Heat Won||Sydney Thunder Won|
Recent Venue Records ( Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney)
STATS – T20
Total matches 4
Matches won batting first 3
Average 1st Inns scores 140
Average 2nd Inns scores 110
Highest total recorded 150/3 (20 Ov) by THAIW vs PAKW
Lowest total recorded 97/10 (17.1 Ov) by WIW vs ENGW
Lowest score defended 132/4 (20 Ov) by INDW vs AUSW
Who Will Score Most Runs For Sydney Thunder: Alex Hales / Rilee Rossouw
Who Will Score Most Runs For Brisbane Heat: Colin Munro / Max Bryant
Who Will Take Most Wickets For Sydney Thunder: Daniel Sams / Chris Green
Who Will Take Most Wickets For Brisbane Heat: Mitchell Swepson / Mark Steketee
Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Prediction- Who Will Win Today ST vs BH BBL Match? BBL 2022-23, Match 17
Heat has won 10 out of the 16 games played between both sides and they are favourites to win again heading into the contest.