This is the 33rd match of Big Bash 2018-2019 will be played at Gabba in Brisbane. Sydney Thunder will look forward to taking the revenge of their previous defeat when they take on the Brisbane Heat for the second time in the tournament.
Highlights of the Match
• Although the team Brisbane will be playing at their home ground yet they have lost four matches they have played here.
• Both the teams confronted 8 times each other and Brisbane has beaten Sydney Thunder seven times
• Sydney Thunder’s batting will currently depend vigorously on Shane Watson after the takeoff of Jos Buttler and Joe Root.
As far the team has played seven matches and has won three and lost four matches and are currently placed at a sixth position on the point table. After facing three back to back defeats at the start of the tournament, and now they have made a strong comeback with three wins in their last four matches. Team has made efforts in their last game against Melbourne Renegades at Geelong where they secured a thumping 101- run victory.
Brisbane Heat has made a couple of changes to their team for this match against Sydney Thunder. Bowler Mark Steketee and batsman Sam Heazlett are in the team again, group has held crease bowler Jack Prestwidge in the team yet he is probably not going to be drafted into the playing eleven for this present Thursday’s conflict. The Heat had before lost their head quick bowler James Pattinson for the rest of the BBL 08 because of a side strain he had endured amid the match against the Melbourne Renegades.
Sydney Thunder has played 8 matches as far in the tournament and have won 4 and lost 4 matches and they are placed at a third position on the point table.
The Thunder had begun off on a positive note with wins in their initial two matches however lost four of their next five matches. They, be that as it may, skipped back with an exhaustive 71-run win in the last match against the dominant heroes Adelaide Strikers.
Sydney Thunder has included batsman Ryan Gibson in their 13-man squad for this match against the Brisbane Heat. Gibson has been picked without precedent for this Big Bash League season and he replaces batsman Jason Sangha who is set to play for Cricket Australia XI in the three-day warm-up match against Sri Lanka that gets in progress on Thursday. The English pair of Jos Buttler and Joe Root returned home after the game against the Heat at the Spotless Stadium. The previous has been supplanted by wicketkeeper-batsman Jay Lenton who showed up of the season last time against the protecting victors Adelaide Strikers
Without Jos Buttler and Joe Root, Sydney Thunder will depend intensely on any semblance of Shane Watson, Callum Ferguson and Daniel Sams to score the enormous keeps running for them. Watson crushed his initial fifty this BBL and assumed an instrumental job in his group’s success in the last diversion against Adelaide Strikers. Sams is having a strike-rate of near 165 and he will be the key in the middle order.
Brisbane Heat (From): Max Bryant, Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn(c), Sam Heazlett, Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson(w), Josh Lalor, Brendan Doggett, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jack Prestwidge, Mark Steketee
Sydney Thunder (From): Anton Devcich, Shane Watson(c), Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Jay Lenton(w), Chris Green, Chris Jordan, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed, Jonathan Cook, Nathan McAndrew
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