Another exciting match in the name of BBL again and this time it’s between Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder. Gabba stadium is all set to host Sydney Thunder on Wednesday, in match 8 of the season. These two teams started the tournament with with one win and one loss to their names, making this game crucial as the BBL ladder begins to take shape. In this match, the home team, Brisbane Heat is going to make few changes and with some big names set to return for the heat. If we talk about history of the two teams, Brisbane Heat hold the wood over the Thunder by winning five out of six matches. Finally it is between McCullum vs Shane Watson and let us all watch how Brisbane will continue their paw over Sydney Thunder in upcoming match. Forecast at Gabba is not all good and on the match day rain with thunderstorms are expected.
The Gabba – Brisbane, Australia
Thundery Outbreaks possible with heavy rain
Good batting conditions can be expected for this game at the Gabba. 170 should be about par here in the first-innings. In previous match also it was a high scoring match.
Team News : Brisbane Heat
Ahead of this match, the good news for Brisbane Heat is Chris Lynn sets to make his first appearence for the Heat this BBL. They started the tournament with a win and then fell down in second match. Now again they are going to play this match at home and this is a big advantage for home side. Brisbane has announced 13 members squad and it will be lead by McCullum. Chris Lynn and Joe Burns named in the 13-man squad. The Bash brothers are becoming the biggest craze at the Brisbane Heat. They have a very strong and powerful batting line up and with the addition of Lynn and Burns it has become very powerful than before. We can expect Lynnasity from talism batsman Chris Lynn if weather is good. Ross is another key player for Heat in middle order and he has contributed good runs with bat in last couple of matches. Lalor has been the Heat’s best performing seamer, while Shadab Khan and Swepson have done a solid job by taking wickets at regular intervals.
McCullum (c), Burns, Cutting, Doggett, Heazlett, Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Perison, Alex Ross, Shadab Khan, Steketee, Swepson
Team News : Sydney Thunder
A big task is in front of Sydney Thunder to avoid another failure against Heat ahead of this game. The team depends mainly on the likes of Jos Buttler, Kurtis Patterson and Shane Watson when it comes to batting. In the first game of the season, Watson played an outstanding innings but he has failed to rescue his team in 2nd match. Another batsman, Patterson, is playing some important innings for Sydney and he needs to play another good innings. Thunder is facing problem with Buttler and the English batsman needs to play his flying game. Even in middle order, Thunder doesn’t have good strength. Arjun Nair is consistent with ball and once again his team expects some early quick wickets from this young spinner. Mitchell McClenaghan who has taken two wickets in each game will be the key for the Thunder with the ball. 13 members unchanged squad has been announced which will be lead by Watson. Callum Ferguson remains in the thirteen after missing the first two games following a quad strain he suffered in a KFC Practice Match
Watson (c), Buttler , Blizzard, Ferguson , Fekete , Gibson , Green, McClenaghan , Arjun Nair, Patterson , Rohrer , Sandhu
Brisbane Heat Probable XI
Sydney Thunder Probable XI
Prediction : Brisbane Heat however seem to have an upper hand here as they have beaten Sydney Thunder five times out of six in the BBL. We are expecting same will repeat and supporting Brisbane Heat. Brisbane Heat are favourites.