BBL 2022: Match 17, THU vs HEA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat?

Both sides have had an underwhelming start to their respective campaigns and will be on the lookout to turn the momentum around in their upcoming clash.

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Sydney Thunder (THU) and Brisbane Heat (HEA) will lock horns in Match 17 of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 season at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney. The two sides have endured a rather underwhelming start to their respective campaigns as they have just won one match thus far in the top-tier league.

Both sides are currently towards the bottom half of the points table and though it is too early to look into the standings, the team’s will look to earn the important two points in their forthcoming clash. While the Thunder are reeling from back-to-back losses, Brisbane, on the other hand, had an impressive outing in the previous game as they registered a win in their match against table toppers, Adelaide Strikers. 

Match Details

Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

Date & Time: December 27, 1:45 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv App

Pitch Report

The surface at the Sydney Showground Stadium is a fairly balanced one with equal purchase for both the batters and the bowlers. However, pacers may not get the advantage with the new ball as the surface does not provide much movement and therefore batters could make use of this aspect. Either skipper winning the toss could elect to bat first to set a competitive total on board.

Click Here: Live Cricket Score of Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, 17th Match

Predicted Playing XIs for THU vs HEA

Sydney Thunder:

Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett, Fazalhaq Farooqi 

Brisbane Heat:

Max Bryant, Colin Munro, Matt Renshaw, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Ross Whiteley, Michael Neser, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann 

Probable Best Performers from THU vs HEA

Probable best batter: Sam Billings

Billings played a vital role in their win against Adelaide Strikers in the previous contest as he carved out a sensational innings. The middle-order batter smashed 79 runs from 48 balls at an impressive strike rate of 164.58. The batter will look to continue his fine form against Thunder in their forthcoming clash.

Probable best bowler: Gurinder Sandhu

The right-arm pacer understands the dynamics of the game and uses the slower deliveries in order to restrict the batters from getting the high scores. Sandhu can not only scalp the vital wickets but also has the potential to be economical for the side and that is precisely what the pacer will be intending to do against Brisbane.  

Today's Match Prediction: Brisbane Heat to win the match

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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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