SCO vs HEA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? BBL 2020-21, Challenger

SCO vs HEA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? BBL 2020-21, Challenger

Both teams started the tournament with a string of defeats and are now standing on the verge of a finals' berth.

Jimmy Peirson a nd Sam Heazlett
Jimmy Peirson a nd Sam Heazlett. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat started the 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League on the backs of quite a few losses. They also lost their skipper Chris Lynn for a few matches due to injury. However, the team has made a strong comeback and is one win away from booking a place in the final against the Sydney Sixers.

They will next be facing the Perth Scorchers in the Challenger on Thursday at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Like the Heat, even Ashton Turner’s Scorchers also came back after defeats in the initial phase. They will be looking to make amends after losing to the Sixers in the Qualifier on Saturday.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Manuka Oval has been a belter for batting. Teams batting second have gotten a significant amount of assistance from the surface. Hence, batting first shouldn’t be the way forward for the teams. The conditions will be cloudy with the temperature around the 22 degrees Celsius mark.

Average first-innings score

169 (10 completed T20 match in BBL 2020-21)

Record of the chasing teams

Won – 7; Lost – 3

Playing Combinations for SCO vs HEA

Perth Scorchers

Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Jhye Richardson, Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed

Bench– Cameron Bancroft, Joel Paris, Matthew Kelly, Corey Rocchiccioli

Brisbane Heat

Joe Denly, Chris Lynn (C), Marnus Labuschagne, Sam Haezlett, Jimmy Pierson (wk), Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Morne Morkel

Bench– James Bazley, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Matthew Kuhnemann, Lachlan Pfeffer, Jack Wildermuth, Xavier Bartlett

Probable Top Performers for SCO vs HEA

Jason Roy– Perth Scorchers

Jason Roy has been a fulcrum of the Scorchers’ batting unit in the ongoing tournament. In 12 matches, the right-hander has notched 355 runs at an average and strike-rate of 32.27 and 130.51 respectively. He also has two half-centuries to show for his efforts. The Heat can’t afford to let him settle.

Chris Lynn– Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn, without a shred of a doubt, has been a fulcrum for the Heat in the T20 league. In 12 matches, the veteran has scored 436 runs at an average and strike-rate of 36.33 and 156.27 respectively. If Lynn gets his eyes in, then the Scorchers could be in for some massive trouble.

Broadcast Details

Match timings – 07:40 PM local time, 02:10 PM IST

TV – Sony Ten Network

Live Streaming – Sony LIV

The prediction is for the team, batting second to win the match.

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.