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.
Updated - Feb 3, 2021 3:06 pm
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
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
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.
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.