The Knockout of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021 has the Sydney Thunder taking on the Brisbane Heat at the Manuka Oval on Sunday.
Sydney Thunder Team Updates:
Sydney Thunder, were edged by the Sixers and Scorchers in the points table.
Despite being one of the more impressive teams in the BBL 2021, the Thunder had to win last games to qualify and they did so.
Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja will probably open the inning for the Sydney Thunder team. Both are very talented players and played many attacking innings in previous matches.
Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings (WK), Oliver Davies/Alex Ross will form the middle order of the team.
Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting will be handy in death overs.
Callum Ferguson will lead the Sydney Thunder team as a Captain. He is also good Batsman.
Sam Billings will do the wicket keeping for Sydney Thunder team.
Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Adam Milne, Daniel Sams and Brendan Doggett will lead the pace attack of the team.
Brisbane Heat Team Updates:
The Brisbane Heat, who beat the Strikers in the Eliminator, look a different side to the one that started the season off with two losses
Led by Chris Lynn and his explosive batting exploits, the Heat have snuck into the Knockout.
They possess a very well-balanced side, with Lewis Gregory and Jack Wildermuth adding much-needed depth and Mark Steketee shining with the ball in hand.
Chris Lynn and Sam Heazlett will probably open the inning for the Brisbane Heat team.
Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Burns will take care of the middle order of the team.
Chris Lynn will lead the Brisbane Heat team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Jimmy Peirson will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Brisbane Heat team.
Marnus Labuschagne will lead the spin attack of the team.
Ben Laughlin , Mark Stekeete and Xavier Bartlett will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Last 5 Head to Head:
Sydney Thunder: 3 Won Brisbane Heat: 2Won
Chris Lynn has been brilliant throughout the season with the bat, he is going to play a cruicial role once again for the team.
Marnus Labuschagne has been outstanding with the ball especially, he has been picking on an average 2-3 wickets per match.
Daniel Sams is the key allrounder for the Thunder team, he is likely to play big role with both ball and bat.
Alex Hales has been the lone warrior in batting department for the Thunders team.
In wicket keeping, both the wicket keepers are good. You can choose anyone.
Allrounders may play major role on this pitch.
For SL: Captain: Chris Lynn, Vice-Captain: Usman Khawaja
For GL : Captain: Usman Khawaja, Vice-Captain: Marnus Labuschagne
Sydney Thunder Squad :
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(C), Sam Billings(WK), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Brendan Doggett, Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Matthew Gilkes(WK), Jonathan Cook, Nathan McAndrew, Oliver Davies, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Baxter Holt(WK)
Brisbane Heat Squad :
Sam Heazlett, Chris Lynn(C), Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne, Jimmy Peirson(WK), Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Simon Milenko, Jack Sinfield, Lachy Pfeffer(WK), Jack Wildermuth, Morne Morkel, Matthew Kuhnemann, Max Bryant, Connor Sully, Tom Cooper, Jack Wood, James Bazley, Matthew Willans