THU vs HEA Dream11 Prediction | Top Picks | Knockout, BBL 2020-21

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Hello and welcome to our THU vs HEA Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat will play against each other in the Knockout match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at Manuka Oval, Canberra.

Sydney Thunder:

The Sydney Thunder have been in a good rhythm so far as they won 8 out of 14 matches and completed the league stage at the 3rd position on the points table with a total of 31 points. In the last game, Sydney Thunder very well, and by the DLS method, they won the match comfortably by nine wickets.

Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja have been giving a brilliant start to the inning this season, but Khawaja got for a duck in the last match, and Hales scored a brilliant fifty. Skipper Ferguson, who was looking out of form, has performed well in the previous two games. 

Sam Billings has also been playing well in the middle-order. Ben Cutting has not done much with the ball so far this season but has been performing the role of finisher very well.

The bowling department was decent in the last match, but they still need to improve a lot. Tanveer Sangha has been the most consistent wicket-taker, along with Nathan McAndrew, this season. Chris Green has also managed to put up some good performances. Adam Milne has appeared to be struggling to pick up wickets, whereas Doggett has proved himself every time he was given a chance.

Thunder have a perfect batting unit, but they need to improve a bit in their bowling performance, and they have a good chance of qualifying for the Challenger.

Brisbane Heat:

The Heat have performed decently so far this season and put up a good performance in the Eliminator, won the match by six wickets, and qualified for the Knockout.

The team’s batting department has been decent so far this season, but they have underperformed most of the matches. Skipper Chris Lynn has been opening the innings, scoring runs consistently in every game, and has already scored five fifties in the nine games he has played this season. He got out early in the last match. 

Joe Denly opened the innings along with Lynn for the first time and batted well, providing stability to the innings. At No.3, Labuschagne has been batting well and missed his fifty twice in four matches by just a few runs but was out early in the last game. 

Peirson has put up some good performances this season, and in the last match, he batted a little up the order and took his team over the winning line. Lewis Gregory has also contributed with both bat and ball whenever required for the team. Max Bryant has been batting decently but has not been able to play a big inning and did not play the last match.

The bowling department has performed well in most of the matches and is the major reason for the Heat being able to qualify for the playoffs. Mark Steketee has been the team’s consistent wicket-taker so far in this season. Bartlett has also been picking up wickets at crucial times. 

Swepson bowled well and picked up two wickets in the last match, and Labuschagne has also been bowling very well and picking up wickets in every game, and in the previous game, he picked up three wickets.

Brisbane Heat needs to maintain their winning momentum and win the Knockouts against the Thunder.

THU vs HEA Match Details

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, Knockout, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra.

Date: 31st January 2021

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Time: 01:45 PM IST

THU vs HEA Head-to-Head Records

Matches Played: 11

THU Won: 3

HEA Won: 8

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

Pitch Report

Average 1st innings score: 172

Average 2nd innings score: 152

(The average scores are based on the ten completely played matches here at this venue so far this season)

The pitch is a balanced one with a bit of assistance for the pacers in the initial overs. The spinners will play a crucial role in the match.

The pitch is expected to slow down as the game progresses. A score above 175 could be considered a fighting total.

The chasing team has won eight out of the eleven matches so far at this venue this season.

Weather Forecast

The weather will be partly cloudy, and there is a slight chance of rain during the match.

THU vs HEA Dream11 Team News

THU:

  • Sydney Thunder has announced a 19-man squad for the Knockout against the Heat.
  • Daniel Sams has recovered from the injury and will available for the Knockout.

HEA:

  • They have announced an 18-man squad for the Knockout.
  • Heat is going with the same squad as of the last game.

Probable Playing XI

Sydney Thunder:

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Brendan Doggett, Tanveer Sangha.

Bench: Nathan McAndrew, Oliver Davies, Arjun Nair, Baxter Holt (wk), Matthew Gilkes, Jonathan Cook, Jason Sangha, Chris Tremain.

Brisbane Heat:

Chris Lynn (C), Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne, Max Bryant/Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson (WK), Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Xavier Bartlett/Morne Morkel.

Bench: Sam Heazlett/Max Bryant, Morne Morkel/Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, James Bazley, Tom Cooper, Lachy Pfeffer.

Top picks for THU vs HEA Dream11 Prediction

THU:

Alex Hales:

(14 M, 535 R, 41.15 A)

Hales will open the innings for his side and will play aggressively in the powerplay. Hales batted brilliantly, scoring 63* runs, and is currently the leading run-scorer in this season.

Usman Khawaja:

(14 M, 310 R, 23.85 A)

Khawaja will open the innings along with Hales and will play attacking cricket. Khawaja was out for a duck in the last match.

Callum Ferguson:

(14 M, 380 R, 31.67 A)

He will bat at No 3 and will also lead the side. Ferguson scored 46* runs from 33 balls in the last match.

Daniel Sams:

(9 M, 199 R, 49.75 A + 26.4 O, 10 W)

He is one of the best all-rounders in the BBL and is equally good with bat and ball. Sams did not play the last few matches due to injury.

Sam Billings:

(9 M, 226 R, 25 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and is an excellent striker of the ball. Billings did not get to bat in the last match.

Tanveer Sangha:

(14 M, 43.3 O, 21 W)

Sangha is a young right-arm leg spinner and has been bowling brilliantly this season. He picked up 1 wicket in the last match and is one of the top five wicket-takers this season.

Ben Cutting:

(14 M, 246 R, 33 A + 28 O, 4 W)

Cutting is one of the best all-rounders in the T20 format in the world. Cutting will bowl 2-3 overs in the middle overs and do the team’s finishing duties. He went wicketless in the last match.

Nathan McAndrew:

(12 M, 55 R, 27.50 A + 40 O, 14 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a decent pace. Nathan bowled well, picking up a wicket in the last match.

Chris Green:

(13 M, 36 O, 13 W)

Green is a right-arm off-spinner who will bowl in the powerplay and provide an early breakthrough for the team. Green picked up 1 wicket in the last match.

Adam Milne:

(11 M, 40 O, 5 W)

He is a Right-arm fast bowler and can trouble any batsman with his pace. Milne went wicketless in the last match. He has struggled to pick up wickets so far this season.

HEA:

Chris Lynn:

(11 M, 426 R, 38.72 A)

Skipper Chris Lynn is one of the most destructive batsmen in the BBL. He scored only 6 runs in the last match but has already scored five fifties this season and is one of the top five run-scorers this season.

Marnus Labuschagne:

(4 M, 129 R, 32.25 A + 11 O, 9 W)

He is a right-handed batsman and a decent striker of the ball. Labuschagne scored only 6 runs but bowled brilliantly, picking up 3 wickets in the last match.

Joe Denly:

(10 M, 209 R, 20.90 A)

Denly is a highly-credentialed English batsman. He batted well, scoring 41 runs in the last match.

Mark Steketee:

(14 M, 52.2 O, 22 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler. Steketee went wicketless in the last match but is one of the top five wicket-taker so far in this season.

Lewis Gregory:

(12 M, 171 R, 21.37 A + 26 O, 7 W)

He is a bowling all-rounder and can play big shots down the order. Gregory went wicketless in the last match.

Mitchell Swepson:

(4 M, 16 O, 6 W)

He is a right-arm leg-spin bowler and can trouble the batsmen with his uneven bounce. Swepson bowled well, picking up 2 wickets in the last match.

Max Bryant:

(14 M, 302 R, 21.57 A)

Bryant is known for his attacking cricket and generally opens the innings. He did not play the last match.

Jack Wildermuth:

(12 M, 75 R, 9.37 A + 42 O, 13 W)

He is a bowling all-rounder and is also very good at playing big shots. Wildermuth did not play the last match.

Xavier Bartlett:

(12 M, 35 0, 12 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. Bartlett went wicketless in the last match.

Morne Morkel:

(4 M, 13 O, 4 W)

He is a veteran right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a perfect pace. Morkel picked up 1 wicket in the last match.

Jimmy Pierson:

(14 M, 266 R, 44.33 A)

He is the wicket-keeper batsman of the team and generally bats in the lower middle-order. Pierson batted well, scoring 47* runs in the last match.

THU vs HEA Dream11 Prediction

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THU vs HEA Dream11 Team
THU vs HEA Dream11 Team

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Daniel Sams
  • Alex Hales
  • Chris Lynn

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

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

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