SYT vs BH Match Preview

Sydney Thunder will once again rely on their strong batting lineup to deliver positive results. At the top of the order, Alex Hales will continue to hold his position. Due to David Warner's unavailability for the initial matches, Cameron Bancroft is likely to partner with Hales as the opening batsman.

The middle order consists of some impressive performers such as Jason Sangha, Alex Ross, and Daniel Sams. These players have the ability to be highly destructive on their day. Sams, in particular, is a valuable all-rounder and was the leading wicket-taker for his team in the previous season.

In the seam department, Nathan McAndrew and Liam Hatcher will provide support alongside Pakistan's quick bowler, Zaman Khan, who adds an extra bowling option during the crucial death overs.

Chris Green, who had a successful season with 14 wickets, will take charge as the team's leader this time around. He will also contribute in the spin department alongside Tanveer Sangha.

Colin Munro showcased his exceptional skills on the opening night, making him a strong contender to open the batting for Brisbane Heat. With Usman Khawaja away on international duties, Josh Brown will join Munro in the squad. The middle order comprises of Sam Billings, Paul Walter, and Max Bryant.

Nathan McSweeney has been delivering impressive performances in the domestic circuit. He not only possesses the ability to finish the innings with the bat but also provides valuable support to Mitchell Swepson as an off-spinner. The team's seam attack is considered one of its greatest strengths.

The combination of Michael Neser and Xavier Bartlett forms an outstanding new-ball attack, while Spencer Johnson is expected to come in as the first change.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be overcast and there is a forecast for some rain the temperature will remain between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Manuka Oval is well-balanced. The seamers will get some help early on as the ball seams and swings a bit. The batsmen will need to be careful when the ball is new. However, as the ball gets softer, it should get easier to bat. The team batting first will look to score around 170 runs.

Notable stats

Oliver Davies: BBL Must-Have

Oliver Davies was the leading run-scorer for Sydney Thunder last season. He scored 333 runs at an average of 27.75 and a strike rate of 133.73.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


SYT vs BH Probable 11

SYT Playing 11

  • Cameron Bancroft (Wk)
  • Chris Green (C)
  • Alex Hales
  • Alex Ross
  • Jason Sangha
  • Daniel Sams
  • Oliver Davies
  • Zaman Khan
  • Gurinder Sandhu
  • Nathan McAndrew
  • Tanveer Sangha

BH Playing 11

  • Sam Billings (Wk)
  • Jimmy Pierson
  • Colin Munro (C)
  • Max Bryant
  • Michael Neser
  • Paul Walter
  • Nathan McSweeney
  • Matt Renshaw
  • Mitchell Swepson
  • Xavier Bartlett
  • Spencer Johnson
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Brisbane Heat to win this match. They were clinical during their opening match, excelling in all aspects of the game. The Sydney Thunder were rather inconsistent last season and remains to be seen how they perform this time around. 


Top Picks

Daniel Sams: Daniel Sams is a quality all-rounder for the Thunder. He scored 99 runs and also scored 18 wickets.

Colin Munro: Munro has scored 1237 runs in BBL at an average of 36.38 and a strike rate of 134.31.

Michael Neser: Neser has picked up 18 wickets in his last 10 outings at a bowling strike rate of 12.05. 


SYT vs BH Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: C Bancroft, S Billings

Batters: A Hales, O Davies, C Munro (C)

All-rounders: D Sams (VC), M Neser, C Green

Bowlers: S Johnson, M Swepson, X Bartlett

SYT vs BH Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction