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Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Tips - Thunder to make it six in a row

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  • Sydney Thunder have won their last 5 matches, including beating Brisbane Heat.
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Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Tips


Sydney Thunder are a team on a roll, winning even with the elements stacked against them. The Thunder can win again with Usman Khawaja set to continue his good run of form with the bat.

  • Brisbane Heat have won 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • The Heat defeated Sydney Sixers by 4 wickets on Saturday.
  • Sydney Thunder have won their last 5 matches.
  • The Thunder defeated Melbourne Renegades by 7 runs in a rain-affected game on New Year's Day.
  • Thunder's Usman Khawaja has scored of 48 not out, 37 and 34 in his last 3 matches.

Head to Head


Brisbane Heat have an excellent record against Sydney Thunder with eight wins to three in 11 previous head to heads. 

The Thunder won the reserve fixture, however, with a four-wicket win over the Heat at Manuka Oval three weeks ago. Daniel Sams scored 65 not out from 25 balls to win the game for Sydney.

Brisbane Heat Form


The Brisbane Heat are in much better form of late, winning two of their last three and going down by one run in the defeat.

The Heat won against the Hobart Hurricanes before losing the rematch days later by one run after Mark Steketee was run out in the last ball of the match.

Brisbane bounced back with an eye-catching victory over table-toppers Sydney Sixers in the last game, getting home with seven balls to spare to win by four wickets.

Steketee starred with the ball as his 4/33 help limit the Sixers to 165/8. Up against it at 98/4 and 121/6, Lewis Gregory (31 not out from 16 balls) and Jack Wildermuth (22 not out from 10 balls) saw the Heat to victory.

Heat Team News


Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn remains out injured, meaning the Heat are likely to go in unchanged. 

Englishman Joe Denly made his Heat debut in the win over the Sixers and will look to build on his score of 19. Joe Burns registered another failure with one run from seven balls after being axed by Australia.

Sydney Thunder Form


There has been no stopping Sydney Thunder with five wins in a row since they lost their opening game of the season to the Melbourne Stars.

Having beaten the Heat, Perth Scorchers, Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars, they completed the double over the Renegades last time with a seven run victory.

It was a rain-affected game that the Thunder were slightly fortunate to come through as they won on DLS. The Renegades posted 166/6 from 17 overs with Shaun Marsh starring with 87.

In the run chase, Usman Khawaja continued his recent form with an unbeaten 48 and Alex Hales struck 45 from just 19 balls. And the exploits of the two openers meant the 117/2 after 12 overs, when the rains came again, was enough for a DLS victory.

Thunder Team News


Sydney Thunder were without New Zealand quick Adam Milne for the win over the Renegades. If he is fit to return, Chris Tremain is the man likely to make way. 

Otherwise, expect an unchanged side after five straight wins.

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Verdict

After a winless start from their opening three matches, Brisbane Heat have improved to win two of their last three. But they face a Sydney Thunder side firing on all cylinders. Usman Khawaja is backed for more runs at the top of the Thunder innings.

Best Bet: Thunder Win Match Result @-142.86 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Top Thunder Batsman: Usman Khawaja Top Thunder Batsman @260.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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