Date: 27 January 2023
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
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The 12th edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) has reached its business end with the playoffs to be played from Friday. Sydney Thunder will be up against Brisbane Heat in the Eliminator of BBL 12. Thunder pipped Heat by a solitary point to take the fourth position. Nevertheless, what happened in the group stage is a thing of the past and the two teams will be focused on winning the game on Friday.
Brisbane Heat are coming into the game on the back of a defeat to the Sydney Thunder in what was an absolute thriller. However, the defeat might have shattered Heat’s confidence considering how they let it slip from their grasp. The Usman Khawaja had things in control till the 17th over but lost wickets in clusters and lost the game.
The Thunder, meanwhile, are coming on the back of a win. This win over the Melbourne Stars might have given them the confidence for a knockout game. The Chris Green-led team will fancy their chances against a faltering Heat.
The pitch at Sydney Showground Stadium teens to slow down as the game progresses. The team batting first have an upper edge here. So, the captain will look to bat first after winning the toss.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Sydney Thunder
Matthew Gilkes (wk), David Warner, Jason Sangha, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Usman Qadir
SportsTiger Playing XI of Brisbane Heat
Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Michael Neser, James Bazley, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
Syndey Thunder are high on confidence and have the winning momentum with them. Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat have been handed a gut-wrenching defeat in their last game. Also, the Thunder will be playing at their home. Therefore, the Chris Green-led team is set to win the Eliminator on Friday.
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