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Brisbane Heat are aiming to continue their unbeaten start to BBL 13 when they take on Sydney Thunder in an intriguing clash at the Gabba. The Heat have already beaten their Sydney counterparts this season, prevailing by 20 runs on December 12 courtesy of numerous batting contributions and an excellent bowling display led by Mitchell Swepson.

But, the Thunder head into this clash with some confidence. They picked up a crucial win over Melbourne Stars on Saturday, where Zaman Khan (3/24), Daniel Sams (4/33) and the batsmen delivered. A win here over an in-form side away from home will surely result in even greater confidence as they seek a shift up the table.

Here is a look at the possible playing XIs, fantasy cricket tips, Dream11 Prediction and Gabba pitch report for this HEA vs THU matchup that can deliver plenty of entertainment.

Match Details

  • Date: Wednesday December 27, 2023.
  • Time: 7:15pm (local), 1:45pm (IST).
  • Location: Gabba, Brisbane.

HEA vs THU Possible Playing XIs

Brisbane Heat confirmed their squad on X, formerly Twitter. They look settled and could stick with the same XI.

Brisbane Heat: 1. Colin Munro (c), 2. Josh Brown, 3. Nathan McSweeney, 4. Matt Renshaw, 5. Sam Billings (wk), 6. Paul Walter, 7. Michael Neser, 8. Xavier Bartlett, 9. Spencer Johnson, 10. Matt Kuhnemann, 11. Mitchell Swepson

Sydney Thunder have also confirmed their squad. They may also stick with the same XI that beat Melbourne Stars, although Gurinder Sandhu may replace Liam Hatcher.

Sydney Thunder: 1. Cameron Bancroft (wk), 2. Alex Hales, 3. Jason Sangha, 4. Oliver Davies, 5. Alex Ross, 6. Daniel Sams, 7. Nathan McAndrew, 8. Chris Green (c), 9. Liam Hatcher/Gurinder Sandhu, 10. Zaman Khan, 11. Tanveer Sangha

HEA vs THU Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Cricket Tips: Key Picks & Player Stats

Brisbane Heat:

  • Paul Walter is a solid pick for Dream11 fantasy teams. He is generating points with both bat and ball. Last game, he won player of the match, taking 3/27 and striking 30* (15) against the Melbourne Renegades.
  • Walter took 2/22 vs. the Sydney Thunder also this season. He dismissed Alex Ross and Nathan McAndrew. Given he bowls later in the innings, Walter can be in the wickets again.
  • Colin Munro is currently the second-highest run-scorer in this BBL (157). He hit 46 against Sydney Thunder two weeks ago. Also, he has scored 70 off 42 balls against Daniel Sams (two dismissals) and 65 off 44 balls against Nathan McAndrew (one dismissal).
  • Sam Billings has an excellent record in T20s at the Gabba: 6 inns, 216 runs, avg. 36.00, SR 168.75.
  • Michael Neser dismissed Alex Hales first ball in their previous meeting. His fast bowling partner, Xavier Bartlett, has taken seven wickets in six matches vs. Thunder at an average of 20.86 and economy of 8.50.
  • Mitchell Swepson is in terrific touch. He has taken six wickets at an economy of just 6.80 so far this season. This includes a player-of-the-match 2/26 against the Thunder where he pinned Cameron Bancroft LBW and bowled Daniel Sams.

Sydney Thunder:

  • Cameron Bancroft is in good form. He has struck 129 runs in three matches so far this season at an average of 43.00 and strike rate of 138.70.
  • Bancroft has never been dismissed by Michael Neser in T20s: 37 balls, 51 runs.
  • Alex Hales has made three 30+ scores in four innings at the Gabba. Overall, he has hit 140 runs at an average of 35.00 and strike rate of 140.00.
  • Daniel Sams is coming off a four-wicket haul against the Stars, where he took three in the final over. Given he bowls up front and at the death, Sams could have further wicket-taking opportunities.
  • Against Heat, Sams has picked up 17 wickets in 11 innings at an average of 20.53 and economy of 9.61. He has also smashed 179 runs at an average of 25.57 and strike rate of 201.12.
  • Chris Green has taken 15 wickets in as many matches against Brisbane Heat. He took 1/30 and scored 30 (20) two weeks ago. Plus, he could be the man to keep Colin Munro quiet as the left-hander strikes at just 117.4 against him (121 balls, 142 runs, four dismissals).
  • Zaman Khan has been superb with his yorkers. He will be a factor at the death again. He was recently player of the match against the Stars after taking 3/24.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 20, Heat 12, Thunder 7, N/R 1.
  • Heat lead Thunder 4-2 in matches at the Gabba.
  • Michael Neser has taken 24 wickets at a strike rate of 15.92 on this ground.
  • Tanveer Sangha took 3/21 against the Heat two weeks ago. Can he perform at the Gabba?

Gabba Brisbane Pitch Report and Weather

There has been plenty of rain and storms in Brisbane in recent days. But, conditions should be mostly fine on matchday. However, it will be interesting to see how the pitch plays given it would have been under cover for extended periods. It could be on the slower side.

Earlier this season, Colin Munro’s 99* helped Brisbane Heat ammass 214/3 against Melbourne Stars. Last season, the average first innings score was 179 in five matches, with the team batting first winning three times.

BBL 2023/24 Match 16: HEA vs THU Dream11 Prediction – Picks, captaincy, vice-captaincy, team combinations

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

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BBL 2023/24 Match 16: HEA vs THU Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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BBL 2023/24 Match 16: HEA vs THU Dream11 Prediction

BBL 2023/24 Match 16: HEA vs THU Match Prediction – Who will win?

This promises to be an intriguing encounter. Brisbane Heat, at home, can sneak away with the win in a close game.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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