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AUS T20 League 2023-24, Match 6: THU vs HEA Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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AUS T20 League 2023-24


Match 6: THU vs HEA

Preview 

Sydney Thunder (THU) and Brisbane Heat (HEA) will lock horns in match number 6 of the ongoing edition of the Australian T20 League on Tuesday, December 12 at the Manuka Oval, Canberra. This will be THU’s first match of the season. 

HEA, on the other hand, will play their third game. Their last match against Adelaide Strikers (STR) was called out due to incessant rain. With a win in the two games they have played so far, the men in blue find themselves at second position in the league standings. They registered a comfortable 103-run win in the tournament opener against Melbourne Stars (STA) courtesy Colin Munro’s unbeaten knock of 99. 

THU will look to start their 23-24 Aus T20 League campaign on a positive note. Led by Chris Green, the Sydney based franchise packs a punch in the batting department. They possess the likes of Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales in their top order and have finishers in the form of Alex Ross, Daniel Sams and Green.  The bowling attack will be led by the veteran pacer Nathan McAndrew which also comprises Zaman Khan and Sams. Tanveer Sangha and Green will shoulder the spin bowling responsibility. 


Match Details

Match: THU vs HEA, 6th Match, AUS T20 League 2023-24

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Time: 1:45 PM

Venue:
Manuka Oval, Canberra


Pitch and Weather Report

The Manuka Oval is known to provide equal assistance to both the batters and bowlers. The pacers will play a pivotal role in the initial passage of play as they will enjoy some movement with the new ball. Meanwhile, the batters will have to play each ball on its merit. 

Mostly cloudy conditions with a maximum temperature of 30 degree celsius is forecasted for the day. 


THU vs HEA Squads

THU: Chris Green (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies, Liam Doddrell, Nathan McAndrew, Liam Hatcher, Zaman Khan, Blake Nikitaras, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha, Toby Gray

HEA: Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Max Bryant, Paul Walter, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Josh Brown, Nathan McSweeney, Jimmy Peirson, Jordan Buckingham, Matt Renshaw


THU vs HEA Probable Playing XIs

THU: Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft, Blake Nikitaras, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Zaman Khan, Tanveer Sangha

HEA: Colin Munro (c), Matt Renshaw, Sam Billings (wk), Max Bryant, Jimmy Pierson, Paul Walter, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann


Match Prediction

HEA looked solid during their opening day victory against the STA. They were clinical in all departments and hardly faced any trouble throughout the game. THU on the other hand will be eager to start their campaign with a win. They had an appalling 23-24 season and will thus be keen to make amends. 

We predict HEA to win this encounter. 



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