THU vs HEA Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Knockout

Nathan McAndrew can be an absolute steal at 8.0 Cr.

Match Details:

The Knockout of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

This match will start at 1:45 PM IST (7:15 PM local time). It will be live on Sony Sports Network and live streaming is available on Sony LIV.


Brisbane Heat have done a great job to reach where they are at the moment. They first won their last two group stage games, one of which was against a star-studded Perth Scorchers team, to make it to the playoffs. At the eliminator, they defeated Adelaide Strikers.

With all of that being said and done, they will have to keep in mind that a job half-done is as good as a job not done. They will have to beat two more teams to make it to the final, the first of which is Sydney Thunder. As for the Thunder, they should be high on confidence as well, as they defeated Adelaide Strikers in their last game.

THU vs HEA Weather Report for Knockout:

There is a forecast of precipitation from 8 AM to 9 AM, but after that, it will be Sunny in Canberra. The temperature will be around 21 °C during the match.

Pitch Report:

This track here at Manuka Oval is mostly a balanced one, but it does help the batsmen a lot more in the second innings, as compared to the first.

Average first innings score:

164 (Last 5 BBL 2020-21 matches played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams

Won – 5, Lost – 0, Tie – 0

Injury & Availability News:

Daniel Sams has recovered from his injury and is included in Sydney Thunder’s squad.

THU vs HEA Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Sydney Thunder: 

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings (WK), Daniel Sams, Brendan Doggett, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew.


Jonathan Cook, Chris Tremain, Matt Gilkes, Ollie Davies, Alex Ross, Baxter Holt, Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha.

Brisbane Heat:

Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Chris Lynn (C), Jack Wildermuth, Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson (WK), Marnus Labuschagne, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mitchell Swepson.


Matthew Kuhnemann, James Bazley, Sam Heazlett, Tom Cooper, Connor Sully, Ben Laughlin, Simon Milenko, Jack Sinfield.

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THU vs HEA Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Alex Hales might not be seen in England colours ever again, but given his form in the BBL, he should be getting lucrative deals from T20 franchises all around the globe. He has scored 535 runs at an average of over 40.

Another player who is showing his national team’s selectors why they can ill-afford to drop him is Chris Lynn. The Brisbane Heat skipper has scored 426 runs at an average of nearly 40.

Marnus Labuschagne is regarded as Australia’s next big thing and he is constantly proving why the claims have substance in them. He has scored 129 runs and has scalped 9 wickets in just 3 games.

Mark Steketee has been phenomenal for the Brisbane Heat with the ball in hand. He has scalped 22 wickets and has an average of under 25.

For Sydney Thunder, a youngster in Tanveer Sangha has been the most impressive bowler. The spinner has picked up 21 wickets.

Daniel Sams has been brilliant with both the bat and the ball for the Thunder. He has scored 199 runs and has picked up 10 wickets.

Jimmy Peirson can be a good budget pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team. The Brisbane Heat wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 266 runs at an average of nearly 45.

From the bowlers, Mitchell Swepson should be a good shout as a budget pick. In his 4 games, he has picked up 6 wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Alex Hales, Marnus Labuschagne

Vice-Captain Options Daniel Sams, Chris Lynn

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for THU vs HEA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sam Billings

Batsmen – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly

All-Rounders – Daniel Sams (VC), Ben Cutting, Marnus Labuschagne (C)

Bowlers – Xavier Bartlett, Tanveer Sangha, Mitchell Swepson

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for HEA vs THU Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson

Batsmen – Alex Hales (C), Callum Ferguson, Chris Lynn (VC)

All-Rounders – Marnus Labuschagne, Daniel Sams

Bowlers – Tanveer Sangha, Mark Steketee, Nathan McAndrew, Mitchell Swepson

Expert Advice:

Nathan McAndrew can be an absolute steal at 8.0 Cr. He has picked up 15 wickets and has an average of under 30.

Today’s THU vs HEA Probable Winners:

Sydney Thunder are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram Channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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