Sydney Thunder are all set to take on Brisbane Heat in the match-8 of KFC Big bash league 2016-17 today at Spotless Stadium in Sydney. Thunder vs Heat match has been scheduled to start at 19:10 local time, 14:10 IST and 8:10 GMT.
Title defenders Sydney Thunder are at the bottom as per current points table in big bash league 2016-17 season. They have lost their opening two games against Sixers and Renegades. Meanwhile Brisbane Heat started bbl-06 campaign with a victory of 10 runs over Adelaide Strikers in the high scoring match.
Thunders are struggling with their batting line-up. Batsmen have not been scoring runs at the great pace which is causing matches. In the opening match Thunder scored just 159 runs meanwhile just managed to score 130 while chasing 180 against Melbourne Renegades.
The good news for title defenders is that their skipper Shane Watson is returning and will lead the side in tonight’s match. Watson’s inclusion will definitely strengthen Thunder batting and bowling line-up. Eoin Morgan, Watson, Russell, Cummins, McKay and Green are the crucial players for Sydney Thunder.
On the other side, Brisbane Heat has got terrific and explosive batting line-up which scored 206 runs in their first match of season. Brendon McCullum, Jimmy Pierson and Alex Ross played brilliant innings in the first match against Strikers and team will hope for the same at Spotless Stadium.
Shane Watson (captain), Fawad Ahmed, Pat Cummins , Jake Doran, Ryan Gibson , Andre Russell, Clint McKay, Eoin Morgan , Chris Green , Kurtis Patterson , Ben Rohrer, Aiden Blizzard, Kerrod White.
Brendon McCullum (captain), Nick Buchanan, Joe Burns, Mark Steketee, Jason Floros, Chris Lynn, Ben Cutting, Nathan Reardon, Alex Ross, Samuel Badree, Mitch Swepson, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Wildermuth.
As Shane Watson returns to Thunder squad, it seems like SYT has got strong line-up and will be favorite to win against Brisbane Heat. As per our predictions, Thunder has 60% wining chances over Heat.
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Live cricket match score of 2016-17 Thunder vs Heat game-8 can be taken from cricket.com.au, bigbash.com.au, espncricinfo.com and cricbuzz.com.