Big Bash League T20 – 2021, Knockout match and it will be played between Sydney Thunder & Brisbane Heat (THU vs HEA) at The Manuka Oval, Canberra
The Heat defeated the Adelaide Strikers last night by six wickets at the Gabba, winning the Eliminator Final to progress to the next sudden death match against the Thunder.
The Heat and Thunder split their regular season games, with Sydney winning in the second game of the season in Canberra and Brisbane bouncing back at the Gabba.
After missing the last three matches for Sydney Thunder because of a hand injury, star all-rounder Dan Sams has been cleared to play in Sunday night’s sudden death KFC Big Bash League Knockout Final against the Brisbane Heat.
Sams suffered a bone and tendon injury in his right hand after he fell awkwardly while fielding the ball off his own bowling in the January 18 match against the Hobart Hurricanes at Manuka Oval.
After being put through his paces at yesterday’s training session, Sams received the green light to play in tomorrow night’s pressure-packed match against the Heat in Canberra.
“Dan is good to go, which is exciting for us,” said Thunder’s coach Shane Bond. “He trained fully yesterday and looked good, so he’ll come back into our team.”
This match will take place at manuka oval, Canberra. Expecting it to be a neutral pitch.
Australia T20 Stats – Manuka Oval:
|Matches won batting first||5|
|Matches won bowling first||10|
|Average 1st Inns scores||168/10|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||153/10|
|Highest total recorded||Sydney Thunder 219/7|
|Lowest total recorded||Brisbane Heat 125/10|
|Recently Played:||SIX vs SCO – SIX won by 9wkts|
Match: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat (THU vs HEA), Match Knockout
Date: 31st January 2021, At 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
THU vs HEA – Probable Playing XI – with Batting Order:
Sydney Thunder: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green/Brendan Doggett, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha
Brisbane Heat: Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Lewis Gregory, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Morne Morkel, Xavier Bartlett
Knockout Match Squad – THU vs HEA:
Thunder name squad for Sunday night’s Knockout Final against the Heat
Sydney Thunder Squad: Callum Ferguson(C)Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green , Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
Brisbane have named the same 18-man squad for the Thunder clash which starts At 1:45 PM IST
Brisbane Heat Squad: Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Joe Burns, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Joe Denly (Eng), Lewis Gregory (Eng), Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Laughlin, Chris Lynn (c, Morne Morkel, Lachy Pfeffer, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth
C & VC Options:
Safe Options: Daniel Sams, Alex Hales, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn
Risky Options: Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Joe Denly, Tanveer Sangha