|Sydney Thunder to win||-123.46 at Sportsbet||Place Bet|
|Brisbane Heat to win||+100 at Sportsbet||Place Bet|
AT last, Brisbane Heat are on the board and off the bottom of the ladder.
An outstanding display from rookie spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2/10) set up an easy run chase against Perth Scorchers on Saturday as the Queenslanders claimed their first win of the season.
Chris Lynn once again led the top order with 33 from first drop, while Joe Burns (20*) and Ben Cutting (26*) finished the job.
Another win would put the Heat right back in the mix for finals contention.
Sydney Thunder have reaped big rewards from Jos Buttler, who leads the BBL batting charts, but the same cannot be said of Joe Root.
Having failed to pass 30 in six hits, the England skipper has yet to live up to his reputation as one of the world’s best batsmen in all formats.
The Thunder will want much more out of Root before both he and Buttler leave for international duty later this month.
Top batsman odds for Chris Lynn
|Man of the Match||–||+650||+600|
|Top Brisbane Heat batsman||+225||+200||+260|
|To score 50||–||+225||–|
Only one of Brisbane’s fabled ‘Bash Brothers’ has turned up this summer, and it ain’t Brendon McCullum.
Lynn has contributed 29 runs or more in every one of the Heat’s four games this summer, including an ultimately futile 84 against Sydney Sixers on the Gold Coast.
With 179 runs at 44.75, he is the only Brisbane player to reach triple figures so far in the Big Bash League.
You could say McCullum or one of the others is due for a big one, or that Lynn is equally due for a quiet night.
But form is form, so stick with the Heat skipper for top batsman.
Sydney Thunder vs. Brisbane Heat betting predictions
Both these teams have relied heavily on the form of one man with the bat.
Thus, we need to ask which team has more upside in the batting department and which has the more reliable bowling unit.
The numbers suggest it’s a bit of a stalemate on both those fronts as well.
The Thunder’s rookies have more games under their belt, while home ground advantage could also play a part.
Get on the Green Machine to pick up their fourth win of the season.
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