Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Betting Tips

The Manuka Oval in Canberra will serve as the host to the match between Sydney Thunder and the Brisbane Heat on 14th December 2020 at 13:45 IST. Both the teams will be looking to put up their first points on the board after losing to the Melbourne Stars in their respective opening matches.

Sydney Thunder Form & Team News

The Sydney Thunder were outplayed by the Melbourne Stars in their opening match. The Thunder had the run chase under their control until they lost the well set Alex Hales and Callum Ferguson in a span of a couple of overs. The positives for the Thunder from the previous matches was the good form of Alex Hales and Callum Ferguson with the bat, and the debutant Tanveer Sangha was exceptional with the ball.

The Thunder need the likes of Usman Khawaja, Alex Ross and Ben Cutting fire in terms of the batting. In addition to that, Alex Hales and Callum Ferguson need to continue their good form. They will probably stick with the bowlers, who were pretty decent in the first match.

Brisbane Heat Form & Team News

The Brisbane Heat did not have a perfect start to the 2020 Big Bash season. They were bowled out by the Melbourne Stars for just 125 runs. Max Bryant, Chris Lynn and Tom Cooper had decent starts but weren’t able to carry on and put up a big score on the board. The Stats took advantage of this and were able to grab all four points from that match.

The Heat are likely to stick to their combination similar to that they had in the match against the Stars. Much of the responsibility will be on their captain Chris Lynn and the experienced Tom Cooper to stabilize their batting along with the likes of Sam Heazlett and Max Bryant. And also the leading wicket-taker of last season, Ben Laughlin should get into some wicket-taking form.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, the Sydney Thunder are the favorites to win the match. The Sydney Thunder are placed at 1.77 odds. While the underdogs, the Brisbane Heat are placed at the odds of 2.05.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

The Sydney Thunder are more likely to better the previous performance and get the better of the Brisbane Heat, who are struggling badly.

Tip 1: Most 6’s – Brisbane Heat

In the last five head to head matches, the Brisbane Heat have hit 33 sixes even when three of the five matches were affected by rain. While the Sydney Thunder also managed 18 sixes. Out of the two matches which weren’t affected by rain, the Heat have hit more sixes than the Thunder. Even the Stars hit more sixes than the Thunder in the first match. Considering the firepower of the Heat batting lineup, the Brisbane Heat are expected to hit more sixes than the Sydney Thunder at the great odds of 2.10 available on the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Highest Opening Partnership – Sydney Thunder

In the last five head to head matches, the Sydney Thunder have outscored the Brisbane Heat for the opening stand in three matches. And also the Heat have been outscored for the opening partnership in three of their last four matches. It is more likely that the Thunder will consider the pair of Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja as openers, while the Heat will go for two youngsters Max Bryant and Sam Heazlett. So the experienced firepower of Hales and Khawaja are more likely to put up more runs for the opening stand at the odds of 1.66 available on the Casumo sportsbook.


Both the teams don’t want to have two losses in two matches under their belt so early in the season, so it could be a tight contest. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above

  1. Most 6’s – Brisbane Heat @ 2.10
  2. Highest Opening Partnership – Sydney Thunder @ 1.66

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