About the Match
The fourth match of the series will be played between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat at Sydney on 21st Dec; with the competitive spirit kicking in, both sides will try their best to excel on Sunday and start their respective campaigns on a positive note. It will be a tough match as both teams have talented players and experience on their side; the team that can strategize well and keep the pressure on the opponents is more likely to emerge victorious here.
Michael Hussey is not only a power-packed performer with the bat but also can lead the side well with his skills and experience; with overseas players like Eoin Morgan, who has recently done well for England and Jacques Kallis, who is very much acquainted with the requirements of this format of the game, the team has a definite advantage over the opponents. Pat Cummins, Dirk Nannes, Gurinder Sandhu, Craig Kieswetter and Nathan Hauritz will team up to form the bowling attack while all-rounders like Morgan, Kallis, Aiden Blizzard and Andre McDonald will bring their skills to the table to bring in more variety and depth to the attack. Hussey is in good form with the bat while Kallis had many ups and downs in recent matches but both looks to be in top shape to lead the team from the front; they have a good mix of bowlers and batsmen with the enthusiasm of youth to their side. It needs to be seen if the players can keep up a positive approach and overcome the challenges ahead to start on a winning note.
They have a strong bowling unit with players like Daniel Vettori, Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Flintoff who have the expertise to take regular wickets and restrict the opponents in their run-flow; James Hope leads the side with his all-rounder capabilities and looks very promising here. Youngsters like Ben Cutting, Joe Burns, Ryan Duffield, Cameron Gannon, Jason Floros, Nathan Reardon and Alister McDermott have done well in the domestic circuit and they will grab this opportunity to showcase their talents yet again. With strong batsmen like Shane Watson, Chris Lynn, Peter Forrest, Daniel Christian and the captain himself, this side has a long batting line-up that can withhold the pressure and perform under any circumstance. The players will need to come out all guns blazing against Sydney Thunder, who have the home advantage on Sunday, and move forward with conviction by using their talents well. Hopes needs to motivate the players and lead from the front; while experienced players like Watson, Flintoff and others must take their responsibilities seriously to give the team the competitive edge.
It will surely be a close contest as both sides are equally placed with established batsmen and experienced bowlers on their teams; while the match will definitely be a fierce fight for domination by both teams, we feel that Sydney Thunder is better placed to win this game.
Sydney Thunder, 2.25 @ TitanBet