BBL10 continues on Monday night as the Sydney Thunder take on the Brisbane Heat from 7.15pm! Both teams started their campaign with a loss and will be looking to bounce back on Monday. See our full preview and betting tips for Monday night’s clash below.
BBL10 Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Betting Tips
Manuka Oval, Monday December 14th, 7.15pm
Sydney Thunder Squad: Callum Ferguson (C), 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, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
Brisbane Heat Squad: Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Dan Lawrence (Eng), Ben Laughlin, Chris Lynn (c), Jimmy Peirson, Simon Milenko, Connor Sully, Jack Wood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Both the Heat and the Thunder went down in their first game of the BBL10 season. The Thunder faced a tough test in the Melbourne Stars and although they were impressive with the ball, keeping the Stars to 8/169, they were unable to get the job done with the bat, falling 22 runs short in the chase. Callum Ferguson and Alex Hales were both impressive in the unsuccessful chase, putting on 100 runs between them while Daniel Sams, Chris Green and Tanveer Sangha all claimed two wickets.
The Heat also faced the Melbourne Stars, and their performance probably wasn’t as admirable. They were bundled out for just 125 with a ball to spare in the first innings, a target which the Stars were able to chase down with ease, just four wickets down. The batting line-up looked to be the most concerning for the Heat, with just one player, Tom Cooper, surpassing 25 runs.
One key factor for the Heat could be the return of Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The No.2 ranked T20 bowler in the world missed the Heat’s first clash due to a positive COVID-19 test, but he has been cleared to return to the squad and could line up on Monday night.
Tough matchup to call without a lot to go on, but the Thunder looked a little more impressive in their loss to the Stars, and I think they have more talent on paper. Their batting line-up certainly looks less prone to collapse, with steady hands like Alex Ross and Callum Ferguson backing up star talent like Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales. The Thunder start as slight favourites here and I’m happy to back them.
Sydney Thunder Prop Bet
Daniel Sams was the leading wicket taker in the BBL last season, capturing 30 scalps in just 17 games. He was impressive in the Thunder’s first game, taking 2/24 off three overs in the loss. His player performance line for this game sits at 29.5, which could be surpassed with just two wickets, but as a more than capable No.7 batsman, it could also be surpassed with just one wicket and a decent knock late in the innings.
Sams did enough to pass the 29.5 player performance mark in 11 of 17 games last season, and the year before his batting was particularly impressive, plundering 135 runs in his first six games of the season. We like betting on guys who have plenty of avenues to cover their player performance line, and Sams definitely meets that criteria.
Brisbane Heat Prop Bet
Love the Ben Laughlin player performance market here. His current line sits at just 21.5, which is way too low for the all-time leading wicket taker in Big Bash League history. The good thing about Laughlin for these player performance markets is that he is one of the best catchers in the league and is always in the hot spots in the field, particularly at long on and long off.
The key bowler was unable to take a wicket against the Stars in his first game of the season, but bowled well, going for just 7.5 an over across his allotted four overs. He’ll need to take two wickets or one plus a catch to clear his line, as he likely won’t get a bat, but in 13 games last season, Laughlin cleared the 21.5 player performance mark nine times.
Laughlin Over 21.5 PP