Check our Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing Team Picks for BBL 2022/23, Match 17

Sydney Thunder will square off with Brisbane Heat in the 17th match of the BBL 2022/23 on Tuesday. Sydney Thunder are not looking good at the moment having lost 3 consecutive matches. Brisbane Heat on the other hand sealed their first win of the tournament against Adelaide Strikers on Friday.

Match Details:

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, Match 17

Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

Date & Time: December 27th, at 1:45 PM IST and 7:15 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

What is the pitch report for THU vs HEA, BBL 2022/23, Match 17?

There is a lot of pace in the wicket where the batters need to be more watchful while facing the quick bowlers early on in the innings. It’s not easy to score huge runs here considering the surface.

Recent form:

Sydney Thunder: Lost Lost Lost Won Lost

Brisbane Heat: Won Lost Lost Lost Lost

THU vs HEA, BBL 2022/23, Match 17 Probable Winners:

Sydney Thunder are expected to win this match.

What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for THU vs HEA, BBL 2022/23, Match 17?

Sydney Thunder

Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir

Brisbane Heat

Max Bryant, Colin Munro, Matt Renshaw, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Ross Whiteley, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett / Spencer Johnson, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Swepson

Injury Updates:

James Bazley will miss this match due to a hamstring soreness.

What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for THU vs HEA, BBL 2022/23, Match 17?

Top Pick Batter

Alex Hales took on the onus in the last game against Strikers and occupied the crease till the 16th over and scored 68 runs from 50 balls. Overall in 4 matches in this tournament, he has scored 100 runs at an average of 25.

Top Pick All-Rounder

Daniel Sams is a deceptive bowler who consistently takes the pace off the ball. He is a game-changer and a good pick for your fantasy teams.

Top Pick Bowler

Gurinder Sandhu doesn’t have an express pace but tests the batters with his nagging line and lengths. In 4 matches in this BBL, he has scalped 7 wickets at an economy of 7.74.

Top Pick Wicketkeeper

Sam Billings took on the Adelaide bowlers to the cleaners and scored 79 runs from just 48 balls with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes. He averages 36.66 so far in this BBL.


Mark Steketee has picked up 7 wickets in this tournament so far which is the most for Brisbane Heat. We can expect him to pick wickets in this match as well.

What are the fantasy suggested teams for THU vs HEA, BBL 2022/23, Match 17?

1. Jimmy Peirson, Sam Billings, Rilee Rossouw, Alex Hales (vc), Alex Ross, Max Bryant, Michael Neser, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Mark Steketee (c), Matthew Kuhnemann

2. Sam Billings (c), Rilee Rossouw, Alex Hales, Ross Whiteley, Oliver Davies, Michael Neser, Daniel Sams (vc), Gurinder Sandhu, Mark Steketee, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Kuhnemann

Pre-Match Analysis:

Sydney Thunder are in extremely bad shape at the moment having lost their previous 3 matches. They came so close against the Renegades and Strikers however hiccups at the late end have hurt them hugely. The inconsistency of their batters is the biggest reason for their failure. Adding to the insult, they terminated the contract of their overseas speedster Fazalhaq Farooqi for inappropriate behavior. Usman Qadir will replace him in the squad. Gurinder Sandhu and Daniel Sams are bowling in tandem having picked up 7 wickets apiece. A lot has been expected from their big guns Rilee Rossouw and Alex Hales. With one win and 3 losses, they are placed 8th in the standings with 2 points.

After two initial losses against Melbourne Renegades, Brisbane Heat finally got success with 6 run win over table-toppers Adelaide Strikers. Sam Billings hit his first half-century of the tournament to take Brisbane to a competitive total of 166 runs and later pace spearhead Mark Steketee’s 4 wicket haul handed them the first points on the table. Max Bryant has returned to the form with a blistering 46 runs. It’s a just small step towards success and they need to be consistent in their process. They sit at the 6th spot in the standings with 2 points.

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