|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Sydney Thunder
||vs|| Brisbane Heat
ScheduleSunday, 21 December 2014 at 08:10 GMT / 08:10 UK / 13:40 IST
VenueStadium Australia, Sydney
The Big Bash League, 2014-15, has started in a glorious way and all eight participant teams have re-emerged their sides in a way to reach the top spot. The lower half teams of the previous event, Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat will face each other in their inaugural match of the tournament. Both sides appeared in eight games last year, the former won three, lost five and registered six points while the latter was successful in just one and got two mere points. It is going to be new beginning for these units who will forget about the previous results and enter the fifth edition with new hope.
Michael Hussey was the top scorer for Sydney Thunder in the last season with 258 while Eoin Morgan scored over a hundred runs. Aiden Blizzard, Chris Hartley, Craig Kieswetter and Chris Green will try to prove their potentials as batsmen. Jacques Kallis and Andrew McDonald will be handy all-rounders while Gurinder Sandhu, Dirk Nannes, Nathan Hauritz, Pat Cummins and Jack Jordan form a balanced bowling line-up.
Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson of Brisbane Heat are engaged with the national squad vs. India while Chris Lynn, Daniel Christian, Peter Forrest, Nathan Reardon, Jimmy Peirson and Joe Burns are their competent batsmen. James Hopes, Andrew Flintoff and Daniel Vettori are their renowned all-rounders whereas Nathan Reardon, Ben Cutting, Ryan Duffield, Alister McDermott and Mark Steketee are dependable bowlers.
Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 08:10 GMT, 19:10 local at Stadium Australia, Sydney.
A perfect weather for T20 match with the temperatures around 17-27ᵒC.
The winner will prefer to bat last and chase the target.
The wicket will be an ideal one for the shortest versions of the game.
Sydney Thunder – Michael Hussey (C), Ahilen Beadle, Aiden Blizzard, Pat Cummins, Jake Doran, Chris Green, Chris Hartley, Nathan Hauritz, Daniel Hughes, Jacques Kallis, Craig Kieswetter, Josh Lalor, Andrew McDonald, Eoin Morgan, Dirk Nannes, Kurtis Patterson, Gurinder Sandhu, Chris Tremain.
Brisbane Heat – James Hopes (C), James Bazley, Joe Burns, Daniel Christian, Ben Cutting, Ryan Duffield, Andrew Flintoff, Jason Floros, Peter Forrest, Cameron Gannon, Mitchell Johnson, Chris Lynn, Alister McDermott, Simon Milenko, Jimmy Peirson, Nathan Reardon, Mark Steketee, Daniel Vettori, Shane Watson.
Sydney Thunder might open their points account in the coming game.