Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, Eliminator Preview (1/27/23): SYT vs BRH, Eliminator, Big Bash League 2022-23 – Live Cricket Score

This season’s Eliminator match in the KFC Big Bash League will be between the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder. In the third Eliminator game of the KFC Big Bash League’s current season, Sydney Thunder will take on Brisbane Heat. This season in the KFC Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder finished in fourth place, while Brisbane Heat finished in fifth place.

Sydney Thunder won seven of their fourteen KFC Big Bash League matches this season, and Brisbane Heat also won six of their fourteen games, despite playing fourteen games. After defeating Adam Zampa’s Melbourne Stars by three wickets on Wednesday, the Thunder advanced to the playoffs. Green, their captain, led from the front, taking three wickets and winning the Player of the Match award.

On the other hand, the Heat, led by Jimmy Peirson, finished fifth in the standings with 13 points and a net run rate of -0.483. But after losing to the Hobart Hurricanes of Matthew Wade in their final league stage match, they wouldn’t be particularly upbeat.

Match Details:

  • Match: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat
  • Date: 27th January, 2023
  • Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia


In both of their league stage matches, the Thunder defeated the Heat. The Thunder won the second match by 11 runs, but they won the first game by 10 wickets. The Thunder will have the advantage because they will be playing at home.

Prediction: Sydney Thunder to prevail in the contest. 

Probable XIs:

Sydney Thunder: 

  • David Warner
  • Matthew Gilkes(wk)
  • Jason Sangha
  • Oliver Davies
  • Alex Ross
  • Daniel Sams
  • Ben Cutting
  • Nathan McAndrew
  • Chris Green©
  • Gurinder Sandhu
  • Usman Qadir

Brisbane Heat: 

  • Usman Khawaja©
  • Josh Brown
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Matt Renshaw
  • Sam Hain
  • Jimmy Peirson(wk)
  • James Bazley
  • Michael Neser
  • Spencer Johnson
  • Mitchell Swepson
  • Matthew Kuhnemann

Sydney Showground Stadium pitch report for T20

The third BBL game of the current season will take place at Sydney Showground Stadium. It goes without saying that the pacers have dominated on this surface, and the pitch has helped them a lot. The quicks of Adelaide Strikers decimated the batting attack, and Sydney Thunder lost by 15 runs in this very stadium.

There have been a few BBL 12 games played here, and the average score in the first inning has been 130 runs. Sydney Thunder defeated Brisbane Heat by 10 wickets in the most recent match, holding them to just 121/6. Run scoring is therefore certain to be easy if batters are able to apply themselves.

With the new ball, it is obvious that the pacers will have a lot of help, and they will be a problem for the batters. This outfield is quite quick, and the boundaries are also not very big. After winning the toss, the captains are expected to bowl first on this favorable T20 course.

In both innings, it is anticipated that the batters will greatly benefit from the batting-friendly wicket at the Sydney Showground Stadium. Pacers may get some help in the second half of the game, but spinners will be crucial in the middle overs.

Weather Report:

On the day of the match, the temperature is expected to be around 25°C, there will be 64% humidity, and the wind speed is 14 km/hr. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.

Where to watch

TV: Live TV on Sony Sports Network: App for Sony LIV

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