The epic challaneger battle of Sydney-S vs Brisbane-H is about to take place. Sydney-S have another opportunity to advance to the Australia T20 League final as they face the red-hot Brisbane-H in the upcoming challenger match on Thursday. Sydney-S suffered a crushing 7-wicket defeat in their previous qualifier against the Perth-S, despite posting a competitive score of 152 runs in 20 overs. However, the Scorchers were able to chase down the total with ease.
Sydney-S have been dominant in all aspects of the game, winning 4 of their last 5 games. However, they will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Perth-S in the qualifier match, where they fell short by a margin of 7 wickets.
In their most recent match, the Sydney-S were unable to secure a win, despite the efforts of skipper M. Henriques and J. Silk. Moises impressed with a score of 58 runs off 43 balls, while Silk remained unbeaten with 47 runs off 34 balls. These two players were a bright spot for the Sixers in the match.
Brisbane-H made an impressive recovery in the Australia T20 League and is only one triumph away from securing a place in the championship round. Despite a sluggish start to the competition, they’ve greatly improved, only losing one match in their recent five encounters and are now among the final three teams in the running.
In a thrilling elimination fixture, Brisbane-H effortlessly defeated Melbourne-R, securing a 7-wicket win. Brisbane-H accomplished the task of reaching a target of 163 runs with 7 wickets still in hand. X. Bartlett was the star player for Brisbane-H with his exceptional bowling skills, taking three vital wickets and only giving up 18 runs in his four overs.
Venue & Timings
The match between Sydney-S and Brisbane-H will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The match is scheduled to start at 1:45 PM on 02nd February 2023. Lineups for the match will be available at 1:15 PM on the MyTeam11 app.
Australia T20 League stats at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney:
Total Matches: 56
Matches won Batting first: 28
Matches won Bowling first: 27
Highest 1st innings score: 213
Highest 2nd innings score: 190
Average 1st innings score: 155.6
Average 2nd innings score: 133.7
Pitch & Weather Report
The Sydney Cricket Ground is well known for its favourable conditions for batsmen, leading to high-scoring matches. The wicket offers initial help for fast bowlers, but the true bounce allows batsmen to easily time their shots.
The weather for Thursday looks good for cricket with only a small chance of rain and 72% humidity. Moderate winds are expected to keep temperatures comfortable, with an estimated average of 24°C during the evening.
S. Smith (Sydney-S): S. Smith has been performing exceptionally well in the Australia T20 League. He has notched up two hundreds in the tournament, and has accumulated 346 runs in just 5 matches. Smith’s exceptional form has been a standout in the league.
U. Khwaja (Brisbane-H): As the tournament progressed, the captain of Brisbane-H, U. Khwaja, found his stride. In a match against the Sydney-T, he came close to hitting a century, scoring 94 runs off 55 deliveries.
Sydney-S: J. Philippe (wk), S. Smith, K. Patterson, M. Henriques (c), J. Silk, H. Kerr, D. Christian, B. Dwarshuis, S. Abbott, S. OKeefe, T. Murphy
Brisbane-H: U. Khawaja (c), J. Brown, M. Labuschagne, M. Renshaw, S. Hain, J. Peirson (wk), J. Bazley, M. Neser, X. Bartlett, S. Johnson, M. Kuhnemann
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