BBL 12 Tips – Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder

Alex Hales

The Heat and Thunder will meet for the second time in two days on Thursday, this time on the Gold Coast.

Best Bet

Sydney Thunder

Coming off a 10-wicket victory against the Heat on Tuesday, it’s impossible not to back the Thunder here.

After an embarrassing start to the season, the Thunder have been much more competitive in their recent matches. Their big win over the Heat was proceeded by two competitive efforts against quality teams in the Strikers and Renegades.

They’d be particularly happy with the form of star opener Alex Hales who, after a slow start, has whacked consecutive half centuries.

The Heat are on track for their first wooden spoon since BBL 4 after just one win from their first four games. They’ve now lost 9 of their last 10 games and look a mile off the rest of the competition.

Next Best

Gurinder Sandhu
Over 1.5 wickets

Sandhu was in great form prior to a wicketless effort against the Heat but prepared to forgive that effort. The big quick has taken 2+ wickets in 9 of his last 12 matches and 8 of 10 when the Thunder are favourites.

Value Bet

Alex Hales
Top Thunder Run Scorer

Alex Hales has found his groove after a slow start to BBL 12. The English star has scored 58* (against the Heat) and 64 in his last two games – top scoring in each game. Hales was in awesome form in the T20 World Cup earlier in the summer and he appears to have found that same form again.

Same Game Multi

Sixers H2H / A.Hales & J.Peirson 20+ runs

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