The BBL10 finals continue on Sunday night as the Sydney Thunder host the Brisbane Heat in a knockout game which will see one of the two teams pack their bags!
As usual, The Wolf has you covered with his two best bets as well as his value pick for the clash below.
The Heat’s batting line-up really found some form over the back half of the season, particularly after Chris Lynn came back into the line-up after injury. They square off against what has arguably been the best batting line-up in the competition on Sunday night in the Sydney Thunder.
It’s incredibly hard to look past pure batting prowess in a knockout final. In the first final on Friday night between the Strikers and Heat, both batting line-ups looked incredibly shaky under the pressure of an elimination game, but the Thunder have scored more runs than anyone this season with 2381 and they are the only side to surpass the 200 run mark multiple times, racking up three scores over 200 this season.
Alex Hales is in career best form and is capable of winning a game off his own bat while Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Sam Billings, Ollie Davies and Ben Cutting make up an absolutely dominant top six.
Callum Ferguson has been great throughout the BBL10 season so far. He currently sits 9th in the top runscorers list with 380 runs at a very handy average of 31.67. He scored 35 off 34 balls the last time he faced the Heat and his record across his career against Brisbane and at Manuka are both fantastic.
In 11 career games against the Heat, Ferguson has scored 282 runs at an average of 31.33 and in 11 games at Manuka Oval he has plundered 319 runs at 35.44. He is coming off four straight scores of 20+ and should pass that mark again.
While I’m keen on the Thunder to get the win, I’ll be having a small saver on Lynn for Player of the Match. The two above best bets are both heavily geared towards the Thunder putting in a good performance with the bat and winning the game, however, if the Heat are to have any chance I think it will be on the back of a big Chris Lynn performance.
Lynn has smashed a ridiculous 566 runs at an average of 56.60 in 13 career games against the Thunder and he also has a great record at Manuka with 139 runs at 46.33. Friday night against the Strikers was the first time all season that Lynn has failed to score double digits, he will be keen to bounce back here.
Same Game Multi
Leg 1: Thunder H2H
Leg 2: Ferguson 20+
Leg 3: Lynn 20+