Wednesday’s Big Bash 2016/2017 Round 2 match is between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat. The match is set to commence at 19:10 local time with the game to be played in Sydney at Spotless Stadium. The away team Brisbane Heat are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat.
When: 19:10 Local Time | Wednesday 28/12/2016
Where: Sydney, Spotless Stadium
Our tip for the match Brisbane Heat were very good in winning their only match for the tournament so far whilst Sydney Thunder have been quite disappointing in their two defeats so far. Despite the match being in Sydney we will be taking them on and going with the away team Brisbane Heat to win on thw road with the value being Alex Ross to win the Man Of The Match honours.
Tip: Brisbane Heat at $1.70
Sydney Thunder squad
Shane Watson (c), Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Patrick Cummins, Jake Doran, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Alister McDermott, Clint McKay, Eoin Morgan, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Gurinder Sandhu
Brisbane Heat squad
Brendon McCullum (c), Samuel Badree, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Alex Doolan, Andrew Fekete, Luke Feldman, Jason Floros, Sam Heazlett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, James Peirson, Nathan Reardon, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth
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I can win more grand slams: Federer
Not content with his record numbers, Roger Federer firmly believes he can add to his 17 career majors when he makes his eagerly awaited comeback at next month’s Australian Open.
Federer has been sidelined since Wimbledon, knee surgery in February and then another setback at the All England Club in July restricted the great Swiss to seven winless tournaments in 2016.
But despite turning 36 next August and having not reigned at any of tennis’s big four events since 2012, Federer thinks an elusive 18th grand slam crown remains possible.
“You would hope it’s around the corner and if it’s not, it’s not,” the now world No.16 said in a teleconference ahead of his return to the court at the Hopman Cup in Perth, starting on New Year’s Day.
“The mindset is always very positive that it can happen, or it should happen or that I’m doing everything that I possibly can to achieve that.
“So I always speak very positively in my team about my chances of still achieving another grand slam and winning those big matches when it matters, and putting in everything you can physically to be in tip-top shape when that grand slam final or semi comes around.”
Federer has lost three grand slam finals to Novak Djokovic – and also reached five other semis – since hoisting his 17th major trophy at Wimbledon four and a half years ago.
To land another major in 2017, the ageless champion will have to become the oldest men’s grand slam singles winner since Australian great Ken Rosewall won the 1972 Australian Open as a 37-year-old.
But Andy Murray’s effort to usurp Djokovic from the top of the rankings with a dominant finish to 2016 has given the Swiss renewed belief.
“I’ve been awfully close the last few years but that doesn’t count because it wasn’t winning,” Federer said.
“But Novak did have an incredible run these last few years and it was hard to break through him for anybody, but also myself.
“It’s also up to us to reinvent ourselves, to come up with a plan: how can you beat Novak?
“Andy’s showed that a little bit and I think that gives bigger belief for more of the players that maybe there is a bigger chance again to win slams.
“For me personally, I still believe in it and time will tell if it’s going to be possible or not.”