This is the most open edition of the Big Bash so far and we’re set for another quality contest between the Heat and Thunder at the Gabba tonight. The Thunder have returned to second position after a few quality performances and they’ll be quietly confident of making it two in a row after knocking off the Strikers on Sunday. The Heat won a rain-affected reverse leg last week but will need to be at their best to take this one in the full twenty overs.
Three weeks ago, the result of this game probably would have been a forgone conclusion – a comfortable Wildcats win. The former competition leaders have completely fallen out of form however and enter this one with a 12-8 record and third in overall standings. A loss here would potentially see them drop below Brisbane into fourth. Adelaide will be confident of getting the W and they can cover a line currently set at only 2.5 points.
We cheered home a well-paying two-leg NHL multi and I’m eager to reload with a couple of today’s fixtures. The Bruins are holding the pressure on the Lightning and Maple Leafs in the Atlantic Division and can record another win today over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flames should be too good for the Sabres in front of their home fans.