Brisbane, Titans look to open account in CLT20

Brisbane, Titans look to open account in CLT20

Handed defeats in their opening matches, Brisbane Heat and Titans will look to put behind the disappointment and make quick amends when they face each other in their Champions League Twenty 20 match here tomorrow.

While Brisbane lost to Trinidad & Tobago by 25 runs, Titans slumped to a four-wicket defeat against Chennai Super Kings. Come tomorrow, the two teams will be desperate to put some points on the board.

The depleted Australian outfit, which failed miserably with the bat in the last game against T&T, will be expecting its batsmen to show more responsibility.

Chasing a modest 136-run target, Brisbane were bundled out for a meagre 110 with only opener Joe Burns scoring a valuable 43-ball 45.

Brisbane would hope that captain James Hopes, who has a plenty of international experience and having also captained IPL side Delhi Daredevils, give them a solid start along with Burns against the Titans.

Besides, all-rounder Dan Christian will also have to carry the batting burden. Christian, though could not make a mark in the previous match, has been the trump card for Brisbane for the past two seasons and their chances in the tournament may rest on his shoulders.

Chris Lynn, the big-hitting middle-order batsman, is another player who can make an impact.

He is one of the brightest T20 talents around the world and has the experience of playing in IPL -- for Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad -- as well as in Sri Lankan Twenty20 league.

The bowling unit did well as it contained T&T to 135 for nine with pacer Alister McDermott
claiming four for 37.

Brisbane also have Caribbean import Kemar Roach. Even the 31-year-old off-break bowler Nathan Hauritz can be dangerous on his day. 

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