The Sydney Sixers were defeated by the Perth Scorchers, and they now have only a few hours before their next match against the Brisbane Heat. The schedule is demanding, but COVID-19 has compelled all teams to adapt quickly.
The Sixers are second in the BBL 2021-22 standings, having won six of their nine games. The Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, has only won three of its eight games but appears to be finding its stride.
Both teams may be missing some key players, which will make the game even more interesting.
The game will take place on January 05, 2022 at Carrara Oval in Queensland.
Match Details to Note
Match: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers, 36th Match, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date: January 05, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:45 PM IST
Venue: Carrara Oval, Queensland
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers Team Previews
At the moment, it is unclear which players from the Brisbane Heat camp have tested positive. This makes determining their team’s strengths and weaknesses more difficult. Regardless of who is missing, one thing is certain: the absence of some of Brisbane Heat’s best players will have an impact on the team.
We will not make any assumptions about player availability, so please double-check the lineup before the match begins.
Sam Heazlett and Ben Duckett have been the two players who have stood out with their batting so far in the matches. Duckett has the most fifty-plus scores in the Brisbane Heat lineup, as well as the most fours.
You can take advantage of this by betting on Duckett in betting markets such as ‘To Hit 3+ Fours.’ Chris Lynn is also showing signs of form, but he has been inconsistent and does not appear to be worth the risk right now.
The Brisbane Heat’s batting lineup is not as strong as that of the Sydney Sixers, and their replacement player, Fakhar Zaman, has yet to connect with them.
In this match, we’ll be looking at two bowlers: James Bazley and Xavier Bartlett. With eleven wickets each, they have been among the wickets in the majority of matches, and their economy rate is also quite good.
Brisbane Heat Squad
Chris Lynn, Jimmy Peirson (wk/c), Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Liam Guthrie, Tom Cooper, Cameron Gannon, Nathan McSweeney, Jack Wildermuth, Fakhar Zaman
Predicted XI: Jimmy Peirson (wk/c), Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Liam Guthrie, Fakhar Zaman
The Sixers’ performance against the Scorchers would have disappointed them. They got off to a good start with the ball and had the Scorchers in trouble at 69 for 5 before allowing the lower order to stitch together a couple of crucial partnerships and end up with a reasonable total.
The Sixers’ batting performance was then simply poor. Only Daniel Christian put up a fight, but his brilliant inning of 73 was not enough to steal a win. The Sydney Sixers delivered one of their worst performances to date, and it is unfair to judge them solely on that basis.
The Sixers’ best batsmen remain Josh Philippe and Moises Henriques. They will be put to the test against the spinners from the Broise Heat. Josh Philippe has been struggling recently and could bet against in the total runs Over/Under betting market.
Our top two picks for the Top Batsman Sydney Sixers betting market are Vince and Henriques.
Hayden Kerr took four wickets in the previous match, continuing his incredible run of wicket-taking. You can pick either him or Sean Abbott to be the Sydney Sixers’ top bowler in this match. You have a good chance of winning with one of those picks.
Sydney Sixers Squad
Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Shadab Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve OKeefe, Jackson Bird, Nick Winter, Mickey Edwards, Lloyd Pope
Predicted XI: Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Shadab Khan, Daniel Hughes, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve OKeefe, Hayden Kerr
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers Toss Prediction
For the most part, the pitch performed admirably in the previous game, despite its uneven pace. Both teams will try to get the opposing team to bowl on this track and plan their chase around the target on the line.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Carrara Oval pitch has a true bounce, but the pace has been slightly uneven across the lengths. Batters must work hard before facing the bowlers, who will look to use their variations to great effect on this pitch. On this pitch, we anticipate average scores of 150-160 runs.
On the day of the match, Queensland is expected to have sunny and breezy weather with bright sunshine. There will be no weather or rain delays.
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers Match Prediction
We’re going to put our money on the Sydney Sixers to win. The Sixers may have had one bad game, but the core of the team remains very strong. Its batting is stronger, and its bowling attack is also in top form. The COVID cases are going to shake up the Brisbane Heat, and that will play a role as well.
Sydney Sixers is the favourite to beat Brisbane Heat at the odds of 1.43.
- The Sydney Sixers have a better batting lineup.
- So far, the Brisbane Heat has only won three games, while the Sydney Sixers have won six.
- Daniel Christian’s all-around performance gives the Sydney Sixers more flexibility and an advantage in this match.