Big Bash League, Heat vs Sixers: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips
Brisbane Heat are lurking at the bottom of the points table | Source: Twitter
Brisbane Heat will lock horns with Sydney Sixers in the 25th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2022-23. The clash has been scheduled at The Gabba, Brisbane, on Sunday, January 1.
It has been a dreadful season for the Brisbane-based club, who have won just one game out of the five they have played thus far in the tournament. Currently, they are languishing at the bottom of the points table.
Sydney Sixers, on the contrary, are sitting at the second spot in the points table after winning four matches out of the six they played. They are currently on a four-match winning streak and would look to extend it further in the league.
- Date and Time: January 1, 01.45 PM IST
- Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
- Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App
The pitch at The Gabba is expected to provide decent support to the batters, and this might be a high-scoring encounter.
The average first innings score at this venue hovers around 165 runs. Most of the matches here have been won by chasing sides; hence, whoever wins the toss will look to bowl first.
Predicted Playing XIs
As Matt Renshaw has joined the national side, the Heat might bring Xavier Bartlett or Nathan McSweeney in his place. Meanwhile, the Sixers have left out Chris Jordan and might draft Sean Abbott into the team for this game.
Brisbane Heat: Max Bryant, Colin Munro, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Ross Whiteley, Michael Neser, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett/Nathan McSweeney, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Swepson
Sydney Sixers: Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Izharulhaq Naveed
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Wicket-Keeper: Josh Philippe, Jimmy Peirson
Batters: James Vince, Kurtis Patterson, Colin Munro
All-Rounders: Michael Neser, Hayden Kerr, James Bazley
Bowlers: Mark Steketee, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird
Captain: Hayden Kerr
Vice-Captain: James Bazley
Considering the recent form of both teams, we reckon Sydney Sixers will emerge victorious in this face-off.