In the 24th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10), Brisbane Heat will face Sydney Sixers at The Gabba (Brisbane) on Saturday (2nd December) night.
Currently, Sydney Sixers are in the second position in the BBL 2020/21 points table with 16 points. Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat are in the seventh spot in the same points table with only 5 points.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 24: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Match Preview
In their first five matches of this season, Brisbane Heat have suffered four defeats and won only once. In this tough moment, the team has got major power with three additions. Test player Joe Burns, most BBL wicket-taker Ben Laughlin and English cricketer Joe Denly have been added in the squad.
Talking about their present squad, only stand-in skipper Jimmy Peirson (118 runs in 5 innings) has hit one half-century while Sam Heazlett (82 runs in 5 innings) has played one 40+ score. Meanwhile, youngster Max Bryant is their leading run-scorer (124 runs in 5 innings) with the highest score of 32. Heat are still missing their regular captain Chris Lynn, who has scored one half-century in this tournament.
Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman is their leading wicket-taker this season with 7 wickets. Meanwhile, Jack Wildermuth, Xavier Bartlett and Mark Steketee all have collected 6 wickets each this BBL 2020/21.
Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Joe Burns, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin, Jimmy Peirson (C), Lachy Pfeffer, Simon Milenko, Jack Sinfield, Mark Steketee, Connor Sully, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jack Wildermuth, Jack Wood
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Lost, Won and Lost
Though the defending champions lost their BBL 10 opener, then they have managed to claim four successive victories. Moreover, English pacer Jake Ball has now joined the squad after completing his mandatory quarantine period.
Skipper Daniel Hughes (185 runs in 5 innings), Josh Philippe (172 runs in 5 innings), Daniel Christian (93 runs in 5 innings) and James Vince (116 runs in 5 innings) have scored one half-century each this season. Also, Jordan Silk (113 runs in 5 innings) and Jack Edwards (86 runs in 5 innings) have registered one 40+ score each in this tournament.
Stephen O’Keefe and Ben Dwarshuis have taken 8 wickets each. On the other hand, Carlos Brathwaite and Daniel Christian have collected 6 wickets each in the ongoing BBL 10.
Justin Avendano, Jake Ball, Nick Bertus, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes (C), Hayden Kerr, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Tom Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu, Jordan Silk, James Vince
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Lost, Won, Won, Won and Won
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 24: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Match Prediction
Sydney Sixers have mostly dominated against Brisbane Heat with the winning record of 9-2 (excluding Sixers’ one Super Over victory). Moreover, while they will meet at Brisbane, Sixers won all the six games (including one Super Over win) against Heat at this away venue.
Also, Heat are really struggling while the defending champions Sixers are in great form, despite claiming two close victories in their last two games.
So, Sydney Sixers are favourite for this upcoming match.