Sydney Sixers will face Brisbane Heat on Sunday (10th January) evening at Carrara Oval (Carrara) during the 35th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).
Currently, while Sydney Sixers are in the second position in the BBL 10 points table with 21 points, Brisbane Heat are in the sixth spot in the same points table with 16 points.
On Sunday, both teams will play their ninth game of this season. Also, it will be their second meeting this season. They first time met this season on 2nd January 2021 at Brisbane (24th match of BBL 10), where Heat won by 4 wickets.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 35: Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat – Match Preview
In their first eight games of this season, the defending champions Sydney Sixers won 5 matches and lost thrice. They are one of the in-form side in this BBL season.
Youngster Josh Philippe is the third most run-scorer in this BBL 10 as he has scored 266 runs in eight games (average 33.25; strike-rate 142.24), including one fifty (95). Also, skipper Daniel Hughes has scored 213 runs in eight innings, including one half-century (96). Playing the same number of innings, Jordon Silk, James Vince and Jack Edwards have scored 194, 181 and 154 runs respectively.
Ben Dwarshuis is unavailable for the selection due to suffering minor groin strain during their last match against Perth Scorchers. He is currently their leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets in eight matches.
On the other hand, left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe has bagged 10 wickets while Daniel Christian has taken 9 wickets.
Latest full available squad
Justin Avendano, Jake Ball, Nick Bertus, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian, Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes (C), Hayden Kerr, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Tom Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu, Jordan Silk, James Vince
Forms in the last 5 matches (Oldest to latest): Won, Won, Lost, Won and Lost
Brisbane Heat have won four games and lost four games in this BBL 10. However, they are currently in good form as they have claimed three successive victories in their last three games.
Max Bryant has scored 210 runs in eight innings while Jimmy Peirson has scored 153 runs in seven innings. Meanwhile, recently injury-return skipper Chris Lynn has scored 167 runs in four innings.
Among their bowlers, while Mark Steketee has picked up 15 wickets, Mujeeb Ur Rahman has scalped 12 wickets. While Xavier Bartlett and Jack Wildermuth have also bagged 8 and 7 wickets respectively in seven games, Lewis Gregory has got 6 wickets in five matches.
Latest full available squad
Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Joe Burns, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin, Chris Lynn (C), Lachy Pfeffer, Jimmy Peirson, Simon Milenko, Mark Steketee, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jack Wildermuth, Jack Wood
Forms in the last 5 matches (Oldest to latest): Won, Lost, Won, Won and Won
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 35: Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat – Match Prediction
In their head-to-head records, Sydney Sixers have far better records than Brisbane Heat as their victory record is 10-3. However, in their first meeting of this season, Heat won by 4 wickets at Brisbane.
As, both teams are currently in good form, the cricket fans can expect a tight contest in the upcoming encounter.