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Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Preview: In-form visitors well placed

09 Jan 2021
Sridhar Bhamidi 09 Jan 2021
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  • Sydney Sixers will host Brisbane Heat in Match #35 of BBL 10
  • This match will be played at the Carrara Oval in Queensland
  • Brisbane Heat have won four of their last five matches
  • Brisbane Heat have won two of their last three matches against Sydney Sixers
  • Brisbane Heat have hit more sixes than Sydney Sixers in seven of their last nine matches
Sixers vs Heat
Brisbane Heat can continue their form and make it a season double against Sydney Sixers (Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat will look to move with one point of Sydney Sixers when they play in match #35 of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at Carrara Oval in Queensland on Sunday.

The Sixers have won five of their eight matches and are second with 21 points. The Heat are fifth (before Saturday) with four wins and losses each in their eight matches that gave them 16 points.

Sydney Sixers Form

The Sixers are coming off a heavy 86-run loss to Perth Scorchers making it two losses in their last three matches. The comfort factor for the Sixers, though, is that they have won all three matches they played at this venue.

Josh Philippe’s form with the bat (266 runs, SR 142.24) has been crucial for the Sixers, while Daniel Hughes has also chipped in at times. Steve O’Keefe (10 wickets, ER 7.13) has managed to lead the way with the ball and could be crucial.

Sydney Sixers News

Ben Dwarshuis will not be available for selection, as the left-arm pace-man is out of the squad following a minor groin strain. Tom Rogers and Nick Bertus remain the only players yet to make their Sixers debut.

Brisbane Heat Form

After a start that saw them lose three matches on the trot, the Brisbane Heat revived their campaign with four wins in their last five matches. They are back at the Carrara Oval where they won against the Stars by 18 runs (via DLS method).

Chris Lynn (167 runs, SR 162.13) has just got back to full fitness and is enjoying the role as an X-Factor Sub / full player. Max Bryant (210) and Jimmy Peirson (153) will also be important with the bat. Bowling has been their best suite, though, with Mark Steketee (15) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (12) dazzling.

Brisbane Heat News

The Heat aren’t missing any regular players and will have a full squad to choose from. Morne Morkel is playing in the nets and the Heat have applied to the Technical Committee to reinstate him in the squad.

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Head-to-Head

The Sixers lead the Heat 10-3, but the Heat have won two of the last three matches.

Earlier this season when the teams met at The Gabba, the Heat won by four wickets. ‘Man of the match’ Mark Steketee (4/33) reduced the Sixers to 165/8 with Philippe (48) top-scoring for them. The Heat’s chase had Max Bryant (40) blazing at the start, while Lewis Gregory and Jack Wildermuth closed out a tense match with a 50-run seventh wicket partnership.

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Match Up

Brisbane Heat have been impressive in the recent games with Steketee, Gregory, and Mujeeb excelling with the ball. The Sixers may have tailed off a little in the recent games.

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Stats

  • Sydney Sixers have won six ‘Bash Boost’ points in their eight matches this season.
  • Sydney Sixers have won 10 of 13 matches against Brisbane Heat including one at this venue.
  • Brisbane Heat have won 2 of the last 3 matches against Sydney Sixers.
  • Brisbane Heat have won 4 of their last 5 matches including one against the Sixers.
  • Brisbane Heat have hit more sixes than Sydney Sixers in 7 of their last 9 matches.


Brisbane Heat will hope that Chris Lynn’s presence gives them the edge. They are the red-hot side in the league and should fancy doing a season double over Sydney Sixers. At least in the sixes count, the Heat have an edge.