Brisbane Heat are set to cross swords with Sydney Sixers in match 36 of the Big Bash League (BBL). The last time when these two teams met on December 29, 2021, Sixers managed to beat Heat by just two wickets. It was a low-scoring thriller and an absolute classic match. The Jimmy Peirson-led side managed to put that bitter loss behind them and won their next game against Hobart Hurricanes.
The Heat are currently placed fifth and have played eight matches. Although they have lost five games, the Heat have found some momentum in the last two matches. Their bowling is looking good with Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mark Steketee among the wickets. Chris Lynn has not fired and the Heat would be expecting their gun player to find some form.
Meanwhile, the Sixers are looking good and have managed to win six games. The senior players like Sean Abbot, Dan Christian, and Moises Henriques are chipping in with useful contributions. Young players Josh Philippe and Hayden Kerr have performed well with bat and ball respectively. The defending champions look well poised to make it to yet another semifinal.
The match is going to be played at Carrara Oval. The pitch over here is generally quite sporting and offers a bit of help to bowlers as well. The average first innings score is 126.
Predicted XI: Chris Lynn, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jack Wildermuth
Predicted XI: Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Shadab Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers Head-to-Head
Matches- 15, Brisbane Heat – 3, Sydney Sixers – 12, N/R- 0
Match – Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – Match 36
Venue – Carrara Oval, Queensland
Time – 3:45 PM IST
Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV