Sydney Sixers are set to take on the Brisbane Heat in the twenty fifth match of the Big Bash League on Wednesday. Sydney Sixers are basking in glory and in an exceptional form after they have won three consecutive matches on the trot before going into this match. They have a strong team with match-winners in every position and this fact in turn is contributing to their success. With five wins and only one single loss, they have positioned themselves at the second spot in the standing with eighteen points tied to their name.
Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, have fallen short of the target by only twenty runs on their home turf against the Melbourne Stars on Monday. Middle-order batters should step up in the coming matches. With two wins and four losses, they are currently holding the sixth spot in the standing with only nine points. Sydney Sixers defeated Sydney Thunder in their last game in a rain-curtailed clash of 16 overs per side. After being asked to bat first, the Sixers posted 168-4. Their bowlers then stepped up as they won by DLS method, knocking over the Thunder for 142. They will now look to carry forward the winning momentum.
Brisbane Heat, meanwhile, suffered a loss against Melbourne Stars in their previous fixture. The Stars scored 207 in their allotted twenty overs after being asked to bat first.
However, they fell short by 20 runs, and need to be on their toes against the Sixers in their next clash.
SYDNEY SIXERS VS BRISBANE HEAT MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, Match 25, Big Bash League 2021.
Date and Time: December 29th 2021, Wednesday; 12:35 PM IST.
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
SYDNEY SIXERS VS BRISBANE HEAT PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Sydney Cricket Ground is a belter of a track. The ball comes nicely onto the bat, and the batters can play their strokes freely. Fans can expect a high-scoring game on Wednesday.
SYDNEY SIXERS VS BRISBANE HEAT WEATHER FORECAST
The temperature in Sydney is expected to hover between 15 to 22 degrees Celsius on matchday. There could be a cloud cover throughout the day, though.
SYDNEY SIXERS VS BRISBANE HEAT PROBABLE XIS
Daniel Hughes hit a fifty off 26 balls. Meanwhile, a cameo from Daniel Christian (41 off 17 balls) helped them post 168 in 16 overs against the Thunder. The wickets were spread among the bowlers, with Hayden Kerr finishing with three wickets, as they defended their total successfully.
- Josh Philippe (wk)
- James Vince
- Daniel Hughes
- Moises Henriques (c)
- Jordan Silk
- Daniel Christian
- Sean Abbott
- Hayden Kerr
- Ben Dwarshuis
- Lloyd Pope
- Mickey Edwards.
Mark Steketee picked up three wickets, and their other bowlers too chipped in with wickets. However, they failed to keep a check on the scoring rate as the Stars posted 207 runs on the board. Chris Lynn (57) and Ben Duckett (54) scored fifties, but lack of support from the other batters meant they fell short by twenty runs.
- Max Bryant
- Chris Lynn
- Tom Cooper
- Ben Duckett
- Sam Heazlett
- Jimmy Peirson (c & wk)
- James Bazley
- Mark Steketee
- Matthew Kuhnemann
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Liam Guthrie.
TOP PICKS FOR SYDNEY SIXERS VS BRISBANE HEAT TOP PICKS
Josh Philippe has been exceptional for the Sixers in the tournament so far. He has scored 295 runs from six matches in the mega event until now. He can be a good player to bank on for this match.
Hayden Kerr scalped three crucial wickets in the previous game against Sydney Thunder. He is currently the highest wicket-taker of the team with nine wickets from six matches in the tournament so far.
James Bazley has clinched nine wickets from six matches in the mega event so far. He will have a lot of hopes pinned on him to perform for the side. He can be the other good pick for this match.
SYDNEY SIXERS VS BRISBANE HEAT MATCH PREDICTION
The Sixers won comprehensively against the Thunder in their last fixture, whereas the Heat lost to the Stars in their last game. It promises to be a cracker of a contest when both sides lock horns on Wednesday.The Sixers have the winning momentum behind them, so expect them to beat the Brisbane Heat on Wednesday.
Prediction: SYDNEY SIXERS TO WIN THIS GAME.