Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Big Bash League T20
Thursday, February 02, 2023
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Sydney Sixers will get another shot to reach the finals as they face Brisbane Heat in the challenger match on Thursday. Sydney Sixers were beaten by a huge 7-wicket margin by Perth Scorchers in their previous qualifier match. Batting first, the Sixers set a target of 152 runs in 20 overs which proved to be too little as the Heat batsman chased it down with 7 wickets to spare.
Brisbane Heat have been winning their way up the knockout ladder. They have won both of their previous knockout matches. They defeated the Melbourne Renegades by 7 wickets and 7 balls to spare to seal a spot against the Sixers in the challenger fixture of the BBL. Heat chased down the target of 163 runs, losing only 3 wickets in the process. This Titan Clashing Match gets underway on Thursday, February 02, 2023, at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
Cricket Tips: Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Big Bash League T20 Match Preview
Sydney Sixers finished second on the table, which allowed them another shot at reaching the final after losing Qualifier against Perth Scorchers. In what was a repeat of last season’s Qualifier, they were defeated by seven wickets.
Batting first, the men in magenta struggled to get going with three wickets down for 42 in 8.1 overs. Moises Henriques then scored 58 off 43 and added an 88-run stand with Jordan Silk (47* off 34) but collapsed at the back end. Defending 152, Sean Abbott reduced the opponents to 22/3 in four overs but then they had no answers to Ashton Turner and Cameron Bancroft.
Brisbane Heat just about managed to sneak into the playoffs. They won the Eliminator against Sydney Thunder by eight runs on the DLS method after rain interrupted 6.5 overs into the second innings. Brisbane then defeated Melbourne Renegades by seven wickets in the Knockout.
Xavier Bartlett starred with 3 for 18 in four overs while Michael Neser picked 2 for 32. Chasing 163, Usman Khawaja and Josh Brown (39 off 27) got them off to a 75-run start inside nine overs. Khawaja made 59 off 47 before Matt Renshaw got them over the line with an unbeaten 27 off 13.
Sydney Sixers will be without Steve Smith in this fixture as he joins the Test squad. Daniel Hughes will open the innings alongside Josh Philippe. Moises Henriques and Jordan Silk hold the key in the middle order. Sean Abbott is in great form and leads the bowling attack. All-rounder Hayden Kerr hasn’t been at his best and needs to step up. Steve O’Keefe and Izharulhaq Naveed will play an important role at the spin-friendly SCG. .
Sydney Sixers Squad: Josh Philippe(w), Steven Smith, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Izharulhaq Naveed, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Josh Kann, Lachlan Shaw
Brisbane Heat will be heavily depleted, losing Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, and Matt Renshaw, three of whom are part of the Test squad heading to India. Max Bryant, Nathan McSweeney, and Ross Whiteley are likely to replace the trio. Josh Brown, Sam Hain, and Jimmy Peirson will be key in the batting unit. Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, and James Bazley form the pace unit with Matthew Kuhnemann as the sole spinner.
Brisbane Heat Squad: Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson(w/c), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Nathan McSweeney, Will Prestwidge, Ross Whiteley, Jack Wildermuth
Who Will Win: Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat?
Sydney Sixers is a strong team and can put any opposition under pressure. However, Brisbane Heat will also look to bounce back in familiar conditions, and their batting and bowling line-up looks strong too. We are predicting a competitive T20, with Sydney Sixers being on the winning side and going to the direct Final.
Sydney Sixers will enter the t20 as favorites with odds of 1.51, and Brisbane Heat will start with odds of 2.92.
Top bowler/wicket-taker- first Power Play (Sydney Sixers)
Sean Abbott is the all-time leading wicket-taker in the Big Bash. The right-arm seamer has taken 153 wickets in the BBL at an average of 19.62 and striking every 14 balls. He is leading the bowling charts in the ongoing season as well with 28 wickets from 14 games at an economy of 7.77. Abbott was excellent in the previous game and remains a key figure, and we expect Sean Abbott to be the leading wicket-taker for Sydney Sixers in the first Power Play.
Top bowler/wicket-taker- first Power Play (Brisbane Heat)
Michael Neser is also in a good shape currently. The pace bowling all-rounder picked up two more wickets against Melbourne Renegades in the Knockout. He dismissed Aaron Finch and Will Sutherland.The pacers can get a few quick wickets in the first Power Play, we are backing Michael Neser to be the leading wicket-taker.
Top batter/run-scorer- first Power Play (Sydney Sixers)
Moises Henriques – The skipper’s third half-century of the tournament took his run tally to over 300. Without Steve Smith’s runs, Henriques becomes even more important to the batting line-up.On The other hand Jordan Silk – The 30 year old middle-order batter has been a reliable presence for Sydney Sixers with over 350 runs and has finished not-out in six innings.
We expect Moises Henriques to lead the team from the front again and be the top run-scorer for Sydney Sixers in the first Power Play.
Top batter/run-scorer- first Power Play (Brisbane Heat)
Sam Hain will be key for Brisbane Heat in the absence of experienced players. He scored 73 not-out in 41 versus Melbourne Stars earlier this season. The English batter has a terrific record in the shorter format, with over 2900 runs at an average of 37.5 while striking at 131. Hain has smashed 20 fifties and a hundred in the format. On The other hand, Josh Brown – The aggressive right-handed opener ended a run of five matches with single figure scores when he made 39 runs from 27 balls in the last game. We are backing Josh Brownto to be the top run-scorer for Brisbane Heat in the first Power Play.
Top Run Scorer
Batters will have the opportunity to score big on this surface if they survive a few sessions. Both sides have players who can convert. For this category, Moises Henriques ,Jordan Silk,Sam Hain, and Josh Brown are our top picks.
Player of the match
We expect batters to dominate this game and Moises Henriques to perform well in previous innings. We are backing him too. Be the player of the match.
This is all about the cricket tips Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League T20. Both teams are strong, and we are expecting the T20 to stay alive till the last moments.
Fans will likely witness an entertaining and close match. We are backing Sydney Sixers to win The match and go to the Final.