The 24th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat at The Gabba in Brisbane.
Brisbane Heat Team Updates:
Heat have won only one game so far and are reeling at the penultimate position of the points table.
They will be hoping that the turn of the year will turn their fortunes around as well, while consistency is what Sixers will have their eyes on.
Max Bryant and Sam Heazlett will probably open the inning for the Brisbane Heat team.
Jack Wildermuth, Tom Cooper and L Gregory will take care of the middle order.
J Peirson will be handy in death overs along with J Bazley
Jimmy Peirson will lead the Brisbane Heat team as a Captain. He has shown that he is a good attacking batsman as well.
The Skipper will also do wicket keeping for his team.
Mujeeb Ur Rehman will take care of the spin attack of the team.
Mujeeb took his career best of the BBL history with 5 wickets in his 4 overs in the last game
Xavier Bartlett , L Gregory and Mark Steketee will lead the pace attack of the team.
Sydney Sixers Team Updates:
Sixers have been brilliant throughout with their performance.
They have won 4 out of the 5 games played so far and are expected to win this game as well.
Josh Philippe and Jack Edwards will probably open the inning for the Sydney Sixers team. Both are well known inning openers.
James Vince, Daniel Hughes (C), Jordan Silk will take care of the middle order.
Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite will be handy in death overs.
Daniel Hughes will lead the Sydney Sixers team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Josh Philippe will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Sydney Sixers team.
Ben Manenti and Steve OKeefe will lead the spin attack of the team.
Ben Dwarshius, Dan Christian and C Braithwaite will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Last 5 Head to Head:
Brisbane Heat: 2 Won Sydney Sixers: 3 Won
Daniel Hughes has been amazing as batsman, he has scored 185 runs in 5 games, which includes a sublime knock of 96.
Josh Philippe has scored 172 runs at an average of almost 35 and a strike rate of over 140.
Daniel Christian has scored 93 runs and has picked up 6 wickets.
Jack Wildermuth has scored 40 runs and has picked up 6 wickets.
In wicket keeping, both the wicket keepers are good. However Jimmy Peirson will be better choice.
Fast bowlers may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Options –Josh Philippe, Daniel Christian
Vice-Captain Options – Jack Wildermuth, James Vince.
Must pick death over bowlers: Ben Dwarshius, J Wildemuth, M Stekeete, D Christian.
Brisbane Heat Squad :
Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Joe Denly, Jack Wildermuth, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson(WK)(C), James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Swepson, Simon Milenko, Jack Sinfield, Lachy Pfeffer(WK), Chris Lynn, Dan Lawrence, Connor Sully, Jack Wood, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Ben Laughlin, Morne Morkel, Matthew Willans
Sydney Sixers Squad :
Josh Philippe(WK), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes(C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve OKeefe, Ben Manenti, Jackson Bird, Hayden Kerr, Nick Bertus(WK), Jason Holder, Nathan Lyon, Sean Abbott, Moises Henriques, Justin Avendano, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Lloyd Pope, Gurinder Sandhu, Jake Ball, Tom Rogers, Mitchell Starc