PREVIEW

 

Sydney Sixers are set to host the Brisbane Heat side on Sunday for another epic encounter in the Big Bash League 2018-19. Both the teams need to win desperately if they want to stay alive in the tournament. Sixers lost their last match against Melbourne Renegades by seven wickets at the SCG. Brisbane Heat has also struggled this season to gain any kind of form and was saved by the floodlights in their last game against Sydney Thunder.

Sydney Sixers are currently placed at the fifth position in the points table with eight points. They have won four and lost five matches out of their nine league outings. Sixers would be eyeing to get back on winning ways in the upcoming match. Tom Curran has been impressive with all-round performance and would need some assistance from his teammates too. Sydney’s skipper Moises Henriques have to step-up in this crunch contest.

Brisbane Heat has also had a mixed tournament so far and have struggled to maintain any form or rhythm. In one match they look undisputable but in the next match, they look vulnerable which is really frustrating. Their last game against the Sydney Thunder was abandoned due to floodlight failure. Brisbane’s batting lineup is too dependent on the top three. Max Bryant, Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn have scored the majority of runs for the Heat. When these batsmen don’t fire then they find themselves in trouble.

 

Recent form

Sydney Sixers: L, L, W, L, W 

Brisbane Heat: NR, W, L, W, W

Team News

 

Sydney Sixers have named an unchanged squad to face Heat

Heat have named a 13-man squad with one change

Left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann comes into the squad for Mark Steketee

SQUADS

 

Sydney Sixers 

Sean Abbott, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques, Dan Hughes, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince

Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn (c), Sam Heazlett, Brendon Doggett, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Josh Lalor, Jack Prestwidge, Brendon McCullum, Ben Cutting, Mark Steketee, Max Bryant, Mitchell Swepson, Jimmy Pierson.

 

PROBABLE PLAYING 11

 

SYDNEY SIXERS

  1. Josh Philippe
  2. Moises Henriques (c)
  3. Daniel Hughes
  4. Jack Edwards
  5. Jordan Silk
  6. Tom Curran
  7. Joe Denly
  8. Ben Manenti
  9. Steve OKeefe
  10. Sean Abbott
  11. Ben Dwarshuis

BRISBANE HEAT

  1. Jimmy Peirson
  2. Brendon McCullum
  3. Chris Lynn (c)
  4. Joe Burns
  5. Sam Heazlett
  6. Max Bryant
  7. Ben Cutting
  8. Josh Lalor
  9. Mitchell Swepson
  10. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  11. J Pattinson

 

 

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