Brisbane Heat looks to advance in the table!
We expect Sydney Sixers to win the match!
Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers are in the race for the qualifiers and will look to seal their spot soon.
Brisbane Heat suffered a shocking defeat last match after their colossal collapse from 84/0 to 120/10. Brisbane Heat has suffered two back-to-back morale crushing defeats and will need to win this match to keep their hopes alive.
Sydney Sixers ended their 3-match winless drought with a superb win over table-toppers Melbourne Stars. Sixers are sitting pretty at the moment but they will need to make sure they win at least one of the remaining matches to qualify for the play-offs. The winner of this match will get huge gains in the points table and both teams will look to get the 2 valuable points.
Brisbane Heat must win this match to get their confidence and momentum back. Sean Heazlett and Chris Lynn's opening partnership of 84 runs inside 6 overs was the only positive in their batting the last match. Matt Renshaw, AB De Villiers, and Joe Burns must contribute more with the bat in the middle order.
The pace trio of Ben Laughlin, Ben Cutting, and Josh Lalor are the main wicket-takers for the team and have a combined tally of 33 wickets this season. Mujeeb Ur Rahman is yet to take a wicket in his three matches and James Pattinson has been giving runs at nearly 10 RPO so far.
Chris Lynn – Lynn is having a good season scoring 332 runs at a strike rate of 163. He was disappointed with his middle order's performance in the last match and will expect a more responsible and big knock from him in this match.
Ben Cutting – Ben Cutting has 153 runs and 9 wickets this season. His all-round performance has given a good depth to the team. We can expect a good showing in this match too.
AB de Villiers, Ben Laughlin, James Pattinson, Chris Lynn (c), Ben Cutting, Joe Burns, Josh Lalor, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Matt Renshaw, Sam Heazlett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Mitchell Swepson
Ben Cutting, AB de Villiers, James Pattinson, Ben Laughlin, Sam Heazlett, Matt Renshaw, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Swepson, Jimmy Peirson, Marnus Labuschagne
Sydney Sixers will be high on confidence and morale after ending Melbourne Stars 8-match winning streak. Skipper Moises Henriques and James Vince combined to form a 114-run partnership which played a massive role in their batting innings. Josh Philippe and Daniel Hughes are also amongst the runs but lack the consistency across the matches.
Jackson Bird, Tom Curran, and Ben Dwarshius will take control of the pace department and will be bolstered by the return of Josh Hazlewood from his national commitments. Steve O Keefe and Nathan Lyon will fight out for the lone spinner`s spot in this match and Lloyd Pope may too a game in ahead of these two.
Moises Henriques – Henriques scored 72 runs off 31 balls with 2 boundaries and 8 sixes. He is improving with every match and we can expect big scores from him in this match too.
Tom Curran – Curran has 17 scalps to his name but his economy rate of 9.5 RPO is a big worry for the team. He has come up with crucial contributions with the bat and has 133 runs at a strike rate of 150 so far.
Moises Henriques (c), James Vince, Jackson Bird, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avendano, Josh Hazlewood, Steve OKeefe/Nathan Lyon/Lloyd Pope
Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, B Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Moises Henriques, Steven Smith, Tom Curran, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes
Brisbane has dark and cloudy weather on the matchday with a 50% chance of rain. We can expect rain interruptions in this match.
Gabba is one of the bowler-friendly grounds in Australia and both spinners and pacers will enjoy the turn and bounce in this track. 6 out of 8 completed matches have ended with scores less than 150 so far.
Teams have opted to bat first in the Gabba in three out of four matches. They may choose to bat second if rain clouds surround the ground.
Sydney Sixers are in good form and momentum when compared to Brisbane Heat at the moment. Brisbane Heat has better star power in their line up with the likes of T20 stars Lynn, ABD, & Ben Cutting. Sydney Sixers too have a good batting lineup with top 4 batsmen scoring over 200+ runs this season.
We expect Sydney Sixers to win the match!