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Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, 25th Match BBL 2021/22

29 Dec 2021, Sydney Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 11

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Match Prediction – Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, 25th Match BBL 2021/22

Sydney Sixers will be up against Brisbane Heat in the 25th match of the Big Bash League 2021. Defending champions Sydney Sixers have discovered their rhythm pretty quickly while Brisbane Heat have also won two matches.

Sydney Sixers have begun their title defence in stunning fashion. Besides the loss to Hobart Hurricanes in a game which got interrupted by rain, they’ve won all their games so far this season. Perhaps the greatest praise for the Sydney Sixers collective is that they’ve figured out a way to win in matches that needed them to go deep. The win over Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers was a result of their mindset and fortitude. Sixers defeated Sydney Thunder by 30 runs in another rain-delayed encounter recently.

As a result, they are second in the table and are chasing Perth Scorchers who seem to be on a whole another level. With 17 points, Sixers are four points behind Scorchers and have just one loss from six matches. They also have a net run rate of +1.482.

Brisbane Heat have managed just two victories this season. Those wins arrived against Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers. In their last game, Heat punished a dismal Strikers unit. Newcomer Ben Duckett scored 78 off 47 to take his side to a score of 208. The likes of Matthew Kuhnemann and Mark Steketee bowled well to secure a 39-run win.

With eight points from two wins, Brisbane Heat are fifth in the table. They are two points behind Hobart Hurricanes in fourth position. Brisbane Heat have a Net Run Rate of -0.178.

As far as the head-to-head record is concerned, Sydney Sixers have a commanding advantage. They have won 11 games while Brisbane Heat have won only on three occasions. Sydney Sixers have also enjoyed a better time recently with three wins in their last five matches against Brisbane Heat.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Sydney Sixers 11, Brisbane Heat 3

Last 5 matches: Sydney Sixers 3, Brisbane Heat 2

Who will win today’s match?

Although Brisbane Heat looked in splendid touch in the previous match against Adelaide Strikers, they will encounter significant opposition against Sydney Sixers. Sixers have got into their groove quite nicely and have found a winning rhythm early on. Another win for the defending champions seems to be on the cards here.

Shadab Khan, Todd Murphy, Lawrence Neil-Smith and Nick Winter were included in Sydney Sixers’ extended 16-man squad for the previous game against Sydney Thunder. However, they are unlikely to tamper with their winning starting XI combination.

Brisbane Heat are also likely to retain the same squad that was announced for the match against Melbourne Stars barring injuries.

Sydney Sixers have relied heavily on the talents of Josh Philippe and Moises Henriques and they’ve delivered on a number of occasions. They are also a disciplined bowling unit and will try to put the opposition batters under pressure.

The signing of Ben Duckett has proven to be positive for Brisbane Heat. Duckett scored 78 off 47 deliveries and set the tone for the team’s victory against Adelaide Strikers. Chris Lynn’s continued failings with the bat will be a major cause of concern for Heat.

Game changers for Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, 25th Match BBL 2021/22

Josh Philippe has been nothing short of outstanding for Sydney Sixers. The barrage of runs from his bat has been consistent and continuous and he has been well supported by Moises Henriques.

Ben Duckett had an instant impact for Brisbane Heat in the last game and he’d like to have a major say against Melbourne Stars. Despite Chris Lynn’s poor form, one can never take him lightly.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Sean Abbott has done a fine job in four matches so far. He has picked up eight wickets already and has an economy rate of 7.69. Abbott also has a tremendous average of 13.62. He will be the leader of the Sixers bowling unit.

Who will win today’s man of the match?

Josh Philippe has been among the best batsmen in BBL11 this season. He has been a genuine match-winner for Sydney Sixers and is the highest run-scorer in the league. Sean Abbott is another contender for the Man of the Match award.

Who will be the best batsman for Sydney Sixers?

With 295 runs, Josh Philippe is the top scorer in the Big Bash League right now. He has scored runs at a strike rate of 151.28. Josh has struck 26 fours and 10 sixes already!

Who will be the best batsman for Brisbane Heat?

Ben Duckett was phenomenal in the previous match against Adelaide Strikers. He scored 78 runs off 47 deliveries and his knock included 10 fours and 2 sixes. Duckett will look to continue with the same momentum in this game.

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Jimmy Peirson c James Vince b Ben Dwarshuis 0 4 0 0 0
    Chris Lynn c Sean Abbott b Ben Dwarshuis 2 6 0 0 33.33
    Tom Cooper b Sean Abbott 7 4 0 1 175
    Ben Duckett c Hayden Kerr b Sean Abbott 21 19 2 0 110.53
    Sam Heazlett b Daniel Christian 4 10 0 0 40
    Max Bryant c Jordan Silk b Sean Abbott 22 23 1 1 95.65
    Xavier Bartlett c Josh Philippe b Hayden Kerr 1 5 0 0 20
    Jack Wildermuth b Sean Abbott 27 26 1 0 103.85
    James Bazley c Sean Abbott b Hayden Kerr 8 9 0 0 88.89
    Mark Steketee not out 10 9 1 0 111.11
    Total (19.1 Ov, RR: 5.49) 105/10
    Ben Dwarshuis 4 1 13 2 3.25 0 0
    Sean Abbott 4 0 31 4 7.75 0 0
    Hayden Kerr 4 0 18 2 4.5 0 0
    Shadab Khan 4 0 27 0 6.75 0 0
    Daniel Christian 2 0 8 1 4 1 0
    Lloyd Pope 1 0 6 0 6 0 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Josh Philippe c James Bazley b Mark Steketee 0 2 0 0 0
    James Vince c Tom Cooper b Xavier Bartlett 0 1 0 0 0
    Daniel Hughes c Tom Cooper b James Bazley 6 13 0 0 46.15
    Moises Henriques c Jimmy Peirson b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 15 15 0 1 100
    Jordan Silk c Tom Cooper b Jack Wildermuth 3 4 0 0 75
    Daniel Christian c Sam Heazlett b Xavier Bartlett 2 7 0 0 28.57
    Sean Abbott not out 37 43 2 2 86.05
    Hayden Kerr c Max Bryant b James Bazley 2 6 0 0 33.33
    Shadab Khan c Ben Duckett b Jack Wildermuth 8 9 1 0 88.89
    Ben Dwarshuis not out 23 20 3 0 115
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 5.3) 106/8
    Mark Steketee 4 1 25 1 6.25 0 0
    Xavier Bartlett 4 0 22 2 5.5 0 0
    James Bazley 4 0 19 2 4.75 0 0
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 0 12 1 3 0 0
    Jack Wildermuth 4 0 18 2 4.5 0 0
  • Match Details

Team Lineup

Sydney Sixers Brisbane Heat
Josh Philippe
James Vince
Daniel Hughes
Moises Henriques
Jordan Silk
Daniel Christian
Sean Abbott
Hayden Kerr
Shadab Khan
Ben Dwarshuis
Lloyd Pope
Chris Lynn
Max Bryant
Tom Cooper
Ben Duckett
Sam Heazlett
Jimmy Peirson
James Bazley
Xavier Bartlett
Mark Steketee
Matthew Kuhnemann
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Jack Wildermuth

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