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24 hours after a BBL match was called off due to smoke, the Sydney Sixers return home for their second game at the SCG in this year’s competition.

Significant smoke haze is likely to stay away from Eastern Sydney for this important clash. Sydney Sixers are out to get back to winning ways, after displaying the inconsistency they showed last season. From a huge win vs Perth to a massive collapse vs the Hurricanes, can the Sixers bounce back?

Brisbane Heat also need to bounce back. Perhaps even more so. One of the pre-tournament favourites, boasting a number of powerful batsmen, have not been too flash. Two losses in two games doesn’t spell the need for panic, but it will be good to get on the board sooner rather than later.

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

  • Josh Philippe averages 47 in BBL games at the SCG, with a strike rate of 161. He was one the IPL Auction’s best-value buys.
  • Tom Curran is currently BBL09’s leading wicket-taker with five. Also, he has six wickets in two games vs Heat. Can he overcome a Heat lineup that could look to go after him?
  • James Vince also enjoys a good record at the SCG, and hit 75 off 46 balls in the corresponding fixture last season. Josh Lalor took a five-wicket haul in the same game.
  • Tom Banton announced himself in BBL cricket last game with 64 (36).
  • Daniel Hughes is the current leading run-scorer in Sixers-Heat games (190 runs at average of 31.67).
  • Sean Abbott has an incredible record vs Brisbane Heat: 18 wickets in seven innings (average 10.11).
  • Ben Cutting has just 93 runs in nine matches vs Sixers. Moises Henriques has scores of 64 (34) and 57 (37) in his last few knocks vs Heat.
  • Chris Lynn has had a quiet start to BBL09. Also, apart from one score of 84 vs Sixers (away from SCG), his overall record against them is underwhelming (144 runs, average 18).
  • Ben Manenti has been excellent in BBL09: Four wickets in two games. Ben Dwarshuis has the same number of wickets, too.
  • Matt Renshaw in BBL09: 26, 39 and one wicket in two overs.

Head-to-Head

  • Sydney Sixers dominate this fixture. They have won nine of 10 matches vs Heat, including the past five.
  • Brisbane Heat’s scores on their past two visits to SCG: 98 and 73.

Key to a Sydney Sixers win

The Sydney Sixers’ top order has had a good time of it vs the Heat in recent seasons. And, when you consider the form Josh Philippe is in, one can look forward to the top order making inroads at the SCG. However, can the Sixers mentally switch on after an awful collapse vs the Hurricanes?

Also, the Sixers’ bowlers have thoroughly enjoyed their time vs the Heat. They have bowled the Heat out for under 100 in two consecutive meetings at the SCG, and one gets the feeling that if the Sixers can get the better of the Heat top order, another Sixers win awaits.

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Key to a Brisbane Heat win

Brisbane Heat’s top order holds such an important key to their chances. Max Bryant and Chris Lynn are yet to fire; but if they can, along with the dangerous Tom Banton, the Heat can look at a big total. However, if their middle order is exposed as has been the case in the first two games, it can be too difficult to come back from.

Also, can the Heat bowlers restrict the Sixers’ top order? The Sixers have shown in recent seasons that they are susceptible to a collapse or two, so plenty of onus rests on the Heat bowlers to make inroads at all stages of the innings.

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Possible Playing 11

Steve O’Keefe missed the match vs Hobart Hurricanes in Alice Springs due to a calf injury. He is in the squad, but remains to be seen whether he is fit for this match.

Sydney Sixers: 1. Josh Philippe (wk), 2. Daniel Hughes, 3. James Vince, 4. Moises Henriques (c), 5. Jordan Silk, 6. Hayden Kerr, 7. Tom Curran, 8. Sean Abbott, 9. Ben Dwarshuis, 10. Ben Manenti, 11. Steve O’Keefe/Jackson Bird

Brisbane Heat have made one change to their 13-man squad. Spinner Matt Kuhnemann comes in for Cameron Gannon.

Brisbane Heat: 1. Tom Banton, 2. Max Bryant, 3. Chris Lynn (c), 4. Matt Renshaw, 5. Ben Cutting, 6. Sam Heazlett, 7. Jimmy Peirson (wk), 8. Josh Lalor, 9. Mitchell Swepson, 10. Ben Laughlin, 11. Zahir Khan

Pitch and Conditions

Temperatures are pleasant on Sunday in Sydney compared to Saturday. However, the smoke haze continues to linger in what is currently one of the worst spate of bushfires the country has ever seen.

In terms of the pitch, the SCG is typically on the slower side. However, as Josh Philippe showed, proactive batting is possible.

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Dream11 Prediction

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Match Prediction

Sydney Sixers have an incredible record vs Brisbane Heat.

They have thumped the Heat in the past couple of games at the SCG. While this one might not be a thumping, Sixers are a good pick for a win.

Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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