The 35th match of BBL 2020-21 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers at Metricon Stadium, Carrara on 10th of January, 2021.

The striking battle between the two sides will start at 1:45 PM IST. It will be aired live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and can also be streamed live on the Sony LIV app.

Preview: Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers, Match 35

The Sydney Sixers side has picked up the habit of altering the course of the match at the very last moments to emerge as a winner in the game. With 5 wins and 3 losses, they’re currently leading the BBL 2020-21 points table and have 21 points to their name. Although they failed to chase the total of 183 in their last match against Perth Scorchers, the Sixers registered a spell-bounding win against Adelaide Strikers on 03rd of January.

On the other hand, Brisbane Heat has struggled to stay afloat in this competition. Brisbane Heat have played 7 matches so far and were unable to halt the opponents in four of them. In their previous encounter against Sydney Thunder, they managed to chase the total of 174 at The Gabba stadium. They will definitely be looking to get back to winning ways in their upcoming game at the Metricon Stadium.

Weather report

There is no chance of rain on Sunday in Carrara QLD, though cloudy weather has been forecasted for that day. The temperature of around 26°c and humidity around 64% is expected during the game.

Pitch report

Metricon Stadium is one of the new cricket stadiums in Australia and has hosted only a handful of international games so far. The wicket is known to get to known slower in the latter part and hitting big shots in the second half is a daunting task. Also, the venue hadn’t supported big chasing in the past. But taking into account the early summer factor, the skippers can think about chasing in the upcoming game.

Average first innings score

The average first innings score at the Metricon Stadium is 158.

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SIX vs HEA probable playing XIs

Brisbane Heat: Probable XI

Jimmy Peirson(c), Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory, Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Jack Wildermuth, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mark Steketee, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett

Bench

Connor Sully, Jack Wood, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin, Jack Sinfield, Lachy Pfeffer, Simon Milenko, Joe Denly

Sydney Sixers: Probable XI

Daniel Hughes(c), Daniel Christian, Jordan Silk, Jason Holder, Josh Philippe, Jack Edwards, James Vince, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Maneti, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshius.

Bench

Thomas Rogers, Mickey Edwards, Nick Bertus, Justin Avendano, Nicholas Bertus.

  • Wicket Keeper: Josh Philippe
  • Batsmen: James Vince, Lewis Gregory, Jordan Silk, Max Bryant, Jimmy Peirson
  • All-rounders: Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian
  • Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Steve O Keefe, Ben Dwarshius

Probable top performers

Mark Steketee – Brisbane Heat

Mark Steketee was devastating in the last game against Sydney Sixers at The Gabba stadium. Mark scalped 4 wickets giving away just 33 runs. In the last 6 matches that he has played, Mujeeb had a decent economy rate of 8.37 and an average of 16.50.

In the 18 balls he has faced in BBL 10 so far, Mark aggregated 17 runs at an average of 8.50 and accounted for two boundaries. If Mark is able to weave magic with the ball on Sunday, the Brisbane Heat will have high chances of beating the Sixers for the second time in a row.

Josh Philippe – Sydney Sixers

In the thrilling encounter against the Brisbane Heat on 2nd of January, it was Josh Philippe who scored an impressive 48 at the top of the order. This blistering total came in just 36 runs and comprised 2 sixes.

Philippe has also been in good form through the tournament. In 8 innings, the right-handed-batsman aggregated 266 runs at a strike rate of 142.33 and average of 33.25. His highest score in BBL 2020-21 is 95.

Man of the Match prediction

Josh Philippe is in great form since the start of the tournament and can be the Man of the Match in the upcoming game.

Winner prediction

Sydney Sixers are currently leading the BBL 10 points table with 21 points to their name. In their 8 BBL matches so far, they have managed to register a victory in 5 of them. As for Brisbane Heat, they’re currently settled on the seventh position in the table. While Brisbane was able to beat Sixers in their last encounter at The Gabba Stadium, the likes of Josh Philippe and Jordan Silk in the Sixers’ squad makes them unlikely to repeat it for the second time. So, the prediction is for the Sydney Sixers to win the match.

Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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