BBL 2018-19 Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat 36th Match Prediction. Sydney Sixers continue their bid to get back to winning ways in the 2018/19 Big Bash League when they welcome Brisbane Heat to the Sydney Cricket Ground. The match is scheduled for January 20 and the live action begins at 19:15 local time.
- Sydney Sixers sit one point ahead of Brisbane Heat in the points table, having won four of their nine games. The Heat have won three from eight, with the last match a no result following a floodlight failure.
- Brisbane boast one of the outstanding batsmen so far, with Chris Lynn having hit three half-centuries on his way to 317 runs. He is backed by his Ã¢â‚¬ËœBash Brother’ Brendon McCullum, who has 205 runs so far and has also hit three half-centuries.
- The Sixers did beat the Heat on New Year’s Day, however, despite Lynn thumping 84 from 55 balls. Tom Curran’s 3-25 and Moises Henriques’ half-century saw the Sixers claim a five-wicket win.
Our Pick: Brisbane Heat
ABOUT THE MATCH
Sydney Sixers were beaten very easily by the Melbourne Renegades in their previous match while a power failure saved Brisbane Heat from certain defeat in its previous match. Both the sides are right next to each other on the BBL League table and will be keen to win this match.
A couple of players will be leaving the Big Bash League for international duties while some others will join after being released from the squad.
The Sydney Sixers have won four out of their nine matches while Brisbane Heat has won three out of its eight. Neither side has been very convincing in its efforts so far and both need to improve in many areas.
SYS vs BRH, BBL 2018-19: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Fox Sports, Sony Six, Sky Sport, BT Sport, SuperSport, Willow TV, Ten Sports, BeIN Sports
Live streaming: SonyLIV, FoxtelSports, SuperSport Live, Willow TV Online,
Bat Flip Prediction
Sydney Sixers have been put in to bat and lost their last two games. They will be keen to win the bat flip and bowl first.
Sydney Sixers Team News & Playing 11
SYS Team News
With Nathan Lyon still away on international duty with Australia and James Vince having replaced countryman Joe Denly in the squad, the Sixers have been unchanged for the last two matches. They may consider a few tweaks after back-to-back defeats, however.
SYS Key Players
Daniel Hughes is the Sixers top run scorer so far, with two half-centuries and 224 runs in total, while Jordan Silk is close behind on 219 runs – including 46 from 25 balls when these teams last met.
Moises Henriques scored a half-century in the win against Brisbane last time and has hit a couple of other useful scores in the middle-order too, and the hope will be that Englishman James Vince starts to do likewise too.
The Sixers’ other Englishman, Tom Curran, was top scorer with the bat last time out as he scored 44 from 30 balls, and he also has a 62 to his name from the game against Sydney Thunder. With the ball, Curran took 3-25 when these teams last met and he has 11 wickets in total.
After taking 2-23 in the defeat to the Renegades, spinner Steve O’Keefe now has 15 wickets in the tournament – the first to reach that figure in this season’s Big Bash League.
SYS Team Form
After three wins in four games, Sydney Sixers have now lost their last two matches. Their last win saw Joe Denly hit an unbeaten 76 from 60 balls, helping the Sixers successfully reach 152/4 with ten balls to spare in a six-wicket defeat of Adelaide Strikers.
They failed to defend 177/5 against a Cameron Bancroft-inspired Perth Scorchers, however, before their batsmen let them down last time out. Tom Curran’s late hitting lifted them to 115/9 from their 20 overs but that was never going to be enough and so it proved in a seven-wicket defeat with seven overs to spare.
Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing 11
- Daniel Hughes, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti
Brisbane Heat Team News & Playing 11
BRH Team News
With James Pattinson, Joe Burns and Marnus Labuschagne all with the Australia A squad, Jack Prestwidge made his Big Bash debut in the game against Sydney Thunder. Mark Steketee and Sam Heazlett both returned to the squad too, but neither featured. Steketee could be an option after the bowling proved expensive, however.
BRH Key Players
Chris Lynn has been in superb form so far in Big Bash League 2018/19
Along with Brendon McCullum who, like Lynn, has hit three half-centuries, he has helped the Heat to some big, fast scores. McCullum has 205 runs, while teenager Max Bryant has quietly ticked along to 197 runs with some useful contributions and a good strike rate of 155.11.
It is with the ball they have struggled for consistency, though all-rounder Ben Cutting now has seven wickets to his name, as does Afghanistan’s teenager spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
BRH Team Form
Brisbane Heat started this season’s Big Bash League with three consecutive defeats but they had won three from four before the floodlight failure caused by the Brisbane power cut last time out forced a no result against Sydney Thunder.
In truth, the floodlight failure helped them, having 10/2 from three overs in reply to 186/4, but they had looked good beforehand – not least in their record 101-run win against Melbourne Renegades. Brendon McCullum hit 69 from 43 balls and Chris Lynn an unbeaten 66 in a total of 192/4, while Brendan Doggett and Mitchell Swepson both took three wickets apiece to bowl the Renegades out for 91.It was revenge for defeat to the same opposition at the Gabba, when McCullum’s 47-ball half-century had been too little. The Heat posted 144/8 and the Renegades won by eight wickets with 4.2 overs to spare.
Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11
- Brendon McCullum, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Josh Lalor, Jack Prestwidge, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
SYS : L L W L W
BRH : NR W L W W
SYS vs BRH Head to Head
Brisbane Heat have only won one of their nine previous matches against the Sydney Sixers, with seven losses and a further Super Over defeat when the two teams tied in 2017. Last season, they were bowled out for just 73 as Sean Abbott claimed 4-11 from four overs, on their way to a nine-wicket defeat in just ten overs.
Earlier this season, Chris Lynn thumped 84 from 55 balls in a total of 164/7, but the Sixers – led by Moises Henriques’ half-century and Joran Silk’s 46 from 25 balls, reached the target with three balls and five wickets to spare.
Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Betting Odds
Sydney Sixers’ recent poor form makes them outsiders for this one despite their good record against Brisbane Heat. The Heat are 1.70 to win with Betway, 1.72 with Bet365 and 1.73 with Betfair. The Sixers are 2.10 with the latter two.
The ‘Bash Brothers’ have been key to Brisbane Heat’s resurgent form, and Chris Lynn is 3.00 to be their top batsman with Bet365, while Brendon McCullum is 4.00.
For the Sixers, Daniel Hughes is their top batsman overall and is 3.75 to be their top batsman with Betfair, but Moises Henriques had that honour the last time these teams met an is 5.00.
Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Prediction
Sydney Sixers have hit the buffers with their form lately and Brisbane Heat can claim a rare win in this fixture, particularly if Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum keep up their recent form.