Cricket match date: 01st January 2019
Cricket match time: 09:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Carrara Oval
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Big Bash League
Team A: Brisbane Heat
Team B: Sydney Sixers
Team A Captain: Chris Lynn
Team B Captain: Moises Henriques
Cricket Match Preview:
Brisbane Heat have not quite enjoyed the Christmas celebration and chances are, if they do not improve on their performance, their New Year celebration might get a hit as well. They will start their new year with an important game of cricket against Sydney Sixers. Sixers, meanwhile, seem to have recovered their form after their win against the Melbourne Renegades.
Brisbane Heat were in control for the most part of their bowling innings in their last cricket game against Hobart Hurricanes. They should have restricted Hobart for a total under 150 but the two sixes in the last over ensured that Hurricanes reached the total of around 160. In reply, Heat did not get a good start as Brendon McCullum failed once again.
Heat’s skipper, Chris Lynn, tried to curb his natural instinct and play throughout the innings but could not bat through. Then despite Ben Cutting’s valiant knock of 58 off 32 deliveries, Heat could not chase down the target and fell short by 15 runs. What would have hurt them more is the fact that they could not play out their full quota of 20 overs and got bowled out.
Sydney Sixers, led by Moises Henriques, would have been extremely pleased with their performance against Melbourne Renegades in their last game of cricket. Renegades had been unbeaten till that game of cricket and were favourites to win in their game against Sixers. Sixers, however, scored 132 runs, which was a par score on a tough pitch. In reply, they bowled splendidly well to restrict a strong batting lineup.
Melbourne Renegades had previously won one game of cricket on the basis of a splendid all-round performance by Dan Christian and Mohammad Nabi. However, on this occasion, none of the Renegades batsmen could settle down on a difficult pitch and could only score 99 runs in their quota. Sixers would have been delighted with their defence of a low score. Tom Curran once again stood out with his all-round performance and is emerging as the most valuable player in this BBL.
Cricket Match Information:
Brisbane Heat will take on Sydney Sixers and will look to get their first cricket win in this edition of Big Bash League. So far, Brisbane Heat have played two games of cricket and lost both of them, whereas Sixers have played four, won two and lost two games of cricket.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Brisbane Heat, under Chris Lynn’s captaincy, were off to a losing start in their first two games of cricket. Our prediction is of some changes in their playing eleven for this game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of Brisbane Heat’s playing XI:
- Chris Lynn
- Brendon McCullum
- Max Bryant
- JA Burns
- SD Heazlett
- Ben Cutting
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- JJ Peirson
- JK Lalor
- MJ Sweepson
- MT Steketee
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Sydney Sixers are being led by Moises Henriques in this edition of the cricket tournament. They were led by Johan Botha last time around. They have come back with a win after losing two consecutive games of cricket. Our prediction is they will go with the same playing eleven as their last game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:
- JL Denly
- Daniel Hughes
- Moises Henriques
- J Edwards
- Josh Philippe
- Tom Curran
- Stephen O’Keefe
- JC Silk
- Sean Abbott
- Ben Dwarshuis
- BAD Manenti
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Chris Lynn’s poor run of form has continued from Australian colours to even the Big Bash League. Being the skipper, he will have to somehow turn around the fortune of his side as well as his own batting form. Our prediction is of his return of form in the next game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The only international cricket T20 game that has been played here was between Australia and South Africa. It was a rain-hit cricket game, where South Africa, on batting first, scored 108 runs in their 10 overs and Australia could only muster 87 in their chase. Our prediction is of scores over 180 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Brisbane Heat will begin this game of cricket as favourites. Even though Sixers won their last game of cricket, our prediction is of Brisbane Heat’s victory in this game of cricket as they would desperately want to stop their losing streak.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Chris Lynn (BH) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (BH) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Chris Lynn (BH)
Brisbane Heat – 1.66
Sydney Sixers – 2.00
*odds may change anytime