Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips for the Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat game: Sydney Sixers will take on Brisbane Heat in their third game of this season. This will be the second game for Brisbane too. Brisbane Heat have got off to a disastrous start in this year’s Big Bash League. First, they lost to the Sydney Thunder in match number one and then, Glenn Maxwell bamboozled them in the second game.
The Sixers, on the other hand, will look to recover from the shock defeat that they suffered against Hobart Hurricanes. Qais Ahmed’s magnificent spell undid all the good work done by Sydney’s bowlers.
Sydney Sixers will rest their hopes on the duo of Josh Philippe and Moises Henriques in the batting department while Ben Dwarshuis will lead the side’s bowling attack. Talking about their rivals, Chris Lynn needs to fire all guns blazing in this game while Ben Laughlin will look to improve his performance in the bowling attack.
The temperature will stay in the range of 20-23 degrees Celsius with a 10% chance of rain on the 22nd of December.
In the seven T20 internationals played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the spinners have ruled the roost. This is the only Australian pitch where spinners perform better than fast bowlers. The teams batting second have won four out of the seven games.
Injury and Availability News:
AB de Villiers should be available for this match as he would have recovered from the fatigue of Mzansi Super League 2019. The Australian Test squad members will miss this game.
Probable Playing XIs:
Josh Philippe (WK), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’ Keefe, Benjamin Maneti
Bench – Justin Avendano, Jackson Bird, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Fallins, Llyod Pope.
Chris Lynn (C), Tom Banton (WK), Max Bryant, Matt Renshaw, AB de Villiers, Ben Cutting, Sam Heazlett, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Mathew Willans
Bench – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Zahir Khan, Mark Steketee, Jimmy Pierson, Jack Prestwidge, Matthew Kuhnemann, Cameron Gannon
Tom Banton played a terrific inning of 64 runs in the previous game. The English wicket-keeper will have the onus of providing a solid start once again. AB de Villiers has a brilliant record in Australia hence, he will be the player to watch out for. Josh Philippe earned an IPL contract recently and, the wicket-keeper will try to continue his good form in the Big Bash League.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Tom Banton, AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe
Vice-Captain – Chris Lynn, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keepers – Tom Banton, Josh Philippe
Batsmen – AB de Villiers (C), Chris Lynn, James Vince, Daniel Hughes
All-rounders – Tom Curran (VC), Ben Cutting
Bowlers – Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Benjamin Maneti
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keepers – Tom Banton, Josh Philippe (C)
Batsmen – Chris Lynn (VC), Daniel Hughes, Max Bryant, Jordan Silk
All-rounders – Tom Curran, Matt Renshaw
Bowlers – Sean Abbott, Ben Laughlin, Mitchell Swepson
Expert Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
Chris Lynn has not fired in the tournament so far but expects the right-handed Aussie to trouble Sydney Sixers at home. If AB de Villiers plays, picking him will be a no-brainer. Tom Banton and Josh Philippe guarantee a lot of points thus, it would be a huge mistake to leave any one of them out.
Though Brisbane Heat have been lackluster in this tournament, the boost of AB de Villiers should ensure that they emerge victorious at the Sydney Cricket Ground this Sunday.
The ninth match of the Big Bash League will take place between Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on the 22nd of December.
The match starts at 1:40 PM IST (17:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.