- Rohit Singh | February 1, 2023 | 9:26 pm
SIX vs HEA, Challenger Preview
The Challenger play-off fixture in the 2022-23 Big Bash League sees Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat go head to head at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday evening. The winner of this fixture will progress to Saturday’s final against Perth Scorchers. Sydney Sixers were beaten in the Qualifier but have been in brilliant form over the last few weeks. They will come into this game full of confidence. Brisbane Heat have come from nowhere in the second half of the tournament but may well struggle without their Test batters in this match.
SIX vs HEA, Challenger Details
Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat – Challenger
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground – Sydney
Date & Time: 02th February 2023 at 01:45 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
SIX vs HEA, Challenger Pitch Report
The highest score on this pitch in this year’s tournament is 187-2 with most first innings totals of around 145-155. There is spin as well as pace and bounce on this pitch. Mostly sunny conditions with any cloud cover disappearing in the latter stages of the game.
No Injury. Will be added when there is an update
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SIX vs HEA, Challenger Probable Playing XIs:
Brisbane Heat Probable Playing XIs
Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Ross Whiteley, Jimmy Peirson (c) (wk), Michael Neser, James Bazley, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson, Xavier Bartlett
Sydney Sixers Probable Playing XIs
Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Izarulhaq Haveed
Topmost Picks for SIX vs HEA Dream11 Prediction, Challenger:
Top Picks – Brisbane Heat
- Michael Neser – The pace bowling all-rounder picked up two more wickets against Melbourne Renegades in the Knockout. He dismissed Aaron Finch and Will Sutherland.
- Jimmy Peirson – Batting in the middle order and ready to take on the captaincy again, Peirson has scored over 300 runs in BBL12 and has been a fine wicket keeper.
Top Picks – Sydney Sixers
- Sean Abbott – The bowling all-rounder is the leading wicket taker across the tournament. He has a strike rate of every 10.8 balls from 50.4 overs bowled.
- Moises Henriques – The skipper’s third half-century of the tournament took his run tally to over 300. Without Steve Smith’s runs, Henriques becomes even more important to the batting line-up.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for SIX vs HEA Dream11 Team:
Josh Philippe, Usman Khawaja(VC), Marnus Labuschagne, Moises Henriques, Steve Smith(C), Michael Neser, Matt Renshaw, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Xavier Bartlett
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for SIX vs HEA Dream11 Team:
Jimmy Peirson, Usman Khawaja, Sam Hain, Moises Henriques, Steve Smith, Michael Neser(C), James Bazley, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott(VC), Matthew Kuhnemann
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Steve Smith, Michael Neser
Vice-captain – Sean Abbott, Usman Khawaja
Wicketkeeper – Jimmy Peirson
SIX vs HEA Challenger Probable winners:
Both teams are not at full strength with the Australia Test team off to India. Brisbane Heat have lost three of their best batters whereas Sydney Sixers have lost only one of theirs. It is the Sixers who look the strongest. With the prize of a BBL final against Perth Scorchers up for grabs, we are expecting a very entertaining Challenger fixture at the SCG. Brisbane Heat look far weaker without their three Test batters but Steve Smith is arguably a bigger loss for Sydney Sixers. However, the Sixers have Sean Abbott who is a fantastic BBL bowler and we expect him to make the difference. Considering the team combination, Sydney Sixers is expected to win this match.