Wednesday 19 January - 12.05pm AEST at the Gabba.
Two heartbreaking losses against the Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers meant our BBL11 finals hopes were over. But with one regular game scheduled tomorrow at the Gabba, it is only fitting for our Heat boys to go out with a bang.
Our 18-man squad will remain the same, with the inclusion of allrounder Jack Wildermuth who flew back to Queensland earlier in the week for personal reasons.
Moises Henriques’ Sydney Sixers are in red-hot form as they sit comfortably in second place on the board.
The magenta outfit have won eight of their thirteen games, having lost four and there being a no-result after the match was abandoned against the Melbourne Renegades in Coffs Harbour earlier this month.
They are a whopping 10 points behind the ladder-leading Perth Scorchers, who have comfortably perched themselves top of the table for weeks. Opener Josh Phillipe sits third on the runs count, capping a massive 406 runs so far. His captain Henriques is not far behind him, sitting on a total of 375 runs.
LAST TIME THEY MET
It is hard to believe it was over a month ago when the game of the season took place, a sensational rescue mission from Sean Abbott saw the Sixers win the dramatic final-ball thriller at the SCG.
The home-team were chasing just 106 to win after the BBL leading wicket-taker Sean Abbott (4-37) tore through our middle-order.
However some brilliance from our pace bowling cartel saw the Sixers skittled at an unbelievable 8-47 in the 13th over. It seemed all hope was gone and the win was ours before a miraculous partnership between Sean Abbott (37*) and Ben Dwarshuis (23*) helped the Sixers clinch the win on the final ball of the chase.
Chris Lynn v Daniel Hughes
For many years, Lynny has been the leader of the batting bankers for the Heat. The batting sensation has been a formidable opponent against Sixers bowlers in the past, in BBL08 the powerhouse put on a massive 35-ball 94 where he cleared the rope 11 times.
Lynny loves batting at the Gabba so expect some fire from our Heat veteran on Wednesday as he goes out with a bang for the season!
The Sixers veteran is one of the team’s all-time leading run-scorers and has notched a massive 1796 runs across his 76 appearances with the club.
While he has had a recent run of low scores, Hughes’ form across the decade-long competition is one of the best and will be one to watch coke Wednesday at the Gabba.