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Heat Seeking Sixers Redemption

03 January 2022

Coming off a much-needed victory over the Hobart Hurricanes on New Year’s Day, the Brisbane Heat are ready for redemption as they meet the Sydney Sixers for the second time just a week after the low-scoring thriller at the SCG.

THE GAME
Tuesday 4 January - 6.15pm AEST at Metricon Stadium.

FORM
The Heat have now won three of their eight games so far, putting them fifth on the BBL11 ladder and four points clear of the sixth-ranked Melbourne Stars.

After his continued form with the bat, Sam Heazlett sits ninth on the BBL11 runs tally at a total of 230 runs. English import Ben Duckett sits just two rungs below Haz at 218 runs so far.

Moises Henriques’ Sydney Sixers are in red-hot form as they sit comfortably in second place on the board.

The magenta outfit have won six of their eight games, having only lost one game and there being a no-result after the match was abandoned against the Melbourne Renegades in Coffs Harbour on Saturday.

They are just two points shy of the ladder-leading Perth Scorchers. Opener Josh Phillipe sits third on the runs count, capping a massive 295 runs so far. His captain Henriques is not far behind him, sitting on a total of 257 runs.

LAST TIME THEY MET
It was only a week 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 Golden Cap 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.

KEY PLAYER’S
James Bazley and Ben Dwarshuis

The dashing allrounder is having a marvellous start to his BBL11 summer, coming off a brilliant 44* against the Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday.

Baz is our tied leading wicket-taker, sharing the title with Xavier Bartlett at 11 scalps each to date.

Dwarshuis is quite the sort-after t20 paceman after having been signed across multiple continents with stints in the IPL with King’s XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals, and a recent stint in the English t20 Blast tournament with Worcestershire.

It is the left-arm quick’s eight season donning the magenta as he sits second on the all-time list of BBL wicket takers for the Sixers.