We take a look at the first of the two New Year’s Day BBL Big Bash matches on 1/1/2019 with the game being between the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Sixers. The Heat go into the match as favourites and they are the team punters want to be on for the mid day game in Queensland. View our Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers Tips below.
When: Jan 1st, Tuesday at 2:45PM
Where: Carrara Oval, Queensland
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Punters could be forgiven for thinking that the Heat lost their opening two matches and rode off into the BBL wilderness. It has been over a week since they played their last game against the Hobart Hurricanes, this time unable to chase down a modest 159 at Carrara Oval.
The Wolf is just waiting for the Heat to kick into gear with just one notable innings in their two games, a fantastic 58 from Ben Cutting who with all respect to the all-rounder shouldn’t be their top scorer of BBL|08 with names like Lynn and Bryant in the team.
Brendon McCullum over 24.5 runs ($1.88)
The Kiwi superstar has had an ordinary start to BBL|08, exploding in the first match in every sense of the word with a quick boundary and an even quicker dismissal on his way to a whirlwind score of 4 from 2 balls. In his second knock McCullum was run out once again on 4 but the Wolf knows that he is one of the best T20 batsmen in the world and will be motivated to build a solid knock as the Heat restart their BBL|08 campaign.
Fall of first wicket Sixers under 21.5 runs ($1.88)
The Sixers have massive issues at the top of their batting order with Joe Denly and Jack Edwards failing with the bat and Moises Henriques averaging just 11.5 from his 4 innings. Daniel Hughes gets a minor reprieve for a 62 in the opener against the Scorchers but he has followed that with scores of 13, 20 and 6.
The Heat have a solid bowling attack including James Pattinson, Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mitchell Swepson. The Wolf expects them to find a wicket early in this match.
WHAT TO EXPECT: This feels like the start of a new season for the Heat after a couple of early losses and a week off over Christmas. The Wolf knows they have an exceptional batting lineup of McCullum, Bryant, Lynn and Joe Burns and expects them to get the win.
Brisbane Heat squad
Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Brendon McCullum, James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson
Sydney Sixers squad
Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Juston Avendano, Tom Curran (England), Joe Denly (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Dan Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Henry Thornton, Greg West
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change