It took them six matches to find a win, but now that they have, the Sixers look a different team. Wrapping up their second straight victory earlier in the week against the Melbourne Stars, the Sydneysiders are playing with confidence and could be a handful for a Brisbane side that has lost two of their last three. Furthermore, the Sixers' record at the Gabba is spectacular (5-0) whilst overall, they have only ever lost to their northern rival on one occasion. In any event, runs could be the order of the day here, with both of the last two matches between this pair producing a match total of 330+.
Key stat: Playing against each other, both sides average over 150+ with the bat.
In four matches against the Heat, Daniel Hughes has compiled 145 runs at an average of 36.25. Paying $4 to be the Sixers’ top scorer, Hughes is well worth considering and enters this fixture in good form with scores of 69*, 44* and 33 across his last three innings. For the Heat, the generous $4.50 odds about Joe Burns are sure to be snapped up by savvy punters as the former Test batsman has only been dismissed for a sub 20 score on one occasion against the men in magenta (five matches).
Key stat: Joe Burns has reached double figures in seven of his eight BBL matches this season.