Australian T20 League 2022, Challenger: SIX vs HEA Preview and Fantasy Prediction
Australian T20 League 2022-23
Challenger: SIX vs HEA
The Australian T20 League is about to end, and the Challenger game will be played between SIX and HEA in the Historic Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday, 02 February 2023 at 01:45 PM IST..
The sixers will play Heat in the challenger game on Thursday, giving them another chance to get to the playoffs. Scorchers defeated Sixers by an enormous 7-wicket margin in their previous qualifying game. The Scorchers batters chased down the Sixers' target of 152 runs in 20 overs with 7 wickets remaining.
Heat has moved up the knockout ladder with victories. Both of their previous knockout games were victories for them. First, they secured a berth against the Sixers in the AUS T20 League challenger match by defeating Renegades by 7 wickets. Then, heat completed the 163-run chase by only losing 3 wickets.
After placing second in the standings, Sixers quickly advanced to the playoff round of the competition. They have been unstoppable in every facet of the game, winning four of their past five games. First, however, they will attempt to recover and secure a spot in the competition's finals after suffering a devastating loss to the Scorchers in the qualifications.
The Sixers suffered a 7-wicket defeat in their most recent game against the Scorchers. They gave them a 152-run target to reach in 20 overs. However, Jordan Silk and captain Moises Henriques performed well. Silk finished undefeated with 47 runs off 34 balls, while Moises scored 58 runs off 43 balls.
They had a low total due to needing assistance from the other hitters. In the battle for the championship, they will try to turn things around against the Heat.
Heat have improved late in the season, as they are only one match away from securing a place in the Finals. They had a disappointing campaign, but they rose to the occasion and are now one of the three teams remaining in the race. In their past five games, the Heat have only suffered one defeat, continuing their ascent to the top.
In the elimination game, Heat defeated Renegades with ease. They overcame the Renegades by seven wickets to set up an exciting match against Sixers. With 7 wickets remaining, Heat comfortably reached the 163-run goal.
They had a standout bowler in Xavier Bartlett, who took 3 wickets and gave up just 18 runs in 4 overs. His three wickets with a just 4.5 economy rate were crucial in limiting the opposition's score. Usman Khawaja guided the ship during the chase by hitting 59 runs off of 47 balls.
Match: SIX vs HEA, Challenger, Aus T20 League 2022-23
Date: Thursday, 02 February 2023
Time: 1:45 PM
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Pitch and Weather Report
The Surface of the Sydney Cricket Ground Supports both batters and bowlers, seamers especially. Chasing on this pitch is relatively easy, as per the records of this ground, so the team that wins the toss surely wants to bowl first.
The Weather of the match evening will be pleasant to play as the highest and the lowest temperature will be around 28℃ and 20℃, and the wind speed will be approximately 30 km/h in the Southeast Direction.
SIX: L W W W W
HEA: W W L W W
Head to Head
Team Matches Won
SIX: Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Cooper Connolly, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Lance Morris, Chris Sabburg, David Payne, Adam Lyth, Peter Hatzoglou
HEA: Usman Khawaja (c), Jimmy Peirson (wk), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Mark Steketee
Probable Playing XIs
SIX: Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Jackson Bird
HEA: Josh Brown, Sam Hain, Max Bryant, Nathan McSweeney, Ross Whiteley, Jimmy Peirson (c) (wk), Michael Neser, James Bazley, Matthew Kuhnemann, Sam Heazlett, Xavier Bartlett
Hot Fantasy Picks
(i) Wicket Keepers
Jimmy Pierson: Jimmy Pierson will be an excellent pick for this match as he has scored 325 runs till now with an average of 27 and SR of around 120.
Josh Brown: Right-hand batter scored 39 runs in the last match against REN and helped his team win in a must-win game. Brown scored 213 run in 12 matches with the SR of 147 with an average of 17. He could be a good C/VC option for your fantasy team
Jordan Silk: Jordan Silk will be a handy option, and he played an excellent inning in the last game. Also, he is the highest scorer for his team, with the highest 353 runs with an average and SR of 50 and 130, respectively.
(iii) All Rounders
Hayden Kerr: Hayden Kerr will be a Good All-round option for your fantasy 11 as he gives you some finishing touches and also has 16 wickets till now in the bag.
Sean Abbott: Sean Abbott will be a key player on this pitch. With his pace and line, he could be a nightmare for the top order of any team. In addition, he is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament till now with 28 wickets, so pick him for your fantasy team.
Xavier Barlett: Xavier Barlett was Man of the match in the last game HEA played for his impressive bowling figures of 4-0-18-3. He will be a good addition to your fantasy team.
The heat and Sixers are both in good form, which makes picking a winner for this game challenging. However, Brisbane is likelier to win the game based on their recent performance and bench strength.
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