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Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Predictions & Tips - Heat to cause yet another BBL upset

Last updated: 31 Jan 2023
Ralph Staniforth 31 Jan 2023
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  • Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat predictions for Thursday’s Big Bash cricket match
  • The fixture will be played in Sydney at 08:15 GMT
  • Sixers have won 4 of their last 5 games
  • Can the Heat upset the odds again?
  • Predictions, stats, team news & preview
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Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Predictions

This is a tough one to call with it being two teams in superb form at the moment. Both Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith are scoring bucket loads of runs as well for their sides but will not feature in this match due to international call-ups.
  • Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Sydney Sixers Form
  • Sydney Sixers Injuries & Team News
  • Brisbane Heat Form
  • Brisbane Heat Injuries & Team News
  • Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat FAQ

Should the Sixers win we will see a repeat of last years BBL final against the Perth Scorchers. But the Heat have come from nowhere and have some momentum, I am backing them to upset the odds again in this game.

  • Sydney Sixers have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Sydney Sixers’ Moises Henriques scored 56* in his last match
  • Brisbane Heat have won 5 of their last 6 matches.

Head to Head

The Sydney Sixers have won three of their last five against the Brisbane Heat. This season the Heat however beat the Sixers in their first match while the second ended in a no result.

Sydney Sixers Form

The Sydney Sixers have made the final of the BBL in the last three seasons, winning twice and losing to the Perth Scorchers last season. They finished second on the table this year but missed the chance to go straight to the final after losing to the Scorchers in the BBL qualifier a few days ago.

Batting first the Sixers made 151 runs in 20 overs. Moises Henriques top scored with 58 runs, but the total was below par from the start. 

The Scorchers made light work of the chase, winning by seven wickets with nine balls to spare.

Sydney Sixers Injuries & Team News

In a massive blow to the Sixers, Steven Smith will not be part of this match. He has joined the Test side who will be touring India.

Brisbane Heat Form

The Brisbane Heat are arguably the form team of the tournament at the moment. They finished fifth on the table but came from nowhere to win four of their last five league matches.

Since then, the Heat have beaten the Sydney Thunder in the eliminator and then saw off the Melbourne Renegades in the knockout match. The Renegades batted first and scored 162 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

It was a pressure chase but the Heat handled it superbly. Their top four batsmen all scored 23+ runs as Usman Khawaja top scored again with 59 runs. They won the match by seven wickets with seven balls to spare.

Brisbane Heat Injuries & Team News

Brisbane Heat will be without Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne and Matt Renshaw after their international call-ups to the Aussie Test side.

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat FAQ

When is Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat played?

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat is being played on 2 February 2023.


Brisbane Heat are backed to upset the odds and book a place in the final. Both sides are missing their top performing batsmen for this match.

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