Match date · 22 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat match prediction

Sydney Sixers will host Brisbane Heat in the 9th match of the 2019 BBL at the Sydney Cricket Ground, this Sunday evening. The mercury is set to rise as Sydney Sixes take on their rivals from Queensland this Sunday evening. The visitors will be aiming to clinch their first victory of the season while the hosts will resist them. With big names in both squads, the match is promising to be a mouth-watering one. You can also make this weekend count by placing the three winning bets I have assorted for you.

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Speedy bowler leads the way

Tom Curran to be Sydney Sixers top bowler @ 3.75 (Bet 365)

Ever since Tom Curran was inducted into England’s limited over squads, it has given their bowling attack a huge boost, especially in T20s. In the recently concluded T20 series away to New Zealand, the speedster was England’s second highest wicket taker with 6 wickets. Tom is currently the second highest wicket taker this season with 5 scalps in the just two matches.

His figures so far – 2/30, 3/32

The spell of 3/32 was at the Sydney Cricket Ground itself and he was the pick of the bowlers in that match. Tom’s records this year has been exceptional, especially during the T20 Vitality Blast with Surrey where he took 17 wickets in just 10 matches. His T20 stats are also quite remarkable, having taken a total of 127 wickets in 105 games. In the last edition of the Big Bash League, he took 20 wickets from 14 matches, which proves that he is successful in this part of the world.

In the last three matches at the SCG, his figures are – 3/32, 2/39, 2/32

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New sensation batting for Brisbane

Tom Banton to top score for Brisbane Heat @ 3.75 (William Hill)

T20 cricket’s new sensation is now a household name in India after Kolkata Knight Riders bagged him in the IPL auctions. And why not? He has been playing some fascinating cricket off late and is already the top run scorer in the BBL having played a sensational 64-run knock a couple of days ago. With the league in its initial stages, he still has a lot to give. His claim to fame moment occurred in the 2019 Vitality Blast, where he amassed 549 runs in 13 matches at an average of 42.23 which includes four fifties and a ton.

Banton’s purple patch continued in the Abu Dhabi T10 League where he scored a couple of fifties. The Brit’s overall T20 record is also commendable, having scored at an average of 36.35. Moreover, he is the highest run scorer for the Heat this season. With the other batsmen in the squad predominantly inconsistent, it is likely that Banton is going to steal the show with the bat this weekend. And you have the opportunity to grab some easy money by investing money on this safe bet.

Highest scorer in Big Bash League

Josh Phillipe to score over 24.5 @ 1.87 (Dafabet)

The youngster is new to the game, but that hasn’t stopped him from creating an impact in the domestic circuit. Till now, he is the highest run scorer in the Big Bash League with 105 runs in two matches. His match winning 81-run innings in their season opener was a prelude of what is going to follow. In the other match, he scored 24 runs, so it’s fair to believe that it won’t be a daunting task for him to surpass the mentioned target.

Meanwhile, Josh has maintained an average of 34.66 in his entire T20 career, which again works in our favour. In the last edition of the BBL, he racked up 304 runs at an average of 30.40 with a top score of 86. For a fact, Josh is Sixers’ most potent weapon and he will shoulder the burden of scoring the runs. This is a bet which looks highly realistic and it would be foolish to ignore.

Ticket to a big win

If you place INR 100 on each of the bets, you will get a return of INR 937. But if you take a risk, parlay the bets with odds of 26.29 and invest INR 300, It will be your lucky day. The total returns will be a whopping INR 7887!