The final day of the BBL11 regular season will see us treated to a monster triple header! The first game kicks off at 1.05pm with the Brisbane Heat taking on the Sydney Sixers and as always, Mr. Cricket has you covered with betting tips for the clash below!
Remember, you can check out our BBL11 Tips page for betting tips on all three games in the Wednesday double header!
BBL11 Heat vs Sixers Betting Tips
Gabba, Wednesday 19th January, 1.05pm (AEDT)
Predicted XI: Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Matt Kuhnemann, Mitch Swepson
Unfortunately for the Heat, their final game of the season will be a dead rubber as they sit in 2nd last place on the BBL table, a few games outside of final contention. Heat fans will at least have the return of Marnus Labaschagne to look forward to, with the No.1 Test batsman in the world set to make his season debut after a busy Ashes series.
Other than that, the Heat will look pretty standard to how they have looked for the majority of the year. They were competitive in their last game against the Scorchers, scoring 155 batting first but ultimately they couldn’t contain a rampant Mitch Marsh, who belted 59 off 34 balls to lead Perth to victory.
Predicted XI: Josh Philippe, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, Dan Hughes, Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon
The Sixers couldn’t get the job done against the Strikers in their last game. With the loss, they have conceded top spot on the table to the Perth Scorchers, and will now need to make are they win on Wednesday night to stave off their cross town rivals and keep their spot in the all-important top two.
They will get a injection of national level talent for the clash, with spinner Nathan Lyon set to make his return to the side after completing his Ashes duties. In years past, they could have expected Steve Smith, Mitch Starc and Josh Hazlewood all to fill back into the side following the Australian Test series, but this season, they’ll have to settle for Lyon alone.
Jordan Silk has been listed as day to day as he recovers from a hamstring injury, so expect to see him in the line-up either on Wednesday night or for the Sixers first final.
The Heat have surprised in a few games with some upset victories but all in all it’s been a season to forget. They have lost their last five games on the trot and in that time, their batting line-up just hasn’t looked up to scratch. In those five games, their average score has been just 133.2 runs and although they will get Marnus back in the side here, I don’t think he adds a lot of impact in the T20 format, especially after batting with a Test mentality for a few months now.
I like the Sixers here. They will be keen to earn the win and lock up a top two spot on the table, which means they’ll only need to win their first final to advance through to the big dance. Jordan Silk and Nathan Lyon are both international level players who are capable of turning a game. Back the Sixers to win this one.
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Moises Henriques has surpassed 10 runs in 73% of his innings dating all the way back to BBL07. He has batted 11 times this season and has only failed to score 10 runs just once.
Ben Duckett has played 29 innings in his BBL career and has passed the 10 run mark 70% of the time. He is coming off 10+ runs in five of his last seven knocks.
Henriques 10+ Runs
Duckett 10+ Runs
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