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Big Bash preview: Heat face Sixers Test

Brisbane Heat continue to shine and will look to start 2024 with a bang when they take on Sydney Sixers on New Year’s Day.

The Heat have seen one game abandoned, but they have won the other four, and are now a top contender to go all the way.

Brisbane are priced at 3.25 to win the grand final, and only Perth Scorchers at 2.75 are a shorter price.

But the way the Heat have been playing so far, they look to have the complete package.

The Sixers should also be in the mix and can be backed at 5.50 to win the grand final. The odds suggest the winner will come from one of these three teams.

Monday’s clash could test the title credentials of these two sides and it could be a cracker.

WhatBrisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers
WhereThe Gabba, Brisbane
When18:15 (AEST) Monday 1st January 2024
How to watchChannel 7, Foxtel, Kayo 

McSweeney shines for Heat

The Heat picked up their fourth win of BBL 13 when beating Sydney Thunder by 15 runs in the last match.

It is the second time they have beaten the Thunder this season, while they have also seen off the Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars.

However the clash against the Sixers could be their biggest test yet and if they pass that with flying colours, then the Heat faithful will start to dream.

The runs have dried up a little for Colin Munro, but thankfully for the Heat they have plenty of strength in depth.

On this occasion Nathan McSweeney stepped up to the plate with an impressive 73 runs, while opener Josh Brown also chipped in with 39.

With Matt Renshaw, Sam Billings and Paul Walter also in the line-up, Brisbane have a super strong batting line-up that can take them far.

Thunder fell 15 runs short off their 20 overs, and on this occasion it was Xavier Bartlett who was the most successful bowler when taking 3-29 off four overs.

Spencer Johnson and Matthew Kuhnemann also took a couple of wickets each and will be a big threat against the Sixers.

Sixers in the mix

The Sixers also have a side loaded with quality and will expect to make the grand final at the very least in this campaign. They can be backed at 2.37 to do just that.

They did slip to a four-wicket defeat against Melbourne Stars, but there were still positives to take from that game.

Opener James Vince showed his class with a tidy knock of 85 runs from 55 deliveries and managed to hang around until the end of the 17th over.

Now the Sixers need some of their other big guns to step up to the plate, including Josh Philippe and Jordan Silk.

Sydney Sixers continue to share the wickets around with Sean Abbott and Jackson Bird both taking a couple each against the Stars.

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