This fixture was supposed to be played earlier but was delayed at the last moment and rescheduled for Wednesday after several Brisbane Heat players tested positive for Covid-19.
The players affected by the virus outbreak have not been named so it’s unknown who would be unavailable tomorrow. However, one man certain to miss out is England’s Tom Abell, who has a knee injury.
The game may be a good opportunity for the Heat to try their new signing Fakhar Zaman.
The Heat will take some confidence into this game, thanks to their win over Hobart Hurricanes in their last match. Xavier Bartlett and Mujeeb ur Rehman were the stars that night for taking four and three wickets respectively.
Sydney Sixers were dealt only their second loss of the season in their last game when Perth Scorchers got the better of them but only just.
The Sixers started the game well and at one point had the Scorchers reeling at 69 for 5 before Aaron Hardie (45) and Ashton Agar (29) showed resistance and got their team to a fighting total of 143-8.
In reply, the Sixers suffered a nightmare start and were 16 for 4 at one point. Dan Christian’s one-man show kept the two-time defending champions in the hunt. He scored 73 of his team’s 133 runs but fell in the second-last over, which practically dashed their hopes.
The Sixers have not been affected by the virus ravaging the rest of the league but they have lost England’s James Vince, who has to link up with his national teammates. He wasn’t in good form anyway so his departure wouldn’t matter much.