This game has importance for both these sides but for completely different reasons. Sydney Sixers would want to win it to keep hold of their second spot, which would earn them a chance to earn straight entry into the final.
In the other corner are Brisbane Heat, who would want to avoid the bottom spot currently occupied by Melbourne Renegades and the dreaded wooden spoon that comes with it.
The Sixers were upset in the last game by Adelaide Strikers and would want to return to winning ways ahead of the playoffs.
They have got a timely boost as their ace spinner Nathan Lyon is free from his international commitments and has rejoined them. With Steve O’Keefe also back recently, the Sixers now have a mean spin attack to boast about.
As explained above, Brisbane Heat are locked in a two-horse race with Melbourne Renegades to avoid the bottom spot.
It will be the Heat’s last game of the season, and with the Gades scheduled to play their own final game next, this will be the Heat’s final chance to add some points to their current tally of a measly 16.
They have lost five straight matches and are up against two-time defending champions so they’d probably have to play out of their skin to get something out of this game.