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The Sydney Sixers are backing up after a late finish on Saturday but the Heat skipper has revealed his devastation despite a win.

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 02: Joe Burns of the Heat leaves the field after being dismissed during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Sixers at The Gabba, on January 02, 2021, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Sydney Sixers will be looking for a bounce back after a late night loss on Saturday night to the Brisbane Heat but face a tough Adelaide Strikers side.

The sides are third and fourth on the ladder and it should be a belter of a match on the Gold Coast.

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The Sixers won the bat flip and will bowl first with the game scheduled to start at 7.15pm AEDT.

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Heat skipper ‘heartbroken’ for Test reject

“To see him out, I was heartbroken for him. He’s someone who plays with his heart on his sleeve and when he plays for Australia he’s so proud and he’s obviously going through a tough time.

“But he’s a professional and I know what he’s capable of and I think there’s runs around the corner for him in this format.

“That might be the leapfrog that he needs in the back end of this (season) and leading into the rest of the Shield year as well.”

Being around close friends in the Heat hub will only help Burns’ cause, Peirson said.

“Obviously he’s come out of the Test hub and is in our hub now, he’s back in his home state, so there’s a lot of normality around him now and he just needs to get his feet back on the ground and go about his business and he’ll have success for us.”

Burns’ own failure did not harm the Heat’s run chase against the Sydney Sixers, with a 50-run partnership between English all-rounder Lewis Gregory and all-rounder Jack Wildermuth handing them a four-wicket win with seven balls to spare.

– NCA Newswire

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