February 06 2021, 2:10 PM / 08:40 AM GMT / 07:40 PM LOCAL
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
We are back to where we started the playoffs in the Big Bash League 2020-21. The grand finale of the BBL is to be played between the same teams as the first match of the playoffs. Also, Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers were the two teams that finished at the top of the table and it is quite fitting that these two teams have eventually made it to the last match of the tournament.
We saw in the league stage how dominant these two teams were and given the form they’ve both shown in the recent matches, we expect a mouth-watering encounter. There are multiple variables at play in this match and with stakes running high, the pressure will be immense.
Sydney Sixers earned the right to host the BBL|10 final as they booked their spot with an impressive victory over Perth Scorchers but they will now have to defeat the same team once again if they want to defend their crown.
Perth Scorchers overcame the disappointment of losing their Qualifier clash with Sydney Sixers as they defeated Brisbane Heat in the Challenger contest to gain the opportunity to earn revenge against the Sixers in the final.
Pitch and Conditions:
The weather forecast for Saturday is not as good as everyone would have liked it to be. There are chances of rain hampering the match and just like the challenger match, we might not be able to get the full game in. The surface, on the other hand, is exactly likely to be the way it should for the finale. We expect it to be a sporting wicket with plenty of runs on offer for the set batsmen. Considering that this is a high-pressure game, anything around par score could be considered a good score batting wicket. The team batting first will want to put a total of at least 175 runs here.
We saw in the challenger match how the tables can turn in high-pressure situations. Chasing had been the order of the day for the Heat up until then, but it all changed against the Scorchers. In this upcoming match, we have different teams and different surfaces, but the pressure will be even higher, and runs on the board will matter. Having said that, there are high chances of rain and consequently DLS method coming into the picture. For that reason, the captain winning the toss should be looking to bowl first.
Sydney Sixers Playing XI:
Josh Phillipe (wk), James Vince, Dan Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Jackson Bird
Perth Scorchers Playing XI:
Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head:
Matches Played: 19 Sydney Sixers Won: 08 Perth Scorchers Won: 11
SYDNEY SIXERS VS PERTH SCORCHERS FINAL BETTING TIPS:
While the Scorchers have an incredibly well-balanced lineup, the Sixers have had an edge over them in recent times. In the last five head-to-head matches between the two sides, the Sixers have won four and lost one. In this season, the Sixers two times out of the three matches. To get more Big Bash betting tips and to know every moment update keep visiting our website. On paper, bowling certainly is the strength of the Scorchers and the Sixers have scored well against the Scorchers bowlers. To add to that, the Sixers have the home advantage of playing at SCG and that advantage could be big considering how much high-pressure this match is. To get calculated and assured cricket betting tips stay tuned with us. Betting on Sydney Sixers win should be the way to go in this grand finale. Sydney outfit can make it three in a row and defend their title.