SCG will play host to Saturday”s
BBL Big Bash 2021 game between Sydney Sixers and
Perth Scorchers. The game kicks off at 7:40 pm with Perth Scorchers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Sydney Sixers vs.
game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday February 6, 2021 at 7:40 pm
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Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Odds
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The Sixers and the Scorchers have been the top two sides all season as they prepare to meet for the fourth time in the Big Bash Final on Saturday night.
With home ground advantage and some extra rest, you might expect to find Sydney as the slight favourites in the market, but given how unpredictable this season has been, the bookies seem to be having a tough time separating these two sides.
Fortunately, we don’t have to rewind very far to find the last meeting between these two sides.
The Sixers earned the right to host the final with their nine-wicket win in the Qualifier over Perth, which in turn sent the Scorchers packing to Canberra on Thursday night to face the Heat in the Challenger.
Plenty of people doubted the Scorchers’ chances on the neutral turf, but a classy 77 run knock from Liam Livingstone did the trick as Perth cruised to a comfortable win.
Adam Voges will be hoping his side can carry that momentum into Sydney on short rest, but unfortunately Perth’s track record at the SCG makes them a tough team to trust.
The Scorchers have won only two of their last five games against the Sixers in Sydney, while their record on the road this year is also questionable.
When these two sides last met the Sixers did a fantastic job of limiting Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone to less than 20 runs each atop, while on the other side, James Vince fell just two runs shy of a century. If the Sixers can repeat that effort, they’ll surely be on their way to another trophy.
Overall, there’s no question Perth is capable of winning after putting up over 170 runs in four of their last five games.
The only team to limit the Scorchers to less than 170 twice this season has been the Sixers though, so based on that and their overall track record against Perth of late, Sydney appears to have the slight edge.
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Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Teams
Sydney Sixers squad
Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Jake Ball (England), Nick Bertus (local replacement player), Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Jason Holder (West Indies), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Lawrence Neil-Smith (local replacement player), Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Tom Rogers (local replacement player), Gurinder Sandhu (local replacement player), Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince (England)
Perth Scorchers squad
Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Joe Clarke (England), Cameron Gannon, Cameron Green, Liam Guthrie (local replacement player), Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone (England), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli (local replacement player), Jason Roy (England), Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
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