Marvel Stadium will play host to Saturday's BBL Big Bash Finals 2022 game between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers. The game kicks off at 7:15 pm with Perth Scorchers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Perth Scorchers vs. Sydney Sixers game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday January 22, 2022 at 7:15 pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
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Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Preview
Neither team at the top of the table bring excellent form into the knockout stages of the Big Bash, but this match – a chance to go straight through to the grand final and receive a week off for their troubles – is as big as it gets.
The Scorchers have beaten the Brisbane Heat in their final game, but lost to the Adelaide Strikers in a shock defeat prior to that – and a heavy defeat at that.
The Sixers also lost to the Strikers before an unconvincing close out of the Brisbane Heat to finish the regular season, while they had also previously gone past the Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades, only the game against the Thunder seeing them bat to their potential, racking up 197 runs.
It was that game which proved beyond all reasonable doubt just how good experience can be for the men in magenta, with Daniel Hughes and Josh Philippe both scoring half-centuries, while Moises Henriques made 47 from 27, and Steve O’Keefe took four wickets.
This isn’t a knockout game, but both teams will treat it like one, and it’s that experience which could prove invaluable for Sydney. Despite that, they need Henriques and Philippe – who are both in the top ten this season – to fire with the bat. There is no question about that.
It becomes even more imperative in the face of a Perth Scorchers attack where five bowlers have taken more than ten wickets and they tend to concede less runs than any other team.
Still, the Sixers batting experience and tight work in the field should see them into the decider.
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