Manuka Oval will play host to Saturday's BBL Big Bash 2021 game between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers. The game kicks off at 7:16 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. Perth Scorchers game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday January 30, 2021 at 7:16 pm
Where: Manuka Oval
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The finals have arrived after almost two months of high-quality T20 cricket throughout the country. With only the best teams remaining in the hunt we are spoilt with one of the matches of the year here tonight at Manuka Oval.
The first-placed Sydney Sixers take on the second-placed Perth Scorchers in a match which looks to be a tight one on paper. The Sixers were the most consistent team all season while the Scorchers have been unbelievable in the back half of the tournament and look in dangerous form.
The head-to-head scoreline sits at 1-1 this season between these two sides and this looks to be anyone’s match for the taking tonight. The Scorchers will be counting on experienced batsmen in Jason Roy and Colin Munro to perform while the Sixers will be looking to skipper Moises Henriques and T20 international Sean Abbott to lead from the front.
There is no doubting the quality across both these sides but The Wolf is going to stick with the team in form and roll with the Scorchers on top. Perth have been flying in the back half of the tournament thanks to some incredible big-hitting throughout their top order as well as some clinical bowling performances each match.
The Sixers have mixed their form coming into this and have been showing that they are susceptible to some poor performances across the team. The key with the Scorchers is the ability for all their players to chip in where needed, especially when one of their big-name players falls cheaply or performs poorly with the ball. There have been many matches their middle order have saved the team and it’s this ability to fight back which mkes them such a dangerous T20 side.
History is also on the Scorchers side, holding an 11-7 overall record against the men in magenta while also winning the last three finals matches against the Sixers. The experience of Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mitch Marsh and Andrew Tye will be crucial to this Perth side’s chances and I think it will be up to these guys to stand up in the biggest match of the Scorcher’s season.
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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