The final match of the Big Bash League (BBL) will see Sydney Sixers taking on Perth Scorchers at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Moore Park on 06th February.

The match between the two is scheduled to start at 02:10 PM IST. It will be aired live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and can also be streamed live on the Sony LIV app.

Preview: Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, 61st Match

Sydney Sixers made it to the finals after an impressive win against Perth Scorchers at the Manuka Oval on 30th January. But they will have to defeat the same team again if they want to retain their crown. In their previous encounter, the Scorchers elected to bat first and posted a good total of 167 on the board. Batting in the second innings, Josh Philippe and James Vince were destructive as they posted 45 and 98 runs respectively and led their side to the nine-wicket success.

Perth Scorchers were able to make up for their disappointment of losing the qualifier match against the Sixers by defeating Brisbane Heat in the challenger contest. In their last game against Brisbane Heat, the Heats won the toss and elected to bowl first. Chasing the target of 190, Brisbane Heat wrapped up on the total of 150 thanks to Aaron Hardie’s 3 scalps and Andrew Tye’s 2 wickets which came at an economy rate of 6.25.

Pitch report

The pitch at the SCG has favoured both the batsmen and bowlers in BBL 2020-21. The team winning the toss will likely be looking to bat first and post a good total on the board.

Weather report

The weather at the SCG on Saturday is forecasted to be partly cloudy. The temperature will be looming around 23 degrees Celsius during the gameplay.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers probable XI

Sydney Sixers: Probable XI

Josh Philippe (WK), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Jake Ball, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti, Sean Abbott

Bench

Jackson Bird, Hayden Kerr, Gurinder Sandhu, Jack Edwards, Tom Rogers, Justin Avendano, Nick Bertus, Lloyd Pope

Perth Scorchers: Probable XI

Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis (WK), Ashton Turner (C), Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Hardie, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed

Bench

Matthew Kelly, Corey Rocchiccioli, Kurtis Patterson, Joel Paris

Wicketkeeper: Josh Philippe, Josh Inglis

Batsmen: Colin Munro, James Vince, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques

All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Daniel Christian

Bowlers: Jason Behrendorff, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott

Top picks for Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers

Josh Philippe has been one of the key prospects for the Sixers in BBL 2020-21. In 15 innings, he has amassed 499 runs at an average of 33.27 and strike rate of 150.30. With the highest score of 95, Philippe has also garnered the player of the match title thrice in BBL 10.

Another top pick for the upcoming game is Moises Henriques. In 3 matches that he has been part of Sixers batting lineup, Henriques has aggregated 137 runs at an average of 45.67 and strike rate of 153.93. His highest score in this year’s BBL is 56.

Liam Livingstone has contributed with both the bat and the ball for his side. In 9 innings, Livingstone has aggregated 262 runs and also scalped 4 wickets. With the highest score of 67, he was also awarded the man of the match title once in BBL 2020-21.

Winner prediction

The upcoming Big Bash League clash is between the two most successful BBL teams. Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers have met on three occasions on the final’s night in BBL history, where the Scorchers have won two matches and the Sixers have a single victory to their name. In the 10th edition of the BBL, the Sixers have beaten the Scorchers in their last two clashes so they’ll be confident in getting an edge here. Seeing at the current stats, it’s likely that Sydney Sixers would make it three times in a row and defend their BBL title.

Last Updated on February 6, 2021

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