The Big Bash League Final plays on Saturday night, as the Sydney Sixers take on the Perth Scorchers at the SCG.
Sydney is out for consecutive titles, but Perth has three BBL titles to its name. It sets up for a classic final, and we have a full game preview and betting tips available.
Punters can make good money betting on cricket, and it doesn’t get more exciting than the Big Bash Final.
2021 Big Bash League 10 Final
Sydney Sixers vs. Perth Scorchers @ SCG
In a repeat of the playoff game last Saturday, the Sixers square off against the Perth Scorchers for the title.
Sydney got through to the final via a comfortable nine-wicket win over Perth, but a lot can change in a week.
Perth would have been down on confidence following that loss, but Thursday’s Preliminary Final against Brisbane couldn’t have gone any better. The Scorchers won by 39 runs, and it could have been much more.
They scored 189/1 off 18.1 overs, and it was one-way traffic from the outset. Liam Livingstone scored 77 runs, Cameron Bancroft had 58 and Mitchell Marsh scored an unbeaten 49.
The Scorchers’ bowling attack was just as impressive, as Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye and Aaron Hardie tore through the top and middle order of the Heat.
However, Sydney are the defending champions and they are a much sterner test. The Sixes have been the best team in the Big Bash League this season, and they are well rested.
Sydney dominated Perth the last time they met, chasing down Perth’s 167 runs with only one wicket down. The Sixers were led by an unbeaten 98 from James Vince, 45 from Josh Phillipe, and 21 from Daniel Hughes.
The likes of Moises Henriques and Dan Christian didn’t get to bat, which shows how deep the Sixers batting lineup goes. They also have a devastating bowling lineup, including Jackson Bird, Ben Dwarshuis, and Steven O’Keefe.
Perth brings a deep batting lineup, which goes all the way down to Ashton Turner at six. Getting the top order out is tough to do, so that’s the task awaiting Sydney in Saturday’s final at the SCG.
We give the edge to the Sixers. They were the best team throughout the regular season, and it will be tough for Perth to repeat their efforts from Thursday night. They might have already played their final, and the Sixers won’t fold up like Brisbane did.
Bookmakers have both teams at $1.90, so take the value with the home side. The crowd is 75 percent full, and most of those fans will be cheering on the Sixers.
Bet: Sydney Sixers @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney Sixers Heat Top Runscorer Tips
We like James Vince to have another big game against the Perth Scorchers on Saturday.
Vince comes off an unbeaten 98 runs last Saturday, and he’s seeing the ball beautifully at the moment. It’s not easy to score back-to-back big totals, but the Scorchers couldn’t find a way to get him out.
He will be brimming with confidence, and he knows if the Sixers want to set a good platform, he needs to get off to a good start.
It also helps that he opens with Josh Phillipe, as Vince gets four powerplay overs to score big. Coming at three or four is harder to score big totals, so we’re confident with Vince.
Bookmakers have him on the second line of betting at $4 behind favourite Josh Phillipe at $3.25.
Bet: James Vince @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Perth Scorchers Top Runscorer Tips
Colin Munro didn’t get to bat in the semifinal against Brisbane, which was a positive for the team. He was pushed down the order because of the situation, but expect Munro to see plenty of game time on Saturday.
Jason Roy isn’t confirmed to play in the final after hurting his foot during practice on Thursday. Therefore, Munro has a better chance to come in at three and score a big total.
The New Zealand international is one of the power hitters of the Big Bash, and he has the experience needed to succeed.
Munro scored 30 runs against Sydney last week, but he was forced to do cleanup work after Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone got out for 18 runs between them.
Bet: Colin Munro @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
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