Sydney Sixers will square up against Perth Scorchers in the mega 2020-21 BBL final. The Sixers will be playing at their home ground against Scorchers in the final and they have earned the right for it. They had earlier defeated Scorchers in the qualifier. But they have to beat them once again to win the tournament.
How have the two teams fared?
Sydney Sixers are the only team in the league to have won 9 games in the league stage. While the Perth Scorchers have 8 wins under their belt in the first round. Both the Sixers and the Scorchers have lost 5 games each while one game of the Scorchers did not produce a result. There is little to choose between the two finalists and the final promises to be a blockbuster.
How have the batsmen from two sides performed?
Josh Philippe leads the charts for the Sixers having scored 499 runs at an average of 33.26 and a strike rate of 150.30. He has already been awarded the “Player of the Tournament” for his batting exploits. Philippe can be one of Dream Xi wicket-keeper picks, he comes in with 9.5 credits. James Vince, Jordan Silk, Moises Henriques, and Daniel Hughes have led the run scoring for the Sixers.
Sixers batsmen have collectively scored a whopping 2300 runs throughout the season. The Sixers will love an encore from their batsmen one last time this season. Henriques is another valuable pick at 9.5 credits. While Vince and Jordan Silk, both can be looked at with 9 credits each. Daniel Hughes is super deal at 8.5 credits.
If you thought that the Sixers were the dominant batting team in the league, then you are wrong. It is the Scorchers batsmen who have set the league on fire. Colin Munro has been the most dangerous opener in the league scoring 362 runs. He is a solid Dream XI buy at 8.5 credits. The likes of Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis have complemented Munro well. Livingstone is a valuable Dream XI pick at 9 credits each.
The Scorchers will be boosted with Jason Roy’s availability in the final. Roy can be a handy pick at 9 credits. The Scorchers batsmen have collectively scored 3000 runs this season. They have scored more than 700 runs compared to the Sixers. WOW!
How has the bowling department been for both the teams?
Ben Dwarshuis has admirably led the bowling for the Sixers. He has 21 wickets to his name up until now. He can be a super Dream XI pick at 8.5 credits. Carlos Brathwaite their foreign signing, is their second highest wicket taker with 16 wickets to his name. He is another valuable buy at 8.5 credits. Dan Christian and Steve O’Keefe have provided the support in bowling. They both are super buys at 9.5 and 9 credits each respectively.
The Sixers have reached the finals without their star bowler, Mitchell Starc in the mix and that is a huge achievement. The Sixers bowling unit have picked up 154 wickets through the course of the league. They are a clear winner in this metric.
Jhye Richardson has been the standout bowler in the tournament. He has picked up 27 wickets for the Scorchers. Even though he comes in at 10 credits, must go for him. The Scorchers have been awarded for the bowling experience as they have bowlers like Andrew Tye (15 wickets) and Jason Behrendorff (14 wickets) in their ranks. Both of them can be picked at 8.5 credits each. They will surely love if their bowlers put up another impressive performance in the finals and bring the trophy home. The Scorchers on the other hand have picked up 109 wickets in the season.
- Josh Philippe is in outstanding form and will love to excel in the final too
- Jhye Richardson has been the bowler of the tournament and will be a valuable pick
- Dan Christian has been brilliant with both bat and the ball. He will be a hot pick!
- Colin Munro has been in sizzling form and will be a great pick.
StumpsandBails Final verdict:
While both the teams have been outstanding right throughout the tournament, the best team on the day will win the cup. And we think, it is going to be the Sydney Sixers who will emerge winners two times in a row.