Sydney Sixers & Perth Scorchers will play final of BBL 2016/17

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | 0

Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers are the two finalists of ongoing Big Bash League 2016/17 and their final match will be staged in next 28th January, 2017. Their match will be hosted at WACA Ground which is located in East Perth, Western Australia. This used to be the home venue of Perth Scorchers. Sixers has come to final by defeating Brisbane Heat and Perth has reached the final by defeating Melbourne Stars. Sixers has finished the group stage of BBL 06 by standing in 3rd position where Perth Scorchers finished by standing in top position.

Sydney Sixers & Perth Scorchers will play final of BBL 2016/17

However, this both teams have previous experience by playing in final where Sixers reached final once in the inaugural season of BBL and won the first title of the tournament. On the other hand, Perth Scorchers played final highest four times and grabbed the title twice times so far. So, they are both experienced team and know very well how to claim the title.

Though, the match will be staged at the home venue of Perth Scorchers which would give them extra advantage as well as confidence. And so, if they able to utilize their option properly, they would win the title again for the third times.

However, earlier in this series, Perth Scorchers have faced Sydney Sixers once in group which was the 7th match of the tournament and the match was hosted at Sydney Cricket Ground. Perth faced a defeat there against them. So, they want some revenge by destroying them in final.

At their first meeting, Perth scored 130 runs by batting first. They decided to bat by winning the toss which was so surprising. Because, generally in BBL, the toss winner team used to decide to field first. However, 130 runs was not enough to beat Sixers, they also knew that. Sixers reached their target by losing only four wickets. This means that SIxers have a good bowling line up which would tie their opponent within mere runs. But also, Perth has also a good bowling line up. If we consider the two teams batting line, Sixers has Henriques, Hughes, Billings, Haddin and couple of other players where Scorchers has Klinger, Marsh, Whiteman, Bell and others. The both teams seems almost same ranked and would have same ability. So, it would be tough to describe which will laugh at the end. But, the match will be contesting for sure.

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