Big Bash League (BBL) title-holders Sydney Sixers will lock horns with three-time champions Perth Scorchers in a blockbuster final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday.
While two-time BBL winners Sydney Sixers are aiming to replicate Perth Scorchers' record of securing back-to-back titles, Scorchers are chasing a record fourth BBL title.
Moises Henriques’ Sixers and Scorchers have already faced each other three times in BBL finals, with the latter winning twice and losing once.
Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers head-to-head record in BBL Finals
|2016||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers||Perth Scorchers won by 9 wickets|
|2014||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers||Perth Scorchers won by 4 wickets|
|2011||Sydney Sixers||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers won by 7 wickets|
Interestingly, Scorchers have already played five BBL finals in the previous nine seasons, while Sixers have been involved in four BBL finals during that time period.
The Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers head-to-head record favours Ashton Turner’s side, having won 11 of the 19 encounters played between the two teams. However, in their last five completed BBL encounters, Sixers have won four of those matches.
Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers head-to-head overall record in BBL
|Sydney Sixers||Metrics||Perth Scorchers|
In the ongoing edition of the tournament, Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers have already faced each other three times with the Sixers winning two of the three encounters.
Additionally, the hosts have won four out of their last five BBL matches played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. On the other hand, Scorchers have struggled at SCG, winning just two of their last five matches.
Speaking of the venue, the last five games at the SCG have seen an average of 22.8 boundaries and 11.4 sixes.
If Scorchers are to bat first, expect them to score more than 170 runs, as they have averaged 178 in their last five BBL matches. Meanwhile, the Sixers have posted an average of 172 runs in the same number of matches.
On current form, defending champions Sydney Sixers are tipped to retain the title and beat Perth Scorchers in Saturday’s final.
Feature image courtesy: 2021 Cricket Australia.