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Sixers eyeing spot in BBL Final

29 January 2021

The Sydney Sixers are eyeing a home BBL Final for the second consecutive year, but must first navigate past the dangerous Perth Scorchers in Saturday night's Qualifier at Manuka Oval.

The two sides met earlier this campaign at Manuka, with the Sixers emerging victorious by seven wickets on the back of an excellent fightback with the ball and clinical run chase lead by Josh Philippe and James Vince.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Full Match Highlights

A long history of tight contests exists between the two teams, including going head-to-head in two BBL Finals. Sixers allrounder Dan Christian said the 'contrasting styles' of both clubs was likely to lead to another intriguing battle on Saturday night.

"They've played in some finals together and there seems to be a real rivalry there, with contrasting styles too," Christian said.

"The Scorchers generally have a really good pace attack and for the Sixers the slower bowlers have been the effective ones.

"We've had some ripping contests this year as well. We got towelled-up by them over at Optus Stadium and we beat them pretty convincingly here in Canberra.

"Hopefully even though that was a week or so ago, we'll still have some momentum carrying on from there."

v. Perth Scorchers

18 matches. 7 wins, 11 losses (9 of the last 12 BBL matches between the two teams have been won by the chasing side)

The squad will be trimmed to 13 players and the final 11 announced at the bat flip.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers- Saturday January 30 @ Manuka Oval, Canberra

# Player Name Last Name
77 Sean Abbott
32 Justin Avendano
24 Jake Ball
45 Nick Bertus
33 Jackson Bird
26 Carlos Brathwaite
54 Daniel Christian
27 Ben Dwarshuis
18 Jack Edwards
21 Moises Henriques
16 Daniel Hughes
50 Hayden Kerr
46 Ben Manenti
72 Stephen O'Keefe
22 Josh Philippe
7 Lloyd Pope
28 Gurinder Sandhu
14 Jordan Silk
9 James Vince