Sydney Sixers Vs Perth Scorchers BBl Final Preview

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After nine matches, countless states and some enthralling and heart stopping moments it has finally come down to this for the Sydney Sixers with the BBL Final.

The Sixers did its best Harry Houdini impression against the Brisbane Heat on Wednesday evening in a match that had everything from dropped catches to half-centuries to Sixes and run outs!
The Sixers advanced on the back of a brilliant hitting display in the super over from Captain Moises Henriques.
However in this match it will be hoping to get the job done in the regulation 20 overs as the Sixers search for its second title against an in-form Perth Scorchers team that has had a reasonable amount of success against the Sixers in recent years.

The Scorchers will have the support of its home fans to spur it on and after a devastating spell from Mitchell Johnson (he took 3-3 from four overs) against the Melbourne Stars destroyed the top order.
Their batting has been consistent all tournament with both Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges mainstays in the top order. With aggressive run makers all down the list as well as some talented bowlers topped off with good fielding, this Perth Scorchers team is one of the best in the BBL.

Last Meeting: Sydney Sixers 4-132 (Billings 40, Tye 3-15) defeated Perth Scorchers 8-130 (Somerville 2-10) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Sixers got the win in the earlier clash this season as the spin tandem of Somerville and Botha caused the Scorchers some trouble.
English recruit Sam Billings then guided the Magenta home with a composed 40 from 30 balls.

Despite having lost six of the past seven against Perth. The Sixers won its inaugural BBL title here in 2011-2012.
The men in magenta have also only played two games at the WACA since BBL01 for one win and one loss.

Player to Watch: Quietly going about his business has been Sutherland Captain Ben Dwarshuis. Dwarshuis has picked up wickets at vital times with his full length and good variation balls. With already 22 T20 wickets next to his name, Dwarshuis has developed into a vital cog in the Sixers bowling machine.
Not to mention his valuable batting which saved the Sixers season last time out. It might not have been the best looking shot off the last ball of the innings but boy was it valuable! Look for Dwarshuis to be involved heavily on Saturday Night.

The Squad: Moises Henriques (C), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Doug Bollinger, Johan Botha, Ben Dwarshuis, Brad Haddin, Daniel Hughes, Michael Lumb, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Henry Thornton and Jordan Silk.


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