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How to watch Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder BBL live online in Australia


Aussie cricket superstars oppose each other in the second Sydney Smash.

SUMMARY: Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder is exclusive to Fox Cricket, meaning you can watch via Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports or Foxtel iQ. New customers can watch for free using this 10-day trial on Foxtel Now.

While the Sydney Smash featuring Sixers vs Thunder always attracts attention, this time it takes on another level of interest with the big-name clash of Australian teammates Steve Smith and David Warner.

The Sixers briefly leapfrogged the Perth Scorchers to the top of the table when they smashed the Strikers courtesy of Steve Smith's quickfire 56-ball century.

The Thunder snapped a losing streak to keep their finals hopes alive when they cruised past the Renegades and won by 8 wickets.

When is the Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder BBL match?

The big Sydney Smash of Sixers vs Thunder is on Saturday 21 January at 7:05pm AEDT at the SCG.

How to watch BBL Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder live

To watch the Sydney Smash and David Warner vs Steve Smith, you will need Fox Cricket.

Although the 7 Network broadcasts some BBL matches in Australia, the Sixers vs Thunder requires a subscription to either Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ or Foxtel Now to watch.

Read our comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here to see which service might suit you best.

You can check out our full guide on how to watch BBL|12 here.

Live stream Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder on Kayo: Start your 7-day FREE trial now

Stream BBL on Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now has a 10-day trial for new customers so you could stream Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder at no cost.

10-day free trial of Foxtel Now

No installation and no lock-in contract. New customers only. Sign up now.

After your free trial, you'll need the Sport pack for sports content, which is a total of $54 a month.

Foxtel Now has plenty of other cricket such as the Australian Women's ODIs vs Pakistan, plus overseas T20 leagues such as the SA20 in South Africa and New Zealand's Super Smash alongside all BBL|12 matches.

You can watch Foxtel Now on a range of devices, including IOS and Android, Mac and PC, Telstra TV, PlayStation and select smart TVs.

Foxtel Now comes with some entertainment options too. You can watch hit TV shows and movies depending on your package, such as The White Lotus and House of the Dragon.

Stream BBL on Kayo Sports

If you are yet to try it, Kayo Sports has a 7-day trial so you could watch the Sydney Smash for free.

Stream Kayo Sports for 7 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Take Kayo Sports for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 7 days.

After the free trial, subscriptions for Kayo start at $25 a month.

In addition to every match of the BBL, Kayo has access to more than 50 sports.

Kayo has a bunch of unique viewing features, including a Key Moments Timeline, Kayo Minis, SplitView and Interactive Stats.

Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, PlayStation 4 and 5 and selected Samsung, LG and Hisense TVs.

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder match preview

The Sixers have already booked their finals spot. The only variable is whether they can overtake the Scorchers at the top.

The Thunder helped their cause by snapping a 3-game losing streak when they beat the Renegades but they still have some work to do to lock away their own slot in the finals.

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder

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Aside from finals placings up for grabs, the match features an anticipated match-up between Australian teammates David Warner and Steve Smith.

David Warner hasn't yet dazzled in BBL|12, but he did look in good touch with his 29 against the Renegades. As we found out in the Test arena, never write off Warner, so big things could happen soon.

Even though he's only available for a handful of games, the Sixers certainly got value from Steve Smith. He became the first in the Sixers' men's side to hit a century in the BBL competition after their Strikers match.

The Sixers won the last Sydney Smash earlier in January by 7 wickets and should get over the line again.

You can check out the full schedule for BBL|12 here.

Image: Kayo Sports

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