BBL Final Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers: Start time, how to watch live and free
The Big Bash League's 2 most successful teams collide in a blockbuster 2020/21 final.
Tournament organisers will be thrilled with this match-up between BBL heavyweights the Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers. With two titles, the defending champion Sixers are the second most successful team in BBL history, behind only the Scorchers (three titles).
The teams have taken wildly different paths to the final. The Sixers cruised through the regular season and finished minor premiers before smashing the Scorchers by 9 wickets in the qualifier final. Perth, meanwhile, were winless in their first four games before getting hot. After stumbling against the Sixers, the Scorchers thrashed Brisbane Heat by 39 runs on Thursday to advance to the final.
BBL Final start time
The big decider at the Sydney Cricket Ground starts at 7:40pm AEDT on Saturday 6 February. The ground will also have plenty of atmosphere as officials have allowed 75% capacity for the finale.
How to watch BBL Final Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers
You can watch Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers on Channel 7 or through Fox Cricket on Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. Note that you can't stream the final on 7plus. You can also check out our guide on how to watch BBL|10 here.
Watch Sixers vs Scorchers on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports has more than 50 sports available, so cricket is just the beginning. If you want to make sure Kayo is right for you, it offers a 14-day free trial for new users. For all of Kayo's cricket programs, check out our live stream cricket guide.
After the trial period, a Basic subscription costs $25 a month and gives you access to two screens. There is also a Premium option for $35 a month which gives you a third screen.
There are also a vast number of special features on Kayo that you won't find anywhere else. SplitView enables you to watch four sports at once. Interactive Stats and Key Moments Timeline ensure you have all the information you need.
You can watch BBL|10 through Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Telstra TV or Samsung TVs (2017 models onwards). You can also stream it on your Mac or PC, Android or iOS device.
Stream BBL Final on Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack, a total of $54 each month.
History of Sixers vs Scorchers
As you might expect between two BBL powerhouses, the ledger is close. The Sixers have won 8 games to the Scorchers' 11. The Sixers also beat the Scorchers in the first ever BBL Final, with a bowling attack that featured Brett Lee and Stuart MacGill.
Who will win the BBL Final?
Bookmakers can't split them and the nature of T20 makes predictions difficult. But we'll give the Sixers a slight edge on the basis of superior preparation and some extra home ground knowledge. Sixers Test stars Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon have elected not to play in this year's final.
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