BBL Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers: Start time and how to watch free
The BBL's best team meets the competition's form XI in a mouthwatering T20 match-up this weekend.
Sydney Sixers, the defending champions, flexed their muscles with a comfortable five-wicket derby win over the Sydney Thunder on Wednesday. That victory ensured the Sixers, now 7-3, maintained their position atop the BBL ladder.
But the competition's hottest team is the Perth Scorchers. After a slow start, the Scorchers have peeled off five straight wins and bookmakers can't decide between them and the Sixers as title favourites. This should be an absolute beauty and quite possibly a preview of the final.
When is BBL Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers?
Play at Canberra's picturesque Manuka Oval starts at 6:40pm AEDT on Saturday 16 January.
How to watch BBL Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers
BBL Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers is exclusive to Fox Cricket, there is no free-to-air coverage. While Channel 7 has access to some games in BBL|10, only Kayo Sports and Foxtel iQ offer all 61 games live across the season.
If you are not an existing Foxtel customer, Kayo Sports is the way to go. Read on to learn why. You can also check out our guide on how to watch BBL|10 here.
Stream Sixers vs Scorchers on Kayo Sports
If you are a sports fan, Kayo Sports is the place to be, as cricket is 1 of more than 50 sports available. There is also a number of special features so you get the absolute most out of your sports viewing experience.
SplitView lets you watch four sports at once. Interactive Stats and Key Moments Timeline ensure you have all the information you need and you can also enjoy Kayo Minis.
You can watch BBL|10 through your television on Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Telstra TV or Samsung TVs (2017 models and onwards). You can also stream it on your Mac or PC, plus the Kayo Sports app gives you the option to tune in with your Android or iOS device.
If you want to make sure Kayo Sports is right for you, it offers a 14-day free trial for new users. A Basic subscription costs $25 a month and gives you access to two screens. For $35 a month, a Premium subscription gives you another screen to utilise. For all of Kayo's cricket programs, check out our live stream cricket guide.
Stream Sixers vs Scorchers 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, which costs $54 a month in total.
History of Sixers vs Scorchers
These are the most successful teams in BBL history and the only clubs to have won multiple titles (Scorchers 3, Sixers 2). Perth have dominated the head-to-head match-up, winning 11 times to the Sixers' 6.
Who will win Sixers vs Scorchers?
It feels wrong to bet against the Sixers but we like the Scorchers' chances of extending their winning streak to six. They made mincemeat of the Hobart Hurricanes on Tuesday and have most T20 bases covered. Their English opening pairing of Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone is in superb touch, sharing a 123-run opening stand against the Hurricanes.
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