Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder BBL: Start time and how to watch free
The Sixers are out to continue their "Sydney Smash" BBL dominance over the Thunder.
The "Sydney Smash" derby is always one of the most anticipated games on the BBL calendar. The excitement is even higher this year as the Sixers and Thunder both look genuine title contenders.
The defending champion Sixers (8-3 record) sit proudly atop the ladder as they chase consecutive titles. The Thunder (6-5) need to arrest their recent form slump, having lost their last 3 games to slip to third at the time of writing.
When is BBL Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder?
This clash at Adelaide Oval (yes, COVID-19 is still causing BBL scheduling issues) starts at 7:15pm AEDT on Friday 22 January.
How to watch BBL Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder
The only way to watch Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder is through 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 offer all 61 games live across the season.
If you are not an existing Foxtel customer, Kayo Sports is the way to go. You can also check out our guide on how to watch BBL|10 here.
Watch Sixers vs Thunder 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. For $35 a month, a Premium subscription gives you a third screen.
There are also a vast number of special features so you get the absolute most out of your sports viewing experience. 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 stream it on your Mac or PC, Android or iOS device.
Stream Sixers vs Thunder 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 Thunder
The Sixers won a rain-affected derby by 5 wickets earlier this season. All up the men in magenta boast a 12-6 advantage over their city rivals from the west. They love chasing down totals, with 10 of those wins coming while batting second.
Who will win Sixers vs Thunder?
The Thunder are getting desperate and while it is always risky betting against the Sixers, we think Shane Bond's side is too good to lose four games in a row. Just don't let the Sixers win the toss and bowl.
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