Fantasy suggestions for the final of BBL 2020-21
Feb 6: Final – Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, Sydney
Pro Tip: Two of the most successful teams in BBL history are set to clash one final time this edition. So go for the experienced players and those known for their big-match temperament..
Our XI: Josh Philippe, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye
Substitutes: Steve O’Keefe, Jordan Silk, Jhye Richardson, Liam Livingstone
Player Availability: Jason Roy was not available for the Scorchers in their last outing and is doubtful for this game.
We might not always be able to tip you off about late injury (or other relevant) updates, so please finalise your team after the toss
Captain: Josh Philippe
The ongoing edition’s Player of the Tournament, Philippe is the second leading run-scorer this season, with 499 runs in 15 games at a strike rate of 150.30. His last two scores in playoff games are 52 (29) and 52 (31) which suggests he is a big-game player.
Vice-captain: Colin Munro
One of the top five run-scorers this season, with 441 runs in 14 innings, Munro is enjoying a dream run. His average against pace has been 40.14 this BBL, indicating he might do well against one of the best pace attacks featuring the likes of Ben Dwarshuis and Sean Abbott.
Henriques, who recently had a good limited-overs series against India, has carried on that form into the BBL, scoring 56 (35), 43 (25) and 38 (29) in his last three innings. He is one of the top ten run-scorers in BBL history with 1882 runs in 86 games. If he is fit enough to bowl, he can get you additional points in that department, too.
Inglis has been nothing sort of a revelation for the Scorchers since the last edition. He is on track for a consecutive 400-plus run season, having scored 391 runs in 15 innings at an average of 35.54 and a strike rate of 142.18 in the ongoing edition. He has been a terrific player of spin, scoring at an average of 40.66 in this season.
Although he has missed a number of games for the Sixers this season, he is the fourth-leading wicket taker in this season with 21 strikes in 12 games and these are his best returns from a single edition of the tournament. He is also the most prolific left-arm bowler in this edition.
He has made instant impact for the Sixers, picking up five wickets in the last three games. He is also the second-leading wicket taker in the BBL history with 104 wickets in in 79 games. He is the leading wicket-taker at this venue with 45 wickets in 30 games. He is also a handy lower-order batter, having recorded his maiden first-class century recently.
Another BBL veteran who has picked 91 wickets in 67 games has been a key player for the Scorchers this season. He is their second-most prolific bowler with 19 strikes in 15 innings. The SCG has been a happy hunting ground for him as he has picked 10 wickets in just four games at this venue at a stunning average of 8.30.
Liam Livingstone can be swapped with Josh Inglis
Jhye Richardson has not been at this best recently, picking up only a couple of wickets in his last four games but he can replace Jason Behrendorff
Ben Dwarshuis and Moises Henriques are the other captaincy options for this game