Big Bash 11 Final

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers
Same Game Multi

Many weeks of world class T20 cricket culminates in tonight’s Big Bash Final between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers. These are the league’s two most successful franchises and fittingly, they will square off for the chance to become the first team to win four Big Bash titles.

Neds punters have flocked in for the Scorchers all day, and they are now very clear $1.40 favourites, while the Sixers, who have players ruled out under the COVID protocol, have drifted to $3.

Star keeper/batsman Josh Philippe has led the way for the men in magenta all season, but he has been ruled out of this match and is the big loss, and frankly, and I think that alone will be enough for the Scorchers to win.

Coupled with the exceptional bowling attack and huge top order, it’s tough to imagine the Sixers matching up, particularly in considering that they failed to when these two sides clashed in the home and away season, and when they were at full strength.

The Scorchers can win, and I’m going to pump up my odds with one final Same Game Multi.

Our Same Game Multi selections are:

  • Scorchers to Win
  • Colin Munro 1+ Six
  • Andrew Tye 2+ Wickets
  • $6.01

The Challenger – Wednesday, January 26

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers
Same Game Multi

The Sydney Sixers take on the Adelaide Strikers for a place in Saturday night’s decider, and while the latter has found an excellent run of form recently, I am sticking with the former.

The Sixers have been largely clinical in their bid for a championship three-peat this season, and they ended the regular season second on the ladder. While it is probably fair to say they haven’t been quite as potent recently, they tend to find their best when the pressure goes on, and their experience at this point of the season puts them in good stead this week.

The Strikers were anchored to the bottom of the table as recently as three weeks ago, but and incredible resurgence, highlighted by six-consecutive wins recently saw them sneak into the finals and ultimately, eliminate both the Hurricanes and the Thunder and find themselves in this position.

Subsequently, the Strikers have opened slight favourites in match betting, but I am still going to take them on. The Sixers’ knowledge and success late in seasons simply cannot be understated, and I think they’ll end the Strikers’ run of form, and season.

I’m going to select them to win, and build out my bet further with another Same Game Multi.

Our Same Game Multi selections are:

  • Sixers to Win
  • Josh Philippe Sixers Top Runscorer
  • Peter Siddle 2+ Wickets
  • $16.38

Saturday, January 22

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers
Same Game Multi

They have been the league’s benchmark since opening day, and the Scorchers and Sixers will lock horn tonight, with the winner progressing straight into next week’s decider.

The Scorchers have been near faultless throughout BBL11, and several outstanding seasons by players have ultimately delivered them to top spot on the ladder, and big scope to win another competition.

The Sixers have been similarly impressive in their bid for a championship three-peat, and with several national stars coming back into the side this week, they too represent a serious chance of winning the whole thing.

This is a Perth ‘home’ game, but given that it’s actually being played at Docklands in Melbourne, that home ground advantage doesn’t stand for as much, and I don’t have as much between the two in match betting as current prices do.

For that reason, I’m taking the value around the Sixers to win, and pumping up my odds with a couple of other legs in a Same Game Multi.

Our Same Game Multi selections are:

  • Sixers to Win
  • Josh Philippe Sixers Top Runscorer
  • Andrew Tye 2+ Wickets
  • $20.05

Friday, January 21

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes
Same Game Multi

The BBL11 Finals are here, and the action kicks off with this do-or-die clash between the Strikers and the Hurricanes at the MCG.

While a cut below the top three all season, these two sides have found a bit of form recently, and the result could go either way under the right conditions.

Both sides welcome back their Aussies heroes, but with Scott Boland bolstering a Hurricanes side that continues to boast the likes of Ben McDermott, Matty Wade and Darcy Short, I think that they can and will keep their season alive.

With only a handful of matches left in the season, I will be chasing three-leg Same Game Multis for the remainder.

Our Same Game Multi selections are:

  • Hurricanes to Win
  • Ben McDermott to Hit 1+ Six
  • Scott Boland to Take 2+ Wickets
  • $6.16

Wednesday, January 19

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers
SGM: Sixers Win/Philippe Sixers Top Runs ($4.82)

The Brisbane Heat’s disastrous BBL11 campaign will officially draw to a close this afternoon when they face off with title contenders the Sydney Sixers.

It has been another forgettable campaign for the Heat, who struggled to get off the mark, failed to find consistency and ultimately will be lucky not to finish last.

The Sixers are seeking a championship three-peat in BBL11, and they have remained in the league’s top two sides for the entire campaign.

I think that they’ll send a message to their fellow finals-bound rivals with an easy win.

Tuesday, January 18

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades
SGM: Hurricanes Win/McDermott Hurricanes Top Runs ($5.22)

The ‘Canes can take another big step towards a playoffs berth by beating the last-placed Renegades at Marvel Stadium tonight.

They have been a little inconsistent, but the open nature of this year’s competition has meant that they are still well within striking range of the Big Bash leaders.

Ben McDermott has been an utter revelation, and he is sure to prove key to their chances in this match, and indeed a possible finals campaign as well.

The Renegades have returned a few competitive efforts, but it hasn’t been nearly enough again, and their season will draw to a close this week.

I’m backing the Hurricanes to keep the pressure on the top four with another comfortable win.

Monday, January 17

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers
SGM: Sixers Win/Abbott 2+ Wickets ($2.99)

The Strikers are steadily finding form at the pointy end of the season, but is it all too little, too late? I think so, particularly given they have to beat the Sixers tonight, who have opened very form $1.57 favourites in match betting.

Their inconsistency and apparent inability to get the W more often than not early in the campaign could ultimately prove their undoing, but given how open the competition has been in BBL11, they do actually step out today fourth on the ladder.

For the most part, the Sixers have been amongst the league’s two best sides again, and I think they will just win this clash.

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Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers
SGM: Scorchers Win/Tye 2+ Wickets ($2.75)

The end of the season simply cannot arrive quickly enough for the Brisbane Heat, and things won’t get any easier for them when the ladder-leading Scorchers arrive in town tonight.

Their four-consecutive losses leading into this match really sums up their season, and while they were stuck with COVID outs for a couple of weeks, so too were nearly every other team.

The Scorchers do enter this match in losing form, but they are also quite clearly a class above this opponent.

Saturday, January 15

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder
Thunder to Win ($2)

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the Sixers were priced early favourites ahead of this Sydney Derby with the Thunder, and I am keen to take the even money about the latter.

The Sixers have been good in their bid for a Championship three-peat in BBL11, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them pull it off.

The Thunder, however, have been absolutely revelation – they are clearly the formed team of the league and despite losing their last match with the Hurricanes (in what was a tight affair), I have almost no doubt that they will bounce back in this.

Friday, January 14

Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers
SGM: Scorchers Win/Tye 2+ Wickets ($2.91)

The Big Bash takes place early today and we’re set for an AM start, with the beginning of the fifth Test between Australia and England dominating attention from midday.

The Strikers bounce back into winning form at the expense of the down-and-out Heat on Wednesday night, and the performance was highlighted by an incredible six-wicket haul from Rashid Khan.

They’ll be without the star Afghani for the remainder of BBL11, while they also face a huge rise in class here, and they’ll simply need to go to a new level.

The Scorchers have maintained strong and consistent form all season, and they enter this match on top of the ladder.

I’m sticking with the Scorchers and building out my bet further with the in-form AJ Tye taking a couple of wickets.

Thursday, January 13

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes
SGM: Thunder Win/Sams 2+ Wickets ($3.05)

The in-form Sydney Thunder take on an inconsistent Hobart Hurricanes outfit this afternoon, and the former will surely take plenty of beating again.

They steadily built to the task at the beginning of BBL11, but the Thunder’s recent form has been nothing short of outstanding, and they have won six matches in succession leading into tonight’s meeting, including two of the ladder-leading Scorchers.

The ‘Canes found a nice patch of form through the Christmas period, but the wheels have well and truly fallen off recently, and they has won just one of their last four matches.

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars
Renegades to Win ($2.40)

The second match today will see the Renegades and the Stars lock horns in another Melbourne Derby, and I am going to take the value on offer for the former to win.

The Renegades have been typically inconsistent throughout the BBL11 season, but they have managed to return some nice performances, and they typically rise to the task against their crosstown rivals.

The Stars have been extremely disappointing – they boast a lot on paper, and while they have had the covid excuse this time around, so too has nearly every other side.

I personally cannot get my head around the large disparity in match betting prices and for that reason alone, I’m taking the $2.40 about the Renegades.