Match: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, final
Date: 28 January, Saturday
Time: 4:15pm SGT/1:45pm IST/8:15am GMT
Competition: Big Bash League 2016/17
Venue: Western Australian Cricket Ground, Perth
TV Channel: Star Cricket will provide live TV coverage in Singapore.
Live streaming: Hotstar, Sky Go
Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers are meeting for the third time in the title match of the Big Bash League with both teams ending up on the winning side once. However, Adam Voges' men are eyeing their third title on Saturday after winning two consecutive seasons (2013/14 and 2014/15).
The hosts have rung the warning bell to their opposition with a seven-wicket demolition of Melbourne Stars at the WACA in the first semi-final of the ongoing tournament. The Scorchers will be playing the final at home and Mitchell Johnson, who took three wickets in his four overs after conceding only three runs will be a potent weapon on the big night along with the likes of Jhye Richardson, Tim Bresnan and Andrew Tye.
On the other hand, Sixers will bank on their in-form skipper, who blasted 64 and helped his team outclass Brisbane Heat in the Super Over, to lead the battle against Johnson and Co on a slow WACA wicket. in the final. While Daniel Hughes has been in good form, the visiting team will want more from their middle order batsman Nic Maddinson and step up in the absence of Colin Munro, who is out on international duty.
Scorchers also will miss Shaun Marsh, who hit peak form in the later stages of the tournament and helped them gun down a 137-run target in the semi-final with a 44-ball 56. A lot will now depend on skipper Voges and England import Ian Bell to keep the in-form Sean Abbott and Nathan Lyon, who scalped eight wickets between them in their last-four match, at bay.
Singapore: Star Cricket
India: Star Sports
US: Willow TV
UK: BT Sport 2
Australia: Network 10
South Africa: Supersport
Possible XI: Voges (c), Klinger, Whiteman (wk), Bell, Cartwright, Turner, Agar, Bresnan, Johnson, Tye, Richardson
Possible XI: Hughes, Lumb, Silk, Henriques (c), Maddinson, Haddin (wk), Botha, Abbott, Dwarshuis, Lyon, Bird