The WBBL final will be contested by the Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers for a second consecutive year after both teams won through to the big one in convincing fashion. On the back of a Sarah Aley masterclass of 4-18 with the ball in the Adelaide Oval based semi, the Sydney team did nothing to hurt their favouritism tag for the tournament. The Sixers have now won seven games on the trot this tournament and enter this fixture with four victories over Perth in their last six meetings including last year’s final. However, the Scorchers will be quietly confident of springing the upset here given they have beaten their opposition in both encounters between the teams this season.
Key stat: In each of the last five matches between the pair, the winning side has had a total between 124 and 139 runs.
Opening pair Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry will be heavily backed by punters in the High Bat market, however, Erin Burns is well worth considering at the odds. The right-hand bat has racked up 123 runs since January 19 at an impressive average of 61.5. For the Scorchers, the claims of Nicole Bolton are very tough to look beyond. The left-hand bat has not been dismissed in single figures across her last 10 innings and during that time has posted six 30+ scores.
Key stat: Nicole Bolton is the second highest scorer (157 runs) in all matches between Sydney and Perth. Her last score against the team in magenta was 42.
Sixers to win and Nicole Bolton to be Perth’s High Bat