The Scorchers and Sixers are perennial championship challengers, but the competition for the last three positions is down to the wire as the BBL12 regular season enters its final week. The KFC BBL12 regular season has twelve games left, and the competition for the last five finals positions is heating up as a few teams rebound from sluggish beginnings.
Scorchers and Sixers are in the Final Race of BBL12
The acquisition of many Australian players has shot the Brisbane Heat back into contention, with last night’s stunning triumph against the Stars, which knocked the Melbourne side out, placing them one point behind fourth-placed Adelaide Strikers.
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But it is the fifth-placed Hurricanes who have raced back into the playoffs picture, leapfrogging the Thunder into fifth place following their victory against the Sydney side at Blundstone Arena last Sunday. On the same day, the Scorchers and Sixers met at the SCG in a top-of-the-table showdown, with the host side edging out the Sixers by six runs to get within one point of the ladder leaders.
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The Scorchers, on the other hand, have eight victories from 11 games and, barring three disastrous defeats in their remaining games, are certain of another finals campaign. Who else joins them is unknown, with the Hurricanes-Heat game on the last day of the season having a good potential of influencing the final rankings.
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1st: Perth Scorchers (16 points)
Played: 11 | Won: 8 | Lost: 3 | NRR: 1.017
Jan 18 v Hurricanes (Perth Stadium)
Jan 20 v Strikers (Adelaide Oval)
Jan 22 v Renegades (Perth Stadium)