Sixers worry over wet BBL final 'lottery'

Callum Godde and Oliver Caffrey
Rain affected the BBL match between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes at the SCG on January 17

Sydney Sixers paceman Josh Hazlewood says he'd prefer the Big Bash League final be completely washed out over the prospect of a five-over "lottery".

Cricket Australia have ruled out moving Saturday night's decider - as well as the curtain-raiser bushfire relief match - away from the SCG to combat predicted wet weather.

Forecasters have tipped up to 25mm of rainfall for Sydney on Saturday, prompting concerns in the Sixers' dressing room of a dramatically-shortened match.

"The one thing we're worried about is getting one of those five, six or seven-over games," Hazlewood said on Tuesday.

"We either want it completely washed out or to get the full game in.

"I probably think second place would be more worried than us."

Despite finishing the regular season behind Melbourne Stars on the ladder, the Sixers will be crowned champions for the second time if the final is washed out.

Under BBL rules, five overs per-side have to be played to constitute a game and the team that has earned the right to host is declared the winner if a final is abandoned.

There is no back-up date for a BBL final to be rescheduled.

Hazlewood, who took 2-14 to help skittle the Stars for 99 in Friday's 43-run upset at the MCG, suggested five overs was too short to produce a fair result.

"It's certainly is a bit of a lottery," the Test spearhead said.

"If you've got five overs and a batter hits a couple of balls out of the ground, it's game over just about.

"Or one bowler bowls a good over, it's the same result.

"I think 10 overs would be great.

"It's obviously not that much longer and sometimes the Big Bash are afternoon games and we can hang around for it to stop raining."

If Glenn Maxwell's Stars hadn't been stunned by the Sixers in the qualifying final, they would have hosted the decider at the MCG.

The Stars now face Sydney Thunder on Thursday night, with the winner to play the Sixers.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a maximum temperature of 31C in Melbourne on Saturday, with just a 20 per cent chance of any rain.