Johannesburg: Oct 28, 2012
Australian side Sydney Sixers are firm favourites for the title but they will have to be wary of the local side Highveld Lions in the final of the Champions League Twenty20 final at Johannesburg on Sunday.
Sydney won each of their five matches -- including four group stage games -- to be considered by far the best team to take the field in the competition.
Despite losing the services of their match-winner, prolific all-rounder Shane Watson, Sydney were strong enough for the Mumbai Indians in their final Group fixture and their semi-final clash against the Titans even though it was a close shave on Friday night.
The unavailability of Watson is certainly a big blow for Sydney Sixers, given that a winner's cheque of USD 2,500,000 rides on this match.
Sydney Sixers: Michael Lumb, Nic Maddinson, Brad Haddin (c&wk), Moises Henriques, Steven Smith, Ben Rohrer, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan McCullum, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Highveld Lions: Gulam Bodi, Alviro Petersen(c), Quinton de Kock, Neil McKenzie, Jean Symes, Thami Tsolekile (wk), Chris Morris, Sohail Tanvir, Dwaine Pretorius, Dirk Nannes, Aaron Phangiso.