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The Game Cricket Tipping guru Xavier Ellis loves backing an underdog.

But when it comes to the Big Bash League this summer, he’s tipping the Perth Scorchers to win their fourth title and stamp themselves as the most successful franchise in BBL history.

The new, free tipping competition is live at thegame.com.au with tipsters able to win their share of over $23,000 worth of prizes.

“Mark my words, the Scorchers will play in the final and they will win the BBL final,” Ellis said.

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“I think they’ve got so many players who have experience at the Australian level and hopefully, selfishly being a Scorchers supporter, you want all the Australian players to be donning the orange this summer.

“There’s a little bit of star power but fundamentally they’re an even team across the pitch.”

And while he has backed the Scorchers to go all the way, the same can’t be said for Ellis’ chances of taking out the $15,000 major prize, thanks to TABTouch.

“I tip atrociously,” he said.

“I’m one of those tipsters who likes to nail an underdog with their tipping. If I get one in five of them, I’ve got four out of five wrong so my attitude towards not picking favourites doesn’t stand up overly well.”

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The best tipper each week will score $1,000 thanks to ABC Blinds.

“I’ve got a couple of competitions going which is great,” Ellis said.

“We’re going to get in and try and win the $5,000 early bird prize as well. I’ve got some mates who love money and they’re all getting in early.

“As for the major prize, BBL is the highlight of a summer afternoon, so you’d live through summer and enjoy everything on offer and pay for it at the end.

“I’d be outside, in the sun, heading to Rotto, going to as many cricket games as I can and if the borders eventually open, I’m heading to the Ashes for the return of serve next time.

“There’s nothing better in summer, sitting by the pool or beach with the TV or radio on, it hits 4:30pm and you know there’s going to be a great game of Big Bash on. There’s no better way to spend summer than watching the BBL and tipping a winner while you’re doing it.”

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