MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18: Moises Henriques of the Sixers reacts to the crowd during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Sydney Sixers at Etihad Stadium on January 18, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Sydney Sixers veteran Moises Henriques has defended the Sydney Cricket Ground's pitch after a low-scoring elimination from this season's Big Bash League.

Taking on the Brisbane Heat in the Challenger, which qualified the Queensland-based outfit for the final of the tournament against the Perth Scorchers on Saturday, the Sixers failed to defend a score of 119.

The pitch was slammed for its difficulty to bat on, as it has for much of the second half of the season.

Henriques though, said the pitch - and differences in wickets - is needed in the competition.

“It's really good to play on these types of wickets. The best way to get well-rounded cricketers is to be challenged in different conditions,” he said after the game.

“You see at Adelaide Oval and some other grounds like at the Gabba that it's an absolute bowler's graveyard, so it's nice to tip the scales into the bowlers' favour for a change and see which batters can use their brains to figure out a tough situation.

“These wickets are maybe not too dissimilar to what you might face in India or something like that with how low and slow it was and possibly taking a little more spin.

“When you get these unique conditions, it sometimes makes for really fun cricket to play because it's so different to what we're used to.

“You do have to be flexible and be able to adapt to what we've got. I think it'd be boring if they just rolled out the same wicket every week wherever you went.

“Typically, in years gone by at the SCG in Shield cricket, it's been a bit of a spinning wicket, so it'd be nice to get back to that heritage where when you go around Australia, you (get some variety).”

The Scorchers will enter Saturday's final - to be played at 7:15pm (AEDT) - as heavy favourites.