The Sixers won by 43 runs to claim the right to host the final before the Stars beat Sydney Thunder by 28 runs in Thursday's challenger round to set up a rematch.
"We've seen forecasts be wrong plenty of times before."
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued severe thunderstorm warnings for the southeast of Queensland state and a flood alert for more than 20 areas in New South Wales (NSW) after the start of heavy rainfall that is expected to continue for several days. However, there were no provisions made for the BBL final before the commencement of the tournament.
And speaking on the fan's hopes of seeing him walkout with his old opening partner Matthew Hayden, Justin doesn't spill the beans and keeps his cards close to his chest.
"We'll turn up on Saturday and hopefully get a game in".
"It doesn't bother me, whoever wins tonight we'll take on", he said.
Under the BBL rules and regulations for 2019-20, rule 184.108.40.206 states: "If there is a tie (with no "Super Over" possible), No Result or an Abandoned match in the "Grand Final" then the home team shall be declared the victor of the "Grand Final" and BBL Champions".
Maxwell faced just six balls in the Stars' total of 2-194, which on one level was a reflection of Melbourne's prowess at the top of the order, but on the other, it begged the question how they can be comfortable leaving T20 cricket's most damaging batsman on the pine for so long. Two early defeats - a collapse chasing a low score against the Hobart Hurricanes in Alice Springs and feeling the full force of Chris Lynn at the SCG, which has been their only loss at home - tested the squad, as did a mid-season period where they were taken for 147 by Marcus Stoinis and were on the wrong end of some rain. His performances spearheaded his team to finish top of the league after the regular season earning them a double chance in the finals series.
"But if it was in the rules, that we're going to try to predict the future and future weather conditions then move [the final] accordingly, I just think it could set a risky precedent".
Sydney Thunder captain Callum Ferguson was a strong supporter of a reserve day, but Smith was more subdued on the topic and left it for others to discuss.
The Melbourne Stars are one of Australian sport's great underachievers, but now their Finals' curse is at the mercy of Sydney's big wet.
"I got a bit lucky but Stoin kept me in the game", man of the match Larkin said. That is equally important. "The fact we did that last time, the guys we will take confidence out of that".