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Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder, free match prediction 20 Jan 2020

20 Jan 2020 | 16:10 | Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia
154/2 in 15.3 9.94
153/5 in 20.0 7.65

Perth Scorchers Vs Sydney Thunder betting odds

PS

1.62

ST

2.20

Toss Winner - Sydney Thunder won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Thunder by 8 wickets

Struggling Perth Scorchers keen to break their jinx against Sydney Thunder!

  • Sydney Thunder managed to eke out a close win over Sydney Sixers in a rain-affected game played at Sydney
  • Perth Scorchers suffered defeat at the hands of Melbourne Stars in a game played on Saturday
  • Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson and Captain Glenn Maxwell delivered splendid performances for Melbourne Stars in the game played against Perth Scorchers

Expect Perth Scorchers to edge past Sydney Thunder in a close contest!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Melbourne Stars 11 10 1 0 0 20 1.178
Sydney Sixers 11 6 4 0 1 13 2.407
Adelaide Strikers 11 6 4 0 1 13 0.649
Sydney Thunder 11 5 5 0 1 11 0.394
Perth Scorchers 11 5 6 0 0 10 -0.104
Brisbane Heat 11 5 6 0 0 10 -0.469
Hobart Hurricanes 11 3 7 0 1 7 -0.849
Melbourne Renegades 11 2 9 0 0 4 -0.439
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
20 1.178 11 10 1 0 0
13 2.407 11 6 4 0 1
13 0.649 11 6 4 0 1
11 0.394 11 5 5 0 1
10 -0.104 11 5 6 0 0
10 -0.469 11 5 6 0 0
7 -0.849 11 3 7 0 1
4 -0.439 11 2 9 0 0
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Match Preview

Host Perth Scorchers will be looking to break their losing streak when they take on Sydney Thunder in the 46th match of 2019 Big Bash League at Perth Stadium on Monday.

Bowlers produced a splendid effort to help Sydney Thunder register a narrow four-run win over rivals Sydney Sixers via DLS method. Captain Callum Ferguson will be hoping that the side can continue their decent form in the next couple of matches.

On the other hand, Perth Scorchers will need to deliver their best cricket in this home fixture. The side will rue the fact that they should have won their previous game against Melbourne Stars. With this defeat, the side is currently placed at fifth position with 10 points to their name.

Teams Preview

Perth Scorchers Preview

The equation is quite simple for Scorchers as they will need to win their remaining three matches in order to keep their playoff hopes alive in the competition. Skipper Mitchell Marsh will need to lead from the front and make a notable contribution to this game.

In the previous game, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, and Chris Jordan delivered tidy bowling performances to see Scorchers restrict Stars to a modest score of 141 runs in their 20 overs. Medium-pacer Matthew Kelly was the standout bowler for Perth Scorchers and claimed figures of 3 for 27 in his four overs. Jhye Richardson and Fawad Ahmed also claimed one wicket each.

Chasing 142 runs to win, openers Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone failed to capitalize on their good starts. Wicket-keeper batsman Josh Inglis scored 12 runs off 9 balls with the help of two boundaries, whereas Livingstone chipped in with 18 off 14 balls with the help of one four and one six.

Cameron Bancroft played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 32 runs off 44 balls with the help of two boundaries. Kurtis Patterson also chipped in with 20 runs off 17 balls with the help of two fours.

Captain Mitchell Marsh failed to get a score in the previous game. Despite a failure against Melbourne Stars, Marsh is currently leading the batting charts for the side in this year’s competition. The all-rounder has accumulated 365 runs in 11 innings at an average of 40.56 with two half-centuries to his name.

Perth Scorchers Predicted Playing XI:

Mitchell Marsh (captain), Chris Jordan, Kurtis Patterson, Cameron Bancroft, Fawad Ahmed, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Jhye Richardson, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green, Tim David

Perth Scorchers Key Players From Previous Game Of BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Bancroft 32 44 2 0 72.73
K Patterson 20 17 1 0 117.65
L Livingstone 18 14 1 1 128.57
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Kelly 4.0 0 27 3 6.75
J Richardson 4.0 0 23 1 5.75
F Ahmed 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Kelly 4.0 0 27 3 6.75
J Richardson 4.0 0 23 1 5.75
F Ahmed 4.0 0 30 1 7.5

Perth Scorchers Actual Playing XI:

Matthew Kelly, Timothy David, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Josh Inglis, Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh, CT Bancroft

Sydney Thunder Preview

With a close win over rivals Sixers, Thunder have climbed to fourth place in the league with 11 points to their name.  The bowlers certainly played a huge role in helping Thunder overcome Sixers in a rain-curtailed game.

Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, and Brendan Doggett put in clinical bowling performances to restrict Sixers to a below-par score. Left-arm pacer Daniel Sams continued his excellent form with the ball in hand. He was the standout bowler for the side and finished with figures of 3 for 14 in his three overs.

Top-order trio of Alex Hales, Usman Khuwaja and Captain Callum Ferguson have done consistently delivered scores for the side in this year’s competition. Khuwaja and Ferguson once again chipped in with crucial scores to see Thunder sneak a close win. Callum Ferguson has led the way with the bat and is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer with 310 runs in 11 innings at an average of 38.75 with three half-centuries to his name.

Alex Ross, Chris Morris, and Daniel Sams will be given the task of producing quick runs at the back end of the innings.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Usman Khuwaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Jay Lenton (wk), Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe, Gurinder Sandhu

Sydney Thunder Key Players From Previous Game Of BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
U Khawaja 13 14 2 0 92.86
C Ferguson 8 11 1 0 72.73
D Sams 5 8 0 0 62.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Sams 3.0 0 14 3 4.67
C Morris 3.5 0 12 2 3.13
G Sandhu 3.0 0 10 1 3.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Sams 3.0 0 14 3 4.67
C Morris 3.5 0 12 2 3.13
G Sandhu 3.0 0 10 1 3.33

Sydney Thunder Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Liam Bowe, Brendan Doggett, Chris Morris, Usman Khawaja, Gurinder Sandhu, Alex Ross, Jay Lenton

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will nice carry and bounce for quick bowlers. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Monday is expected to have light cloud with a moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Perth Stadium in Perth is going to host the 46th BBL game between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers. Sydney Thunder will take heart from the fact that they have won their last BBL matches against Perth Scorchers. Previously, Thunder have managed to beat Scorchers at this venue.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and make use of pitch conditions. The majority of the games played at this venue this season have been won sides batting first.

Winning Prediction

Host Perth Scorchers will be expected to win their game against Sydney Thunder. Scorchers will have a slight advantage in this game as they are playing in their own home conditions. With the likes of Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingstone and Jhye Richardson in excellent form this season, Scorchers will be keen to deliver their best cricket on home turf.

Expect Perth Scorchers to edge past Sydney Thunder in a close contest!

Author: Shoaib Z.