BBL2019-20 to start with a bang!
Perth Scorchers will win the match!
The 9th season of Big Bash League has started and the T20 season officially kicks start in Australia as a lead up to the T20 World Cup 2020. Sydney Sixers Take on the Perth Scorchers in the teams' respective opening match for this season.
Perth Scorchers are the most successful team in the BBL history with 3 titles and 2 runners-up in the 8 seasons so far. But, they finished in the last place in the BBL2018-19 season. Sydney Sixers won the inaugural BBL season in 2011-12 and ended up as runners-up in the 2014-15 & 1017-18 seasons. They ended last season in the play-offs after qualifying in the third position. Both teams will look to start the season with a win and stamp their authority as early as possible.
Aussie all-rounder Moises Henriques leads the Sydney Sixers team and is one of the experienced players in the Australian domestic circuit. Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, and England player James Vince will form the core of the batting line-up for Sixers at the top.
Sean Abbott, Tom Curran, and Jackson Bird will form the pace trio for the team. Lloyd Pope and Steve O Keefe will form the spin department for the team. Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon are expected to join the squad once their national duties are over. Josh Hazelwood’s participation is on a doubt owing to his recent injury. They have good experienced batting and bowling line-up to challenge any team.
James Vince – Vince played some good knocks in the MSL2019 in the South African conditions. We expect him to continue his good form in the BBL too.
Sean Abbott – Sean Abbott was the leading wicket-taker for the Sydney Sixers last season. He will be the strike bowler for the team in the absence of Josh Hazlewood.
Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Sean Abbott, Tom Curran, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope, Steve O Keefe, Justin Avendano
Steve O'Keefe, Hayden Kerr, B Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, James Vince, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Benjamin Manenti, Sean Abbott
Perth Scorchers are captained by Mitchell Marsh. They have one of the attacking batting line-ups with the likes of Kurtis Patterson, Liam Livingstone, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh, and Cameron Bancroft.
They have a rich vein of fast bowling resources with Aussie quicks such as Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrenndoff, and Mathew Kelly. England pacer Chris Jordan will be their premier bowler with his impetus in the T20s especially off late. All-rounder Ashton Agar and Leggie Fawad Ahmed will join forces to control the spin department. Young bowlers such as Joel Paris, Cameron green and Aaron Hardie are waiting up the ranks to prove their worth.
Ashton Turner – Turner was the find of the season last year and went onto represent the national team. Then, he fell off the selector`s radar, he will look to return to form in this season.
Chris Jordan – Chris Jordan has become the No.1 T20I bowler for England recently with his variations and attacking line and lengths. He will look to continue his rich vein of form in Australia too.
Kurtis Patterson, Liam Livingstone, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Bancroft (Wk), Chris Jordan, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrenndoff, Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed
AJ Turner, Matthew Kelly, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Ashton Agar, Liam Livingstone, CT Bancroft, Chris Jordan, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh
The weather looks bright and sunny and we can expect a full match between these two teams with no interruptions.
SCG has traditionally favored spinners and is one of the average scoring grounds in Australia. We expect scores in the range of 160-170 runs in this match.
Chasing is the safest team in the T20s especially. Both teams will look to chase down the target.
Both teams will seek for momentum and form in this match to carry forward into the upcoming matches. Perth Scorchers have a better Playing XI when compared to Sixers in both batting and bowling departments.
Perth Scorchers will win the match!