The 30th match of the Big Bash League 2020 (BBL 2020) is set to feature the bottom dwellers Perth Scorchers and the table toppers Sydney Sixers at the Perth Stadium. The encounter is scheduled to take place this Wednesday.
Scorchers are placed 8th in the points table only better than the Melbourne Renegades, who are having one of the worst seasons so far. Scorchers though unlike the Renegades have two wins and also managed to win a bash point and for that reason they still are in the race to play-offs.
Sixers are racing away this season. Daniel Hughes and Co. have been literally unstoppable this season as they have been showing great character with both the bat and ball. In addition to winning 5 matches they have also managed to win the bash point on 6 occasions. Thus, shows us their domination in the first half of this season.
The teams have not yet met this season. Overall, the teams have played each other on 16 occasions and the Scorchers have managed to win on 10 occasions. Can Sixers make full opportunity of the vulnerable Scorchers and close in the gap?
Match Toss Time: 15:45 Local (13:15 IST)
Match Start Time: 16:15 Local (13:45 IST)
Match Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
The conditions are ideal for cricket as clear skies are expected throughout the day. The temperature though is the higher side and the players will have to sweat it out. It is expected to be hovering in the 33- 27 degree Celsius range and the humidity at the peak is likely to touch the 19 percent mark.
The previous match played at the Perth Stadium saw the Scorchers score a above par 185 and the Renegades in reply were bundled out for 89. It was a highly contrasting batting show by both the teams. Said that, the team winning the toss should be looking to first and anything above the 175 mark is likely to end as a winning total.
Scorchers made easy work of the Renegades in their last outing and they seem to have finally found the right combination. Aaron Hardie has been doing an exceptional job in the last few matches and that is likely to keep Cameron Bancroft in the bench.
Sydney Sixers have been without the services of their key all-rounder Jason Holder in the last few games and as per the latest reports, the West Indian is still recovering from the injury. Despite his absence from the side, Sixers have been doing a wonderful job and if at all there is a change in the playing Xl, it is likely to be a forced one.
Probable Playing Xl
Perth Scorchers (SCO): Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
Sydney Sixers (SYS): Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti, Jake Ball, Steve O’Keefe
SCO vs SYS Fantasy Team
Josh Inglis, Josh Philippe, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Jordan Silk, Aaron Hardie, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Christian, Jhye Richardson, Ben Dwarshius, Steve O’Keefe
Captain Picks: Josh Philippe (SYS), Jason Roy (SCO)
Vice-captain Picks: Daniel Christian (SYS), Mitchell Marsh (SCO)
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