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The 12th match of the Big Bash League (BBL 2020) is set to take place between Sydney Thunder and the bottom dwellers Perth Scorchers at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday. Thunders find themselves in 6th place in the table with one win from the two matches played.

The Perth Scorchers on the other side are yet to open their account as their match of the season against Renegades did not go in favor. The second encounter though had no result as rain played the spoilsport but the Scorchers would be feeling fortunate in a way as they were only able to assign a target of 159 for the Stars. Given how strong the Melbourne Stars batting line-up is, the score of 159 was never going to enough.

Thunders on the other hand tasted defeat in their first match of the season, against the Melbourne Stars but bounce back well to defeat Brisbane Heat by 4 wickets.

Though the teams find themselves at the bottom of the table, the new points system introduced in this season of the BBL means that the team can claim a maximum of 4 points. A win here for either of the teams will see them make a huge leap in the points table and claim the third spot.

Can the Perth Scorchers register their first win of the season? Or will the Thunders move up the points table?

Match Toss Time: 18:45 Local (13:15 IST)

Match Start Time: 19:15 Local (13:45 IST)

Match Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra

Weather Report

The conditions are expected to be a bit cloudy and there is a 20% precipitation chance, though not threatening enough to stop play. The temperature is expected to hover in the 18-14 degree range and the humidity at the peak is expected to touch the early 50 percent slot.

Pitch

The pitch in Canberra is known to be traditionally a batting strip but the recent overuse of the pitch has made a bit on the slower side. Given that the conditions are overcast too, the fast bowlers are very likely to do a bit of damage with the new ball. The team batting first should be looking to score around the 160-170 range.

Team News

Thunders after their loss did comeback well against the Heat and the players seem to be doing a wonderful job. The team is well balanced and they would be very happy with the way Daniel Sams performed with the bat. With not much to complain about, the management is likely to feature the same Xl that played against the Brisbane Heat.

Perth Scorchers on the other hand is missing the fire in their batting as none of their batsmen have been able to play the long innings. Said that it is too early in the tournament to make a call and the management would be feeling the same. They are too likely to go ahead with the same Xl but we could see Josh Inglis bat at No.3 and Joe Clarke open the innings along with Colin Munro.

Probable Playing Xl

Sydney Thunder (THU): Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Baxter Holt (wk), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Jonathan Cook, Tanveer Sangha

Perth Scorchers (PRS): Josh Inglis (wk), Colin Munro, Joe Clarke, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed

THU vs PRS Fantasy Team

THU vs PRS Fantasy Team BBL
Cricwizz Fantasy Team

Josh Inglis, Colin Munro, Callum Ferguson, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Sams, Fawad Ahmed, Jhye Richardson, Chris Green, Jonathan Cook

Captain Picks: Colin Munro (PRS), Alex Hales (THU)

Colin Munro BBL
Colin Munro (PRS)

Vice-Captain Picks: Daniel Sams (THU), Josh Inglis (PRS)

 Daniel Sams BBL
 Daniel Sams (THU)

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