While Perth Scorchers are stood at second in the points table, Sydney Thunder have won just 2 games so far and are way behind at 6th spot. Shane Watson & Co. began this season with a win but soon thereafter they managed to win only 1 match against Hobart Hurricanes. Now, as the League is in the middle stage of the tournament, Thunder would want to move up in the tables to make it to the final four. Meanwhile, Scorchers achieved a comfortable victory against Melbourne Renegades in their previous game at home. Cricwizz is up with the predictions of this match. Have a glance:
Batting Giants: With David Willey and Michael Klinger at the opening slot, you can expect fireworks from the ball one. The star-studded combo is capable of scoring the first fifty in 4 overs. The middle-order is also settled with the likes of Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar and skipper Adam Voges.
Experienced Bowling: When you have Mitchell Johnson in your squad, the opposition would always most of the times be on the back foot especially during the initial overs. Also, Andrew Tye is the key in the squad; working as a deputy for Johnson.
Destructive Top Order: In this year’s BBL, Thunder have arguably the most destructive top order in the form of Shane Watson and Joe Buttler. Both the batsmen are unable to play according to their natural game so far. The scenario has to be changed by them if they want to reach the playoffs.
Balanced bowling line-up: Watson has some of the prominent bowlers in his side including Mitchell McClenaghan, Gurinder Sindhu and Chris Green etc. who performed well in the previous games. The skipper would be hoping that the bowling strength would once again prove to be a successful one in the game against Perth Scorchers.
Cricwizz Prediction: Perth Scorchers are favourite but Sydney Thunder can turn around in this match.