Manuka Oval Stadium is all set to host the season’s first Big Bash League battle in form of a survival of fittest contest between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers on Tuesday. A victory at any cost is crucial for hard-luck Scorchers to sustain their possibility of reaching the playoffs. On the other side, Thunder will see the match as a chance to improve the point’s table standing.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers |Match Prediction & Betting tips
After a lengthy hiatus, Sydney Thunder are back on the field to face off against fellow under performers Perth Scorchers. As far as form goes, the two have been polar opposites for years bar one, with Thunder having historically been underachievers bar their winning year, while the Scorchers with their three titles are the most decorated team. In recent years, though, things have been pretty similar for the two teams. The Scorchers’ golden generation seems to have ended, and they finished behind Thunder for the last two years. This year, ST have one win and one loss, while PS only have two points from a No Result. Both need this win to climb out of their rut, so there will be plenty of desperation to win.
Perth Scorchers Squad: Josh Inglis(w), Colin Munro, Joe Clarke, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner(c), Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed, Jason Behrendorff, Matthew Kelly, Kurtis Patterson, Corey Rocchiccioli, Sam Whiteman
Sydney Thunder Squad: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Alex Ross, Baxter Holt(w), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Jonathan Cook, Tanveer Sangha, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Adam Milne, Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha, Chris Tremain
Playing 11 Prediction
Probable XI: Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (WK), Joe Clarke, Ashton Turner (C), Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye, Matt Kelly, Jhye Richardson and Fawad Ahmed.
Probable XI: Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Baxter Holt (WK), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Tanveer Sangha, Jono Cook and Adam Milne.
Perth Scorchers : Colin Munro, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson
Sydney Thunder : Daniel Sams, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja
Although some rain is expected on the morning of the game, the weather is expected to be clear by the time the game commences. The temperature is likely to hover around 18 degrees Celsius, with high humidity and a few clouds expected as well.
The average score on the pitch is 142, but the pitch could help both bowlers and batsmen. Of the three matches played at the venue this season, two have been won by the team batting second.
Stats on this Ground
- Total matches 14
- Matches won batting first 6
- Matches won bowling first 7
- Average 1st Inns scores 151
- Average 2nd Inns scores 120
- The Highest total recorded 195/3 (20 Ov)
- The lowest total recorded 82/10 (19.1 Ov)
- The highest score chased 151/3 (18.3 Ov)
- The lowest score defended 161/7 (20 Ov)
Head To Head In BBL
- Total Match = 11
- Sydney Thunder = 5
- Perth Scorchers = 6