BBL|12, Thunder vs Scorchers: Preview, Fantasy Tips and Prediction
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The action shifts to Showground Stadium, Sydney in the Big Bash League as Sydney Thunder battles against Perth Scorchers in the 39th match that will have a lot at stake.
The Scorchers are on the top of the table with as many as seven wins from nine matches, keeping them at top of the table with 14 points to their name. On the other hand, Thunder are fourth-placed with 10 points that they earned after winning five matches from nine games.
The league is only getting tougher and tougher each passing day as the qualification scenario for teams is getting more complex. In their previous respective games, the Sydney-based side were stunned by their twins, Sydney Sixers who won by seven wickets within 17 overs. However, the return of David Warner is going to be a big boost for them as they look to fill the hole left vacant by Alex Hales.
Contrary to Thunder, Perth had a decent outing as they got better of Brisbane Heat by eight wickets that too inside 17 overs.
Date and Time: January 13, 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Showdown Stadium, Sydney
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App
Pitch Report: The pitch here is expected to be better batting considering that the score could be somewhere around 160-170. Although, it might turn slower in the second half which could make run-scoring difficult at a later stage. The weather forecast shows clouds and a chance of rain.
Probable Playing XI
Sydney Thunder: Matthew Gilkes (wk), David Warner, Sam Whiteman, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Brendan Doggett and Usman Qadir
Perth Scorchers: Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff and Peter Hatzoglou
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-Keeper: Josh Inglis
Batters: Matthew Gilkes, David Warner, Alex Ross
All-Rounders: Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams
Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan McAndrew
Captain: Josh Inglis
Vice-Captain: Daniel Sams
Both the sides will be raring to go against each other as they have performed well in this competition. However, the Scorchers have been exceptional throughout and are expected to continue their winning run.