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Sydney Sixers vs. Perth Scorchers : BIG GAME BIGGER SCOREBOARD || Big Bash League 2020-21

Big Bash League 2020-21 Qualifier

Sydney Sixers vs. Perth Scorchers Match Prediction – Sat, 30th January

Sixers aka Last-Over Finishers:

Sydney Sixers managed to pull off a last-over win for the fourth time in this edition as they triumphed over Melbourne Stars in the final league stage game. Three of those games went to the penultimate delivery. Simultaneously, the fourth was concluded on the final ball, highlighting why the defending champions ended on top of the league season table.

The man chiefly accountable for getting the Sixers over the mark is Dan Christian and, with Moises Henriques and Jordan Silk finding form, the middle order is their power. Opener Josh Philippe has also been remarkable, while Daniel Hughes and James Vince have been less steady.

Bowling is less composed, as proven by the fact that Sixers cast-off an X-Factor substitute after Jackson Bird’s over went for leaky 12 runs against the Stars. His standby, Jake Ball, was even more costly, and the primary pacer position is an impending weakness.

Possible playing XI: Josh Philippe (WK), James Vince, Carlos Brathwaite, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (C), Jackson Bird, Steve O’Keefe, and Lloyd Pope.

Scorcher’s Solid Crusade:

Perth Scorchers initiated their campaign with three losses and a washed-out fixture from their first four games. It was tantalizing to write off Ashton Turner and co. at that stage but the utmost successful franchise in Big Bash history flowed to the top with eight victories from their next nine games.

The transformation in fortunes came after Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy’s inclusion. The top order was more composed, Roy found some tardy form, and Colin Munro amassed massively at first drop. The bowlers were poised with Jhye Richardson, the lineup elite, and no sign of weakness in this current Scorchers roster.

Possible playing XI: Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Aaron Hardie, Jason Behrendorff, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (WK), Andrew Tye, and Fawad Ahmed.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The Qualifier of the KFC Big Bash League 2020-21 has Sydney Sixers taking on Perth Scorchers at the Manuka Oval on 30th January Saturday.

The Manuka Oval has comparatively been a sluggish wicket, with the spin bowlers likely to play a vital role in this BBL qualifier. Nevertheless, with a new wicket summoning, the ball should come on pleasantly to the bat, building for a good contest.

The speedsters should get comprehensive swing early on, though the change of pace could be prime. Both sides should look to bat first after winning the bat flip, with 165-175 being a challenging target at the Manuka Oval.

Sixers are not the first choice:

Scorchers are exhaustively leading the way with odds of 1.80, while Sydney Sixers are at odds of 2.05. We don’t quite see a rational reason for the gap in odds. 

Brisbane Heat choked the Scorchers in the final league stage game by going hard at Perth’s bowling lineup in the power play overs. Captain Lynn scored a quick-fire 51 from 25 balls, Richardson gave away11 an over, and the game wasn’t as close as the six-run winning edge summons.

Perth Scorchers can keep it tight in the death over, too, so Philippe needs to outdo Lynn and go off at the beginning of Powerplay for creating better chances. Sixers do have hold deep batting lineup, but we back the Scorchers to take those early blows and restrict them later. That’s the situation that will take Scorchers into the ultimate battle.

Richardson to Prove while Lvingstone to Lever:

Two men hold the key for Perth – Jhye Richardson and Liam Livingstone. While for the Sixers – Josh Philippe should be the vital man.

Livingstone played a crucial role in the game against Brisbane, hitting 32 of 22. He has been impressive throughout the season indeed, but we reckon he should build on this recent knock and make it big for his franchise. 

Josh Phillippe has emulated much like ABD in this campaign, as reckoned by many. His bat should do more of talking to assist his team over the edge in this vital game.