Big Bash League 2020-21 Match 41
Sydney Sixers vs. Perth Scorchers Match Prediction – Sat, 16th January
Up surging Scorchers:
The Perth Scorchers are on a fire in the BBL, as they come into this match on the back of a five-match winning streak.
Their key to the growth in the BBL points table has been their remarkable bowling attack led by young gun Jhye Richardson. In the batting roster, Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy are starting to find their form while the inclusion of Colin Munro could be a morale-raising for the high-flying Scorchers.
Possible playing XI: Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (WK), Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner (C), Aaron Hardie, Jason Behrendorff and Fawad Ahmed.
The Sydney Sixers enter into this match as the BBL table-leaders after a spectacular win against the Sydney Thunder in their recent game.
Josh Philippe has been extraordinary at the front of the Sixer’s batting order, and the mid order has also fragmented in with vital aids. With the imminent approach of Sean Abbott and usual skipper Moises Henriques, the Sixers seem to be on path for a fruitful BBL title defence. Nevertheless, they could face a harsh contest from the Perth Scorchers.
Possible playing XI: Josh Philippe (WK), Justin Avendano, Carlos Brathwaite, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Lloyd Pope, Daniel Hughes (C), James Vince, Steve O’Keefe, Jake Ball and Jackson Bird.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
Match 41st of the ongoing 2020-21 Big Bash League (BBL) has the Perth Scorchers playing against Sydney Sixers’ defending winners at the Manuka Oval on 16th January Saturday.
With the Manuka Oval’s wicket being on the sluggish side, the spin bowlers are anticipated to play a vital role in this match.
While there is likely to be plenty of swing on offer for the speedsters, an adjustable bounce could be an element as the match proceeds. Run-making could be comfortable against the fresh ball, with field restrictions in play.
Both sides would look to bat initially after winning the toss, with everything around 160 runs probably to be a competitive total.
Tempting Numbers? Deceptive eh:
The Scorchers are favourites at 1.80, whereas the Sixers are at 2.05. It’s fair to say that these numbers are deceptive owing to the current points table.
However, not to forget, the Scorchers have the finest bowling line-up and a decent batting side to make a point against any opposition. They were reprising their status when they conquered the early years of this competition. They have also trashed the Sixers earlier this season by 86 runs.
We can reckon that the Sixers batting in the first innings is a pure trade on a flat wicket. But they have to get a grip of this Perth bowling line-up. Hence, it is not clear that they are going to let loose like they usually do.
Underrated Turner and Big Brathwaite:
Carlos Brathwaite went leaky in the recent game against Sydney Thunder, giving away 30 runs and wicketless. Apart from bowling, his power-hitting is also a significant asset for Sydney Sixers. And his skills can prove significant in the big games.
Ashton Turner has done an excellent job playing as a captain. He has led the team from the front. Dibs on him, he is up for a big knock. The price may seem reasonable; however, his talent justifies the price.