The Sydney Thunder is the most in-form team in this season of the Big Bash League. They will face the Perth Scorchers in the match number 34 of the Big Bash League 2020-21. It should be a close fight between two teams looking to win this Cricket contest.
Perth Scorchers have finally sorted out their batting, which is firing all guns blazing. They have a lot of firepower in their batting lineup which allows them to attack right from the beginning. Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy are in an incredible run of form in the opening spot and is followed by the likes of Colin Munro, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, and Ashton Turner. It seems like the Perth Scorchers have a stronger batting line up than the Sydney Thunder. Jhye Richardson has also found form and rhythm and he loves bowling at the Perth Stadium.
In the previous match, he scalped three wickets. The likes of Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed, and Andrew Tye were outstanding with the ball as well. It seems like all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has decided to bowl only if needed. He can turn out to be very effective if one of their main bowlers goes for runs on a given day. The Perth Scorchers team is very strong currently and also playing up to its potential.
The Syndey Thunder has a different strategy as compared to the Perth Scorchers. They are heavily dependent on Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales to provide them with a good start with the bat. The trend has followed in the last few matches as well, as Hales has stamped his authority right from the start. However, the batting that is to follow is a worry. Callum Ferguson is in good form but Sam Billings and Alex Ross are not the most dangerous players to come down the order.
Nevertheless, the batting is not weak, but it is not as strong as that of the Perth Scorchers. Ben Cutting is the one player that can come down the order and hit sixes. Sydney Thunder is heavily dependent on their spin bowlers, and hence it can turn out to be a problem against the powerful hitters. Chris Green, Tanveer Sangha, and Arjun Nair form an integral part of their bowling attack, and hence the contest against the Perth Scorchers will be interesting to see. Nathan McAndrew has been a trump card for the Thunders and he can again turn out to be decisive on the Perth pitch.
Perth Scorchers have faced Sydney Thunder 12 times, and both the team have won 6 matches each.
Perth Scorchers are looking favourite in this encounter as they love playing at Perth and also their line up is much stronger than the Sydney Thunder.
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Date and Time:
January 9, 2021 (Saturday)
Perth Stadium, Perth
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