Cricket match date: 13th January 2019
Cricket match time: 04:05 pm IST
Cricket match location: Perth Stadium
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Big Bash League
Team A: Perth Scorchers
Team B: Sydney Sixers
Team A Captain: AJ Turner
Team B Captain: Moises Henriques
Cricket Match Preview:
The most consistent team in the history of Big Bash League is going through a rough time in this edition of Big Bash League. Perth Scorchers have won the title and have been runners up the most number of times. In this season, however, they have struggled in the absence of their star performers of years gone by and new skipper Mitch Marsh.
Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, have had a similar sort of tournament as most of the other teams. They have won and lost a few cricket games. But having won more games at this stage than most of the other teams, they find themselves at the number 3 spot. Such is the competition on points table that if Sixers can win this game of cricket, they can topple Melbourne Renegades from the second spot.
In their last cricket game, Perth Scorchers broke the rut they found themselves in with a few back-to-back losses. They defeated Melbourne Stars comfortably by 6 wickets with the help of comeback man, Cameron Bancroft, who scored 59 runs off just 42 deliveries and showed signs of returning back to the form he showed before getting banned.
Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, defeated the defending champion Adelaide Strikers with 6 wickets. They did well to restrict Strikers to a reasonable total of 150 runs and chased it down easily on the back of the good knock by Jon Denly. He scored 76 off just 60 deliveries. It would have given them lots of confidence to win the cricket game despite chasing it against Rashid Khan’s leg spin.
Perth Scorchers know that they are still not out of it. There are 7 more games of cricket left for them to play and if they can muster at least 5 more wins out of those cricket games, they can still reach the knockout stage of the tournament. For Sixers, they just need to do what they have been doing so far to reach the next stage comfortably.
Cricket Match Information:
Perth Scorchers will be taking on Sydney Sixers in an important fixture. As of now, Sydney Sixers are on number 3 spot on the points table, whereas Perth Scorchers are on the last position. Sydney Sixers have accumulated 4 wins out of 7 cricket games played, whereas Perth have only 2 wins from 7 cricket games.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Perth Scorchers have made a comeback of sorts in their last game of cricket. The good news for them is that Cameron Bancroft has now come back to form. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Perth Scorchers’ playing XI:
- M Klinger
- WO Bosisto
- Cameron Bancroft
- AJ Turner
- HWR Cartwright
- Ashton Agar
- David Willey
- Nathan Coulter-nile
- AM Hardie
- AJ Tye
- Usman Qadir
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Sydney Sixers are pretty well placed at the moment on the points table. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:
- JL Denly
- Daniel Hughes
- Moises Henriques
- J Avendano
- Josh Philippe
- Tom Curran
- Stephen O’Keefe
- JC Silk
- Sean Abbott
- Ben Dwarshuis
- BAD Manenti
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Andrew Tye, after a slow start, has come back strongly in the competition. His wicket-taking ability in the shortest format of the cricket game has come to the fore once again and is helping his team. Our prediction is of a good performance from him in this game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Perth Stadium is one of those venues where Perth have won one of their cricket games in the competition. This venue adds to their strength, which is the pace bowling. Our prediction is of a score of around 140 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Perth Scorchers will be slight favourites in this game of cricket. They play well in their own venue and their pace bowling department is expected to be a handful for the Sydney Sixers batsmen. Hence, our prediction is of a Perth Scorchers’ victory in this game of cricket.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Cameron Bancroft (PS) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Nathan Coulter-Nile (PS) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Cameron Bancroft (PS)
Perth Scorchers – 1.74
Sydney Sixers – 1.90
*odds may change anytime