Cricket Match Information:
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers is arguably going to be the most important clash in the Big Bash League. A lot is at stake in this game from the qualification to the playoff point of view. Both teams find themselves in contention for the playoffs and are currently placed at the number sixth and fourth spot respectively. Our prediction expert reckons Hobart Hurricanes will be slightly more confident coming into this game of cricket.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 09:15 am IST
- Cricket match date: 26.01.2020
- Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium
- Weather: Temperature: 31 degrees, Thunderstorms: 40%
- Team A: Sydney Thunder
- Team B: Perth Scorchers
- Team A Captain: Calum Ferguson
- Team B Captain: Mitch Marsh
Sydney Thunder are being led by Callum Ferguson this season. They are hanging in there from the qualification to playoff point of view. They are currently placed at sixth position and have just one more game to play.
Thunder have not managed to build the momentum that they would like to at this stage of the tournament. However, they can still reach the next round based on the change in format this season. The new format allows five teams to contend for a playoff spot.
For that to happen, they will have to win this game of cricket and hope other results go their way.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Thunder’s playing XI:
- Callum Ferguson
- Usman Khawaja
- Alex Hales
- AJ Nair
- AI Ross
- CH Morris
- DR Sams
- GS Sandhu
- JD Cook
- JS Lenton
- L Bowe
Perth Scorchers are being led by Mitch Marsh in this season of Big Bash League. They have remained inconsistent so far in the tournament but have hung in there on the points table. They are currently placed at the fourth position with 6 wins out of 13 cricket games.
We have seen two kinds of Perth Scorchers this season. One which has completely annihilated their oppositions and others who have meekly surrendered to their opponents. It remains to be seen which Scorchers side turn up in their next cricket game.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Ashton Turner and Ashton Agar in the lineup.
Here is our prediction of Perth Scorchers’ playing XI:
- Mitch Marsh
- Liam Livingstone
- Cameron Bancroft
- Ashton Agar
- Ashton Turner
- Jhye Richardson
- Chris Jordan
- Fawad Ahmed
- M Kelly
- KR Patterson
- JP Inglis
Expert Prediction: THU vs PRS
In a game that could define their own as well as other side’s future in this tournament, Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder will be taking on each other. Both teams have just one more game of cricket left and their qualification to the next round hinges on this game.
Perth Scorchers are slightly better placed at fourth position with one game to go, however, they would like to win and ensure their top-five finish. At this stage, only Brisbane Heat can displace them from the spot by winning both their remaining cricket games and provided Perth loses this game.
Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, will have to win this game and hope other results to go their way to sneak into the top five. Right now, they are just behind Hobart Hurricanes on the run-rate.
The Big Bash League has been changed as a format this year. This year, a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
In the last five encounters between the two sides, Thunder have been the winner on three occasions, whereas Scorchers have been the winner on the other two occasions.
Both teams are coming into this cricket game with similar form but just going by the squad depth, our prediction is of Perth’s win.
Astrology Prediction: THU vs PRS
In this season, Perth have had luck going their way more than Sydney Thunder. Hence, all the stars seem to be aligning for their qualification to the next round. Hence, our prediction is of Perth’s victory.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Perth Scorchers
Top Batsman – Alex Hales (THU), Mitch Marsh (PRS)
Top Bowler – Chris Morris (THU), Jhye Richardson (PRS)
Most Sixes – Alex Hales (THU), Mitch Marsh (PRS)
Man of the Match – Mitch Marsh (PRS)
Team Scores Batting first – Sydney Thunder (150+), Perth Scorchers (160+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers
Sydney Thunder – 1.95
Perth Scorchers – 1.74
*odds may change anytime