BBL 2019: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder- Preview and Predicted XI

Scorchers have to win this match to stay in the hunt
Scorchers have to win this match to stay in the hunt


Perth Scorchers are set to host the Sydney Thunder in a must-win match for them on Thursday. Both the sides would be hoping to win this contest at Perth Stadium. Scorchers and Thunder have their campaign on the line heading into this game as the two sides have lost three matches in their last five games.

The home side is languishing at the bottom of the table with six points. They have won three games and lost six in the league so far. Scorchers lost their last game against Hobart Hurricanes by four wickets. They need to step up in this must-win contest to stay in the tournament.

Sydney Thunder is currently at the fifth position in the points table with ten points. They have won four and lost five matches so far in this campaign. Thunder lost their last game against the Renegades by 12 runs.

Game Details:

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: 4:10 PM IST

Venue: Perth Stadium

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming:

Team News:

Sydney Thunder

Australia v Sri Lanka - 1st Test: Day 1
Australia v Sri Lanka - 1st Test: Day 1
  • They have announced a 13 man squad
  • Jay Lenton will not feature in this match due to his finger injury.
  • Matt Gilkes and Baxter Holt have both been named in the 13-player squad.
  • Kurtis Patterson, who has been selected in Australia’s Test squad, will be replaced by Holt.
  • Nathan McAndrew has also been named in the squad.
  • Arjun Nair and Jono Cook miss out.

Perth Scorchers

Australia v Sri Lanka - 1st Test: Day 1
Australia v Sri Lanka - 1st Test: Day 1
  • They have named a 13-player squad for this match with four changes.
  • Sam Whiteman, Will Bosisto, Aaron Hardie, David Willey released from the squad.
  • Jhye Richardson has joined the Australian side for the Test Series against Sri Lanka
  • Liam Guthrie will replace Richardson.


Sydney Thunder

  • Shane Watson (c)
  • Anton Devcich
  • Callum Ferguson

Perth Scorchers

  • Michael Klinger
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Ashton Turner(c)

Probable Playing XI:

Sydney Thunder

  1. Anton Devcich
  2. Shane Watson (c)
  3. Callum Ferguson
  4. J Sangha
  5. Daniel Sams
  6. Matt Gilkes (wk)
  7. Chris Green
  8. Chris Jordan
  9. Gurinder Sandhu
  10. Sam Rainbird/N McAndrew
  11. Fawad Ahmed

Perth Scorchers

  1. Cameron Bancroft
  2. Michael Klinger
  3. Shaun Marsh
  4. Ashton Turner(c)
  5. Hilton Cartwright
  6. Mitch Marsh
  7. Nathan Coulter-Nile
  8. Andrew Tye
  9. Matthew Kelly
  10. Jason Behrendorff
  11. Usman Qadir

Fantasy Cricket Recommendations

Safe XI:

Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh, Ashton Turner, Shane Watson (c), Callum Ferguson, Anton Devcich, Mitchell Marsh (vc), Chris Green, Fawad Ahmed, N Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff

Risky XI:

Baxter J Holt, Hilton Cartwright, Jason Sangha, Shane Watson, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Sams (c), Anton Devcich (vc), Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu, Usman Qadir, Andrew Tye

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