Match 30 of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021 pits the Perth Scorchers against the Sydney Sixers at the Perth Stadium on Wednesday.
Buoyed by the arrivals of Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone, the Perth Scorchers are making up ground in the BBL points table. They come into this clash on the back of two wins. They eye a third one, although they encounter a well-oiled Sydney Sixers unit.
The former Big bash winners have won five out of their seven games so far, with Josh Philippe leading the way with 261 runs. Despite regular captain Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott not being available, the Sixers' bowling attack has coped well so far. They will turn to Jake Ball's expertise to see them through in this competition.
Both teams have a well-balanced roster with some star names in it. However, the Scorchers should have the edge with the match being played in front of their home crowd. Both teams would look to grab a crucial win at the Perth Stadium, with two valuable points hanging in the balance in this BBL fixture.
Squads to choose from
Ashton Turner (c), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Joe Clarke, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Jason Roy, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Colin Munro.
Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Jason Holder, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince, Jake Ball, Justin Avendano, Nick Bertus, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Tom Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu.
Predicted Playing XI
Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (wk), Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed, and Andrew Tye
Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Carlos Brathwaite, Lloyd Pope/Steve O'Keefe, Ben Manenti, and Jake Ball
Match: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Match 30
Date: 6th January 2021, at 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
The previous game at the Perth Stadium saw a good batting track with Colin Munro and Josh Inglis scoring some quick runs. A similar sort of surface is expected with the ball skidding on under the lights.
However, there should be some movement on offer for the pacers early on. The batsmen will target the shorter sides of the ground, which could work both ways for the spinners.
With the pitch not expected to change much, both teams would ideally want to chase upon winning the toss. 170-180 should be par at this venue, considering the dimensions of the ground and the firepower on either roster.
SCO vs SIX Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Josh Philippe, Josh Inglis, Jason Roy, James Vince, Dan Hughes, Daniel Christian, Liam Livingstone, Ben Dwarshuis, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, and Jake Ball
Captain: Liam Livingstone, Vice-Captain: James Vince
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Josh Philippe, Josh Inglis, Ashton Turner, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Liam Livingstone, Ben Dwarshuis, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, and Carlos Brathwaite
Captain: James Vince, Vice-Captain: Jhye Richardson