With the league stage completed, it’s time to get down to business with the tournament. The stakes aren’t any higher than this, where the top two teams in the tournament go head to head for a spot in the converted Big Bash League 2022-23 Finals.
With four titles, the Perth Scorchers are the most successful team in the competition and the defending champions. This season, they have demonstrated why they have been such a successful team and why they will want to retain their championship once more.
The Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, are the second most successful team with three titles, one behind the Perth Scorchers. They, too, have been outstanding throughout the tournament and will be looking to avenge last season’s loss by bringing home the championship.
The Qualifier between Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers will take place on January 28th, 2023 at Perth Stadium, Perth.
Match Details to Note
Match: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Qualifier, Big Bash League 2022-23
Date: January 28, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Perth Scorchers have demonstrated why they are the most successful team in BBL history. They have not only performed admirably throughout the competition, but they have also finished first on the points table, demonstrating their dominance and consistency.
Perth Scorchers went about their usual business after being put in to bat first. They smashed the Renegades in what was a bathing paradise, scoring 212 runs while losing only 5 wickets. Opener Cameron Bancroft was outstanding, scoring 95 off 50 balls to miss out on a well-deserved century by 5 runs.
The bowling department was put under pressure by the opposition with a score of 213 to defend, as they were only 10 runs short at the end. Given the circumstances, it was a good bowling performance, but they will want to improve further. Ashton Turner took two wickets for 25 runs, and Jason Behrendorff and David Payne bowled economical spells.
Ashton Turner (c), Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Ashton Agar, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Stephen Eskinazi, Hamish McKenzie, Chris Sabburg, David Payne
Players to watch out for:
Watch out Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, David Payne and Jason Behrendorff for Perth scorchers in this match.
Possible Playing XI:
Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis(w), Ashton Turner(c), Nick Hobson, Cooper Connolly, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Jason Behrendorff
After losing in the finals last season, the Sydney Sixers have been a team on a mission this season. They have been one of the most consistent teams this season and will be looking to add another title to their collection.
The Sydney Sixers could not have asked for a better start. Piling on 180 runs for the loss of seven wickets was the ideal way for them to prepare for the qualifier. Steven Smith was outstanding once again, scoring 66 runs off 33 balls at a mind-boggling strike rate of 200.
The bowling department went in with all their might and glory, bowling out the opposition for 156 runs and winning the game comfortably by 24 runs. They completely perplexed them and demonstrated why they are where they are. Jackson Bird, Sean Abbot, and Ben Dwarshuis all took two wickets.
Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Steve OKeefe, Josh Philippe (wk), Jordan Silk, Izharulhaq Naveed, Kurtis Patterson, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Todd Murphy, Josh Kann, Steven Smith
Players to watch out for:
Watch out Steven Smith, Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott and Ben Dwarshuis for Sydney Sixers in this match.
Possible Playing XI:
Josh Philippe(w), Steven Smith, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Izharulhaq Naveed
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Head to Head
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Head to Head Stats in T20s
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Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Toss Prediction
The team that wins the coin toss will prefer to bowl first. Given the track’s history, the team will aim to bowl first. Making use of the pitch while it is still fresh will be the best option, as it will improve as the match progresses. The pitch presents challenges for both batsmen and bowlers, and the match is expected to be quite interesting.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Pitch Report
This match will take place at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia. The stadium can hold 60,000 people. The team batting first has won two of the last seven T20s played here, while the team batting second has won five.
The weather will be ideal for a game of cricket. There will be no rain and maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 29°C – 19°C range.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Prediction
The stakes are as high as they can get, and the teams competing are rivals. Both teams enter this game with high confidence and no chinks in their armour. Perth Scorchers have a slight advantage because this is their home ground and they will be eager to play in front of their fans. There is hardly a team more focused than the Sydney Sixers right now, and they will be eager to take on this challenge and put their best foot forward. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Perth Scorchers is the favourite to beat Sydney Sixers at the odds of 1.70.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Aaron Hardie leads the Perth Scorchers in run-scoring with 434 runs at a strike rate of 142. He’s hit 17 sixes and 41 fours. We recommend picking him as the highest run scorer for this match as well.