Big Bash League 2022-23: Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers – Match 43 Preview and Updates

This is without a doubt one of the most important games of the BBL season, with the first-placed Scorchers facing the second-placed Sixers in a thrilling matchup. The good news for Perth is that bowler Jason Behrendorff has returned from a one-game suspension. Sixers fans, on the other hand, are overjoyed that both Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon can contribute for a few games!

The 43rd Match between Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers will take place on January 15th, 2023 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

Match Details to Note

Match: Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, Match 43, Big Bash League 2022-23

Date: January 15, 2023 (Sunday)                                                 

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers (Match Odds – 2.05):


The Sixers have won two games in a row and totaled 13 points, but this will be their toughest test against Perth. Smith and Lyon’s return should not be underestimated, as they are two of Australia’s best cricketers right now. Smith can immediately assist with batting, and Lyon’s spin will be beneficial.

There’s also Jordan Silk to worry about for the Scorchers, who has already scored 256 runs (with 25 fours) and picked up 59* against the Thunder recently. If Silk or Smith do not dominate, Josh Philippe (176 runs) and Moises Henriques (166) will both help the Sixers.

There’s also a lot of good bowling here, with Sean Abbott’s 16 wickets helping the Sixers climb the table. Abbott has been unstoppable recently, recording 3/9 and 3/31 in his last two games. It’s unlikely that he’ll continue to take three wickets in every match, but it’s a good sign that he’s in good form.

Full Squad:

Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Izharulhaq Naveed, Chris Jordan, Steve O’Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Todd Murphy, Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards, Steve Smith, Josh Kann

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Players to watch out for:

Josh Philippe

The keeper-batter has only scored one half-century in the BBL12, but he has been a reliable wicket-keeper. Finding his batting form against the tournament’s top team would be ideal.

Jordan Silk

The middle-order batter has had an impressive season, scoring 59 not out from 42 balls in the final match against his Sydney rivals.

Sean Abbott

The 30-year-old bowling all-rounder has six wickets in his last two BBL appearances and a strike rate of 12.00 overall.

Possible Playing XI:

Josh Philippe (wk), Steve Smith, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk (c), Dan Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuid, Chris Jordan, Nathan Lyon

Perth Scorchers (Match Odds – 1.77):


Perth’s 8-2 record isn’t by chance, as four wins in the last five games demonstrate how strong this team is right now. Josh Inglis’ batting prowess (313 runs) and 28 fours and 13 sixes must be credited for much of the team’s success.

The Scorchers appear to have an endless supply of outstanding batters at their disposal, including Hardie (278), Turner (217), and Bancroft (185) in particular, who scored 55* and 76* in recent matches. It appears to be unjust to have so many great batsmen on one team!

Perth’s bowling is equally impressive, with Andrew Tye continuing to shine with 20 wickets (3/27 against the Thunder), but Behrendorff also contributes significantly (15 wickets). Then there’s Lance Morris, who recently spent time in the Australian Test squad.

Full Squad:

Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Tymal Mills, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Stephen Eskinazi, Hamish McKenzie

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Players to watch out for:

Cameron Bancroft

The 30-year-old right-handed opener has two unbeaten half-centuries and one innings of 46 in five innings since the start of the year.

Josh Inglis

The keeper-batter was not needed in the win over the Sydney Thunder, but he hit 67 runs not out in his final two innings. In Friday’s game, he had two catches and a stumping.

Andrew Tye

This 36 year old right-arm pace bowler has taken seven wickets in his last three matches. In the previous game, he took three wickets in his last ten balls.

Possible Playing XI:

Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Lance Morris

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head

The Perth Scorchers have recently dominated the Sydney Sixers. They defeated them four times in the 2021-22 BBL and have already done so this season. The last time the Sixers defeated the Scorchers was two seasons ago.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played SYS Won PRS Won Tie NR
Overall 25 9 16 0 0
Last 5 5 0 5 0 0

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Toss Prediction

The Scorchers are virtually unbeatable whether batting or bowling first, but if they win the toss, they may opt to bat first to take advantage of the pitch.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Pitch Report

Batters always have a good time at the SCG, and with these batters on the rosters, we’re likely to see a high-scoring match. The bounce is more predictable, which helps the batters.

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The weather in Sydney will be pleasant on Sunday, with temperatures in the mid-20s well into the evening. Expect the humidity to rise dramatically from the start to the end of the game.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Prediction

For this game, it appears to be a coin flip. The Sixers’ betting odds have improved slightly, but not significantly. Both teams have a chance to win, but we believe Perth is the better bet right now.

The Sixers can win with Smith and Lyon on the roster, but since they haven’t played in the BBL in a while, we’d like to see them before betting on them.

Perth is extremely strong right now, with excellent batters and bowlers spread across the roster, and the Scorchers have won the last five games against Sydney and have a 16-9 overall record. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Perth Scorchers is the favourite to beat Sydney Sixers at the odds of 1.77.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Andrew Tye took 3-27 against the Sydney Thunder on Friday and is a strong contender for the Perth Scorchers’ top wicket taker against the Sydney Sixers.

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