Sydney Thunder is in a crucial position in the points table, and their four-game winning streak came to an end in their most recent game against the Sydney Sixers. The Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, are at the top of the points table, and a win in this game will almost certainly secure their place in the top four. The Sydney Thunder will look to regain their rhythm, while the Perth Scorchers will seek vengeance for their defeat in their previous meeting.
The Match 39 between Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers will take place on January 13th, 2023 at Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers, Match 39, Big Bash League 2022-23
Date: January 13, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Sydney Thunder finished with 133/8 in 20 overs and lost by 7 wickets. After three quick wickets, Sam Whiteman (42 runs) and Alex Ross (34 runs) played well but failed to score big. Ben Cutting finished their innings on a high note with a quick-fire cameo of 15-ball 26 runs.
Their bowlers had a bad day, conceding 134 runs in 16.2 overs. Chris Green and Brendan Doggett bowled economically, picking up three wickets between them in four overs, but received little help from the other bowlers. Last night, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, and Usman Qadir all struggled with the ball.
Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Rilee Rossouw, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha (c), Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Gurinder Sandhu, Sam Whiteman
Players to watch out for:
The experienced and aggressive opener scored 200 in the Boxing Day Test and will look to add to his tally of 11080 T20 runs in this game.
The 22-year-old top order batter’s hot streak came to an end with a three-ball duck against the Sydney Sixers. He’ll be looking forward to facing the Perth bowlers, against whom he scored 58 runs earlier this month.
The tall off-spinner has taken at least one wicket in each of his last five BBL games, including four in his last two appearances at Sydney Showground Stadium.
Possible Playing XI:
Sam Whiteman, Alex Ross, Alex Hales, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Olivier Davies, Joel Davies
In just 16.2 overs, the Perth Scorchers chased a competitive total of 156 runs. To complete their chase, Aaron Hardie (65* runs) and Josh Inglis (67* runs) shared an unbeaten 127-run partnership. In the match, Steve Eskinazi and Bancroft were both dismissed cheaply.
Their bowlers continued to take wickets, limiting the opposition to 155/6. With 3/21 in the match, Jason Behrondoff was the pick of the bowlers. In the final over of the game, Mathew Kelly took two wickets. Ashton Turner and Ashton Agar bowled economical overs.
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
Players to watch out for:
The keeper-batter is back to his strong early-season form after hitting 67 not out from 35 balls on Wednesday, an innings that included eight fours and two sixes.
The 24-year-old all-rounder is aiming for his third consecutive BBL half-century after hitting 57 and 65 not out against the Brisbane Heat.
The right-arm quick bowler took a big wicket of Usman Khawaja in Match 37 at the Gabba and now has 135 BBL wickets to his name.
Possible Playing XI:
Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrondoff, Mathew Kelly, Steve Eskinazi, Bancroft, Nick Hobson, Peter Hatzaglou, Andrew Tye
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Top Team Batsmen
We believe David Warner, Matthew Gilkes, and Oliver Davies are the best batting options for Sydney Thunder. Warner has the best odds, and his performance at the MCG shows that he should not be underestimated at any level. This season, Gilkes has hit 171 runs at the top of the order.
For the Perth Scorchers, we like Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, and Cameron Bancroft. Hardie and Inglis are both considered favourites for this game, and both scored unbeaten half-centuries in the win over the Brisbane Heat. Bancroft has hit 76 not out and 46 in four innings of play in the tournament.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Top Team Bowlers
Our Sydney Thunder bowling picks are Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, and Chris Green. Sams took 2-27 on this ground against the Brisbane Heat at the end of December and is the betting favourite. McAndrew had a 3-29 game against the Scorchers on January 4th.
For the Perth Scorchers, we recommend Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, and Ashton Agar with the ball. Tye has the best odds and has been outstanding with the ball yet again this BBL season. Behrendorff comes into this game with figures of 3-21 and has yet to go wicketless in a game this season.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head
Despite Perth Scorchers’ recent BBL success, Sydney Thunder have won five of the last six and eight of the last ten head-to-heads. Earlier in the season, Thunder won by six wickets in Match 29.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head Stats in T20s
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Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Toss Prediction
Both teams will look to bat first because this pitch may slow down as the game progresses, making it difficult for batters to chase the target.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Pitch Report
Sydney will have a strong outfield, with balls flying to the fences right away. We anticipate that the average score in the match will be around 160-170 runs.
Sydney is a balanced pitch with some spice for both bowlers and batters. There will be no interruptions to Sydney’s sunny and bright weather.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Prediction
When the Sydney Thunder defeated the Perth Scorchers earlier this month, they were tied at the top of the table on points. However, other teams have caught up to and passed Thunder in the last 10 days, and they must win to keep their campaign from slipping backwards. We expect David Warner’s arrival to boost Thunder’s batting, but they are up against the best team in the tournament. Overall, we predict another Perth Scorchers victory. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Perth Scorchers is the favourite to beat Sydney Thunder at the odds of 1.67.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Josh Inglis has 313 runs in the tournament and is our pick to be the Perth Scorchers’ leading scorer in this game.