Perth Scorchers and the defending champions Sydney Sixers will take on each other on Wednesday (6th January) at Perth Stadium (Perth) during the 30th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).
Perth Scorchers have earned 9 points in 6 games this BBL season. They are standing in the 7th position in the BBL 10 points table. On the other hand, Sydney Sixers are leading the same points table with 21 points in 7 matches.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 30: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers – Match Preview
After remaining winless in their first four matches of this season (3 defeats and 1 no result), Perth Scorchers are currently running with two-match winning streak. Moreover, they won both the last two matches quite convincingly. Surely, their confidence are increasing with their latest success.
Their all three top run-scorers in the ongoing BBL 10 have hit one half-century each this season. These batsmen are Josh Inglis (152 runs in 6 innings), Colin Munro (137 runs in 6 innings) and Mitchell Marsh (115 runs in 6 innings). Also, Jason Roy has scored 97 runs in three innings, including a match-winning 49-run knock.
The right-arm fast bowler Jhye Richardson has taken 10 wickets in this tournament. Meanwhile, Aaron Hardie and Fawad Ahmed both have got 5 wickets each.
Latest full available squad
Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli, Jason Roy, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
Forms in the last 5 matches (Oldest to latest): No Result, Lost, Lost, Won and Won
The defending champions Sydney Sixers are in great form in the ongoing Big Bash League season. Out of their first seven matches in this tournament, Sixers won five games and suffered two defeats. Moreover, they returned to their winning path in the last game after beating Adelaide Strikers by 7 wickets.
The second most run-scorer in the BBL 10 Josh Philippe has scored 261 runs in 7 innings with an average of 37.28 and strike-rate of 144.19. He has also hit one half-century this season (95 against Melbourne Renegades).
While skipper Daniel Hughes has scored 199 runs in 7 innings, including one half-century, Jordan Silk has managed to score 194 runs in seven innings despite not scoring any half-century yet. Meanwhile, English cricketer James Vince has scored 181 runs (7 innings), including one 50+ knock.
Left-arm pacer Ben Dwarshuis has bagged 11 wickets in seven games this season. Also, Daniel Christian has picked up 9 wickets in the ongoing BBL 10 and scored 99 runs in six innings (including one half-century). In the meantime, Stephen O’Keefe has taken 8 wickets in six games and Carlos Brathwaite has collected 7 wickets in same number of matches.
Latest full available squad
Justin Avendano, Jake Ball, Nick Bertus, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes (C), Hayden Kerr, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Tom Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu, Jordan Silk, James Vince
Forms in the last 5 matches (Oldest to latest): Won, Won, Won, Lost and Won
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 30: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers – Match Prediciton
While the defending champions Sydney Sixers are in great form, Perth Scorchers have just shown their positive performances. Sixers won both the matches against Scorchers in the BBL 09.
So, we can say that Sydney Sixers are favourite for this upcoming match. However, Perth Scorchers will also not give up easily in this crucial situation.