Perth scorchers will be taking on Sydney sixers today at Perth stadium. It is going to be the interesting game because both the teams have won previous games and have got impressive season so far in the tournament. After starting the tournament at low Perth scorchers have able to pull off the victory in their last two encounters. Led by Ashton Turner Scorchers had put up a dominant performance against Melbourne Renegades in which they had bundled renegades out for 89. Josh Inglis has been brought up the order and in both the matches he has scored 116 runs without being dismissed. They have 9 points from 6 games and they need to continue this winning run to get into playoffs. Bowlers like Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye looked great in their last game and if they continue to repeat the same performance then Perth Scorchers can be unstoppable. Mitchell Marsh is providing the right kind of stability and a strong performance from here will help him to knock Australia doors again. Form of the openers Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy is a bit worrying otherwise they are the well-balanced outfit.
Sydney Sixers on another hand is sitting at the top of the points table with 21 points from 7 games. Led by Daniel Hughes Sydney sixers are showing ruthless consistency this year. Josh Phillippe is in form of his life and he is ably supported by Daniel Hughes and Jordan Silk. With bowlers doing their fine job and all-rounders contributing when the team needs to make them a treat to watch this year. Daniel Christian is also in fine form with bat and ball and you can expect a gritty performance from today as well. So they have got all the ability to halt Perth scorchers winning run.
Players to watch out for:
Wicket-keeper batsmen josh Inglis has been in the fine form with the bat. He has played a crucial role in determining the team’s fortune in his last encounter. He has scored 116 and without being dismissed in the last two matches. So he will look to continue the same form in upcoming matches as well.
Josh Philippe is in fine form with bat and he is the leading run-scorer for Sydney sixers this season. So you can expect him to continue with his fine form which will help him to knock the selector’s door for Australia call-up.
Expected Playing XI:
Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy, Josh Inglis (wk), Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed.
Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes(c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Jake Ball, Ben Manenti.
The average score in this Perth pitch is 149 and this is the pitch that historically favours the batsmen. So you can expect batsmen putting up a strong performance with the bat. Batting first will be the ideal option for both the captains.
Considering the team composition and balance Sydney sixers are the clear favourites but in the game of t20 anything can happen. So yet another interesting match awaits for fans.