Sydney Thunder and Perth scorchers will be knocking horns against each other in the 12th match of the big bash league 2020-21 at Manuka oval Canberra. Sydney Thunder is back again with the well-deserved break for a week. In their last encounter Daniel Sams single-handedly took them to an emphatic victory against Brisbane heat. His knock of 25-ball 65 is one of the best knocks in the history of the BBL and that helped Sydney thunder to chase 179 with four wickets and one over to spare. They are back to winning ways and they are currently placed at 6th in the points table. With a win from here will help them to keep the momentum going. Consist of solid batting and bowling line-up Sydney Thunder is a team to watch out for this season.
Perth scorchers on another hand are still searching for their first win in the tournament as their last game against Melbourne stars was washed out due to rain. They are currently sitting in the seventh position and they will look to improve their position with a victory today. Led by Aston turner the team has got the right mix of youth and experience. In their bowling department, Jhye Richardson and Andrew tye should take more responsibility on their shoulders. Mitchell marsh’s form is also crucial because he can be the best answer for their struggling middle order and can bowl useful 2-3 overs in the middle. Perth scorchers need to settle with their combinations.
Players to watch out for:
The swashbuckling English opener is one of the household names in big bash league. He has made several memorable knocks throughout the years. This year we are yet to witness such an innings though we are at the early stages of the tournament. Today you can expect him to produce a match-winning knock for his team.
Same applies to Colin Munro as well. there is no doubt in his ability to clear the ropes but he needs to be little more patient and has to spend some time in the wicket before getting into the groove. He is a professional and he will realise how he is important for his team. So you can expect him to be at the top of his game today.
Manual oval wicket will equally assist both batters and bowlers. The average score in this pitch is 142. With temperature is ranging below 20 degree Celsius it is wise to bowl first to utilize the conditions better. So you can expect an average scoring encounter today.
Expected playing XI:
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Baxter Holt (wk), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Jonathan Cook, Tanveer Sangha.
Josh Inglis (wk), Colin Munro, Joe Clarke, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed.
With the pitch offering some resistance to bowlers and both the teams has got some wonderful bowlers you can witness a neck to neck encounter today. But Sydney thunder looks like a more settled unit than Perth Scorchers. So they can emerge as victorious today.