BBL 2018-19, Match 17, Thunder v Scorchers, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

BBL 2018-19, Match 17: Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

The Perth Scorchers might give a tough fight but they would find it really difficult to stop Sydney Thunder at this point.

Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Sydney Thunder ended 2018 with back to back defeats after starting the season with consecutive wins while defending the totals. Daniel Sams has been their player of the season thus far who has been amongst wickets and also came up with quick-fire cameos. Their first game of 2019 will be against the Perth Scorchers and is the second game of the doubleheader to be hosted by the Showground Stadium on Wednesday.

The Scorchers’ batting hasn’t clicked yet as their crucial players Michael Klinger and Ashton Turner have struggled for consistency. Their bowling has been top notch but with the lack of scores on board has cost them. Scorchers won only one of their four matches so far losing the remaining three. Their only win was at their home ground, the Perth Stadium, where their bowlers ran through the Adelaide Strikers and chased down slowly.

Match Details:

The 17th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) will be played between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney.

The match starts at 7:15 PM local time (8:15 AM GMT) (1:45 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The average first innings score at the Showground Stadium during the last BBL season was 168. The teams batting first won three games where they made 155+ and lost once where they failed to cross 150. Thunder won by 21 runs against the Sixers earlier this season while defending 169. This game will be played after the WBBL game between Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers.

Squads:

Sydney Thunder:

Shane Watson (C), Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler, Jono Cook, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Sam Rainbird, Joe Root, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha.

Perth Scorchers:

Ashton Turner (C), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Will Bosisto, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Michael Klinger, Usman Qadir, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey.

Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

(Will be added when there is an update)

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Power Picks:

The Perth bowlers Tye, Richardson and Behrendorff have the capability of using the slow conditions. The likes of Willey, Agar and Coulter-Nile can be effective with both the bat and ball if they get a chance.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

The likes of Daniel Sams and Jos Buttler will be the first choice for the multipliers due to their consistency. Chris Green can be a useful vice-captain option due to his all-round abilities. All the Perth’s bowlers are worthy for multipliers.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jos Buttler (VC)

Batters – Hilton Cartwright, Shane Watson, Callum Ferguson, Ashton Turner

All-Rounders – Daniel Sams (C), Ashton Agar

Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendroff, Chris Green

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Cameron Bancroft (VC)

Batters – Shane Watson, Ashton Turner, Joe Root

All-Rounders – Daniel Sams (C), David Willey, Ashton Agar

Bowlers – Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Green

Expert Advice:

Jos Buttler will be a direct pick from the keepers’ category. Cameron Bancroft can be a decent option if the Scorchers’ pacers manage to contain the Thunder opener.

Probable Winners:

The Perth Scorchers might give a tough fight but they would find it really difficult to stop Sydney Thunder at this point.

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