BBL 2019-20: Match 46, Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
The successful duo of Daniel Sams and Chris Morris will be steering Thunder's bowling force.
Updated - Jan 19, 2020 4:51 pm
The shimmer of BBL 2019-20 continues as Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder battle it out in Match 46 for the clinching the fourth spot in the points table.
Perth Scorchers’ journey so far in the BBL 2019-20 has been a topsy-turvy one. In their ten matches so far, Scorchers have gathered ten points by winning five matches. They are currently sitting fifth in the points table. In their previous match against Melbourne Stars, the Mitchell Marsh-led side had to suffer a 10-run defeat as they could not hunt down a target of 141 runs.
Cameron Bancroft emerged as the top performer of Scorchers after he scored 32 runs off 44 balls. However, a slow batting approach derailed the run-chase of Perth Scorchers, who could gather only 131 runs in a stipulated number of overs.
Sydney Thunder, who are just a point ahead of Scorchers, are currently sitting fourth in the points table by registering five wins in 11 matches. Their previous match against Sydney Sixers turned out to be a rain-marred encounter where Thunder clinched a narrow victory by 4 runs (DLS method). Daniel Sams and Chris Morris annihilated Sixers’ batting force by scalping three and two wickets respectively. Callum Ferguson and his troops will be eager to move up the ranks in the points table by registering a victory against Scorchers.
Pitch and Conditions
The wicket at Perth will assist the side batting first as it tends to get slower as the match progresses. In this season, three out of four matches at this venue have been won by the side batting first. The weather is expected to be perfect for a game of cricket to take place. There are no chances of rain whatsoever and the temperature is expected to hover around 30 degrees Celcius, according to Accuweather.
Perth Scorchers’ batting force comprises the likes of Josh Inglis, Cameron Bancroft and Liam Livingstone to propel them to a flying start. Skipper Mitchell Marsh has also been in sublime form lately with the bat and the ball. Scorchers are also equipped with a strong bowling force comprising the likes of Jhye Richardson, Chris Jordan and Fawad Ahmed. Matthew Kelly, who scalped three wickets in his last match, will also be eager to replicate his stellar performance.
Predicted XI: Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Tim David, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Kurtis Patterson, Matthew Kelly
The successful duo of Daniel Sams and Chris Morris will be steering Thunder’s bowling force. Both the bowlers have the potential to scalp wickets in the death overs. Sams in Thunder’s leading wicket-taker so far in the tournament. In the batting department, Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales will be aiming to propel Thunder to a solid start. The duo will be assisted by skipper Callum Ferguson and Alex Ross.
Predicted XI: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Jay Lenton (wk), Nathan McAndrew, Jonathan Cook, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe
Probable Top Performers
Cameron Bancroft – Perth Scorchers | Daniel Sams – Sydney Thunder
TV– Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD
Online– Sony LIV
Match Timings – 1:40 PM IST; 7:10 PM local time
The prediction is for Sydney Thunder to win the match.