BBL 2022-23: Match 39, THU vs SCO Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers?
Sydney Thunder defeated Perth Scorchers in the reverse fixture and will be looking to emulate the same in the upcoming match.
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Sydney Thunder (THU) will take on table-toppers Perth Scorchers (SCO) in the 39th match of the ongoing BBL season. Following an embarrassing defeat to Adelaide Strikers earlier in the season, Chris Green's men have turned things around quite nicely and even went on a four-game winning streak that was halted with a loss against the Sydney Sixers in their last encounter.
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Meanwhile, their opponents Perth Scorchers, have been the pacesetters this season and are the team to beat. The four-time champions are well poised to defend their crown, with Ashton Turner's men winning seven of their nine games so far. However, the Scorchers won't be taking their opponents lightly, as they were beaten comprehensively by the Thunder in the reverse fixture a couple of games ago.
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium
Date & Time: January 13, 1:00 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv App
The surface in Sydney has been rewarding for the fast bowlers as the new ball does move around a bit. Batters have often struggled to get going at this venue, and the team winning the toss would be inclined to bowl first in hopes of utilizing the early seam movement on offer.
Predicted Playing XIs for THU vs SCO
Sydney Thunder (THU):
Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir
Perth Scorchers (SCO):
Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
Probable Best Performers from THU vs SCO
Probable best batter: Josh Inglis
Australian wicketkeeper-batter Josh Inglis has flown under the radar as always for the Perth Scorchers. He has been a rock for his side in the middle order and is the third-leading run-scorer this season with 313 runs to his name in just nine outings.
Probable best bowler: Andrew Tye
The 36-year-old is up to his usual tricks in the ongoing BBL season, as he is the joint-leading wicket-taker in this year's tournament with 17 wickets to his name in just nine outings. The veteran pacer has been an invaluable asset to the team, especially in the death overs, with his guile and variations.
Today’s Match Prediction: Perth Scorchers to win
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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