Big Bash League Predictions 2019: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers
December 26, 2019
Perth Stadium, Perth
The 12th match of Big Bash League 2019-20 (BBL 2019-20) will see Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers lock horns on Thursday.
5th placed Sydney Sixers have won just one game in the Big Bash League 2019-20 and that too against Perth Scorchers in their season opener. The Sixers have lost two games since then and are coming on the back of a 48-run loss, suffered at the hands of Brisbane Heat.
Perth Scorchers too have won just 1 of the 3 games played in Big Bash League 2019-20 season and are placed 7th due to poor net run rate. The Scorchers were 15 runs short while chasing a target of 199 in 18 overs, reduced due to rain, against Adelaide Strikers.
The Strikers will be keen to avenge their season opener defeat while Sydney Sixers will hope to find their form back when they face each other in the 1st match after Christmas.
Perth Scorchers performance in Big Bash League:
Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone provided a quick start to the Scorchers against Adelaide Strikers. The duo scored half centuries and added 124 runs in 8.4 overs. However, a failed middle order meant they fell 15 short of the win against the Strikers.
Skipper Mitchell Marsh will hope to have an improved performance against the Sixers. He scored 32 runs when the two teams met each other in the 2nd match of the Big Bash League 2019-20.
Jhye Richardson was in impressive form with his bowling spell against Adelaide Strikers. He picked 2 wickets and gave just 29 runs in his 4 overs despite the team conceding 198 runs in 18 overs.
Chris Jordan would hope do some better after Christmas as he conceded 48 runs in his 4 overs against Adelaide Strikers.
Sydney Sixers performance in Big Bash League:
The Sixers would be hoping to forget their poor performance against Brisbane Heat and for a clean start after Christmas.
James Vince settled well against Brisbane Heat but failed to produce a big inning and was caught when he was on 39 while the Sixers were chasing a target of 210.
Skipper Moises Henriques, similarly, threw away his wicket after scoring 20 runs against the Heat.
The Sixers used only five bowlers against Brisbane Heat and only Lloyd Pope conceded runs less than an economy of 9. He leaked 33 runs in his 4 overs without picking a wicket.
Sean Abbott, even though, picked two wickets but would hope to keen his line and length tight along with Ben Dwarshuis, who picked 2 wickets while against the Scorchers.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Predicted line-up:
Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed
Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques , Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Ben Manenti
Pitch Report for today's Big Bash League (BBL):
7 games were played at the Perth Stadium during the 2018-19 Big Bash League season. 5 of them were won by the team chasing the total while other 2 were won by the team batting 1st.
Only 1 T20I has been played at the venue, won by Australia against Pakistan while batting 2nd.
157 was the average 1st inning score during the 2018-19 Big Bash League season.
It will be the 2nd game of the Big Bash League 2019-20 to be played at the venue. Perth Scorchers won the first game by 11 runs, defending the total of 196 against Melbourne Renegades.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers: Today's Match Prediction
- Sean Abbott has picked 6 wickets in Sydney Sixers’ three games so far.
- Josh Philippe scored 81* off just 44 balls when Sydney Sixers faced Perth Scorchers earlier this season.
- Liam Livingstone scored 69 runs off 26 balls against Adelaide Strikers. His inning included 5 fours and 7 maximums.
- Josh Inglis scored 50 runs at a strike rate of 185.19 against Adelaide Strikers. He hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his inning.
- Peth Scorchers have dominated the head to head clashes and have won 10 of the 15 played between the two teams.