The Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder are set to battle it out in a crucial group stage fixture of the Big Bash League. The SCO vs THU encounter will be taking place at the Carrara Oval in Carrara on Thursday.
Perth Scorchers are ruling this year’s BBL with their all-round dominance. They are a team packed with some star players who are all match-winners on their own terms. With 8 wins and one loss, they are at the top spot in the standings with 29 points. The Scorchers will look to extend their winning run against Sydney Thunder.
On the other hand, Sydney Thunder is getting better and better with each passing match. They had beaten Scorchers in their previous meeting by 34 runs, which is a huge achievement in itself. They hardly showed any nerves in their last 3 matches and won them in a convincing manner. With 5 wins and 3 losses, the Thunder are at the third spot in the standings with 19 points.
Match: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder, Game 36
Venue: Carrara Oval, Carrara
Date & Time: January 6th, at 3:45 PM IST and 8:15 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
The batters have struggled to put huge runs on the board in the last couple of matches played here. A total of 27 wickets have fallen which shows the bowlers have done a splendid job. Anything North of 150 will come in handy for the team batting first.
Probable Playing XIs for SCO vs THU
Kurtis Patterson, Cameron Bancroft (wk), Colin Munro, Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Peter Hatzoglou, Tymal Mills, Lance Morris
Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Sam Billings (wk), Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green (c), Arjun Nair, Gurinder Sandhu, Chris Tremain, Saqib Mahmood
Top Dream11 Fantasy Picks for SCO vs THU
Top Picks: Batter
Colin Munro- SCO: Munro has been gaining all the limelight with his tremendous batting form this season. The southpaw has accumulated a total of 335 runs in 9 innings with a best of 114*. Given his recent exploits, he will be the one to watch out for in today’s fixture.
Top Picks: All-Rounder
Daniel Sams- THU: Sams has been one of the highest wicket-takers in the tournament this season with 12 scalps in his name in 8 outings. In addition to this, he also has 63 names to his name, most of which have come at the death overs.
Top Picks: Bowler
Andrew Tye- SCO: Tye is a clever bowler and knows exactly what needs to be done in pressure situations. He has picked up 16 wickets in 9 matches at an economy of 7.28, with the best figures of 3 for 17. Tye has also scored 52 runs with the bat.
Top Picks: Wicketkeeper
Sam Billings- THU: Sam Billings has got all the shots in the book. He has scored 265 runs in 8 matches so far in this tournament at an average of 37.85 with the highest score of 67.
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SCO vs THU Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
Sam Billings, Matthew Gilkes, Colin Munro (c), Laurie Evans, Jason Sangha, Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams, Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye, Tymal Mills, Saqib Mahmood
Captain: Colin Munro
Vice Captain: Andrew Tye
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SCO vs THU Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
Sam Billings, Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Ashton Turner, Jason Sangha, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Andrew Tye, Saqib Mahmood, Peter Hatzogloum Mohammed Hasnain
Captain: Jason Sangha
Vice Captain: Sam Billings
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SCO vs THU Dream11 Prediction
Perth Scorchers have been nothing but sensational with 8 wins out of 9 in the BBL and will be walking into the field undeniably as the favorites. But this doesn’t rule out the possibility of a cracker of a game happening between two very good sides.