SCO vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction & Preview: 46th Match, BBL 2019-20
Perth Scorchers will take on Sydney Thunder in the 46th match of Big Bash League 2019-20 at Perth Stadium in Perth. We will provide SCO vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the game.
Perth Scorchers are having a tough time this season as they are currently at 5th position on the points table with five wins and six losses and a total of 10 points.
In the last match, bowling first Scorchers bowled pretty well by picking up two wickets in the power play for just 29 runs. They picked up 3rd wicket in the 8th over and maintained pressure over the opposition. But after that, they managed to pick up only three wickets and gave away quite a few runs and restricted the opposition to a total of 141 runs in 20 overs. Mathew Kelly bowled brilliantly and picked up three wickets for just 27 runs in his four overs. Jhye Richardson and Fawad Ahmed picked up one wicket each.
With 142 runs to chase, Scorchers lost the wicket of Josh Inglis for 12 runs in the 3rd over, but they managed not to lose any more wickets in the power play and scored 41 runs. Cameron Bancroft and Kurtis Patterson batted sensibly in the middle overs by scoring 32 and 20 runs respectively. They played well until the 15th over by scoring 94 runs for the loss of 4 wickets, but after that, they lost five wickets for 35 runs and managed to score a total of 131 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by ten runs.
Perth Scorchers would want to win their next match against the Sydney Thunder and climb up the points table.
Thunder is also in a tricky position as they are currently at 4th position with five wins and five losses and a total of 11 points.
In the last match, bowling first Thunder picked up two wickets in 2 overs and put pressure on the opposition team. After 1.5 overs match got interrupted due to rain and the game was reduced to 18 overs per side. Even after the resumption of the game, Thunder bowled brilliantly and kept picking up wickets at regular intervals and got the opposition all out for just 76 runs in 15.5 overs. Daniel Sams bowled brilliantly and picked up three wickets for only 14 runs. Chris Morris picked up two wickets, Gurinder Sandhu and Brendan Doggett picked up one wicket each.
With 77 runs to chase in 18 over and with the kind of batting line up that Thunder has it looked a straightforward target to chase, but they lost the wicket of Alex Hales for a duck in the 1st over and in the 4th over they lost the wicket of Khawaja who scored 13 runs. After 5.3 overs they were 28 runs for two wickets and looked in trouble and then the rain started to fall again. The shower was quite heavy, and there was no chance to resume the match, so according to the rules of DLS method, Thunder was four runs ahead, and thus they won the match by four runs.
They would want to keep their winning momentum going by winning the next match against the Perth Scorchers and also climb up the points table.
SCO vs THU 46th Match, Big Bash League 2019-2020
Perth Stadium, Perth
04:10 PM, 20th January 2020
Average first innings score: 170 (In the 5 games at the venue so far this season)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4
It is the 5th match of this season in Perth Stadium, Perth. Pitch is generally considered to be good for batting in the beginning and tends to get slower in the second half of the match. It is going to be a hot day, and there is no forecast of rain on the match day.
Scorchers have managed to win 2 out of the five matches here at this venue in this season.
Josh Inglis (wk), Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh(c), Cameron Green, Kurtis Patterson, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed, Joel Paris, Tim David, Liam Guthrie.
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson(c), Jay Lenton(wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Liam Bowe, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook, Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Gurinder Sandhu.
SCO vs THU Dream11 Team News
- Perth Scorchers have named their 13-man squad for the match against Sydney Thunder.
- Liam Guthrie has been named into the squad, and Jaron Morgan has been omitted.
- They have named an unchanged 13-man squad for this match against Perth Scorchers.
- An extra spinner Arjun Nair or Jonathan Cook can be added in place of Nathan McAndrew.
Probable Playing XI
Josh Inglis (wk), Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (c), Kurtis Patterson, Cameron Green, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed.
Bench: Liam Guthrie, Joel Paris.
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Jay Lenton (wk), Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe.
Bench: Jonathan Cook, Arjun Nair.
Top picks for SCO vs THU Dream11 Prediction
He is an outstanding batsman, especially in the T20 format, and is a good striker of the ball and is generally known for scoring runs quickly and scored 18 runs in the last match. Liam has scored a total of 248 runs and picked up four wickets so far in this season.
He is a perfect all-rounder and can be the match-winner with both bat and ball for his team. Marsh scored 11 runs in the last match and has scored a total of 365 runs so far in the nine games he played this season.
He is an attacking bowler and is in great form recently. He went wicketless in the last match and has picked up 11 wickets so far in this season. Jordan can also play quick cameos with the bat.
He is the opening batsman for Scorchers and has played decently in this season so far. Josh scored 12 runs in the last match and has scored a total of 324 runs so far in this season.
He is a very talented fast bowler and bowls at an excellent pace and picks up wickets consistently. In the last match, he picked up one wicket and has picked up a total of 14 wickets so far this season.
He is a decent batsman and played some good innings for his team last season. Bancroft scored 32 runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 243 runs so far in this season.
He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and has played six matches in this season and performed decently. Kelly bowled brilliantly and picked up three wickets in the last game and has picked up a total of 6 wickets so far in this season.
He is a right-arm leg spinner and bowled pretty well in the last match and picked up one wicket. Fawad has picked up a total of 13 wickets so far in this season.
Sams is a bowling all-rounder. He bowls well and picked up three wickets in the last match and has picked up 20 wickets so far in this season. He is currently the leading wicket-taker in the big bash league.
The experienced all-rounder bowls at a perfect pace and can hit big shots too. Morris picked up two wickets in the last match. He has picked up 13 wickets so far in this season.
Skipper Ferguson bats at one down for Sydney Thunder and had continued his form from the last season and scored eight runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 310 runs so far in this season.
This left-handed batsman is a good striker of the ball and plays according to the situation of the innings. He opens the batting for Sydney Thunder and scored 13 runs in the last match and has scored a total of 273 runs so far in this season.
He is an opening batsman alongside Khawaja and is known for his big-hitting. Once he gets comfortable on the crease, he can smash bowlers all around the park. Hales was out for a duck in the last match and has scored a total of 254 runs so far in this season.
Pacer Sandhu has immense talent to outperform batsmen with his pace. He can also contribute with the bat when required and can be a smart fantasy pick in THU vs SCO Dream11 team.
He is a talented pacer and generally bowls well. Doggett picked up one wicket in the last match and appeared to be in good form.
SCO vs THU Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, Josh Inglis is good.
- In batsmen, Callum Ferguson, Cameron Bancroft and Alex Ross are also good options.
- Chris Jordan and Fawad Ahmed are also good bowlers.
- Chris Morris, U Khawaja, and C Ferguson are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Daniel Sams, Mitchell Marsh, Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone, Callum Ferguson, Usman Khawaja.
For Grand Leagues: Alex Hales, Chris Jordan.
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