The 34th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder at the Optus Stadium in Perth.
After a horrendous start to their 2020-21 Big Bash League campaign, the Perth Scorchers have managed to turn things around. Having failed to register a single victory in their first 4 games, the men in orange have won their last 3 games and have placed themselves amongst the semi-final candidates.
They played amazing cricket to beat the formidable Sydney Sixers, but the job will be tougher against Sixers’ local rivals, Sydney Thunder. Callum Ferguson’s men are arguably enjoying their best season in this competition. They have won 6 of their 8 games and are sitting at the top of the table, a place they would dearly want to hold on to.
SCO vs THU Weather Report for Match 34:
It will be a cloudy-yet-hot day in Perth, with the temperature being around 32 °C. Chances of rainfall are negligible.
This pitch is perfect for the batsmen to go gungho. With that being said, the pitch also deteriorates a bit in the second innings.
Average 1st Innings Score:
178 (3 BBL 2020/21 matches played at this venue)
Record of Chasing Teams:
Won – 0, Lost – 3, Tie – 0
Injury & Availability News
Daniel Sams has not recovered from the concussion he suffered in the game against Brisbane Heat. He remains sidelined for this match.
SCO vs THU Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Josh Inglis (WK), Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed.
Cameron Bancroft, Kurtis Patterson, Joel Paris, Matthew Kelly, Corey Rocchiccioli.
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain.
Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Baxter Holt, Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha, Jonathan Cook, Adam Milne.
SCO vs THU Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Alex Hales has been at his destructive best in this season of BBL. He has scored 264 runs at an average of 33 and an even more impressive strike rate of over 160.
Fellow Englishman Jason Roy is also having a good season, albeit for the opposition team. Roy has scored 124 runs in 4 games at an average of over 30.
Mitchell Marsh has been very consistent with the bat for the Scorchers, having scored 172 runs at an average of nearly 60. He also has picked up 3 wickets.
Usman Khawaja’s form is getting better as the tournament is progressing. The opening batsman has scored 213 runs at an average of over 30.
Khawaja’s captain, Callum Ferguson is also batting well for the men in green. He has scored 244 runs at an average of nearly 35.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Mitchell Marsh, Alex Hales
Vice-Captain Options – Jason Roy, Usman Khawaja