The Qualifier of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
The Big Bash League has a very unique system of playoffs, which might be harsh on some teams, but it certainly rewards the teams who have played impressive cricket all throughout the competition. Here, the fourth and fifth-placed teams have to win 3 games to make it to the final.
On the other hand, the teams who have finished in the top 2 places get a direct entry in the final if they win the qualifier. In this year’s qualifier, it will be the Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers who will lock horns. The former finished first in the group stage, while the latter finished second. The team who will lose this game will get another chance to redeem themselves in the Challenger.
SIX vs SCO Weather Report for Qualifier:
The weather in Canberra is very rough today, and it is expected to rain tomorrow as well, but only till about 1 PM. It will be sunny post that and the temperature will be around 26 °C.
The Manuka Oval pitch favours the batsmen, especially in the second innings. Chasing should be a good option here, while the team batting first should aim to score near or over 180.
Average first innings score:
180 (Last 6 BBL 2020-21 matches played at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams
Won – 4, Lost – 2, Tie – 0
Injury & Availability News:
(Will be updated if there is an update)
SIX vs SCO Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Josh Philippe (WK), Moises Henriques, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshius, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Jackson Bird.
Jack Edwards, Nick Bertus, Hayden Kerr, Jake Ball, Lloyd Pope, Justin Avendano, Gurinder Sandhu, Tom Rogers, Ben Manenti.
Josh Inglis (WK), Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed.
Kurtis Patterson, Joel Paris, Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Kelly, Corey Rocchiccioli.
SIX vs SCO Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Sydney Sixers fans will have their hopes pinned on Josh Philippe to play a big knock. The young and supremely talented wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 454 runs at an average of over 30.
From the exuberance to youth to the experience of old, Daniel Christian will also have to play a key role if Sixers were to take the shortcut route to the final. He has scored 252 runs and has picked up 13 wickets.
For the Scorchers, Liam Livingstone has had an all-round influence. He has scored 289 runs and has picked up 4 wickets.
Colin Munro has been the most promising batsman from the Scorchers. He has scored 411 runs at an average of nearly 35 and a strike rate of over 125.
Jason Roy has also been impressive at the top-order for the Scorchers. The Englishman has scored 352 runs at an average of over 35.
In just the three matches that he has played, Moises Henriques has proved his calibre. He has scored 137 runs at an average of over 45.
Available for selection at only 8.5 Cr, Andrew Tye can be a great pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team. He has picked up 17 wickets and has an economy rate of just over 8 runs per over.
Available for the same price, Ben Dwarshius can also be a good budget pick. He has picked up 19 wickets and and has an economy rate of under 9 runs per over.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Daniel Christian, Josh Philippe
Vice-Captain Options – Liam Livingstone, Moises Henriques