41TH MATCH 2020-21
16-JAN-2021, 08:15 AM
41TH Match (N), CANBERRA, Jan 16 2021, Big Bash League
PER VS SYD MATCH PREDICTION & ANALYSIS
The scheduling of matches in BBL 2020-21 has been a bit weird. As a result, we have the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers playing each other for the second time at this very early stage in the tournament. In fact, this is going to be the second match total for the Sydney Sixers!
It gives both teams the chance to adjust their tactics a bit and see if they can make a better fist of things.
The Perth Scorchers are unbeaten in the Big Bash season and can be seen as favorites ahead of this match.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers BBL 2020-21 is going to be played at Manuka Oval Stadium, Canberra on the 16th of January 2021.
The Perth Scorchers were denied the opportunity of pressing for a win against the Melbourne Stars in their previous match but there are still many positives for them to take away.
The biggest positive would the batting form of Ashton Turner and Colin Munro. Both the players played very well in the previous match and were striking the ball beautifully. Turner hit five sixes in his 17 ball stay and showed glimpses of his best form.
Josh Inglis, Joe Clarke, and Mitchell Marsh add a lot of heft to the batting as well.
Cameron Bancroft looks a bit lost down the order and we think he may be playing for his place in the next couple of matches. Still, the Perth Scorchers have a very explosive batting lineup that has been aggressive from start to the end. In fact, tempering that aggression into a more controlled manner may be something that the Scorchers can work on.
The Scorchers really need their bowling to come together to be able to mount a serious challenge for the BBL title this season. Jhye Richardson was considered as one of the best fast bowlers in the country till last year but has fallen away a bit.
He, Andrew Tye, Fawad Ahmed, and Joel Paris form an all-international bowling attack. With Aaron Hardie in there as well, we think the Perth Scorchers should be able to find their rhythm with the ball pretty soon as well.
The Sydney Sixers could not have asked for a better match than they played against the Melbourne Renegades. All of their batsmen that had missed out in the opening game scored runs and the bowlers were absolutely brilliant as well.
Josh Philippe scored 95 to headline the inning but contributions from Daniel Hughes and Jordan Silk cannot be overlooked either. In fact, Jordan Silk’s 45 from 19 deliveries was what pushed the total over 200.
The Sixers are going to look to continue in the same vein in this match. All of their batsmen now have runs to their name in BBL 2020-21 which is a great sign for them moving forward.
Steve O’Keeffe, Ben Dwarshius, Gurinder Sandhu, and Carlos Brathwaite had a great outing but we do think there are some weaknesses here to exploit. None of the pace bowlers in the team have any real pace and can be expensive frequently.
The pressure to pick early wickets is always going to be on the Sydney Sixers otherwise they are going to struggle.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch in Perth is a drop-in pitch and has been pretty unpredictable in the past. We think it could be a bit on the slower side and give the bowlers more of a chance. The outfield is pretty small and so we could see a lot of big hits too. The only unknown is uneven bounce. Hopefully, it will not make an appearance but if it does then the batsmen are going to have a very tough time
A score of around 170 should be seen as par.
PER VS SYD BETTING TIPS
We are going to stick with the Perth Scorchers in this match as well. There are not going to be any major changes in the playing eleven for either team and the focus is going to be on the execution.
The surface may make Rashid Khan more effective but the Hobart batsmen were able to play him with ease in the previous match.
Bet on the Perth Scorchers to win.