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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BBL- Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder

Shane Watson
Shane Watson
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Sydney Thunder have only won one out of their last five matches. Perth Scorchers have been even worse and are languishing at the bottom of the points table with only three wins from nine matches.

The two teams clashed earlier in the tournament when Sydney Thunder beat the Scorchers. Chasing a target of 143, the Scorchers on the back of a 36-ball 60-run knock from Ashton Turner, fell short by just one run. Sydney Thunder were beaten in the last match by Melbourne Renegades.

Perth Scorchers had been hit to a great extent by players missing out due to international duty. However, they now have a full squad which includes the likes of Michelle Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff.

Ashton Turner, who has been great with the bat for the team and has scored more than 300 runs, is also available. Cameron Bancroft has looked good in the six innings that he has played and is on the verge of scoring 200 runs. Apart from Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye and Usman Qadir are also part of the Scorchers bowling line up.

Sydney Thunder will continue to miss the services of Usman Khawaja and Pat Cummins. They will also be without Kurtis Patterson who has been added to the Australian Test squad. Shane Watson has found some from recently with knocks of 68 against Adelaide Strikers and a hundred against Brisbane Heat.

Watson has been supported well by Anton Devcich. In the bowling department, Daniel Sams claimed 3-29 in the last game and would be assisted by Fawad Ahmed and Gurinder Sandhu.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.


Perth Scorchers- Cameron Bancroft, Sam Whiteman, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Usman Qadir

Sydney Thunder- Anton Devcich, Shane Watson, Callum Ferguson, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Jay Lenton, Chris Jordan, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed

Check out all the BBL tournament stats and latest points table here

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Sydney Thunder

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shane Watson (Sydney Thunder), Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Fawad Ahmed (Sydney Thunder), Jason Behrendorff (Perth Scorchers)

Most Sixes – Shane Watson (Sydney Thunder), Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers)

Team Scores Batting First – Sydney Thunder 160+, Perth Scorchers 145+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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