The two teams have met before when the Sydney Sixers emerged victorious.
Mitchell Marsh, Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff are not available as they are plying their trade with the Australian national team. Shaun Marsh has not been a part of the Scorchers since the Test matches and remains available.
David Willey, Aaron Hardie and Usman Qadir were drafted into the side against Melbourne Stars while Ashton Turner replaced Mitchell Marsh. This has led to the weakening of the team as they are without their international stars.
Cameron Bancroft made a statement with a 42-ball 59 in the last match which was his first half-century since return. Andrew Tye also found some form in the last match, returning with figures of 4-18. Both Tye and Nathan Coulter-Nile now have eight wickets in the tournament.
Sydney Sixers are expected to go with an unchanged playing XI. Jordan Silk has been there go-to man who cracked an unbeaten 67 as the Sixers beat the Scorchers. With 194 runs from seven innings, he is the team's highest scorer. Daniel Hughes has also been good and has scored 188 runs.
Tom Curran has been a real value addition for the team as he has starred both with bat and ball. Steve O'Keefe claimed 3-19 in the last game and he is leading the bowling charts with 13 wickets from seven matches.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Perth Scorchers- Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft, David Willey, Sam Whiteman, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Agar, William Bosisto, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Usman Qadir
Sydney Sixers- Joe Denly, Jake Edwards, Moises Henriques, Dan Hughes, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti
Who will win? – Perth Scorchers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Daniel Hughes (Sydney Sixers), Sam Whiteman (Perth Scorchers)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sean Abbott (Sydney Sixers), Andrew Tye (Perth Scorchers)
Most Sixes – Daniel Hughes (Sydney Sixers), Sam Whiteman (Perth Scorchers)
Team Scores Batting First – Perth Scorchers 155+, Sydney Sixers 140+
*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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