Perth Scorchers hope to carry on winning momentum
7th Match - Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers
27th December, Sydney 19:10 local | 08:10 GMT
Perth Scorchers will be aiming to carry forward the momentum they acquired in the opening game when they take on Sydney Sixers in the seventh match of the Big Bash League at Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
In their first game against Adelaide Strikers, the Scorchers were clinical with both bat and ball announcing their form early in the tournament. The England contingent were crucial to their fortune as Ian Bell smashed a 42-ball 61 while David Willey was brilliant in his four overs where he conceded just 15 runs and picked two wickets as well.
Mitchell Johnson showed the other night that retirement did not have much change in his aggression as he picked three wickets while Ashton Turner's match winning unbeaten 44 off 19 deliveries can never be discounted. Shaun Marsh, who broke his finger during the Perth Test against South Africa is anticipated to make a return as well.
Sydney Sixers had an indifferent start to the tournament. Even though, they won the opening against Sydney Thunder comfortably, their defeat against Adelaide Strikers only showed their over dependency on Moises Henriques, who was out first ball in the game.
The bowling looked ordinary except for Johan Botha as they conceded 200 runs and failed to chase it down with only Sam Billings and Jason Roy managing scores of 42 and 40 respectively.
Face to Face:
In their only encounter last year, Perth Scorchers led by a brilliant bowling performance from Willey saw them restrict Sydney Sixers to 112 for eight in the 20 overs. Shaun Marsh led the chase with an unbeaten 64 to take his team through to a nine-wicket win.
Sydney Sixers: Moises Henriques (capt), Sydney Sixers: Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Ryan Carters, Ben Dwarshuis, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Steve O'Keefe, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, Sam Billings, Doug Bollinger, Daniel Hughes, Joe Mennie, Jason Roy
Perth Scorchers: Adam Voges (capt), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Ian Bell, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, James Muirhead, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey
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