Perth Scorchers will square off against Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021/22 on 22nd January at the Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.
Two of the Big Bash’s most successful teams will battle in the qualifier for a spot in the finals. These two teams have been the best this year, as they have been in many previous years. Perth has appeared unstoppable in particular. They have a strong roster, with a lot of quality in both the batting and bowling departments.
The likes of Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh (whenever he has played), and Laurie Evans have been exceptional with the bat. Ashton Agar, Peter Hatzoglou, and Andrew Tye had all delivered when it came to the ball. They’ve only lost three of their 14 games, and they’ve looked like the best squad in the competition since the beginning. They’ll also be confident in their capacity to defeat the opponents, as they’ve already done that twice this season.
The Sixers, on the other hand, have a reputation for delivering when it matters. They are a side that normally does well at important events. So far in this tournament, they have not been at their devastating best, but they have been consistent. If anything, their batting hasn’t been as hot as it has been in previous years. Josh Philippe hasn’t been at his best at the top, but he’s getting back into shape.
Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, and Dan Christian have been blowing hot and cold, especially Hughes and Christian. Apart from a couple of games, their bowlers have been on fire. The Sixers will need to be at their best if they are to have any chance against Perth.
Match: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers
Date and Time: 22nd January, 1:45 pm IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Head to Head
The Scorchers have won 12 of the 22 meetings between the two teams, while the Sixers have won nine of them. The Scorchers defeated the Sixers by 5 wickets in their most recent match on January 9th, 2022. However, three of the last five matches between these two teams have gone to the Sixers, while the Scorchers have won two.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Pitch Report
The surface at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne generally favors the batters, with the ball expected to come nicely on to the bat. However, the quick bowlers could find some help off the surface. A score of around 180 could prove to be par at the venue.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Weather Report
The weather in Australia is expected to be around 19-26°C. It is expected that there can be scattered showers during the match and there are 10 % chances of heavy rain.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Probable Playing XI
Kurtis Patterson, Josh Inglis (Wk), Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, Lance Morris, Andrew Tye
Jack Edwards, Josh Philippe (Wk), Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Dan Christian, Justin Avendano, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers D11 Team
Josh Philippe (vc), Josh Inglis (wk), Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Mitchell Marsh (c), Dan Christian, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Prediction
Perth Scorchers had already defeated the Sixers by 10 runs and 5 wickets in this season’s tournament. The Scorchers have been in fantastic form recently, and they will be clear favourites against the Sixers in this matchup.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Live Stream
The match between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers will be streamed live on the Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV and Sony LIV HD.