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Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Preview: Rampaging visitors look to create history

15 Jan 2021
Sridhar Bhamidi 15 Jan 2021
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  • Sydney Sixers will host Perth Scorchers in Match #41 of BBL 10
  • This match will be played at the Carrara Oval
  • Perth Scorchers have won 11 of the 15 matches against Sydney Sixers
  • Sydney Sixers have won 8 Bash Boost points from their 10 matches
  • Colin Munro has three 50+ scores in a row
Sixers vs Scorchers
Scorchers will look to continue their winning run and make it a season double against Sydney Sixers (Getty Images)

Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers will look to keep their spot in the top-four of the Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL10) standings when the sides meet at the Manuka Oval. This match #41 of the season will be played on Saturday.

The Sixers are perched at the top of the standings with 29 points from ten matches and includes eight ‘Bash Boost’ points. They have a healthy six-point lead over their nearest challengers Sydney Thunder. The Scorchers have 20 points from nine matches that included just three ‘Bash Boost’ points.

Sydney Sixers Form

Sydney Sixers defeated Sydney Thunder by five wickets (DLS method) in their last match to make it three wins in their last four matches. Incidentally, the only loss in the sequence has come against the Perth Scorchers!

Josh Philippe’s runs (337, SR 145.88) have been critical for the Sixers, who will hope that Daniel Hughes (271) also chips in. Four bowlers have picked up 10+ wickets for the Sixers this season, with Steve O’Keefe excelling for the side (13 wickets, ER 6.50).

Sydney Sixers News

The Sixers do not have any injury issues and have retained the same squad from the previous game.

Perth Scorchers Form

The Scorchers raced past Hobart Hurricanes by nine wickets in their previous match, making it five wins in a row. The margin of wins (seven wickets, 96 runs, 86 runs, nine wickets) has been extremely impressive too.

Colin Munro’s revival (237 runs, SR 130.93) has been a big boost for their runs, while Jason Roy (212) and Mitchell Marsh (187) have also been among the runs. Jhye Richardson (18 wickets, ER 6.34) has been amazing with the ball.

Perth Scorchers News

Colin Munro returns to the squad after missing the last match with a quad strain.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Head-to-Head

Perth Scorchers hold an 11-6 win-loss advantage over Sydney Sixers including five wins in their last eight matches. When the sides met earlier in the season, the Scorchers demolished the Sixers by 86 runs. Mitchell Marsh and Colin Munro dazzled with the 50s, as the Scorchers posted 183/4. Andrew Tye (4/20) and Jhye Richardson (3/15) then teamed up to dismiss the Sixers for 97 all out.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Match Up

Sydney Sixers have been impressive with the ball sharing the duties amongst all the bowlers. Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, have been completely dependent on Jhye Richardson and Glenn Maxwell for their success. The Scorchers have the advantage that their overseas stars are performing consistently.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Stats

  • Perth Scorchers have won 11 of the last 15 BBL matches against Sydney Sixers.
  • Perth Scorchers have won 7 of the 10 matches they chased against the Sydney Sixers.
  • Sydney Sixers have won 8 ‘Bash Boost’ points from their 10 matches which is the most by any side this season.
  • Perth Scorchers’ Colin Munro has scored three 50+ scores in a row and can become only the second player in history to score four in a row.


Perth Scorchers have been in top form and have a great chance to win six games in a row. The return of Colin Munro adds more teeth to their batting, while Jhye Richardson continues to be their bowling lynchpin. Sydney Sixers will need their batsmen to be a bit more consistent, although their bowling has been top-notch. Their tryst with picking up ‘Bash Boost’ points could come in handy for the Sixers in this match, while the Scorchers could end up with a win.