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Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers BBL Preview: Thunder to continue dominant record
- Sydney Thunder host Perth Scorchers in Match #12 of BBL 10 on Tuesday
- This match will be played at Manuka Oval in Canberra
- Sydney Thunder have won four of the last five matches against Perth Scorchers
- Perth Scorchers have lost five of their last six completed Big Bash League matches
Sydney Thunder will be keen to continue their recent dominant record against Perth Scorchers (Getty Images)
Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers have won only one game between them so far in the Big Bash League 10 which puts their clash on Tuesday at Manuka Oval into perspective.
The Thunder have played two matches winning one and losing one. In both the matches they have conceded the ‘Bash Boost’ point and have three points so far to be in sixth place. The Scorchers have lost one while conceding the ‘Bash Boost’ point while their latest match against the Stars got washed out. The Scorchers are seventh in the standings with two points.
Sydney Thunder Form
Sydney Thunder lost their opening match to Melbourne Stars by 22 runs, but bounced back for a four-wicket win over Brisbane Heat. From 80/5 chasing 179 against the Heat, the Thunder stormed back to a win thanks to Daniel Sams’ brutal knock off 65* off 25 balls.
Sams remains the Thunder’s best bet with both bat and ball (four wickets, ER 8.00) while they look for captain Callum Ferguson to regain form. England import Alex Hales (46 runs, SR 109.52) hasn’t yet kicked off and the Thunder will be expecting him to get into top gear soon.
Sydney Thunder News
The Thunder’s head coach Shane Bond indicated that fellow New Zealand Adam Milne is set to make his Thunder debut in this match. His pace will be crucial for the Thunder, who also have the impressive leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha in their ranks.
Perth Scorchers Form
Perth Scorchers started the season with a seven-wicket thumping at the hands of Melbourne Renegades. Aaron Hardie and Ashton Turner were the only batsmen to score more than 20 as their batting collapsed to 130 all out.
Jhye Richardson took a couple of wickets, but that wasn’t enough in stopping their loss. The washout against the Stars saw Colin Munro and Ashton Turner get some runs under their belt, which remains a positive piece of news for the Scorchers.
Perth Scorchers News
Mitchell Marsh will be playing his 50th Big Bash match for the Scorchers. Paceman Jason Behrendorff trained on Monday morning and is added to the squad.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Head-to-Head
Perth Scorchers have a 6-5 overall win-loss record against Sydney Thunder. However, it is the Thunder who have an edge in the recent matches. The Thunder have won four of the last five matches against the Scorchers.
Last season saw the teams share the results with a win each at home stadium. The Scorchers won by eight wickets at home, while the Thunder responded with a seven-wicket home win after bundling the Scorchers for 99 all out.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Match Up
Perth Scorchers have been struggling in the recent times and have now lost five of their last six completed matches. Batting consistency remains a big problem for the Scorchers. Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, will hope that Alex Hales recaptures his form against the Scorchers. The addition of Adam Milne gives them that extra edge to start confidently.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Stats
- Sydney Thunder have won four of the last five matches against Perth Scorchers.
- Alex Hales scored 47 and 85 last season against Perth Scorchers and was Sydney Thunder’s top-scorer each time.
- Daniel Sams has taken at least two wickets in ten of his last 15 Big Bash League matches, including both games in BBL 10.
- Five of the last eight matches between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers were won by the team batting first.
- Perth Scorchers have lost five of their last six completed Big Bash League matches.
Alex Hales is due a big score and this could be his game to get back to form. Adam Milne’s pace and sharp spells give an extra edge to the Thunder in this match. The recent record also is in favour of the Thunder, which could be set to continue here.
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