SCO vs THU Dream11: The Optus Stadium in Perth is going to host the 34th match of this BBL season between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder. After a slow start to their season, Perth Scorchers have won three matches in a row. The changed opening combination of Roy and Livingstone seems to be working while Munro and Inglis have played their part after getting shifted to the middle order. With Mitchell Marsh and skipper Ashton Turner, they can be dangerous at the death. The bowling too seems to have great variety with Richardson providing the pace and Behrendorff giving the left arm angle. Getting one of the best teams of this season out for 97 will make Scorchers confident and they will look to continue their winning momentum.
Meanwhile, Sydney Thunder have been the best team of this season so far and are on course to become the first team to qualify for the next stage. Their team combination provides them several options to acclimatize to various conditions. With Khawaja and Hales at the top, they have two quality players who have done well at the international level. Ever consistent Callum Ferguson, Billings and Ross form a exciting middle order with some quality allrounders to follow them. Thunder will miss Sams in the death overs batting and bowling but they have players like Cutting and McAndrew who can be match winners. Young teenager Tanveer Sangha has been a huge positive for them. With some quality players in the side, the Thunder will be looking to consolidate their position at the top.
SCO vs THU Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 9 January, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Optus Stadium, Perth
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sydney Thunder 167/5 beat Hobart Hurricanes 128/8 by 39 runs on Jan 7, 2021.
SCO (recent last) L L W W W
THU (recent last) W W W L W
Points Table Standings: SCO 7, THU 1
Pitch Report: The pitch will be helpful for the seamers as there will be some movement with the new ball. There will be some bounce for the fast bowlers. The weather is clear for the match though it will get partly cloudy during the second innings.
SCO vs THU Playing 11
SCO Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Sam Whiteman, Liam Guthrie and Cameron Gannon will be unavailable for selection as they have been released from the squad. Cameron Green is on international duty.
Expected team changes- The Scorchers have won three games in a row. So they are likely to be unchanged for this match.
Roy and Livingstone will be the openers with Munro at No.3.
Wicketkeeper Inglis, allrounder Mitchell Marsh and skipper Turner form a formidable middle order.
The Scorchers possess great variety in the bowling department with Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye the frontline fast bowlers. Fawad Ahmed will be the specialist spinner.
SCO Playing 11 (probable)
J Inglis (wk)
A Turner (C)
THU Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Daniel Sams remains unavailable due to the concussion he suffered against the Heat in Brisbane. All other players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- The Thunder are expected to continue the winning combination in this match and are likely to remain unchanged.
Khawaja and Hales will open with skipper Ferguson at No.3.
Wicketkeeper Billings, Ross and allrounder Ben Cutting will hold the middle order spots. Arjun Nair keeps his place at No.7 in Sams’ absence.
Milne, McAndrew and Cutting will be the frontline quicks while teenage sensation Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green will hold the spin bowling duties.
THU Playing 11 (probable)
C Ferguson (C)
S Billings (wk)
SCO vs THU Today Match Prediction: Who will win SCO vs THU Dream11 match today?
Expect the game to be a thriller as both teams are in good form at the moment. The Thunder are at the top of the points table while Scorchers have won three games in a row. Because of their form throughout the tournament, Thunder will start the game as favorites but they will need to be at their best to overcome a rejuvenated Scorchers team. Expect fast bowlers to pick up some wickets in the SCO vs THU Today Match Prediction.
SCO vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
J Roy- A quality international batsman, Roy plays an important role in shorter formats at the top for England. He has got some starts in this tournament and would be eager to make it count in this match.
T20 Career: Runs 5710, Avg. 27
Roy in BBL 10: Runs 124, Avg. 31
M Marsh- Over the years, Marsh has been a quality performer for the Scorchers. He is having a decent season so far with the bat and also with the ball. He has scored runs at a good strike rate and smashed 57 off just 27 balls in the last match.
T20 Career: Runs 2124, Bat Avg. 31, Wkts 52, Bowl Avg. 27
M Marsh in BBL 10: Runs 172, Bat Avg. 57, Wkts 3, Bowl Avg. 13
J Richardson- With the new ball and at the death, Richardson has been in a superb wicket taking form this season. He has been an important component of Scorchers bowling so far and has bowled at some impressive speeds.
T20 Career: Wkts 62, Bowl Avg. 23
J Richardson in BBL 10: Wkts 13, Bowl Avg. 11
C Ferguson- The skipper is a consistent performer with the bat for Thunder and is in the top 7 run getters of this season so far. His ability to score quickly against the spinners in the middle overs makes him a top pick in the SCO vs THU Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Runs 3056, Avg. 27
Ferguson in BBL 10: Runs 244, Avg. 35
B Cutting- Cutting is a quality T20 allrounder and has the experience to play in different T20 leagues across the world. He has been in a great hitting form of late and in the absence of Sams, the Thunder will look for his quick runs at the death.
T20 Career: Runs 2174, Bat Avg. 22, Wkts 124, Bowl Avg. 30
Cutting in BBL 10: Runs 135, Avg. 34
T Sangha- He has been one of the finds of the season so far. In his debut season, Sangha is at the top of the wicket takers list. He has bowled some difficult overs and has picked up some important wickets.
T20 Career: Wkts 15, Bowl Avg. 13
T Sangha in BBL 10: Wkts 15, Bowl Avg. 13
C Munro- After a slow start to the season, Munro has started getting runs since his shift to No.3. The New Zealander scored a half century in the last game which had 4 fours and 2 sixes.
T20 Career: Runs 6702, Avg. 29
Munro in BBL 10: Runs 187, Avg. 27
U Khawaja- Batting at the top, Khawaja has the ability to take on any attack in the powerplay. He has been in decent form this season without really converting his starts into big ones. The left hander will be willing to get a big score in this match.
T20 Career: Runs 2507, Avg. 30
Khawaja in BBL 10: Runs 213, Avg. 30