SCO vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction | BBL 2020/21 | 31st Match | 9th Jan 2021
Perth Scorchers will host Sydney Thunder in the 34th match of the tournament. Both the teams will be coming into this contest after winning their previous match.
Scorchers provided a near-flawless performance to defeat the Sydney Sixers by 86 runs. Colin Munro’s half-century provided the platform for Mitchell Marsh to go out and smash every single delivery he faced. He ended up scoring 57* just 27 deliveries. In return, Andrew Tye’s 4-for and Jhye Richardson’s three wickets helped the team to win the match with ease. The team currently has 3 wins and 3 losses from their 7 games. They are still at 7th in the points table.
On the other hand, Sydney Thunder overcame Hurricanes’ challenge and won the match by 39 runs, thanks to the bowlers who ended up doing an excellent job and helped the team to defend 167 runs. They are currently at the top of the table with 6 wins to their name. Let’s go through our Dream11 Team Prediction for the upcoming game.
Date & Time: 9th January 2021, 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Perth Stadium
In the tournament, we have seen the teams preferring to bat first as the pitch tends to get slower with time, thereby making the chase difficult. In fact, the teams have struggled to reach 160 while chasing. We can expect the teams to opt for batting first once again.
Winners at this venue in the tournament
Matches so far:
Team batting first: 3
Team batting second: 0
Last five matches: (Recent first)
Thunder: W, L, W, W, W
Scorchers: W, W, W, L, L
Head to Head-
Total matches- 12
Thunder – 6
Sydney Thunder: Callum Ferguson, Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
Perth Scorchers: Josh Inglis (WK), Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Kurtis Patterson, Joel Paris, Matthew Kelly, Corey Rocchiccioli, Sam Whiteman.
SCO vs THU Dream11 Team News:
After a series of poor performances, Perth Scorchers are finally on the right track and have managed to win three matches in a row. In fact, they had rattled Sydney Sixers in their previous match and are looking like a different team altogether. When Mitchell Marsh stepped down from the captaincy because of the “baggage”, Ashton Turner was ready to take up the job with open hands and have proved his worth as the leader so far. Marsh, in a way, was right too at least it seems like it. One can confirm the same with the way he had played in the last game. If the team manage to continue similar performance today, they can take down Sydney Thunder too.
Sydney Thunder are currently at the top of the table and are undoubtedly one of the top teams who are in the race to win the trophy. Almost all the players in the team have managed to perform well in at least a match. The youngsters like Tanveer Sangha have used the opportunity right, and he is currently the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. In fact, the team has an excellent bowling line-up, starting from Chris Green to the latest Arjun Nair. However, their batting did let them down on multiple occasions, something Scorchers will be looking to explore here.
SCO vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Line-Ups:
SCO Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Josh Inglis
Batsmen: Cameron Bancroft, Joe Clarke, Ashton Turner, Colin Munro
All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Hardie
Bowlers: Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Matt Kelly, Andrew Tye
THU Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: S Billings
Batsmen: C Ferguson, A Hales, J Cook, U Khawaja, O Davies
All-rounders: B Cutting, C Green
Bowlers: T Sangha, C Tremain, N McAndrew
Captain Pick for SCO vs THU Dream11 Team
Option 1: Alex Hales
Alex Hales is one of the leading run-scorers in the tournament so far. He averages close to 35 and has 264 runs from 8 innings with a strike-rate of 168.15.
Option 2: Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh has an average close to 58 in this tournament at the moment. He has 172 with the best of 57* while striking at 143.33.
Option 1: Callum Ferguson
Callum Ferguson has led his team from the front very well. He so far has 244 runs from 8 innings with the best of 61*. He averages close to 35 here and has a strike-rate of 120.79.
Option 2: Tanveer Sangha
Tanveer Sangha has picked up wickets at regular intervals and is currently the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He has 15 wickets from 8 matches with an economy rate lesser than 7.3.
Top five Picks For SCO vs THU Dream11 Team:
Chris Green- 8 matches- 12 wickets- 8.11 economy rate
Nathan McAndrew- 7 matches- 10 wickets- 8.84 economy rate
Andrew Tye- 7 matches- 8 wickets- 8.80 economy rate
Josh Inglis- 7 matches- 172 runs- 140.98 strike-rate
Colin Munro- 7 matches- 187 runs- 133.57 strike-rate
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SCO vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction: Who will win the match
While Sydney Thunder is the favorites to win this match, Perth Scorchers are looking like a different team, especially, in their last three matches. Also, the toss will play a crucial role here and the team that is batting first will have the upper hand. Tanveer Sangha will be the player to watch out for in this contest. If Scorchers can tackle him, they have a great chance of winning this match too.