In-form Perth Scorchers are all set to take on Sydney Thunder at their home ground Gabba today which marks the 34th match of the ongoing BBL. Perth Scorchers have never lost a match at Perth this year and they are undefeatable in the last three encounters. Their late surge has helped them to stay alive in the playoff hunt as they are the point away from making into top four. A win against Sydney thunder today will fancy their playoff hopes. Aston turner’s men are peaking at the time as their move to promote their wicket-keeper batsmen Josh Inglis worked wonders for them. Mitchell Marsh is getting into the groove which provides much-needed balance to their side. As far as their bowling department is concerned Jhye Richardson is topping the wickets column with 13 wickets and he is getting able support from Andrew tye and Aaron Hardie. Also, Perth Scorchers will be riding on confidence as they beat Sydney thunder by massive 86-runs when both the teams met against each other last time.

Sydney thunder on another hand is coming into this match with a victory over Hobart hurricanes. They have defended average of 167 runs. A win along with Sydney sixer’s loss will take them on the top of the points table. Their batting is their major strength as Alex Hales, captain Callum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja scored more than 200runs so far in the tournament. Newbie Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green are among the wickets column with 15 and 13 wickets respectively. They are one of the top teams in the tournament with the well-balanced outfit. Adam Milne’s inclusion has given much-needed firepower to their bowling department. Form of Alex Ross and sam billings are bit worrying so Perth Scorchers might plan to exploit their middle over.

Players to watch out for:

Josh Inglis:

Promotion of Josh Inglis has worked wonders for them as the wicket-keeper batsmen have cracked valuable runs which helped his team to cross the victory margins in the last three encounters. With t20 world cup is approaching he will look to impress the selectors and make a statement.

Tanveer sangha:

Left-arm rookie Tanveer sangha has been the find of the tournament. He is topping the wickets column and his ability to contain the batsmen at middle overs has made him more special. He along with fellow counterpart Chris Green will look to repeat the same performance today which will help his side to emerge as victorious.

Pitch report:

So far three matches have been held in this Perth pitch and all the three games team that bats first have won and the average score in this pitch is 150. So you can expect captains will prefer to bat first if they won the toss.

Expected Playing XI:

Perth Scorchers:

Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed

Sydney Thunder:

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha.

Final thoughts:

Both in-form teams are locking horns against each other. So it will be an interesting encounter. The team that bats first will have a slight advantage.

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