Perth Vs Thunder
Perth Vs Thunder

Deadline: January 20, 2020 at 4:10 PM IST

Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

Pitch Report

The team batting first at Perth Stadium has won 4 of 5 matches. Although it has been a good hunting ground for the batsmen, the Stars proved that bowlers can succeed if they bowl according to the field. Given the fact that both teams have quality bowlers at their disposal, expect an event contest between bat and ball.

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Wicketkeeper: Josh Inglis

Batsmen: Alex Hales, Calum Ferguson, Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja

All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh (vc), Daniel Sams (c), Chris Morris

Bowlers: Fawad Ahmed, Jhye Richardson

Power players

Daniel Sams is the highest wicket-taker of the season, deceiving 20 batsmen with his wily left-arm fast bowling. He is not armed with fiery pace, but he is good at reading batsmen’s foot work and bowls accordingly. More importantly, he bowls 2 overs in the power play and 2 at the death.

Jhye Richardson has taken as many as 10 wickets in the last 5 matches, maintaining an economy of under 6 RPO.

Chris Jordan has taken the most wickets (9) in the season. The maximum he has grabbed is 3 catches in a match. He has been equally impressive with his bowling, pocketing 11 wickets.

Mitchell Marsh has a highest score of 93* at the venue. He, however, is more effective in the first innings than in the second.

Highest run-scorers

Mitchell Marsh: Runs 365 | SR 151 | 50×2

Calum Ferguson: Runs 310 | SR 132

Josh Inglis: Runs 324 | SR 158 | 50×3

Usman Khawaja: Runs 260 | SR 125 | 50×2

Alex Hales: Runs 254 | SR 138 | 50×2

Liam Livingstone: Runs 248 | Sr 148 | 50×2

Cameron Bancroft: Runs 243 | 50×2

Alex Ross: Runs 217 | SR 137 | 50×1

Highest wicket-takers

Daniel Sams: Wickets 20 | Economy 7.7

Jhye Richardson: Wickets 14 | Economy 7.1

Fawad Ahmed: Wickets 13 | Economy 7

Chris Morris: Wickets 14 | Economy 8.2

C Jordan: Wickets 11 | Economy 8.6 | Catches 9

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Match Prediction

Both teams have won 5 of 11 matches, but Thunder have an extra point due to an abandoned match. In terms of talent and team composition, both teams go neck and neck. Nonetheless, the team batting first always has an advantage at the venue.

Probable XIs

Scorchers: Josh Inglis (wk), Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (c), Kurtis Patterson, Tim David, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed

Thunder: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe, Gurinder Sandhu

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