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Australia T20 League 54th Match Prediction: Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers

Sydney Thunder will host Perth Scorchers in a high-octane battle of Australia T20 League. This will be the 54th fixture of this tournament scheduled on 26 January. The match will kick-start at 9:15 AM (IST) in Spotless Stadium (or Sydney Showground Stadium). Both the franchises have showcased average performances, ending up with precarious spots on the points ladder. In this match, they are eyeing for a win to cruise their way up to the top spots. The last time these two teams met was in the 46th match when Sydney Thunder experienced a deflating loss to Perth Scorchers. Thunders will enter this contest to overhaul their previous defeat.

Perth Scorchers have secured fourth position with 6 wins out of 13 matches, while Thunders stand at sixth spot with 5 victories out of 13 matches. Scorchers will aim to get back to their winning ways, as they lost their last encounter against Adelaide Strikers. Alike Scorchers, Thunders will also appear in this match with a heavy loss to Hobart Hurricanes.

Scorchers’ batting department consists of Josh Inglis and Mitchell Marsh, who are likely to hit impressive knocks.  Jhye Richardson and Fawad Ahmed are the top wicket-takers for Perth Scorchers who can scalp wickets at regular intervals. Thunders have got the duo of Daniel Sams and Chris Morris to strengthen their bowling force. Skipper Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross, Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales will be aiming to deliver stellar performances with the bat.

Pitch Report & Weather Conditions 

The Sydney Showground track offers a good batting surface. As per the recent records, teams prefer to bat first considering the fact that the pitch slows down as the game progresses.

The temperature will fluctuate between 23-34 degree Celsius with the possibility of scattered thunderstorm. As per the weather forecast, there are 40% chances of rain and humidity levels rising upto 64% which might ruin the game.

Probable Playing XI

Sydney Thunder: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Jay Lenton (wk), Arjun Nair, Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe

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


Key Players

Sydney Thunder

Usman Khawaja

Alex Hales

Perth Scorchers

Liam Livingstone

Mitchell Marsh


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