The 46th match of the ongoing Australia T20 League will see another high-octane battle between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder today (20 Jan) at Optus Stadium. The match will set in motion at 4:10 PM. This is a vital encounter for both the teams as Thunder occupies the fourth spot, that is just one step ahead of the fifth-ranked Scorchers. The spectators will witness a power-packed face-off because these franchises are languishing in the middle of the points ladder and are vying for a higher spot.
Perth Scorchers have registered 5 wins (5 lost; 1 ended no result) out of 11 matches, mustering 10 points in total. On the other hand, Sydney Thunder has also grabbed 5 victories out of 11 matches with 11 points. After winning three matches consecutively, the Scorchers have lost back-to-back matches against the table toppers Melbourne Stars. As a result, they will look to gain their momentum back in this match so that they can reclaim their spot in the first four places.
Sydney Thunder’s win against Sixers in their last match was quite impressive as their players namely Daniel Sam and Chris Morris were in their finest form in this match. Thunders have not made any ramifications in their squad and will hope to repeat this performance in the next match as well.
Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The pitch at Optus Stadium is known for some good high-scoring matches. It is a batting paradise and the ground has bounce on the surface.
It will be a bright and sunny day as the temperature will fluctuate from 16 to 30 degree Celsius and rain is not likely to play a spoilsport during the course of play.
Probable Playing XI
Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh, Kurtis Patterson, Tim David, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matt Kelly, Fawad Ahmed.
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross, Jay Lenton, Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe.