All you need to know – Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers

All you need to know: Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers

The Thunder are coming off a seven-day break to host the Scorchers in the 30th match of KFC BBL|13.

match the facts
Who: Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers

What: Match 30, BBL|13

Where: Sydney Showground Stadium

When: Monday, January 8. Bat flip, 6.30pm AEDT, first ball 7.15pm AEDT

Post-match highlights, news and reactions: cricket.com.au, CA Live and Big Bash apps

Officials: Ben Treloar (field), Troy Penman (field), Paul Wilson (3rd), Sharad Patel (4th), David Gilbert (match referee)

match teams
Thunder: Cameron Bancroft, Ollie Davis, Liam Doddrell, Toby Gray, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green (C), Alex Hales (Eng), Liam Hatcher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Eng), Sam Konstas, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, William Salzman, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha

Scorchers: Aaron Hardie (captain), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Jack Crawley (England), Stephen Eskinazi (England), Laurie Evans (England), Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis (vice-captain), Hamish McKenzie, Lance Morris. Jhay Richardson, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman

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form guide
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It’s almost a fresh start for the Thunder who are coming into the match after a seven-day break. With just one win so far this season, Thunder opening batsman Cameron Bancroft says it is important to win from now on if they are to have any chance of qualifying for the BBL|13 final. “History tells us you have to win half your games to make the top four and we understand that… hopefully we can get some wins and get there by the end of the season,” he said. The Thunder’s last win was against the Stars on December 23, and they would need to keep losing to drop them out of fourth place.

Jewell was out after Sams’ catch was cleared by a narrow margin.
Scorchers: LWWWW

The Scorchers head to Sydney looking to bounce back from their first defeat in 11 matches. Opening batsman Sam White-man admitted the defending champions “did not adapt to the change in conditions” at Adelaide Oval during their nine-wicket defeat to the Strikers after playing their last three matches at home. They will need to quickly improve this by playing another two games on the road against the Thunder and Heat before heading back to Perth to finish their regular season.

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Cameron Bancroft has picked up where he left off after moving to Sydney and is the Thunder’s all-time leading run-scorer with 202 runs at an average of 33.66 in six innings in his first season with the club. Has also shown his versatility with the gloves in his last three matches. The 31-year-old will be keen to impress in his first match against his old team on Monday after being hit over the Scorchers’ salary cap following a career-best season in the Championship-winning campaign last summer.

After not batting in his first three matches of the season, Laurie Evans has had a poor performance in three matches, highlighted by scoring the club’s fastest half-century on record with an 18-ball effort against the Strikers in Perth last Wednesday. Happened. Evans has scored 138 runs at an average of 215.62 in his three innings this season and was looking good with two fours and a six in his 28 against the Strikers at the Adelaide Oval, before he took the third wicket with a reverse sweep Did.

Evans scored Scorchers’ fastest half-century in a ridiculous innings.
The match will be Scorchers opener Sam Whiteman’s first game against his former team after spending two years with the Thunder in BBL|11 and BBL|12. Whiteman has come into the Scorchers XI to provide some stability at the top in their last two matches and scored 31 off 21 balls in his first innings of the season before being dismissed for a duck on the first ball in the defeat against the Strikers in Adelaide on Friday .

quick statistics
Sydney Thunder are the only team in the history of the competition to have a winning record against the Perth Scorchers with nine wins and eight losses. Both the Adelaide Strikers (11 wins) and Sydney Sixers (10 wins) have defeated the Scorchers on more occasions, but have also lost 13 and 16 times respectively.

Alex Ross (1898) is 102 away from reaching 2000 BBL runs. However, Ross’s average against the Scorchers (18.88) is the second worst among his Big Bash opponents, just ahead of his average against the Sixers (12.92).

Laurie Evans (Perth Scorchers) has hit a four every three balls this Big Bash season – the most by any batsman who has faced more than 10 balls in BBL|13. Evans has scored 75.4 percent of his 138 runs this season from boundaries, hitting 11 fours and 10 sixes in 64 balls.

Magnificent Morris took five wickets for the first time in T20
What’s on the line?
The Scorchers have a game in hand against the second-placed Sixers and can move back above their perennial rivals into second place with a win over the Thunder. Four consecutive wins to start the season

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