BBL 2018-19 Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers 4th Match Prediction. The Sydney Sixers are going to start their BBL campaign against the Perth Scorchers. The Sydney Sixers finished fifth last season and performed a little above expectations. This time they have reinforced their squad and would be hoping to once again be a part of the knockouts when the Big Bash League comes to an end.
Perth Scorchers performed much better than Sydney Sixers last season and they have won nine of their last ten matches against them.
Sydney Sixers have the benefit of playing at home and they have even won their last three matches played at this ground.
Perth Scorchers have beaten Sydney Sixers five times in the seven matches they have played against them at the SCG.
Our Pick : Perth Scorchers
Who Will Win Scorchers vs Sixers, BBL 2018-19?
The fourth fixture of the Big Bash League 2018-19 will witness Sydney Sixers take on Perth Scorchers. Scheduled to be played on December 22, the match will be hosted by the Sydney Cricket Ground. Live telecast of the game will begin at 3:30 PM local time.
SYS vs PRS, BBL 2018-19: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sony ESPN, BT Sport, Fox Sports, SuperSport, Seven Network
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Foxtel Sports, SuperSport Live
Toss will be key at the SCG. The venue has hosted six T20 internationals till date out of which the most recently played four have all been won by the side batting second. And also since the pitch at this ground is expected to remain true throughout the game, the team that wins the ‘bat flip’ here is more likely to bowl first.
Sydney Sixers Team News & Playing 11
SYS Team News
Sydney Sixers have lost veteran pace bowler John Hastings to a premature retirement due to a health problem and have signed English all-rounder Tom Curran and local spinner Lloyd Pope in order to bolster their bowling department. Nathan Lyon will not be available for the team’s campaign opener against Perth Scorchers as he is currently in the Australian national team that is playing India in the test series. The Sixers could open their batting with Daniel Hughes and all-rounder Jack Edwards.
SYS Key Players
Daniel Hughes, Josh Philippe and Moises Henriques seem to be the key men for Sydney Sixers in terms of batting. Hughes scored 227 runs for them in eight matches last season and the opener will be expected to perform even better this time around. Philippe has showed in the JLT cup of what he is capable of while Henriques with his experience of playing at the international level will be a vital cog in the middle order. Sean Abbott, Tom Curran and Steve O’Keefe will pose the main threat to Perth Scorchers with the ball. Abbott was the Sixers’ most successful bowler last year with 13 wickets which included one four-wicket haul. Fast bowler Curran will be backed by his team to strike early while O’Keefe will be the skipper’s go-to man when it comes to spin. The left-armer is a skilled operator in the shortest format and is also capable of bowling well in the powerplay.
SYS Recent Form
Sydney Sixers failed to make it past the league round last season as they finished fifth on the points table with four wins and six losses from ten matches. Their campaign got off to a horrendous start, facing defeat in each of their first six matches. But they did well to lift themselves up from the bottom by winning their final four league games in a row. The Sixers defeated Melbourne Stars by five wickets in their last outing.
Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing 11
- Daniel Hughes, Jack Edwards, Joe Denly, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avedano, Sean Abbott, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe
Perth Scorchers Team News & Playing 11
PRS Team News
Perth Scorchers went down to Melbourne Renegades in their campaign opener but since these are early days in the tournament, it is unlikely that they will press the panic button and start making changes to their line-up for the next game against Sydney Sixers. The Scorchers are going into this game carrying no injury issues and we expect them to field an unchanged playing eleven.
PRS Key Players
After a dismal batting performance in the last game, Perth Scorchers will expect the likes of Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh, David Willey and Ashton Turner to come to the fore with the bat. Klinger was the only batsman in this line-up to score in 20s and he had even struck 83 against Sydney Sixers last year. Turner had scored an aggregate of 97 runs in the two matches against the Sixers last time and he will be the Scorchers’ key man in the middle order. Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile were outstanding with the ball in the last game against the Renegades, picking two wickets apiece in the powerplay to keep their team in the hunt. These two will probably open the bowling again and they could cause problems for the Sixers upfront with the swinging new ball. Andrew Tye was one of the tournament’s best bowlers last season. The pacer took a four-fer last time against the Sixers and he too will be a big threat in this bowling attack.
PRS Recent Form
Perth Scorchers topped the league standings last year with eight wins from ten matches but were knocked out in the semi-final with a 71-run defeat to Hobart Hurricanes. This year, they have started their BBL 08 campaign on a losing note as they faced a four-wicket loss to Melbourne Renegades in Thursday’s encounter at the Docklands Stadium. The Scorchers put up a disappointing show with the bat as their entire line-up folded for just 103.
Perth Scorchers Predicted Playing 11
- Michael Klinger, Sam Whiteman (wk), David Willey, Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Usman Qadir
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
SYS : W W W W L
PRS : L L W W W
SYS vs PRS Head to Head
Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers have played 12 matches against each other in the Big Bash League with the latter leading the scoreline 9-3.
Perth Scorchers have won nine of their last ten encounters against Sydney Sixers, including both the matches of the previous season.
Perth Scorchers recorded a six-wicket win when they last faced off against Sydney Sixers. The match was played earlier this year in January at the WACA in Perth. The Sixers scored 167/4 in their 20 overs after being put into bat first. The Scorchers then rode on Michael Klinger’s 83 to chase down that total in the final over.
Matches Played: 12; Sydney Sixers Won: 3; Perth Scorchers Won: 9
Scorchers vs Sixers Betting Odds
Perth Scorchers are favorites to win this Big Bash League game at odds of 1.87 on Betfair and 1.80 on both Betway and Bet365. Sydney Sixers are the underdogs amongst the bookmakers for this match. The home team is being offered at a higher price of 1.90 on Betway, 2.10 on Bet365 and 2.12 on Betfair.
Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Prediction
Perth Scorchers boast a tremendous record against Sydney Sixers and they have beaten them nine times in their last ten head-to-head encounters. However, they have received a setback early on in the tournament in the form of defeat in their opening game against Melbourne Renegades. Poor application from their batsmen will be a major concern for them heading into this game and that they ended up losing to a side that was not even at its full strength will create plenty of doubts in their mind. Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, have the home advantage in their favor and having won their last three matches at this ground will surely give them a huge confidence boost. Things did not quite go according to their plans last year but we expect the Moises Henriques-led Sixers to start off their BBL campaign with a win this time around.
Final Verdict: Back Sydney Sixers to beat Perth Scorchers at 1.90 with Betway, 2.10 with Bet365 and 2.12 with Betfair.