SYT vs PER Match Preview

Sydney Thunder has had a terrible run this season. With just 1 win in 6 matches, the team is languishing in the 7th place on the points table. If the Thunder lose this match, the chances of them qualifying for the playoffs become extremely slim.

Despite the poor run, there have been a few silver linings for Sydney Thunder. Cameron Bancroft has been pretty consistent in the opening slot and has scored 202 runs at an average of 33.66. The team will need another big inning from him if they want a good start.

Daniel Sams has been another strong performer for the team. He is the leading wicket-taker of this season with 11 wickets and has also scored 90 runs at a strike rate of 125.00. However, the same cannot be said about the other players of the squad. Alex Hales, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, and Jason Sangha have been rather inconsistent. Similarly, the swashbuckling batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore has managed to score just 4 runs in his 2 innings.

Coming to the bowling, none of the seamers have been able to support Sams from the other end. Nathan McAndrew, Liam Hatcher, and Gurinder Sandhu have managed to pick up just 4 wickets between them. Similarly, the spin bowling has been a hit or a miss.

Tanveer Sangha has picked up just 3 wickets in his last 4 outings, while skipper Chris Green has fared even worse, with 3 wickets in his last 5 matches.

The Perth Scorchers were coasting along nicely until they were handed their first defeat of the season by the Adelaide Strikers on Friday. Nevertheless, the team is currently 2nd on the points table and with 4 more matches to play, are well poised to make it to the playoffs.

As was the case in the previous season, Aaron Hardie is the top performer with the bat for the Scorchers. He has scored 251 runs so far and is among the top 3 run-getters of the season. He, along with Laurie Evans and Josh Inglis makes up for a strong middle order. Zak Crawley has got a couple of good starts in the opening slot but is yet to play a big inning.

The same is the case for his opening partner, Sam Whiteman. Cooper Connolly played a memorable cameo in the finals of the previous season but has been unable to replicate that success this time around. The Perth Scorchers have one of the strongest seam attacks in the League and will bank on it to deliver early breakthroughs in the match.

Lance Morris and Jason Behrendorff are the leading wicket-takers with 9 wickets each, while Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye have picked up 12 wickets between them. The team is however a bit lacking when it comes to spin.


Weather Report

The weather in Sydney is likely to remain overcast on Monday throughout the day. There ia is a forecast for some drizzling later in the evening which may lead to some delays or interruptions. 


Pitch Report

The pitch at the Sydney Showground Stadium offers assistance to the seamers early on in the match. The new ball does seam and swing around and the batsmen will need to watch out. However, it does get easier to bat as the ball gets older. The team batting first will look to score around 180 runs.

There is limited help on this surface for the slower bowlers. 


Notable stats

Lance Morris: Next Big Thing

Lance Morris has been a consistent performer with the ball for the Perth Scorchers. In his past 6 outings, Morris has picked up 12 wickets at a bowling strike rate of 11.50. His economy rate is pretty good too, at 7.22 runs per over.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


SYT vs PER Probable 11

SYT Playing 11

  • Cameron Bancroft (Wk)
  • Alex Hales
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Alex Ross
  • Oliver Davies
  • Nathan McAndrew
  • Daniel Sams
  • Chris Green (C)
  • Gurinder Sandhu
  • Liam Hatcher
  • Tanveer Sangha

PER Playing 11

  • Zak Crawley
  • Sam Whiteman
  • Aaron Hardie (C)
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Cooper Connolly
  • Laurie Evans
  • Ashton Agar
  • Andrew Tye
  • Jason Behrendorff
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Lance Morris
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Perth Scorchers to win this match. They are one of the strongest teams in the league and are far more consistent compared to Sydney Thunder. Also, the Perth Scorchers have a better balance of players in their team, giving them an edge in this contest. 


Top Picks

Aaron Hardie: Aaron Hardie is the leading run-scorer for the Scorchers this season. He has scored 251 runs at an average of 62.75 and a strike rate of 138.67.

Laurie Evans: Known for his explosive batting, Evans has scored 138 runs in his last 3 innings at a strike rate of 215.62.

Daniel Sams: Daniel Sams is the leading wicket-taker of the season with 11 wickets. He has also scored 90 runs at a strike rate of 125.00. 


SYT vs PER Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Inglis, C Bancroft

Batters: Z Crawley, O Davies, L Evans

All-rounders: D Sams (C), A Hardie (VC), C Green

Bowlers: J Behrendorff, A Tye, L Morris

SYT vs PER Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction