SYTW vs PERW Match Preview

The Sydney Thunder have fared much better compared to the last edition, where they managed to win just 1 match. In this edition, they have won 6 of the 10 matches played so far and are currently at the 4th place on the table.

Chamari Athapaththu has been brilliant with the bat and is among the top 3 run-getters of this tournament. She has scored 374 runs at an average of 41.55. She has received good support from the two top-order batters, Phoebe Litchfield and Tahlia Wilson.

However, the form of the middle order, including Heather Knight, Anika Learoyd, and Marizanne Kapp has been patchy and the team will want them to play better going ahead. Coming to the bowling, Hannah Darlington has been brilliant with the new ball and has picked up 16 wickets.

She, along with Marizanne Kapp and Chamari Athapaththu will feature in the pace department, while Lauren Smith and Samantha Bates will lead the spin attack.

The Perth Scorchers are among the most consistent teams in this tournament. With 8 wins in 11 matches, they are sitting at the top of the points table and are almost through to the next stage.

Beth Mooney, who is the all-time leading run-scorer in WBBL is once again in brilliant form. She has scored three 50+ scores in her last 4 innings. Supporting her at the top of the order is Sophie Devine, who has done well with the bat as well as the ball.

While the batters lower down the order haven’t had much to do thanks to the exceptional opening pair, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amy Jones, and Maddy Drake are all excellent players and will play an important role in this match.

Amy Edgar has bowled well throughout this tournament and is among the leading wicket-takers with 19 wickets. She, along with Chloe Ainsworth and Sophie Devine makes up for a potent seam attack. Alana King too is in good form and will head the spin department. 


Weather Report

The weather is likely to remain bright and sunny for the most part. There is no chance of rain and the temperature will remain between 20-22 degrees Celsius. 


Pitch Report

The pitch at the SCG is well-balanced. The seamers will get some movement with the new ball, especially if they hit the deck. The batters will need to settle before playing the big shots. However, as the ball gets older, playing the shots will get easier. Teams batting first will look to get at least 160 runs on the board to put the opposition under pressure.

The spinners will come into play during the second half. 


Notable stats

Marizanne Kapp: Top Tier All-Rounder

Marizanne Kapp is one of the most dependable all-rounders in WBBL. She has scored 1226 runs in her career at an average of 20.43 and has also picked up 120 wickets.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


SYTW vs PERW Probable 11

SYTW Playing 11

  • Chamari Athapaththu
  • Tahlia Wilson (Wk)
  • Phoebe Litchfield
  • Heather Knight (C)
  • Marizanne Kapp
  • Anika Learoyd
  • Paris Bowdler
  • Sammy Jo-Johnson
  • Hannah Darlington
  • Lauren Bell
  • Samantha Bates

PERW Playing 11

  • Beth Mooney (Wk)
  • Sophie Devine (C)
  • Nat Sciver-Brunt
  • Maddy Drake
  • Amy Jones
  • Amy Edgar
  • Piepa Cleary
  • Alana King
  • Chloe Ainsworth
  • Lilly Mills
  • Taneale Peschel
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 the more consistent of the two teams and have one of the strongest opening pairs of the tournament. On the other hand, barring Chamari Athapaththu, the Sydney Thunder batters are out of form.

Also, the Scorchers enjoy a good record against the Sydney Thunder in past head-to-head encounters. 


Top Picks

Chamari Athapaththu: Chamari is the top performer for the Sydney Thunder this season. She has scored 374 runs so far and has also picked up 6 wickets.

Sophie Devine: Sophie Devine is in excellent all-round form. She has scored 431 runs at a strike rate of 151.76 and has also picked up 11 wickets.

Amy Edgar: Amy Edgar is among the leading wicket-takers of this season. She has picked up 19 wickets at an average of 12.73 and a bowling strike rate of 11.50. 


SYTW vs PERW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: B Mooney, T Wilson

Batters: H Knight, P Litchfield

All-rounders: C Atapattu (VC), N Sciver-Brunt, S Devine (C), A Edgar

Bowlers: A King, H Darlington, C Ainsworth

SYTW vs PERW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction