BBL 2018-19, Match 30: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Perth Scorchers will start as favourites in a game where both the squads look equal on paper.


Perth Scorchers, BBL 2018-19
Perth Scorchers. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Perth Scorchers are one of the most consistent teams in the history of the Big Bash League (BBL) but have been far from that image in this season. The 3-time champions have won only two games this season from the seven they played thus far. Their batting has found some momentum lately with the inclusion of Cameron Bancroft. They will be up against the Sydney Sixers at the Perth Stadium on Sunday. The Sixers currently stand at No.4 with four wins from seven matches.

Ashton Turner has been released from the Australian ODI squad and will be leading the Scorchers. The Sixers have included their new signing James Vince in the 13-man squad. Vince will replace his countryman Joe Denly who has been called up to represent the England team in the Test series against the Windies. Mickey Edwards has also been added to the squad in place of Lloyd Pope. The Sixers’ squad now consists of the Edwards brothers, Jack and Mickey for the first time.


Match Details:

The 30th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers at the Perth Stadium in Perth.

The match starts at 6:35 PM local time (10:35 AM GMT) (4:05 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Perth Stadium has continued the tradition of being a pacey and bouncy track like the W.A.C.A. The track Perth Scorchers get at their home ground is one of the reasons why they fill their squad with a variety of pacers who can delivery at express pace.


Perth Scorchers:

Ashton Turner (C), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Will Bosisto, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Hardie, Matt Kelly, Michael Klinger, Usman Qadir, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey.

Sydney Sixers:

Moises Henriques (C), Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Dan Hughes, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, James Vince.

Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

Last minute update: Ashton Agar is ruled out of this fixture due to an ankle injury. Cameron Green has replaced him in the squad.

Power Picks:

Cameron Bancroft added depth to the Scorchers’ batting returning after his ban. His scores have gradually increased as he made 2, 19, 24 and 59 in the four matches he has played thus far. Bancroft scored a quick-fire fifty against Melbourne Stars in the last game to hand Perth their first away win of the season.


Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Ashton Turner and Cameron Bancroft were impressive with the bat in the previous game. They will be crucial for the Scorchers yet again. James Vince will be hoping to make his first appearance of this season count. The likes of Tom Curran and Sean Abbott are perfect alternatives for multipliers.

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Cameron Bancroft (VC)

Batters – James Vince, Ashton Turner (C), Moises Henriques, Hilton Cartwright

All-Rounders – Tom Curran, David Willey, Will Bosisto (Ashton Agar ruled out)

Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sean Abbott, Andrew Tye

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Josh Phillippe

Batters – Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, James Vince (VC), Hilton Cartwright

All-Rounders – Tom Curran (C), David Willey

Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sean Abbott, Andrew Tye, Ben Dwarshuis

Expert Advice:

It will be ideal to pick as many pacers as possible from both sides for this game. The pitch is expected to stand by its true nature – assist pace and bounce.


Probable Winners:

The Perth Scorchers will start as favourites in a game where both the squads look equal on paper.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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