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BBL09 Match 2: SS vs PS Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report

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BBL09 makes its first stop in Sydney, as one of last season’s overachievers play undoubtedly the biggest underachievers.

Sydney Sixers were tipped by many to miss out on the playoffs. However, they found form throughout the season to reach the business end of the season, only to fall at the Semi Final hurdle.

Their opponents, Perth Scorchers, missed the playoffs for the first time in BBL history, finishing last in a forgettable season. The loss of Michael Klinger, Shaun Marsh and Nathan Coulter-Nile in particular leave a hole, but the talent is there for the Scorchers to have a better season this time.

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

  • Moises Henriques (290) has the most runs in Sixers vs Scorchers matches.
  • Daniel Hughes (62) and Jordan Silk (67) starred in the corresponding fixture last season. Hughes was superb in the recent Marsh Cup.
  • Steve O’Keefe (3/19) and Sean Abbott (3/29) shared six wickets between them vs Scorchers at SCG in BBL08.
  • Cameron Bancroft (87) and Ashton Turner (60 off 30) enjoyed playing the Sixers in the last match between the teams.
  • James Vince was strong in BBL08: 8 matches, 269 runs, average: 44.83, SR: 136.55.
  • Chris Jordan took seven wickets in four matches for England in their recent T20I series vs New Zealand.
  • Liam Livingstone is a dangerous T20 player, but needs to build on recent T20 starts: 25, 39, 8, 27, 8, 10.
  • Head-to-Head: Sixers 4, Scorchers 10. In Sydney, Scorchers lead 5-3.

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Key to a Sydney Sixers win

Daniel Hughes recently finished the Marsh Cup, Australia’s domestic One-Day competition, as the leading run-scorer. He, along with the very talented Josh Phillipe, James Vince and Moises Henriques represents a top four that can dominate any BBL attack on their day.

Also, the Sixers’ attack contains a number of seasoned performers, but can they hit their stride right away? Sean Abbott and Steve O’Keefe have been consistent performers in BBL cricket, and when you add Tom Curran, who was superb in BBL08, the Sixers have a strong bowling platform.

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Key to a Perth Scorchers

The Scorchers’ inconsistent batting in BBL08 was a big reason they finished bottom. The loss of Klinger and S. Marsh can be difficult to replace, which places onus on the likes of Cameron Bancroft and Mitchell Marsh to set a platform at the top. With Ashton Turner and Liam Livingstone dangerous propositions, a strong start can hold the Scorchers in good stead.

Also, how well will the Scorchers attack fare in the first game? Possessing a strong mix of pace and spin, the Scorchers will be out to get the better of the Sixers’ top order, of whom a lot depends on. Then, with the likes of Matt Kelly and Chris Jordan, the Scorchers have strong assets for the death overs.

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Possible Playing 11

Sydney Sixers have named a 13-man squad for this clash.

Sydney Sixers: 1. Daniel Hughes, 2. Josh Phillipe (wk), 3. James Vince, 4. Moises Henriques (c), 5. Jordan Silk, 6. Jack Edwards, 7. Tom Curran, 8. Sean Abbott, 9. Steve O’Keefe, 10. Ben Dwarshuis, 11. Ben Manenti

Perth Scorchers have also named their 13-man squad for the match. Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan and Fawad Ahmed are set to make their Scorchers debut. Cameron Green has been in superb batting form for Western Australia, and could line up despite not being able to bowl.

Also, Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendhorff are out with injury.

Perth Scorchers: 1. Cameron Bancroft (wk), 2. Josh Inglis, 3. Mitchell Marsh (c), 4. Ashton Turner, 5. Liam Livingstone, 6. Cameron Green, 7. Ashton Agar, 8. Chris Jordan, 9. Matt Kelly, 10. Jhye Richardson, 11. Fawad Ahmed

Pitch and Conditions

Air quality is expected to be poor for Sydney on Wednesday, due to smoke from the bushfires that have engulfed the state of New South Wales over the last several weeks.

In relation to the pitch, the SCG track is typically slower, providing value to bowlers who take the pace off.

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Match Prediction

This is an even-money clash. Extremely difficult to pick.

Ultimately, it could come down to who bats first. Both sides have what it takes to defend totals, so that could be the determining factor.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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