BBL Qualifier Preview: Sixers v Scorchers


The Qualifier during the Big Bash final phase will see the table topper Sydney Sixers meeting the number two placed Perth Scorchers for a spot in the final. This match will take place on 30th January at the Manuka Oval, Canberra.

The loser of this encounter will get another chance to make it to the final. During the group stage head-to-head both teams won one each previously.

Sydney Sixers Preview

The Sixers finished the league phase with nine wins and 36 points. Josh Philippe is the star for them as the young wicket-keeper batsman has scored 454 runs from 14 matches with three fifties. He along with Jordan Silk, James Vince, and the captain Daniel Hughes are the mainstay of their batting and will also be part of various fantasy teams. Daniel Christian with 252 runs and 13 wickets is playing the all-rounder’s role perfectly.

Ben Dwarshuis is leading the bowling attack for them with 19 wickets. Along with him, Carlos Brathwaite, Steve O’Keefe, and Christian are the other bowlers with more than 10 wickets in the tournament. 

Perth Scorchers Preview

Their batting is dependent on their top order with the New Zealand International Colin Munro leading the way. However, other international stars like Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone are also in good touch. Among the Australian players, Josh Inglis and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will be the key picks for the fantasy.

Jhye Richardson is a revelation for them and leading the wickets tally with 27 scalps during the league stage. He is getting good support from experienced Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, and leg spinner Fawad Ahmed. All of them are among wickets and should be considered as good picks for the fantasy teams.

Fantasy Players to Watch

Josh Philippe showed very good consistency during the tournament and also got rewarded with a national team call up. He is expected to continue his good form.

Jason Roy is one of the marquee players from the Scorchers and already scored 352 runs with two fifties. He is expected to provide a good start to the Scorchers.

Jhye Richardson is in great form and picked up wickets in almost all of their matches. He also has two 4-wicket hauls and should be a must-have for the fantasy teams.

Predicted XIs

Sydney Sixers: 1. Josh Philippe, 2. James Vince, 3. Daniel Hughes (Capt), 4. Moises Henriques, 5. Jordan Silk, 6. Daniel Christian, 7. Carlos Brathwaite, 8. Sean Abbott, 9. Jake Ball, 10. Ben Dwarshuis, 11. Steve O’Keefe

Perth Scorchers: 1. Jason Roy, 2. Liam Livingstone, 3. Colin Munro, 4. Josh Inglis, 5. Mitchell Marsh, 6. Ashton Turner (Capt), 7. Aaron Hardie, 8. Jhye Richardson, 9. Andrew Tye, 10. Jason Behrendorff, 11. Fawad Ahmed

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