The 41st match of BBL 2020-21 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval, Griffith, Australia on 16th January 2021.

The enthralling game between the two sides will start at 1:45 PM IST. It will be aired live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and can also be streamed live on the Sony LIV app.

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Preview: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers

The 41st game of the BBL will pit the Perth Scorchers against the Sydney Sixers. While the Sixers have had a great season thus far and are sitting at the top of the points table, the Scorchers are occupying the fifth position on the table.

The Sydney Sixers trashed their Brisbane heat in their previous encounter. Captain Daniel Hughes scored an amazing 51 off just 35 balls, and Dan Christian provided a finishing touch to the game, scoring an unbeaten 61 off 38 balls.

Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, are currently on a four-match winning streak. In their previous encounter against Sydney Thunder, the Scorchers clicked with both bat and ball and defeated the Callum Ferguson led side by 17 runs. This is the second meeting between the two sides in BBL 2020-21.

Weather report

The Weather at the Manuka Oval on Saturday will be partly cloudy, and showers will not interrupt the game. The average temperature during the match time can be between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius.

Pitch report

Given the fact that only a few matches have been played at the Manuka Oval, it’s somewhat difficult to assess how the pitch may play for the upcoming clash between the Scorchers and Sixers. But looking at the history, the pitch seems to favor the batsmen.

Average first innings score

The average first innings score at Manuka Oval for T20 matches is 151.

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers probable XI

Perth Scorchers: Probable XI

Ashton Turner (C), Josh Inglis (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Hardie, Jason Roy, Joe Clarke, Liam Livingstone, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed, Andrew Tye.

Bench

Joel Paris, Matthew Kelly, Corey Rocchiccioli, Cameron Bancroft, Kurtis Patterson.

Sydney Sixers: Probable XI

Josh Philippe (WK), Daniel Hughes (C), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jake Ball, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti, Carlos Brathwaite.

Bench

Nick Bertus, Justin Avendano, Jackson Bird, Hayden Kerr, Gurinder Sandhu, Tom Rogers, Lloyd Pope.

Wicketkeeper: Josh Philippe

Batsmen: Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Ashton Turner, Colin Munro

All-rounders: Daniel Christian, Mitchell Marsh

Bowlers: Steve O’Keefe, Andrew Tye, Ben Manenti, Jhye Richardson

Top picks for Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers

Josh Philippe has been at his destructive best in BBL 2020-21. In 9 innings, the right-handed batsman has aggregated 273 runs at an average of 30.33 and strike rate of 140. His highest score in this year’s BBL is 95.

For the Sixers, Steve O’Keefe has been a great asset since the start of the season. In 8 matches, he has scalped 10 wickets at an economy rate of just 6.92.

Andrew Tye is having a colorful season in this year’s BBL. In 7 innings, Andrew has 10 wickets to his name that come at a decent economy rate of 8.48.

Mitchell Marsh has been performing well with both the bat and ball for his side. In 8 matches, Christian has aggregated 187 runs and scalped 4 wickets.

Man of the Match prediction

Mitchell Marsh can garner the ‘Man of the Match’ title in the upcoming clash.

Winner prediction

This is an intriguing clash between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers as the Scorchers are currently on a four-match winning streak. The Scorchers will now hope to make it five times in a row against the team that’s leading the points table. The Sixers had a strong start in the tournament, but are experiencing some issues with the bat and ball lately. As such, the prediction is for Perth Scorchers to win the game.

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