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The second play-off of BBL 2020-21 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers at the Manuka Oval in Griffith on 30th January.

The match between the two is scheduled to start at 01:45 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.

Preview: Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, 58th Match

The 58th match of the BBL 10 will be between a team that leads the point table and the other that’s placed at the second position on the table. Sydney Sixers has been the most consistent team in this year’s BBL, having won 9 of the 14 matches they’ve played. In their last encounter against Melbourne Stars, they won the game by 5 wickets at the MCG Stadium. The Sixers have bagged 36 points in the league so far.

Speaking of Perth Scorchers, they’ve won 8 of the 14 matches they’ve played so far. In their last game against Brisbane Heat, the Scorchers failed to chase the target of 181 runs and lost the game by 6 runs. With 32 points to their name, Perth Scorchers will be keen to beat the Sixers and post a victory at the Manuka Oval.

Pitch report

The pitch at the Manuka Oval seems to support the batsmen in the first innings. However, it tends to be somewhat slower in the second half. The team opting to bat first could aim for 160+ at this venue.

Weather report

Scattered thunderstorms are forecasted at the Manuka Oval on Saturday. The temperature will be looming around 27 degrees Celsius and humidity of around 62% is expected during the game.

Average first innings score

The average first innings score at the Manuka Oval is 160+.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers probable XI

Sydney Sixers: Probable XI

Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Moises Henriques, James Vince, Carlos Brathwaite, Jake Ball, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti, Sean Abbott

Bench

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

Perth Scorchers: Probable XI

Mitchell Marsh, Jason Roy, Joe Clarke, Ashton Turner, Colin Munro, Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed.

Bench

Josh Inglis, Joel Paris, Corey Rocchiccioli, Matthew Kelly, Kurtis Patterson, Aaron Hardie

Wicketkeeper: Josh Philippe

Batsmen: Moises Henriques, Colin Munro, Jason Roy, Jordan Silk

All-rounders: Daniel Christian, Liam Livingstone

Bowlers: Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Sean Abbott

Top picks for Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers

Josh Philippe has been phenomenal for the Sixers in BBL 10. In 14 innings, he has amassed 454 runs at an average of 32.43 and strike rate of 149.34. With the highest score of 95, Philippe has also garnered the player of the match title thrice in this year’s BBL.

Another top pick for the next game is Moises Henriques. In 3 matches that he has been part of Sixers batting lineup, Henriques has aggregated 137 runs at an average of 45.67 and strike rate of 153.93. His highest score in this year’s BBL is 56.

Liam Livingstone has contributed with both the bat and the ball for his side. In 11 innings, Livingstone has aggregated 289 runs and also scalped 4 wickets. His highest score in BBL 2020-21 is 67.

Man of the match prediction

Josh Philippe could be the man of the match in the next game.

Winner prediction

With a well-balanced lineup of batsmen and bowlers, both Sixers and Scorchers will be keen to register a victory in the next game. Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers have met on two occasions in this year’s BBL, where both sides have outperformed each other in a game. But with the likes of Josh Philippe and Daniel Christian, Sydney Sixers seem to have a slight advantage over the Scorchers and are likely to win the next game at Manuka Oval.

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Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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