Optus Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 5 BBL Big Bash 2021 game between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder. The game kicks off at 7:15 pm with Perth Scorchers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Perth Scorchers vs. Sydney Thunder game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday January 9, 2021 at 7:15 pm
Where: Optus Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Odds
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Preview
A Saturday night blockbuster will see the resurgent Perth Scorchers take on the Sydney Thunder, with plenty on the line for both sides.
It took the Scorchers a few to find their rhythm earlier this season, but three-consecutive wins over the Strikers, Renegades and table-topping Sixers have seen them right back into contention, and they take all of the momentum into this clash.
The Thunder’s impressive winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Brisbane Heat earlier this week, but they remain one of BBL10’s most dangerous sides, and the Scorchers simply cannot afford to take them lightly.
Given this match will be played in Perth, I understand why the Scorchers have been priced as favourites, but I really don’t think that there is too much separating these sides, and I am happy to take the value the is on offer for the Thunder.
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Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Teams
Perth Scorchers squad
Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Joe Clarke (England), Cameron Gannon, Cameron Green, Liam Guthrie (local replacement player), Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone (England), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli (local replacement player), Jason Roy (England), Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
Sydney Thunder squad
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (England), Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne (New Zealand), Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain