We take a look at Saturday afternoonsBBL Big Bash(22/12/2018) Week 1 match which is between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers. The Perth Scorchers have been heavily backed despite their disappointing first match in Melbourne where they could only manage a measly score of just over 100 runs. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Dec 22, Saturday at 3:29PM Local Time
Where: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
It’s a quick turnaround for the Scorchers following their Thursday night game against the Renegades in Melbourne.
Perth will likely play a similar squad as they prepare for this match against the Sixers, but we should have more of a feel for top order batsman David Willey and reliable leg-spinner Usman Qadir.
The man to watch in this one though, will be 38-year old veteran Michael Klinger, who scored 83-runs when the Scorchers met the Sixers in Perth last year. Sydney will look to counter with spinner Steve O’Keefe, who finished 1/86 and 4/88 during NSW’s Sheffield Shield game a fortnight ago against South Australia.
In their 12 matches dating back to 2012, Perth have lost on just three occasions. Not surprisingly the Scorchers enter this one as the favourite, but Sydney’s 2-1 record as the home underdog against Perth is the stat you’ll want to get behind. Look for a strong home showing from English import Joe Denly an Josh Philippe atop the Sixers’ batting order.
Tip: Perth Scorchers at $1.85
Value BET: Man Of The Match – Mitchell Marsh at $8.00
Sydney Sixers squad
Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Juston Avendano, Tom Curran (England), Joe Denly (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Dan Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Henry Thornton, Greg West
Perth Scorchers squad
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft*, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Usman Qadir (Pakistan), Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change