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The two most successful sides of the Big Bash – Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers are set to lock horns in the Qualifier for the second successive season. The two arch rivals will meet at Optus Stadium on Saturday, January 28th in the Big Bash 2022-23 qualifier. Perth Scorchers head into the game as favourites with the odds of 8/11 (1.72) while Sydney Sixers are the underdogs at 21/20 (20.50).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Qualifier, BBL 2022-23
- January 28, 2023 – 8:15 AM GMT
- Optus Stadium, Perth
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Optus Stadium generally helps the fast bowlers, with plenty of bounce and pace on offer. The new ball bowlers, in particular, find significant assistance here, making life harder for the top order batters. The average batting first score at the venue reads 158.
The Perth weather is expected to be clear and breezy on Saturday evening. There’s no threat of rain with the temperature range between 21-26°C.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Qualifier – Match Predictions
Perth Scorchers hold the advantage over Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash, winning 16 out of 26 matches compared to 10 by the Sixers. Both the teams are in terrific form but the Scorchers have better resources in both batting and bowling departments, and they are playing at home.
Scorchers To Hit Most Sixes
O'Keefe To Take Most Wickets
Turner to be Man of the Match
Perth Scorchers have power-hitters in Josh Inglis, Aaron Hardie, Ashton Turner and Cameron Bancroft. They are in great form, striking 76 sixes in 14 games (5.4/innings). Sydney Sixers will rely on Steve Smith, who has hit 24 sixes in four innings. In total, the Sixers have hit 63 sixes in 14 games (4.5/innings).
Our Prediction: Perth Scorchers to hit most sixes in this match with the odds of 5/6 (1.83).
Steve O’Keefe has snared 12 wickets from seven games this season at an exceptional economy of 5.66. The left arm spinner has a good chance of exploiting Perth Scorchers’ spin weakness. He has the odds of 100/30 (4.33) to be the top bowler for Sydney Sixers. From Perth Scorchers, Jason Behrendorff has taken 17 scalps at 6.91 economy. He has odds of 11/4 (3.75) to be the top bowler for the Scorchers.
Our Prediction: Steve O’Keefe to be the top wicket-taker for Sydney Sixers at 100/30 (4.33).
Man of the Match
Ashton Turner has rescued his team several times this season, scoring 244 runs at an average of 31 while striking at 147, including two fifties. He has the odds of 14/1 (15.00) to be the player of the match. The likes of Josh Inglis, Steve Smith, Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye and Sean Abbott are amongst the top betting options.
Our Prediction: Ashton Turner to be the Man of the Match at 14/1 (15.00) odds.
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Preview
Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers finished top two on the table and earned a right for two shots at the final. The winner heads straight to the final while the loser then plays in Challenger. Let’s take a look at two teams ahead of their massive clash on Saturday.
Perth Scorchers finished at the top of the table with 22 points. The reigning champions have been dominant in the season, winning 11 out of 14 matches. The Scorchers defeated Melbourne Renegades by 10 runs in the final group fixture to book the Qualifier at home.
The Scorchers have a potent pace battery with the likes of Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Matt Kelly, David Payne and Lance Morris doing a great job. They could be bolstered with Jhye Richardson if he proves his fitness. Batting is in safe hands with Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis, Aaron Hardie and Ashton Turner in top form.
Squad: Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Cooper Connolly, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, David Payne, Lance Morris
Sydney Sixers secured second spot on in the group stage after winning 10 out of 14 matches while one ended in no result. They’re coming off five straight wins but now face the nemesis Perth Scorchers, against whom they have faltered in recent times. The Sixers will be out for revenge.
They will have the services of ridiculously in-form Steve Smith for this match but he’ll need support from others. The bowling attack of Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Ben Dwarshuis and Steven O’Keefe has done a good job in the tournament.
Squad: Josh Philippe (wk), Steven Smith, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Steven O’Keefe
How to Watch Big Bash in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
For the UK viewers, you can witness the live action of the Big Bash 2022-23 on Sky Sports Cricket. You can also watch the Qualifier between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers on the streaming platform SkyGo application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)