17th Match Preview: Sydney Thunder vs. Perth Scorchers
17th Match Preview: Sydney Thunder vs. Perth Scorchers

With two wins and as many losses, Sydney Thunder hasn't made the greatest of starts to the 2018/19 season in the Big Bash League. They beat Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers in the derby game but lost to Hobart Hurricanes and later to Adelaide Strikers in their last game. As they face Perth Scorchers, who languish in the bottom half of the table, Sydney Thunder will hope to steal a win.

The Scorchers have won just one of their four matches this season and are second to last in the points table. They need a win here at the Spotless Stadium but their task is cut out against the Thunder who have a good record at home.

Conditions: The Spotless Stadium has been good for spinners with mid-200 scores being the norm. It is expected to be similar. Partly cloudy, humid conditions are expected although rain could stay away.

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Wicket-keeper: Jos Buttler (10.5 points)

The swashbuckling England wicket-keeper batsman is one to stick to in your fantasy side. Buttler has been getting starts and is the second highest run-scorer this season with 172 runs in 3 matches and could be a game changer against a Scorchers attack that can decimate teams on their day. Back Buttler big time for he can be a massive player in the encounter on Wednesday.

Batsman: Shane Watson (10 points)

Watson hasn't set the stage on fire yet, but being the opener and skipper, the burly all-rounder knows when to pick up and

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