Perth Scorchers are ready to face Sydney Thunder in the match 41 of the Big Bash League (BBL) in Perth on Thursday. The game is an important one for the home side who will be playing after six-day break, as they can go as high as sixth on the table with a win against Thunder. In the previous meeting between the teams earlier in the competition, it was the Thunder who came out on top by four-wicket margin.
In their previous match, Scorchers suffered a four-wicket defeat against league leaders Hobart Hurricanes at the same venue where they will face Shane Watson-led unit on Thursday. In the batting department, the home team will be relying on the likes of captain Ashton Turner and in-form Cameron Bancroft to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pace duo of Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye and leg-spinner Usman Qadir to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Thunder will be coming into this match hoping they can improve their last match performance against Melbourne Renegades, where they ended up 12 runs short of the target even with five wickets in hand. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain Shane Watson, New Zealand all-rounder Anton Devcich and experienced Callum Ferguson to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Chris Jordan, Gurinder Sandhu and leg-spinner Fawad