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In match 30 of the Australian T20 League 2020, Perth S take on Sydney S at the Optus Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Perth S failed to win any of their first four matches but have bounced back superbly with back-to-back wins in the last 2 games. They won comfortably by 96 runs against the Renegades in the last game.

J Inglis and C Munro did most of the damage as their partnership of 117 helped Perth to a score of 185 runs. A collective effort of the bowlers bowled out the Renegades for just 89 runs. A Hardie and F Ahmed picked up 2 wickets each. They need to be at their best if they want to make it three wins in a row against the reigning champions.

Sydney S were back to winning ways after their loss to Brisbane. They registered a comfortable 7-wicket win against the Strikers. At the halfway stage in the competition, they sit at the top of the points table. 

Bowling first, the Sydney bowlers restricted the Strikers to 150 runs. B Dwarshuis picked up a wicket and gave away just 19 runs in his three overs. J Philippe continued his good form with the bat, scoring 41 off 24 balls. J Vince and J Silk combined for an unbeaten 71-run partnership to take the team home with two overs to spare.

With Perth S having a home-field advantage and an in-form batting unit against the table toppers, expect another cracking match at the Optus Stadium.

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Match Details

  • Match: Perth S vs. Sydney S, Match 30
  • Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
  • Date & Time: Jan. 6, 2020, at 1.45 PM IST

Probable Playing XI

Perth S

  • J Roy, L Livingstone, C Munro, J Inglis (WK), M Marsh, A Turner (C), A Hardie, A Tye, F Ahmed, J Richardson, J Behrendorff
  • X-factor substitute: K Patterson, J Paris

Sydney S

  • J Philippe (WK), J Edwards, J Vince, D Hughes (C), J Silk, D Christian, C Brathwaite, B Dwarshuis, L Pope, B Manenti, J Ball
  • X-factor substitutes: G Sandhu, H Kerr

Weather and Pitch Report

The weather will be clear and sunny in Perth for this game. The temperature will be around 30 degrees during the game.

The pitch at the Optus Stadium was kind of a double-pace wicket in the last game, becoming slow as the match progressed. There will be some early movement and bounce for fast bowlers. Spinners will become important in the second half of the match. The first innings score in the last match played here was 185 runs.

The side that wins the toss in this game is likely to opt for batting first, as chasing becomes difficult on this track because the pitch deteriorates during the second innings. A first innings score of around 180 runs should be a competitive one.

Key Players

  • J Roy has given good starts in all the three matches he has played. In three games, he has scored 97 runs, at a strike rate of over 129.33. He will look to convert this into a big knock in this match against the Sixers.
  • J Inglis scored 72 runs off 41 balls with 6 boundaries and 2 sixes in the last match. He remained not out in his last two innings, scoring 116 runs. He will look to dominate the bowlers in this match too, coming at no.3.
  • F Ahmed was almost unplayable in the last game, with impressive figures of 2.5-1-5-2. He took advantage of the bounce and grip in the track to stop the opposition batsmen with his leg spinners and googlies.
  • J Philippe is leading the run scoring chart for the Sixers this season. He has scored 261 runs, at a strike rate of 144.19 and an average of 37.28. He is giving the team a good start in almost every match this season. His last three innings read - 41, 48, and 48.
  • J Vince has scored 181 runs in 7 innings, at a strike rate of 127.46 and an average of 30.16. After a string of low scores, he scored an unbeaten 45* in the last game to take his team home. Expect him to score his second fifty of the season here.
  • B Dwarsius is the highest wicket taker for Sydney S this season, picking up 11 wickets at an economy rate of 8.2. He will look to continue his good bowling form and take a few more wickets here.

Howzat Dream Team

  • Wicketkeepers: J Inglis, J Philippe
  • Batsmen: J Roy, J Vince, D Hughes 
  • All-rounders: M Marsh, D Christian
  • Bowlers: J Richardson, F Ahmed, B Dwarshuis, B Manenti 
  • Captain: J Roy/M Marsh
  • Vice Captain: J Philippe/D Christian 
Howzat Dream Team Perth S vs Sydney S

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