Perth Scorchers (SCO) will cross swords with Sydney Thunder (THU) in match 38 of Big Bash League 2021-22 at Carrara Oval in Queensland on Thursday, January 6. The match will start from 3:35 PM IST.

Under captain Ashton Turner, SCO have been the most dominant team in BBL 2021-22, winning eight of their nine matches this season and they are currently top of the standings with 29 points.

On the other hand, THU have registered five wins and suffered three losses in eight matches so far. The Chris Green-led side are currently placed third in the standings with 19 points and four points behind second-placed Sydney Sixers with a game in hand.

SCO vs THU Dream11 prediction

Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder have faced each other 14 times in the Big Bash League, winning seven games apiece. Earlier in the season, Thunder ended Scorchers’ six-match unbeaten streak in the ongoing tournament and they will have a slight psychological edge of doing the double on Thursday.

SCO vs THU Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22

Top tip: Best batter

Colin Munro has been in scintillating form for Perth Scorchers in BBL 2021-22. The New Zealand cricket team batter has amassed 335 runs in nine matches at an impressive average of 55.83 while also going at a strike rate of 137.29. Munro has already accrued 521 fantasy points this season and will look to add more to his tally against Sydney Thunder.

Top tip: Best bowler

Perth Scorchers’ Andrew Tye has been the standout bowler in the ongoing edition of Big Bash League. The 35-year-old fast bowler has picked 16 wickets in nine matches at an economy of 7.28. Having accumulated 556 fantasy points so far, picking Tye in your fantasy team for this clash is a no-brainer.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Among all-rounders, Mitchell Marsh of Perth Scorchers has been in excellent form this season. Marsh has scored 255 runs in five matches at an average of 85 and a strike rate of 144.06. He’s also bagged four wickets in the tournament so far. Marsh has tallied 504 fantasy points and is a worthy pick for this BBL clash.

Sydney Thunder’s Sam Billings will be the preferred choice over Cameron Bancroft of Perth Scorchers for the wicket-keeper spot. Apart from their wicket-keeping responsibilities, Billings has scored 265 runs in eight matches while Bancroft has managed just 128 runs. Going by recent form, Billings will be a valuable addition to any fantasy team for this encounter.

SCO vs THU probable playing XI

SCO playing XI (probable): Kurtis Patterson, Cameron Bancroft (wicket-keeper), Colin Munro, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner (captain), Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Peter Hatzoglou, Tymal Mills, Lance Morris

THU playing XI (probable): Matthew Gilkes, Ben Cutting, Jason Sangha, Sam Billings (wicket-keeper), Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Chris Green (captain), Arjun Nair, Gurinder Sandhu, Mohammad Hasnain, Saqib Mahmood

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