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Men’s BBL 2022: PS vs SS Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers (PS vs SS)

Date: January 28, Saturday, 3.45 PM IST

Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

The Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers will take on each other in the Qualifier of the Big Bash League 2022-23 on Saturday (January 28). The match will take place at the Perth Stadium.

The Scorchers have been of the best teams of the tournament. At the end of the league stage, they finished as the table-toppers in with 22 points and a net run rate of +1.205. Scorchers come into this game on the back of a three-match winning streak, with their most recent win coming over Aaron Finch’s Melbourne Renegades by 10 runs. Batting first, the Scorchers scored a total of 212 runs in their 20 overs on the back of a stellar knock from Cameron Bancroft, who scored an unbeaten 95 at a strike rate of 190. In reply, the Renegades put up an excellent fight before narrowly losing the game.

The Sixers, on the other hand, started the tournament with two losses, but bounced back to win their next six matches on a trot. They come into the game after beating Matthew Wade’s Hobart Hurricanes by 24 runs three days ago. Batting first, the Sixers posted a total of 180 runs on the board, with Steve Smith scoring 66 runs at a strike rate of 200. In reply, the Hurricanes managed to score 156.

Ahead of the qualifier game of BBL 2022, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for PS vs SS, BBL 2023

The pitch at the Perth Stadium was balanced in the games that have been played there so far this season. The average first innings score from those games is 144 runs.

Overall, a total of 7 T20Is have been played at this venue, of which five have been won by the teams bowling first. The captain winning the toss is thus likely to opt to bowl first.

The average first innings score is 133, while the average second innings score is 134, which shows that the ground doesn’t generally produce big scores. The highest and lowest T20 total recorded at this venue is 208 for 6 and 112 for 10.

The weather in Perth will be mostly sunny. The temperature will fluctuate between 17 to 20 degrees.

Sydney Sixers team news and predicted XI

Team news: Sixers will be without Todd Murphy, who is preparing for the series in India, and has been replaced by Josh Kann. .

Squad: Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Rilee Rossouw, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha (c), Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, David Willey, Fazalhaq Farooqi Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Gurinder Sandhu, Sam Whiteman, Joel Davies

Predicted XI: Josh Philippe, Steven Smith, Kurtis Patterson, Mosies Henriques, Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Kann

Perth Scorchers team news and predicted XI

Team news: Jhye Richardson has not recovered from a hamstring injury and will be missing this game along with Matt Kelly, who suffered a concussion during the Melbourne Renegades match and Ashton Agar, who is busy preparing for the India Test tour.

Squad: Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Cameron Green, Laurie Evans, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Tymal Mills, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Phil Salt, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Stephen Eskinazi, Hamish McKenzie, David Payne 

Predicted XI: Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Ashton Turner, Nick Hobson, Cooper Connolly, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Lance Morris, Jason Behrendorff

Head to head record

Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers have played each other 15 times in the BBL, where the Scorchers have emerged victorious in seven games while Sixers have eight wins. In the last 5 matches played between the two sides, the Scorchers have lost four.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI PS vs SS, BBL 2022

Steve Smith – batsman, Sydney Sixers

Steve Smith has been in terrific form this season. He has made 328 runs in four innings at an average of 109.33 and a strike rate of 180.21. He has won the Player of the Match award in the last three games and is thus an excellent pick for your MPL team’s captaincy for this game.

Sean Abbott – all-rounder, Sydney Sixers

In the last game, Sean Abbott became the first player to pick 150 wickets in BBL. He is the leading wicket-taker this season with 25 scalps at an average of 14.76, an economy of 7.9, and a strike rate of 11.2.

Aaron Hardie – all-rounder, Perth Scorchers

Aaron Hardie has been the standout batsman for the Scorchers this season. He has scored four half-centuries and is only 24 runs away from becoming the top run-scorer of BBL 2023. He has made 434 runs in 13 outings at an average of 48.22 and a strike rate of 142.76.

Andrew Tye – bowler, Perth Scorchers

He is the leading wicket-taker for the Scorchers and has taken 24 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 18.45, an economy of 8.2, and a strike rate of 13.5.

Josh Inglis – wicketkeeper batsman, Perth Scorchers

Josh Inglis has scored 405 runs in 13 innings this season at an average of 40.5 and a strike rate of 150 and is a good option for your MPL team’s vice captaincy.

MPL fantasy XI – PS vs SS, BBL 2023

PS vs SS – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers game at the BBL 2023 will televised on the Sony Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Sony Liv app. The match will begin at 3.45 PM IST on January 28.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/ 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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