Thunder v Scorchers betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Game 12 Preview
Welcome to our Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 12 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Manuka Oval, Canberra, on Tuesday, December 22.
Both these teams have played only twice to date, and the Scorchers’ latest match against the Stars ended in a washout so they are a team desperate to play some cricket.
The Thunder lost their opening match against the Stars before their memorable win against the Brisbane Heat. In that clash they came from a seemingly hopeless position to win thanks to an incredible knock from lower-order batter Daniel Sams, who made 65 from 25 balls with seven sixes.
The Thunder have a settled line-up and will also gain England star Sam Billings after Christmas. They also could unleash Kiwi paceman Adam Milne in this match though the teams won’t be revealed until the toss.
Meanwhile, the Scorchers lost their opener against the Renegades but were in a strong position against the Stars when rain intervened.
They need to get some points on the board even before Englishmen Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone clear quarantine and are available to bolster the Scorchers line-up.
Read on for our free Thunder v Scorchers tips ahead of their T20 clash in Canberra on Tuesday, December 22.
Thunder v Scorchers BBL teams
Sydney Thunder (possible): Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Baxter Holt (wk), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Jonathan Cook, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha.
Perth Scorchers (possible): Josh Inglis (wk), Colin Munro, Joe Clarke, Mitch Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed.
Thunder v Scorchers BBL odds
Head to head odds: Sydney Thunder $2.10, Perth Scorchers $1.73
Man of the match betting:
$7.50 Alex Hales
$8 Usman Khawaja
$10 Josh Inglis, Colin Munro
$11 Callum Ferguson, Daniel Sams
$12 Joe Clarke, Mitchell Marsh
Top batsman Thunder odds:
$3.50 Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja
$4.25 Callum Ferguson
$6.50 Alex Ross
$7.50 Matthew Gilkes
Top batsman Scorchers odds:
$4 Colin Munro
$4.25 Josh Inglis
$4.50 Joe Clarke
$5 Mitchell Marsh
$6 Sam Whiteman
Top wicket-taker Thunder odds:
$3.50 Daniel Sams
$4.25 Adam Milne
$5 Jono Cook, Brendan Doggett, Chris Green, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
$5.50 Nathan McAndrew
Top wicket-taker Scorchers odds:
$3.75 Andrew Tye
$4 Jhye Richardson
$4.33 Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
$5 Matthew Kelly, Joel Paris
Thunder v Scorchers betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers tips for Tuesday’s BBL clash.
Thunder to win at $2.10
They produced the great escape to win the match against the Heat, but it’s a good sign when you play poorly for much of the match and still come out on top. The Thunder will need much more from experienced top-order stalwarts but those players are due to find their best.
Usman Khawaja to top score for Thunder
Khawaja has been a class batsman for a long time. He has not had a great start to the season but is the sort of player who simply needs to hit a couple out of the middle and he will be off and running. Khawaja is a great player to watch and a difficult batsman to bowl to when on song. We will back him in to rediscover his touch.
Thunder v Scorchers prediction 22/12/2020
The Canberra weather forecast is not great for Tuesday, with showers and blustery winds but fingers crossed the game can be completed on schedule. Perth have not had a happy start as they seek to return to their usual spot near the top of the BBL standings. We think the Thunder though can ride the euphoria of their latest win and cause another surprise this time. Our final Thunder v Heat prediction: Thunder to win again.
Thunder v Scorchers lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 7.15pm local time (1.45pm India Standard Time) on December 22, 2020.
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