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Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Qualifier BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions



Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Qualifier BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick,

Fantasy Tips

Fantasy suggestions for the Qualifier match of BBL 2020-21

Jan 30: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Canberra

Pro Tip: At the Manuka Oval, chases below 200 have been successfully completed in seven out of eight games this season. So, make sure to tweak your captaincy and player choices after the toss to suit the chasing team.

Our XI: Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye

Substitutes: Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Josh Inglis, Jason Behrendorff

Player Availability: No major changes for either team as of now.
We might not always be able to tip you off about late injury (or other relevant) updates, so please finalise your team after the toss

Captain: Josh Philippe
With 454 runs in 14 games at an impressive strike rate of 149.34, Philippe is the second-highest run-scorer this season. His middle-overs strike rate of 158.71 is higher than his powerplay strike rate, indicating that once he settles in, he can hard to stop. His two previous scores at this venue are 64 off 36 balls and 84 off 52 balls.

Vice-captain: Colin Munro
He has performed better in the latter half of the tournament but he has been a rock in the middle overs for the Scorchers, scoring 259 runs at an average of 51.80 and a strike rate of 136.31.

Hot Picks
Jhye Richardson
He is the leading wicket-taker in this edition, with 27 strikes in 14 games at an average of 13.25. He has picked up 11 wickets in nine games against the Sixers, with two three-fors.

Moises Henriques
Henriques, who recently had a good limited-overs series against India, has carried on that form into the BBL, too, scoring 56 (35), 43 (25) and 38 (29) in his last three games. He is one of the top ten run-scorers in BBL history with 1882 runs in 85 games. If he is fit enough to bowl, he can get you additional points in that department, too.

Mitchell Marsh
He has been plagued by a spate of injuries lately but is now fit enough only to bat. He is a key player for the Scorchers, having been on the money in the death overs, scoring 97 runs in just 48 balls and getting dismissed only once this season. Overall, he has scored 253 runs at an average of 42.16.

Differential Picks
Daniel Christian
The 37-year-old allrounder has been a top performer for the Sixers this season, winning them a a few games on his own. Christian is the only player to pick more than ten wickets as well as score 150-plus runs in this edition of the BBL. He has also taken a 12 catches in 14 games, so having him in your line-up can fetch you additional points.

Ben Dwarshuis
Although he has missed a number of games for the Sixers this season, he is the leading wicket-taker for them with 19 strikes in 11 games and these are his best returns from a single edition of the tournament. He is also the only left-arm bowler in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list.

Alternate Scenarios

  • Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye can be swapped
  • Prefer Jordan Silk to Liam Livingstone if the Sixers are chasing
  • Sean Abbott can replace one of Steve O’Keefe or Ben Dwarshuis
  • Moises Henriques and Mitchell Marsh are the alternative captaincy options for this game

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EngVsPak- England defeated Pakistan by three wickets

Pakistan has struggled with their batting, putting up scores of 141 and 195 as they were outplayed in the first two ODIs.





James Vince scored a hundred and Lewis Gregory contributed 77 as England defeated Pakistan by three wickets to complete a clean sweep of the three-match ODI series.

Vince raced to 102 off 95 deliveries and Gregory struck his 77 of 69 balls as hosts England, chasing Pakistan’s challenging score of 331 for seven wickets, reached 332 for seven with two overs to spare.

Opener Phil Salt scored 37 while skipper Ben Stokes added 32 as England held their nerves to register a comfortable win in third and final ODI.

Earlier, skipper Babar Azam struck a career-best 158 (139-ball) and helped Pakistan’s batting finally came good in this series.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq scored 56 and Mohammad Rizwan 74 as Pakistan posted 331 for nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

Playing against a makeshift England squad, after the originally selected player went into isolation after three players tested positive for COVID-19, Pakistan has struggled with their batting, putting up scores of 141 and 195 as they were outplayed in the first two ODIs.

Babar came in after Fakhar Zaman was out early for 6, caught by Zak Crawley off Saqib Mahmood. He raised 92 runs for the third wicket with opener Imam-ul-Haq and then put together a partnership of 179 with Rizwan.
However, they suffered a collapse soon after Rizwan was out, caught by wicketkeeper Simpson off seamer Brydon Carse, with the score 292/3. Only one of the remaining seven batsman managed to reach double digits.

But Babar kept blasting runs from the other end and was the eighth batsman out with the score 328 in the 50th over.

He struck 14 boundaries and four sixes during his innings.
Carse was the best England bowler on display as he claimed five wickets for 61 in his 10 overs.

Brief scores: Pakistan 331/9 in 50 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 56, Babar Azam 158, M Rizwan 74; Brydon Carse 5/61).

England 332/7 in 48 overs (Phil Salt 37, James Vince 102, Ben Stokes 32, Lewis Gregory 77; Haris Rauf 4/65).

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Corona hit – India-Lanka ODI matches were postponed for four days




Corona hit - India-Lanka ODI matches were postponed for four days

India’s tour of Sri Lanka has hit a roadblock after two Covid-19 positive cases in the home team’s camp delayed the start of the ODI series by at least four days, and canceled due to more cases. The possibility has been left open. Sri Lankan batting coach Grant Flower and the team’s performance analyst Shirantha Niroshna have both tested positive and the entire team that arrived from England this week has been put in isolation.

Though both the boards have not made any official statement yet, it seems that all the six matches will be played within a period of 10-11 days if there is no scope for any more positive cases. There are also concerns that the series could be called off if more positive cases emerge in the Sri Lankan camp. This means that the Indian team, which has already spent 12 days in Sri Lanka, will have to return home without playing a single match.

The tentative dates for the ODIs have been set as July 17, 19 and 21. The report states that the T20 Internationals will be played on July 24, 25 and 27. However, neither Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) nor the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given any confirmation regarding the dates.

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Indonesia lacks oxygen, seeks help as virus cases rise




Indonesia lacks oxygen, seeks help as virus cases rise

Just two months ago, Indonesia came forward to India’s aid with thousands of tanks of oxygen. Today, the Southeast Asian country is running out of oxygen as it grapples with a devastating wave of coronavirus cases and the government is seeking emergency supplies from other countries, including Singapore and China.

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the government minister in charge of Indonesia’s pandemic response, said a shipment of more than 1,000 oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ventilators and other health equipment arrived from Singapore on Friday, followed by another 1,000 ventilators from Australia.

In addition, Pandjaitan said, Indonesia plans to purchase 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — equipment that generates oxygen — from neighboring Singapore. He said he was in contact with China and other possible oxygen sources. The US and the United Arab Emirates have also offered help.

Overall, Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has reported more than 2.4 million infections and 63,760 deaths from COVID-19. Those figures are widely believed to be a huge undercount due to low testing and poor tracing measures. On Thursday, Indonesia reported nearly 39,000 confirmed cases, its biggest single-day jump.

Indonesia’s hospitals have been flooded, with increasing numbers of sick people in isolation at home or waiting to receive emergency care. In Indonesia’s most populous island, Java, hospitals began setting up temporary intensive care units in mid-June. Many patients are waiting for several days to get admitted. Oxygen tanks rolled on the sidewalks for the lucky few, while others were told they’d have to find their own.

The city’s deputy mayor Yaya Mulyana said emergency rooms at a public hospital in Bandung city were closed earlier this week amid panic buying over rising infections in the West Java provincial capital.

“The panicked people bought oxygen tanks, though they didn’t need them yet,” said Muliana. “This has exhausted the supply of oxygen.”

At a hospital in Yogyakarta in central Java, 63 COVID-19 patients died in one day – 33 of them during its central liquid oxygen supply, although the hospital switched to using oxygen cylinders was, spokesman Banu Harmawan said.

When a brutal outbreak ravaged the country, Indonesia donated 3,400 oxygen cylinders and concentrators to India. As its own cases rose, Jakarta scrapped plans to send another 2,000 oxygen concentrators to India in late June. The daily requirement of oxygen has reached 1,928 tonnes per day. According to government data, the total available production capacity of the country is 2,262 tonnes per day.

“I asked for 100% oxygen first for medical purposes, which means all industrial allocation should be shifted to medical,” said Panjaitan, a minister in the government. “We are racing against time, we have to act fast.”

Noting the rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant, he warned that Indonesia could face a worst-case scenario with 50,000 cases a day. The next two weeks will be crucial, he said.

The industry ministry responded by issuing a decree that all oxygen supplies be sent to hospitals packed with coronavirus patients and asked industry players to cooperate.

Oxygen is used to make many products including textiles, plastics and vehicles. Oil refineries, chemical makers and steel makers also use it. But industry leaders are clamoring to support government efforts to maximize supplies for hospitals.

The government has redirected oxygen supplies from industrial plants at Morowali in Central Sulawesi, Balikpapan on the island of Borneo, and Belawan and Batam on the island of Sumatra, Pandjaitan said. Small oxygen industries have also been directed to produce pharmaceutical oxygen.

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