Second and third take each other on in Sydney, a win will go along way to making finals
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The Thunder got off to a brilliant start winning the first three games but the wheels have come off in the last couple of games, losing to the Hurricanes and then losing to the whipping boys Brisbane Heat. They struggled to defend 186 against the Heat which is worrying, but you can’t take anything away from Chris Lynn’s cracking knock. They’ve been relying heavily on Hussey to score their runs, only him and Khawaja have scored over 100 runs this season. With Hussey missing their will be a lot of pressure on Kallis, Watson and Blizzard to score big.
Perth are always a dangerous team to play, the three games they’ve won have been by at least nine wickets. Last year they built a reputation of scoring low totals and defending them with tight bowling, which hasn’t been the case this year. They’ve lost the only game they’ve batted first against the Strikers. Their other defeat in the competition came last time out, again at the hands of the Strikers, they were uncharacteristically poor with the ball at the death, mainly David Wiley. That loss also highlighted how important it is for Marsh and Klinger to score big at the top of the innings. The Scorchers are likely to recall Carberry for this game which will give their order a much needed boost.
Thunder have been a surprise package this year, however we feel that Perth are too strong for them. Hussey is a massive blow for them, and unfortunately Andrew Mcdonald won’t fill his shoes. A loss to the Heat is a very bad sign, it will be difficult to bounce back from that. Marsh and Klinger both failed for Perth last time out, it’s very difficult to see this happening again. Perth will win and if they bowl first they could win easily.
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Chris Hartley Match Peformance - Spread Betting
So, how does Hartley get points? The following applies:
- 1 point per run
- 10 points per catch
- 20 points per wicket
- 25 points per stumping
If, for example, he scores 10 runs and takes one catch, and nothing else, you’re in profit if you Buy as he’ll have scored 20 points (more than the 18 point spread). If Hartley only scores five runs he would get 5 points, leaving you on -13 points. Therefore if you staked $10 a point you’d lose $130.
But if Hartley scores 35 runs, takes a stumping and a catch he’d score 70 points, which would result in a profit of $520 from a $10 stake. Hopefully this makes sense, but click through to the Sporting Index website for further information.