Sunday’s Big Bash 2016/2017 Round 3 match is between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder. The match is set to commence at 21:15 local time with the game to be played in Perth at the WACA. The home team Perth Scorchers are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder.
When: 21:15 | Sunday 01/01/2017
Where: Perth, WACA
The second of the matches on New Years Day will be played in WA at the WACA with the Scorchers up against the Thunder. We will be going with the home team the Scorchers to beat the traveling Thunder and the market suggests they will get the job done with both teams opening at even figures before money has flooded in for the Scorchers. For some value we will be taking Perth to win with Mitch Marsh to score the most runs.
Tip: Perth Scorchers at $1.64
Value Bet: Perth Scorchers/Mitch Marsh at $12.00
Perth Scorchers squad
Adam Voges (c), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Ian Bell, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, James Muirhead, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Cameron Valente, Sam Whiteman, David Willey.
Sydney Thunder squad
Shane Watson (c), Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Patrick Cummins, Jake Doran, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Alister McDermott, Clint McKay, Eoin Morgan, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Gurinder Sandhu.
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Nadal rolled over the Canadian in the first set, but Raonic battled back to win the second.
The 14-time grand slam winner broke Raonic’s serve in the fourth game of the third set and went on to seal the victory.
Nadal faces David Goffin in the final on Saturday, while Raonic and world No.1 Andy Murray will vie for third place.
The world No. 9 reached the semi-final with a 6-0 6-4 on Thursday against Tomas Berdych.
“Against Berdych, it was a really impressive first set and a really impressive match overall. Today, it was a good match again – not as good as yesterday, but still it was a very good match for me,” Nadal said after defeating Raonic.
Earlier, Murray ended a triumphant 2016 in defeat, beaten for the first time by Goffin.
The 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 loss in the last four of the low-key year-ending exhibition will hardly worry the Scot, who ends the year at world No.1, having won the Wimbledon, Olympic gold and the ATP World Tour Finals.
Murray is a two-time winner of the MWTC but will not be fighting for a third title on New Year’s Eve after being edged out by his Belgian opponent, who had never before taken a set off the Scot.
Murray’s focus now turns to the Qatar Open in Doha as he builds towards his push for an elusive first Australian Open title next month.