Perth Scorchers will go loggerheads with Melbourne Stars in on this Wednesday. The Scorchers will play their second match in this season of Big Bash League (BBL). It will be a tough game but both sides will want nothing less than a win from this encounter.
Perth lost their first match in this season of BBL. They are ranked at the last position in the BBL points-table. In the first match, Perth Scorchers batting looked lifeless. Veteran Kiwi batsman Colin Munro dismissed on duck in the first match. Wicket-keeper batsman Josh Inglis couldn’t score much in the same match. Also, English batsman Joe Clarke and Aussie allrounder Mitchell Marsh failed to deliver. Australia international Cameron Bancroft also dismissed on three.
Aussie pacer Aaron Hardie top-scored in the low-scoring innings. He scored 33 runs off 36 balls in the first match. While defending a mediocre target of 131 runs, Scorchers speedster Jhye Richardson bagged two wickets and Aussie leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed took one wicket but couldn’t defend the score. Joel Paris and Corey Rocchiccioli are extra players in the squad of Perth Scorchers. Perth Scorcher would wish to register their first win in this season of BBL.
Melbourne Stars are ranked at the first position in this season of BBL. They won first two matches in this season. In the last match, Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis smashed fifty against Sydney Thunder. He scored 61 runs off 37 balls comprising of six boundaries and two sixes. Skipper Glenn Maxwell scored two vital knocks in both matches. He couldn’t take any wicket in both matches.
Nathan Coulter-Nile took four wickets in the first match and Liam Hatcher bagged three wickets in the second match. Pakistan player Dilbar Hussain took three wickets in these two matches. Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell are key players for Stars. Pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile is leading their bowling department in this season. Lance Morris, Seb Gotch and Tom O Connell are extra players in the squad of Stars. Wicketkeeper Ben Dunk couldn’t play any impact knock in both matches in this season of BBL. Melbourne Stars would wish to win this match to register back to back three matches. They will be looking forward to defeating Perth Scorchers to continue their dominance.
These two teams played each other 16 times where Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers won equal number of games.
Melbourne Stars are likely to win this match as they are looking stronger team.
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Date and Time:
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 1.45 AM
Aurora Stadium, Launceston
(The odds might change without prior notice)