Yet another interesting game awaits for BBL fans as three-time champions Perth Scorchers are taking on three-time finalist Melbourne stars at Aurora Stadium in Launceston. Melbourne stars have started their campaign in grand fashion as they have won two out of two games they have played so far. They have got the experience and powerful batting line-up with the likes of glen Maxwell and Marcus Stonis. Along with these their bowling looks more settled with Adam Zampa and Billy Stanlake in their line-up. They have made all the base covered and they are a more confident unit with two wins on their trot. They will look to upset Perth Scorchers today which will be a great morale booster for them. Nathan Coulter-Nile is expected to make a comeback this match.
Perth scorchers on another hand have suffered a humiliating defeat in their opening game against Melbourne Renegades. They have got much-better bowling line-up but their batsmen have let them down in their opening game. Overall a well-balanced outfit and one loss cannot define their fortunes. They have got all the ability to bounce back to winning ways. The big guns like Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro and Josh Inglis have failed to impress with bat in their opening game. With Aston agar sitting out due to injury and Jason Behrendorff in puberty leave it is going to be an uphill task experienced trio Jhye Richardson, Andrew tye and Fawad Ahmed to contain the star-studded Melbourne batting line-up. Youngster Aaron Hardie has impressed in his last game and Jhye Richardson’s form is also a positive for Perth Scorchers. Andre Fletcher who didn’t enjoy better returns is expected to sit out and ben dunk who impressed in PSL might get an opportunity.
The wicket at aurora stadium is expected to be the batsman-friendly wicket but at the same time, you can expect the early moment. So bowling first will be the viable option for both the captains. Pitch offering early resistance fast bowlers are expected to take key advantage for the team that bowls first.
Players to watch out for:
After disappointing IPL glen Maxwell has returned to the form in recently concluded India series. So he is expected to repeat the same performance in Big Bash Betting Tips too which will help his team to reach semi-finals.
Once considered as the series contender for Australia’s limited over bowling line-up Jhye Richardson somehow lost his way in the middle. He impressed well in the opening game and he will look to continue with the same kind of performance that will help him to reclaim his spot in Australia set up.
Expected Playing XI:
Colin Munro, Josh Inglis(w), Joe Clarke, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner(c), Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nick Larkin, Ben Dunk(w), Clint Hinchliffe, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Dilbar Hussain
Perth scorchers might look better on paper but they need to put up a strong performance with the bat which will help them to get better off Melbourne stars.