Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, 13th T20 Match Prediction2020-01-16
Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia
Table topper Melbourne Stars will look be eying for another clinical performance.
We predict Melbourne Stars will win this match.
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Respirited Perth Scorchers will take on table leader Melbourne Stars in the 38th match of the BBL 19-20 at Perth Stadium in Perth. Perth Scorchers after losing three out their first four games came back strongly and win four out of next five games. The home side turned the table upside down with their last three consecutive wins and now With 10 points, they are currently at 3rd place in the point table. Skipper Mitchell March is in superb form, he is currently second-highest leading scorer. The home side will be eying for another clinical performance to register a fourth win in a row.
On the other side, Melbourne Stars has been the most successful team of this season thus far as they are currently leading the point table following the win in eight out of their nine games. The experience batting duo of Marcus Stonis and skipper Glen Maxwell are in stupendous form and leading the team from the front. The overall bowling unit has also done a remarkable job in restricting the opponent. Stars will be hoping for another solid performance and continue the momentum.
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Perth Scorchers’ batting force has been in sublime form lately. The Mitchell Marsh-led side has Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone to steer them to an explosive start. Skipper Mitchell Marsh hogged the headlines in their game against Brisbane Heat after smashing 93 runs. In the previous game as well he smashed 40 of 29 balls. The onus will be on him when playing against the inform Stars side. Opening batsmen JP Inglis also has been lived up to the expectation, he smashed 275 runs from last 9 games including a match-winning knock of 73 in the last game. He would be the player to watch out for.
Pacer attack form by Jhye Richardson and Chris Jodan are in remarkable form. They found their form just in time and now bowling with great discipline. J Richardson is leading wicket-taker for the side, bagged 13 wickets from 9 games. C Jordan from other end supported him well, picked 11 wickets. The bowling duo will be tested against the in-form Stars batting line-up.
Key Players: Mitchell Marsh, Jhye Richardson, JP Inglis
Joel Paris, Timothy David, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Jaron Morgan, Fawad Ahmed, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, CT Bancroft
Unlike opponent, the Stars have played flawless cricket. They have knocked everything off, in all three departments of the game, and are looking pretty strong and balanced. They have 16 points to their name in nine matches and their berth in the semifinals is very certain.
On the batting front, Marcus Stoinis is having a great season, he scored 478 runs from last nine games at a staggering average of 79.66. This also includes his 147 runs knock in last game which is also the best individual score in BBL history. Skipper Glen Maxwell also doing what he is known for, smashing balls all around the park. He is looking very positive this season. He is also amongst the leading scorer in BBL, scored 316 runs in nine games at an impressive strike rate of 170.81. He is the biggest threat for any opponent as when on a song can take the game away within a span of few deliveries.
Other younger players like Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, and Ben Dunk are playing very well. The Stars are going to be without Peter Handscomb and Adam Zampa for the next few matches as the pair of them reports for Australian international duty but that should not be a major worry for them. In the bowling department, the emergence of Haris Rauf was not something that anyone could have expected and that has just raised the performance of the side to another level. He bagged 15 wickets in just six games and currently at second place in leading wicket-taker.
Key Player – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Haris Rauf
Hilton Cartwright, Sebastian Gotch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Haris Rauf, Jackson Coleman, N Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, D Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ben Dunk
The weather is absolutely perfect for the game of cricket to take place in Perth on Wednesday. There is no chance of rain at all during the game.The surface at the Perth Stadium has been extremely good for batting this season.
The match will be played at Perth Stadium in Perth city.
All three matches so far have witnessed scores of more than 170 in the first innings. However, chasing hasn’t been easy at the venue. The trend is expected to continue with the team winning the toss expected to bat first. 183 has been the average first score at this venue this season. Hence, we expect the team winning the toss will look to bat first at this venue.
Comparing the two teams on the basis of recent-form, it's hard to choose between the two. However, the Stars are a better-balanced side with their prime batmen are phenomenal this season. Therefore, we think that the Melbourne Stars will come out on top in this match.
We predict Melbourne Stars will win this match.
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