Cricket Match Information:
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars cricket game will be the tenth match for both teams in this season of Big Bash League. It is expected to be a firecracker of a game with both teams being present in the top three of the points table. With eight wins out of nine cricket games, Melbourne Stars comfortably sit at the top of the table, whereas Perth Scorchers have begun to turn the tide around and are present at third spot currently with five wins out of nine games. Our prediction is of an exciting and close game.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 03:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 15.01.2020
- Venue: Perth Stadium
- Weather: Temperature: 34 degrees, Thunderstorms: 20%
- Team A: Perth Scorchers
- Team B: Melbourne Stars
- Team A Captain: Mitch Marsh
- Team B Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Perth Scorchers are being led by Mitch Marsh in this season of Big Bash League. After beginning poorly again this season, Scorchers have begun to string wins together.
Scorchers have won five games out of the nine matches played so far. They are just behind Sydney Sixers in the points table. After hammering Brisbane Heat in the recent encounter, Perth Scorchers hammered Hobart Hurricanes in their next game as well. While against Heat, skipper Mitch Marsh emerged as a hero while Jhye Richardson took a four-for to seal off the win in the next game.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game barring any injury.
Here is our prediction of Perth Scorchers’ playing XI:
- Mitch Marsh
- Liam Livingstone
- Cameron Bancroft
- SM Whiteman
- Jhye Richardson
- Chris Jordan
- Ashton Agar
- JP Inglis
- Fawad Ahmed
- C Green
- JS Paris
Melbourne Stars are being led by Glenn Maxwell in this season of Big Bash League. They are in a rollicking form at the moment with eight wins out of nine cricket games. They are at the top of the table and look set for the top two finish.
Stars were brilliant once again in their last cricket game against Sydney Sixers. Their opener, Marcus Stoinis, scored a record-breaking 147 runs off 79 balls and pushed Stars score to 219 runs. In the run chase, Sixers were never in the game and lost the game by 44 runs.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:
- MP Stoinis
- NCR Larkin
- GJ Maxwell
- Haris Rauf
- HWR Cartwright
- DJ Worrall
- Sandeep Lamichhane
- Ben Dunk
- LR Morris
- CD Hinchliffe
- SE Gotch
Expert Prediction: PS vs MS
After brushing aside their closest competitor, Sydney Sixers, in their last game, Melbourne Stars have now set their sight on Perth Scorchers. Scorchers are not expected to be an easy target though, especially at home where they have also hammered their oppositions.
There has been a change in the format this year in the Big Bash League. This year, the tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
In the last five encounters between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars, Scorchers have beaten Stars on the last four occasions. Hence, our prediction is of a win for Perth Scorchers. They are going to be a formidable opponent for Stars.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Perth Scorchers
Top Batsman – Mitch Marsh (PS), Glenn Maxwell (MS)
Top Bowler – Jhye Richardson (PS), Haris Rauf (MS)
Most Sixes – Mitch Marsh (PS), Glenn Maxwell (MS)
Man of the Match – Mitch Marsh (PS)
Team Scores Batting first – Perth Scorchers (180+), Melbourne Stars (160+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars
Perth Scorchers – 2.20
Melbourne Stars – 1.55
*odds may change anytime