Cricket Prediction Big Bash League – Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers – Can Perth Scorchers surprise Melbourne Stars?

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Cricket match date09th January 2019

Cricket match time01:45 pm IST

Cricket match location: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Big Bash League

Team A: Melbourne Stars

Team B: Perth Scorchers

Team A Captain: Glenn Maxwell

Team B Captain: TLW Cooper

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Cricket Match Preview:

It is just not happening for Perth Scorchers. No matter how hard they try to play and win, it is just not happening. They have tried various combinations in six games of cricket but are yet to settle down to a lineup that can help them win the game. As a result, they are now at the last position on the points table.

Melbourne Stars, on another hand, have been very good so far in the tournament. They began slowly but have done wonderfully well for themselves. Their decision to send Marcus Stoinis was a masterstroke. It has paid them rich dividends and immediate results. Stoinis has not only scored runs but taken wickets as well.

One thing that is definitely going to impact Stars is the fact that the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will be out on national duty. Both of them and Adam Zampa will be joining Australian cricket team to play against India in the ODI cricket series. Perth will have their share of missing men as well as Mitch Marsh and Jhye Richardson will leave their team for national duty.

It will be interesting to see who leads Melbourne Stars in the absence of Glenn Maxwell. Our prediction is Dwayne Bravo is best suited to lead them as he has the experience of leading the cricket side in CPL. Perth will continue to be led by TLW Cooper and he will be hoping for a better performance from his team that they have produced so far.

Perth Scorchers will take a lot of heart from the manner in which their bowlers bowled in the last cricket game especially Nathan Coulter-Nil, who channelled his anger from being ignored from Australia’s ODI squad in a right way and picked up wickets against Brisbane Heat. Melbourne Stars will also be looking to fill the holes left by Sandeep Lamichhane, who has gone on to attend BPL games.

Cricket Match Information:

Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers will take on each other in their sixth and seventh game of cricket respectively. Both teams have had completely different runs in this tournament so far. While Stars have had a smooth going with 3 wins out of 5 games of cricket, Perth have had just 1 win out of 6 games of cricket.

Melbourne Stars

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Melbourne Stars made an inspirational comeback after a slow start in the first few cricket games. They will not have the services of Maxwell, Stoinis and Zampa for the next few cricket games. Our prediction is of quite a few changes in their lineup.

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Ben Dunk
  • EP Gulbis
  • J Merlo
  • NCR Larkin
  • SE Gotch
  • S Boland
  • MA Beer
  • TJ Deen
  • Nick Maddinson
  • Liam Plunkett

Perth Scorchers

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Perth Scorchers have had a poor start so far in this cricket league. They are one of the most consistent sides ever in the tournament hence, their failure to get going has sent shock waves to everyone. They made a comeback of sorts in the game of cricket against defending champions Adelaide Strikers. But have lost all the games of cricket since then. Hence, our prediction is there will be changes in their next cricket game. They will not also have the service of Jhye Richardson and Mitch Marsh for this game of cricket.

Here is our prediction of Perth Scorchers’ playing XI:

  • M Klinger
  • SM Whiteman
  • Cameron Bancroft
  • AJ Turner
  • HWR Cartwright
  • Ashton Agar
  • David Willey
  • Nathan Coulter-nile
  • JP Behrendorff
  • JP Inglis
  • Usman Qadir

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Ben Dunk have had quite a tournament so far. Being given the opening responsibility for Melbourne Stars, there are higher expectations from him. Our prediction is of a good performance from him in this game of cricket.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch was rated as average after the cricket game between India and Australia test match. Hence, our prediction is of a score of around 150 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Perth Scorchers will begin the game of cricket as the favourites. Although their form has been very poor, it is the absence of many key players from Melbourne Stars that is helping us to lean towards Perth Scorchers in this game of cricket. Hence, our prediction is of Scorchers’ win in this game.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Ben Dunk (MS) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Nathan Coulter-Nile (PS) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Ben Dunk (MS)

LOGO 2 Odds

Melbourne Stars – 1.83

Perth Scorchers – 1.83

*odds may change anytime

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