Cricket Match Information:
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat round two is going to be the next clash in the Big Bash League. The first cricket game between the two sides was emphatically won by Perth Scorchers by 40 runs. That game was played at Brisbane, the home ground of Brisbane Heat. Currently on the points table, Brisbane Heat have moved to the third spot with four wins out of seven cricket games, whereas Scorchers are struggling yet again at the sixth spot with three wins out of seven games. Our prediction is of a high-voltage, high-scoring cricket game.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 3:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 11.01.2020
- Venue: Perth Stadium
- Weather: Pleasant, Temperature: 34 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Perth Scorchers
- Team B: Brisbane Heat
- Team A Captain: Mitch Marsh
- Team B Captain: Chris Lynn
Perth Scorchers are being led by Mitch Marsh in this season of Big Bash League. They had their worst season of all-time last year when they finished at the eighth spot.
They have not been good this season as well with three wins out of seven cricket games. Compared to the standard that they have set for themselves over the years, this season again feels like an underwhelming one. Mitch Marsh will have to do well to inspire his teammates and get his team among the top four teams.
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
- CJ Jordan
- Jhye Richardson
- Chris Jordan
- Ashton Agar
- JP Inglis
- Fawad Ahmed
- C Green
- M Kelly
Like last year, Brisbane Heat are once again being led by Chris Lynn. They could not make the top four last year due to the poor showing in the initial part of the tournament. This year, they have been better and are showing signs of gaining momentum in the last few last cricket games.
Currently after playing seven cricket games, they are placed at the fourth spot with three wins and all the four wins have come in their last four games. After blowing the teams on batting first, they registered their first win this season while chasing in their last game.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Brisbane Heat’s playing XI:
- Chris Lynn
- Max Bryant
- Ben Cutting
- Zahir Khan
- JK Lalor
- MJ Swepson
- Ben Laughlin
- Matt Renshaw
- Tom Banton
- JJ Peirson
- Jack Prestwidge
Expert Prediction: PS vs BH
It is getting to the business end of the tournament. Teams are now looking to give themselves the best chance to qualify for the playoff spot. Amidst this, Brisbane Heat will be taking on Perth Scorchers for the second time this season. Heat has gained some great momentum by winning the last four games, whereas Perth too are coming off a huge win.
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 the two sides, Scorchers have managed to win two cricket games, whereas Heat have emerged winner on three other occasions.
Our prediction is of a win for Brisbane Heat. They are oozing with confidence right now, whereas Perth are under pressure to resurrect their campaign.
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? – Brisbane Heat
Top Batsman – LS Livingstone (PS), Chris Lynn (BH)
Top Bowler – M Kelly (PS), Ben Cutting (BH)
Most Sixes – LS Livingstone (PS), Chris Lynn (BH)
Man of the Match – Chris Lynn (BH)
Team Scores Batting first – Perth Scorchers (160+), Brisbane Heat (190+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat
Perth Scorchers – 2.00
Brisbane Heat – 1.66
*odds may change anytime