Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars 2022
20th T20 Match
Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia
Dec 28, 2022
- Perth Scorchers to win.
- Perth Scorchers have 6 points from 4 games and are presently on a two-game winning streak.
- Melbourne Stars have only two points from four games, having lost their past two.
- In their earlier meeting this year, the Perth Scorchers defeated the Melbourne Stars by 61 runs.
Head to Head
The Big Bash League is approaching its midpoint, with each side vying for critical points in the qualifying fight. Perth Scorchers are now in a comfy spot and are in terrific form, having won their past two games. Melbourne Stars are currently in sixth place and on a two-match losing skid. With a win in this game, both clubs will hope to move up the standings. Perth Scorchers have only been defeated once this season and will feel comfortable against a side they defeated by 61 runs in Match 12. Melbourne Stars have struggled to rediscover their best form in their past two matches and will face a tough Perth Scorchers squad to reclaim their form. Perth Scorchers are undefeated in Perth this season and looking for their fourth win in five 2022-23 BBL games. The Stars are off of form, having been defeated by 38 runs, 61 runs, and seven wickets in their past three matches.
The game will begin in Western Australia, when the weather is 29 degrees. As the sun goes down, the temperature will dip to the low twenties.
The Perth Scorchers had a strong start in this season, winning their first game. Following that, they struggled in the tournament, missing their next three matches. Regardless of the fact that the tournament is still in its early stages, Sydney will want to actually win their next matches and push for a berth in the top four. Despite being 72/6 at the midway point, the Perth Scorchers hunted down 134 runs Wednesday night. Ashton Turner led the chase with an undefeated 48 runs off 38 balls, with the middle order combination of Josh Inglis (19 runs), Aaron Hardie (22 runs), and Jhye Richardson (18 runs) contributing key innings. In 20 overs, their bowlers held the opposition to 133/7. Jason Behrondeff (1/31) and Andrew Tye (3/30) took wickets, while Jhye Richardson bowled a match-winning spell of 4-1-20-0. Peter Hatzaglou and Ashton Agar combined for 8-0-44-1, completely suffocating the run surge.
The Melbourne Stars won their previous encounter with style after suffering two consecutive defeats. This triumph will strengthen their confidence as they prepare to face the Perth Scorchers. They will strive to capitalize on their momentum and go undefeated. In their last match, the Melbourne Stars scored 150/5 in 20 overs. Beau Webster led the way with 78 runs off 51 balls, including four boundaries and three sixes. He received minimal help at the other side, with Joe Clarke (27 runs) and Hilton Cartwright (20 runs) contributing little. They didn’t obtain the necessary pace in the middle overs to end on a high note. Their bowlers failed to limit the opponents batters in their last encounter, which they lost by 7 wickets. Luke Wood, Adam Zampa, and Beau Webster each took a wicket in the game. Trent Boult and Liam Hatcher both went for over 9 RPO runs throughout the game.
Probable Playing XIs
Faf du plessis, Adam Lyth, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Aaron Hardie, Jason Behrondeff, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Peter Hatzaglou, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson
Thomas Rogers, James Seymour, Beau Webster, Adam Zampa, Joe Clarke, Nick Larkin, Cartwright, Campbell, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, Liam Hatcher
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Cameron Green, Laurie Evans (contract terminated), Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh (injured), Tymal Mills (withdrawn), Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Phil Salt (injured), Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Faf du Plessis (replacing Laurie Evans, first seven matches only), Adam Lyth (replacing Phil Salt, first half only), Stephen Eskinazi, Hamish McKenzie, David Payne (replacement for Tymal Mills for second half of the season)
Trent Boult, Joe Burns (injured), Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Luke Wood, Adam Zampa, Campbell Kellaway, Tom O’Connell, Sam Elliott, Cam McClure, James Seymour (local replacement player)
Perth Scorchers Team News
- Lance Morris is still with the Australia Test team at the MCG, and the Scorchers are expecting to see him make his BBL debut in the new year.
- The Scorchers are in great form, and we expect them to use the same lineup in this match.
Melbourne Stars Team News
- Nathan Coulter-Nile and Marcus Stoinis both avoided the Melbourne Stars’ Boxing Day loss to the Sydney Sixers at the SCG.
- As the duo were granted clearance to go to Western Australia prior to this match. Both are expected to rejoin the team at Optus Stadium.
Teams chose to bat first in the previous two games played at this location, and we predict the captains to do so again in this encounter.
How to Bet
We are backing Perth Scorchers. They have won both of their games at this arena thus far. They will also seek to extend their unbeaten run, as they have enthusiasm and experience on their back. The Melbourne Stars batting order is suffering with reliability and will need to lift their approach in this vital match. This match is expected to be won by the Perth Scorchers. Bet on Perth Scorchers to win.