The Big Bash League 2021-22 season has resumed after a brief break, with the Perth Scorchers taking on the Hobart Hurricanes. In the previous match between the two teams, the Scorchers defeated the Hurricanes convincingly, thanks to Mitchell Marsh’s century. Both teams are very strong, and we anticipate another exciting match this time.
The Perth Scorchers are the clear favourites, according to the cricket betting odds. Let’s see if there are any betting opportunities in this game.
The game will take place on December 20, 2021, at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Match Details to Note
Match: Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 15th Match, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date: December 20, 2021 (Monday)
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Team Previews
In the previous match, the Perth Scorchers fielded their strongest eleven for the first time in BBL 2021-22. Mitchell Marsh, Tymal Mills, and Josh Inglis all made an immediate impact after breaking into the starting eleven. Mitchell Marsh scored the most runs, Tymal Mills took the most wickets, and the Perth Scorchers dominated.
We expect them to flex their batting muscles once more in their next home match. The Perth Scorchers can play freely thanks to Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis, Ashton Turner, and a number of excellent lower-order batsmen. When the ball comes onto the bat in Perth, expect a couple of these batsmen to really get stuck into the opposition.
The Perth Scorchers’ bowling attack is also outstanding. Tymal Mills brings a genuine pace-bowling option who can also bowl at the death, but the team was already strong before he arrived, with Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Peter Hatzglou, and Ashton Agar. There’s enough depth here to keep the pressure on the opposition all the time.
Perth Scorchers Squad
Kurtis Patterson, Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, Tymal Mills, Cameron Bancroft, Nick Hobson, David Moody, Matthew Kelly, Aaron Hardie
Predicted XI: Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, Tymal Mills
The Hobart Hurricanes have a very strong batting lineup as well. Darcy Short is one of the most consistent BBL batsmen ever, and Matthew Wade has already shown us a glimpse of his best. The additions of Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, and Harry Brooks to the middle order add a lot of power and depth.
Tim David is one player who we believe could be a surprise package. He is a fantastic ball smasher who can easily clear the boundaries. The Hurricanes can certainly out-bat most teams, but in this match, they will face one of the best bowling attacks in the BBL.
The Hobart Hurricanes’ bowling lineup will be led by Nathan Ellis. He is an excellent slow bowler and a viable option in the Top Bowler Hobart Hurricanes betting market. Sandeep Lamichhane, Joel Paris, Scott Boland, and Darcy Short are all good bowlers, but we don’t believe they can compete with the Perth Scorchers.
Hobart Hurricanes Squad
Matthew Wade (wk / c), D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Harry Brook, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Josh Kann, Riley Meredith, Mitchell Owen, Wil Parker, Thomas Rogers, Jordan Thompson, Macalister Wright
Predicted XI: Matthew Wade (c & wk), D Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Harry Brook, Caleb Jewell, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Joel Paris, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane
Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Toss Prediction
Chasing teams have won three of the last four matches on this wicket, and both captains will look to bowl first due to early moisture beneath the track.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Forecasters predict that Perth will have bright and sunny weather on match day, with only a 10% chance of rain. Rain delays are to be expected in this game.
The pitch at Perth Stadium will not change during the course of this match. For the entire 40 overs, it will be fast, bouncy, and flat. This will allow the batsmen to play their shots while also giving the bowlers a chance to respond. Scores at this venue tend to be extremely high or extremely low, as a team that gains momentum early on can be difficult to stop.
We believe that something in the neighbourhood of 170 should be considered standard for the venue.
Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Match Prediction
Perth Scorchers are on a roll, with their top batters scoring big centuries and leading their team to big scores in the last two games. Their bowling attack is equally potent, assisting their team to a comfortable victory. The Hobart Hurricanes have been inconsistent recently and will be eager to win this game and move ahead in the league standings. To compete with the in-form Perth Scorchers, they must improve their balance and depth. This match is expected to be won by the Perth Scorchers.
Perth Scorchers is the favourite to beat Hobart Hurricanes at the odds of 1.60.
- Perth scorchers have 10 points from three matches, with three victories.
- Hobart Hurricanes have 6 points from 3 games, with a single victory in all three.
- In their previous meeting this season, the Perth Scorchers defeated the Hobart Hurricanes.