Big Bash League 2020-21 Match 47
Hobart Hurricanes vs. Perth Scorchers Match Prediction – Fri, 22nd January
Perth Can Prove Lethal:
They come off a good win. Perth battered Heat for their sixth victory in seven games. Note the defeat came against the defending champions and roaring leaders Sydney Sixers. Each of these six victories came with comprehensive margins.
Perth Scorchers countered their significant loss to Sydney Sixers in great elegance as they swept apart Brisbane Heat’s encounter in their most recent game. The win against Hurricanes, and the overwhelming 178 run chase against Thunder, was less foreseeable and immediately required. They’d hitherto lost three on a trot, comprising a one-sided clash against the same rivals.
Perth Scorchers have registered six wins of their 11 games and are positioned in 2nd place on the BBL 2020-21 points table. They are eyeing strong on paper with the inclusion of their star all-rounder Mitchell Marsh again from injury.s
Possible playing XI: Ashton Turner (C), Fawad Ahmed, Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingstone, Joel Paris, Colin Munro, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Inglis (WK), Jhye Richardson, Jason Roy, and Andrew Tye.
Can Hobart Rebuild Strength?
Hobart Hurricanes will enter this game outside of the top five on the points table despite a big win in their Bash campaign’s perspective. In their last game, they overcame Sydney Thunder thanks to a beautiful run chase.
Following that unbelievable, memorable Test series, Hurricanes welcomes Tim Paine and Matthew Wade back to the roster. If they play – as we write, there isn’t much-stated proposition either – it should be a considerable advantage. On the shortcoming, James Faulkner is out for this edition of BBL.
Hobart could straightaway use Wade restructuring an intimidating opening partnership with D’Arcy Short. The chase over Thunder was predominantly remarkable, having lost both openers inexpensively. Once again, Ben McDermott was incredible alongside the ever-reliable Dawid Malan. Reinforce up top, and this converts to a very commanding line-up.
Possible playing XI: Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dawid Malan, Mitchell Owen, Peter Handscomb (C), Will Jacks, Ben McDermott (WK), D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
Hobart Hurricanes will play against the Perth Scorchers in the 47th game of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne on Friday.
The wicket at the Docklands Stadium is a good one to bat on with a decent average first innings score of 165 runs. The spin bowlers have relished great success at this ground and are likely to dictate this game too. The skipper winning the toss will like to bat first as chasing teams have wriggled a lot on this venue.
Prefer Piping Hot Perth:
Preference has to be for Perth Scorchers. Backing them on this venue last time paid off, and forthrightly, 1.71 is flawlessly fair owing to their recent form. Hurricanes are valued in all departments but look sub-standard. That was abided out in their recent encounter.
Munro and McDermott to Master:
Interestingly, a non-opener is preferred for both teams. Brian McDermott justifies the tag at this rate for Hurricanes. He has been flawless throughout the edition. In the last encounter, too, he strengthened the foundation with the openers departing very early.
Similarly, Colin Munro tops for the Perth Scorchers list, which makes wisdom based on him being their top scorer throughout this edition. We will be very wary of taking such short probabilities given Livingston and Roy’s capability to shawl the rates up before he even enters to bat.