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Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, free match prediction 23 Jan 2021

23 Jan 2021 | 13:45 | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
171/6 in 20.0 8.55
182/4 in 20.0 9.10 winner

Melbourne Stars Vs Perth Scorchers betting odds

MLS

1.95

PER

1.76

Toss Winner - Melbourne Stars won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars by 11 runs

Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers are yet to have a completed game against each other in the BBL 2020-21 season.
 

  • Melbourne Stars are coming off a shock defeat against Melbourne Renegades in their last match.
  • Perth Scorchers are in great form and are sitting pretty at the No.2 position.
  • Perth’s batting unit has been its main strength and could be the difference again in this match.

Expect Perth Scorchers to clinch a victory in this game.

  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  • Toss: To Bat

Big Bash League 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Sydney Sixers 12 8 4 0 0 32 0.31
Perth Scorchers 12 7 4 0 1 28 0.986
Sydney Thunder 12 7 5 0 0 27 1.041
Adelaide Strikers 12 6 6 0 0 24 0.159
Melbourne Stars 12 5 6 0 1 24 0.24
Hobart Hurricanes 12 6 6 0 0 23 -0.202
Brisbane Heat 12 5 7 0 0 21 -0.479
Melbourne Renegades 12 3 9 0 0 13 -1.964
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
32 0.31 12 8 4 0 0
28 0.986 12 7 4 0 1
27 1.041 12 7 5 0 0
24 0.159 12 6 6 0 0
24 0.24 12 5 6 0 1
23 -0.202 12 6 6 0 0
21 -0.479 12 5 7 0 0
13 -1.964 12 3 9 0 0
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mls vs per Match Prediction & Analysis

Melbourne Stars suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Melbourne Renegades in their last match which may make things a little tougher for them to ensure a Playoff berth. Currently, they are at the 4th spot on the points table with 24 points in 12 games with a net run rate of +0.240. However, with two more teams breathing down their neck, they cannot afford any more slip-ups. Their next challenge is against Perth Scorchers who are in great form and well placed at the 2nd spot with 28 points and a net run rate of +0.986. They are looking in good shape and will be hard to stop.
 

Teams Preview

Melbourne Stars Preview

Melbourne Stars have had a pretty decent season so far but their form in recent times hasn’t been consistent: in their last 5 matches, they have suffered 3 losses. After winning two games in a row, the Stars were taken down by bottom-placed Melbourne Renegades in their last encounter. After having posted 158-6 on the board, they allowed the Renegades to steal a victory after having them on the mat at the halfway point. 

The leading run-getters for the Stars this season has been opener Marcus Stoinis with 370 runs and captain Glen Maxwell with 313 runs. The rest of the batting unit hasn’t been as consistent but the team will take heart from Nick Larkin’s 67 off 47 balls in the previous game and hope that he continues the good run. Andre Fletcher too is due for a big one and could make an impact.

On the bowling front, the Stars would be disappointed with their performance in the last game. Nathan Coulter-Nile, despite picking 3 wickets, was expensive and so was Liam Hatcher. Adam Zampa, who is their highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets, would have to take the onus again and hope that the others deliver this time.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI:

Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Zahir Khan

Melbourne Stars Key Players From Previous Game Of Big Bash League 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
N Larkin 61 47 8 1 129.79
M Stoinis 37 27 6 0 137.04
N Maddinson 21 18 1 2 116.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N Coulter-Nile 4.0 0 41 3 10.25
Z Khan 4.0 0 23 1 5.75
M Stoinis 3.0 0 22 1 7.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
N Coulter-Nile 4.0 0 41 3 10.25
Z Khan 4.0 0 23 1 5.75
M Stoinis 3.0 0 22 1 7.33

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Zahir Khan, Nic Maddinson, Sebastian Gotch, N Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Billy Stanlake

Perth Scorchers Preview

Perth Scorchers are on a sensational momentum right now and look too hard to stop. They have won 7 of their last 8 games and are now breathing down the neck of table-toppers Sydney Sixers. In their last game, Perth brushed aside Hobart Hurricanes by 22 runs after posting a healthy 179-8 on the board. It was again an all-round show where both their batsmen and bowlers shined.

Josh Inglis, who scored a fantastic 58 off 35 balls in the last match, is now the second-highest run-getter for Perth with 284 runs. He, along with Colin Munro (358 runs), Jason Roy (257 runs), and Liam Livingstone (233 runs) have been the backbone of Perth’s batting throughout. The return of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has only bolstered the team further. 

Jhye Richardson (25 wickets) has been the star of Perth’s bowling this season and is fresh from a spell of 4-33 in the last game. Jason Behrendorff (2-17) too looks in great form and they also have Andrew Tye and leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed to bank on.

Perth Scorchers Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed

Perth Scorchers Key Players From Previous Game Of Big Bash League 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Inglis 58 35 4 2 165.71
J Richardson 29 14 3 2 207.14
L Livingstone 26 15 2 2 173.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Richardson 4.0 0 33 4 8.25
J Behrendorff 4.0 0 17 2 4.25
A Tye 3.0 0 32 1 10.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Richardson 4.0 0 33 4 8.25
J Behrendorff 4.0 0 17 2 4.25
A Tye 3.0 0 32 1 10.67

Perth Scorchers Actual Playing XI:

AJ Tye, Jason Roy, Jason Behrendorff, Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Mitchell Marsh, AJ Turner, Aaron Hardie, Colin Munro

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0 mm. 2.75 k/h From: W 17%
03h 19 0 mm. 3.48 k/h From: W 4%
06h 18 0 mm. 3.68 k/h From: W 8%
09h 17 0 mm. 3.12 k/h From: W 12%
12h 17 0 mm. 3.44 k/h From: WNW 23%
15h 20 0 mm. 3.42 k/h From: WNW 35%
18h 21 0 mm. 3.26 k/h From: N 49%
21h 19 0.58 mm. 5.45 k/h From: NNE 98%

Weather Conditions

The pitch at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground remains a true surface as we saw in both the games played on the venue so far. Batsmen who can get in can make a big impact but the bowlers will always get some amount of purchase from the surface, especially when it starts to slow down a little.

The weather in Melbourne on the day of the game is expected to be clear so we should get a full match.
 

Venue Details

In the two matches played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in BBL 10 we haven’t really seen tall totals being amassed. Melbourne Stars did put up 179-2 here last week but that was primarily due to an innings of 89 by Andre Fletcher. A total of around 160-170 runs by the team batting first could well be a match-winning one.

Toss: To Bat

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first as the conditions should favor the team batting first more.

MLS vs PER Winning Prediction


The previous game between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars this season was abandoned due to rain. Both the teams have 2 wins apiece in the last 4 clashes they have had against each other. However, Perth has found terrific momentum, and their core is really solid. They have most bases covered and know how to win games. The Stars, on the other hand, will have the home advantage. However, they have been inconsistent and will depend on their two best batsmen to do the heavy lifting. Perth hence has the edge in this encounter.
 

Expect Perth Scorchers to clinch a victory in this game.

Author: Bhavesh B.