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Toss Winner - Perth Scorchers won the toss and chose to bat first
Perth Scorchers beat Adelaide Strikers by 49 runs
Perth Scorchers to lock horn against Adelaide Strikers
We predict that Perth Scorchers will defeat Adelaide Strikers.
Tournament: Big Bash League 2021-22 | Format: T20 | Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia | Toss: To BatBet Now
Perth Scorchers are set to play their second game of the Big Bash League against the Adelaide Strikers at Perth Stadium. The ninth game of the BBL is scheduled to take place on 11th December from 4:00 PM. Scorchers have 4 points in one game and are currently in fourth place while Strikers have 1 victory in 2 games and are in second place with 5 points. Perth Scorchers survived a closed call against the Brisbane Heat in the first game. While batting first Scorchers set a target of 158 runs. Kurtis Pattinson scored 55 of 30 balls to help Scorchers set a respectable target. Brisbane Heat fell short of 6 runs due to the heroics of Scorchers pacer Matthew Kelly. Kelly took 4 wickets for 28 runs in his spell of 4 overs.
After losing their first game against the Melbourne Renegades by just 2 runs, Adelaide Strikers hosted them at Adelaide. Batting first, Strikers put 149 runs on the board with contributions from Matthew Short and Jonathan Wells. Pacer Wes Agar took 3 for 17 in just 3 overs to restrict Renegades to 100. The 49 run win sent Renegades to second spot with 5 points. Last time, when both teams clashed against each other, Scorchers beat Strikers by 7 wickets. Chasing the target of 147 set by the Strikers, Scorchers’ batters Jason Roy, Josh Inglis, and Mitchell Marsh battered the Strikers’ attack to register a victory in just 17.4 overs. This was Scorchers’ first win against the Strikers in the last five games.
Skipper Ashton Turner will be looking forward to continuing the winning start with the same team. Colin Munro and wicket-keeper Cameron Bancroft will open the batting for Scorchers. Munro who failed to score big in the first game will face a tough challenge from Strikers’ leg-spinner Rashid Khan who took him out on the last few occasions. Kurtis Patterson proved the faith of head coach Adam Voges right by hitting a half-century in just 28 balls. Scorchers will rely on Patterson to score quick runs at the top in absence of their key players - Michell Marsh and Josh Inglis.
Laurie Evans and skipper Turner are set to continue their role in the middle-order. Evans and Turner had a partnership of 45 runs in 39 balls to take Scorchers to a respectable total in the first game. Matthew Kelly had a game of his life against the Heat. The right-arm pacer rattled the top-order of Heat by sending Max Bryant and Ben Duckett in the pavilion for 2 and 1 respectively. In his second spell, Kelly took back-to-back wickets to put the nail in the coffin of Brisbane. Ashton Agar will lead the spin attack with Peter Hatzoglou. Agar’s perfect line and length against the Heat helped Scorchers in the middle overs. Scorchers will still keep their faith in experienced Jason Behrendorff and Andre Tye to help Kelly in pace attack after conceding 8 per over in the first game.
Key Players: Kurtis Patterson, Colin Munro, Matthew Kelly.
Cameron Bancroft (wk), Colin Munro, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner, Kurtis Patterson, Aaron Hardie, Matthew Kelly, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
Ashton Turner, Matthew Kelly, Peter Hatzoglou, Colin Munro, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Aaron Hardie, Cameron Bancroft, Kurtis Patterson
Adelaide Strikers bounced back from their loss from the first game. Strikers’ bowling attack sent Renegades back to packing their bags for just 100 runs. Matthew Short and Jake Weatherhald will continue to open for Strikers. The duo had 30+ partnerships in both games with a strike rate of more than nine per over. Strikers will look forward to these two converting their fiery start into a big score. Strikers are facing a genuine problem considering the form of their middle-order. They went with Liam Scott over Ryan Gibson in the second game. But Scott returned with 1 run off 6 balls.
Strikers should go back to Gibson who is more experienced than Scott if they want to reduce the pressure of scoring quick runs from the bottom-order. English all-rounder George Garton had a good game against the Renegades. He scored 19 off 11 balls and then took a wicket for 19 in his 3 overs spell. But his form is not reliable and that’s why the middle-order of Strikers needs to perform better. Wes Agar was the centre of attraction in the last game. But it was Strikers’ go-to bowler Rashid Khan who took care of the middle-order of the Renegades. Rashid has been true to his most economical bowler tag. His economy of 7.5 in the first game followed by 4.25 in the second will be boosting the game plan of Strikers against the Scorchers.
Key Players: Matthew Short, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar.
Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Harry Nielsen (wk), Jonathan Wells, Daniel Drew, Liam Scott, George Garton, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle (c)
Thomas Kelly, Matt Short, Wes Agar, Harry Nielsen, Jake Weatherald, Daniel Drew, Fawad Ahmed, Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Jonathan Wells
The weather will be sunny on match day. The temperature will range between 24°C and 14°C with winds blowing at 15kmph to 30kmph. The pitch favours both batters and bowlers equally. It will be another close contest in Perth.
The match will be played at the Perth Stadium. The Optus Stadium has a capacity to accommodate 61,266 spectators and has hosted 2 ODIs, 1 T20I, and 21 domestic T20s so far.
Out of the 21 domestic T20s, the team batting first has won 13 times. With more than 60% winning probability, the team winning the toss should bat first.
Though the recent history of Perth Scorchers against the Adelaide Strikers is not up to the mark, their team is having a good combination of batters and bowlers. A calculated win of 6 runs against the Heat showed Scorchers are more relying on the middle-over game plan. Strikers on the other hand have a problem in their middle-order which needs to be sorted. Thus, overall Perth Scorchers have the upper hand against the Strikers.
We predict that Perth Scorchers will defeat Adelaide Strikers.
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