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Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2018/19, Today Match Prediction 03 Feb 2019

Perth Stadium, Perth

182/3 in 20.0


155/9 in 20.0


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

Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars by 27 runs

Melbourne Stars will win the Match

  • Melbourne Stars have 12 points from 11 matches and are placed in fourth position currently. 
  • Perth Scorchers hold the wooden spoon with just three wins out of their 12 matches (6 points). 
  • Melbourne Stars are in a three match winning streak whereas Perth Scorchers are in a four match losing streak.
  • Melbourne Stars won by 6 wickets last time these two teams met this season.

Our prediction is Melbourne Stars will win the Match!

Tournament: Big Bash League 2018/19 | Format: Twenty20 | Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth | Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

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Welcome to the match preview of Perth Scorchers Vs Melbourne Stars.

Perth Scorchers are out of contention for the qualifiers and are currently placed at the last position in points table. They are struggling to put up a good performance with bat and ball together. They were restricted to low scores in last two matches.

Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh and Ashton Turner have showed some good performances with the bat but are highly inconsistent. Their batting order looks toothless and is struggling to stitch partnerships. Mathew Kelly and Jason Behrendoff provide control with the ball while other bowlers leak runs at a higher economy rate. Andrew Tye lost his rhythm and form as the tournament progressed and is out of form. Usman Qadir and Chris Green form the spin duo for the team. 

Melbourne Stars have a better chance for qualification and a win by them will end the campaign for Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers. They have won three matches in a row and looking very confident at the moment.

The form of Marcus Stoinis and Ben Dunk have changed their team's fortunes greatly. Skipper Maxwell yet to make his mark in the tournament. Marcus Stoinis, Dwayne Bravo and Liam Plunkett look in excellent form with the ball. Adam Zampa and Jackson Bird compliment and provide excellent support to them. Marcus Stoinis is their highest run getter and highest wicket taker for the team. They seemed to have peaked at the right time towards the end of the tournament.  

Perth Scorchers Preview

Key Players:

Ashton Turner – After a good start to the league which lead to his Test call-up, he has now scored single digit scores in last four matches. He would like to turn the tables quickly and regain his lost touch with the bat.    

Jason Behrendoff – Behrendoff did not pick a wicket last match but he gave away just 11 runs in his four over’s. He used the new ball effectively by swinging it both ways. 

Stats from the league

Ashton Turner – 309 runs at strike rate 128 (HS - 60*, 50s-2) 

 Andrew Tye - 14 wickets at an economy of 8.3 RPO (BB- 4/18) 

Perth Scorchers Predicted Playing XI:

Cameron Bancroft (wk), Shaun Marsh, Sam Whiteman, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Nick Hobson, Clint Hinchliffe, Aaron Hardie, Matthew Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Usman Qadir Sam Whiteman and Aaron Hardie may replace Andew Tye and Josh Inglis in the playing XI.

Perth Scorchers Actual Playing XI:

AJ Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nick Hobson, Clint Hinchliffe, Jason Behrendorff, CT Bancroft, Josh Inglis, M Klinger, Mitchell Marsh, AJ Turner, Matthew Kelly

Melbourne Stars Preview

Key Players:

Marcus Stoinis – Stoinis is in superb form with his batting and bowling recently. He has scores of 43, 53 & 73 coupled with bowling figures of 4/20, 3/20 & 3/19 in the last three matches. He is the most valuable player of the tournament at the moment. 

Dwayne Bravo – Bravo is an excellent player to have in the team. His death bowling skills and finishing skills with the bat are invaluable to any team. He is player every captain would dream top have in the team.

Stats from the league:

Marcus Stoinis – 312 runs at strike rate 132 (HS -78, 50s-3) & 14 wickets at an economy of 6.7 RPO (BB- 4/21)

Dwayne Bravo – 14 wickets at an economy of 7.7 RPO (BB – 3/22)

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI:

Dwayne Bravo, Liam Plunkett, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Ben Dunk, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb (wk), Jackson Bird, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Tom O Connell They are on a hot winning streak and would not want to change their winning combination. .

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Dwayne Bravo, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Nic Maddinson, Sebastian Gotch, Liam Plunkett, Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell, D Worrall

Weather Conditions

Perth pitch has more in it for the bowlers than the batmen especially for the fast bowlers at the start of the match. The ball will swing for the early part of the match. And batting may get easier as the match progresses. Average score is around 140-150 runs this season.

Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

Teams batting second have won five out of the six matches here this season. The pitch aids pacers at the start ad batting gets easier in the second essay.  Any score above 170 runs is tough to chase. Both teams will look to chase down the opposition's score.

Perth Scorchers look like of team of Xi put at the dark end and they are struggling find way to win. Melbourne Stars have been excellent form last week by winning hat trick of matches. So we expect Melbourne Stars to continue their winning streak.

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar