Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Today Match Prediction

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Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Today Match Prediction On Thursday, December 30, the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars will face off in Match No.27 of the Big Bash League 2021-22 at The Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. With a net run rate of 1.188, the Scorchers, headed by Ashton Turner, This season, are in first place in the BBL rankings. The only team to end the Scorchers’ winning streak was the Sydney Thunder.

The Scorchers will be at the top of the table again and will be looking to rebound from their previous setback. The Thunders upset the Scorchers by 34 runs at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday, handing them their first loss of the season. The Stars have been a little hot and cold this season, and as a result, they are ranked fifth on the rankings. They’ll be coming off a 20-run victory against the Brisbane Heat in their next game.

Match Details

Match: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars BBL.

Date: December 30, 2021

Time: 01:45 PM IST.

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.

Weather Report

Tomorrow’s weather is shaping out to be sunny. The daytime temperature will reach 29 °C, while the nighttime temperature will drop to 13 °C. The weather will be dry, with no precipitation and clouds covering 12% of the sky, with a humidity of approximately 54%.

Pitch Report

The Docklands Stadium field has proved suitable for batting. The bowlers may not be home empty-handed. The pursuing teams have found it easier, therefore batting second for both sides should be the way to go.

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Perth Scorchers Playing 11

Ashton Turner (c), Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Matthew Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Lance Morris, Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Laurie Evans

Melbourne Stars Playing 11

Glenn Maxwell (c), Joe Clarke (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Joe Burns, Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch

Key Player

Ashton Agar                                                      

In the latest edition of the T20 event, Ashton Agar has been the star bowler for the Scorchers. The left-arm spinner has ten wickets at an exceptional economy rate of 7.33 in seven games. Agar is no slouch with the bat, having scored 44 runs, the highest of which was an undefeated 30.

Mitchell Marsh

In the current edition of the BBL, Mitchell Marsh has been in outstanding form. The right-hander has 255 runs at an average of 85 and a strike rate of 144.06 in five games. Marsh has looked scary after scoring one century and as many fifties. He’s also taken four wickets, making him a good all-rounder option.

Team News

  • The Scorchers aren’t expected to panic after such a setback, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they maintained the same starting lineup for this match, especially given the short turnaround between matches.
  • Last time out, Melbourne Stars were relieved to return to winning ways, defeating Brisbane Heat by 20 runs after scoring 207/9 while batting first at the Gabba.

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Match Tips

On what should be a belter of a track at Marvel Stadium, a high-scoring clash between two devastating batting teams on their day is expected. Qais Ahmad and Adam Zampa, the visitors’ spin bowling pair, will be essential against Perth’s powerful top order, which features Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, and Josh Inglis. This match might go either way depending on who performs well with the bat on the day, and while the Melbourne Stars have more diverse spin options, the Perth Scorchers have lots of seasoned fast bowling. Finally, despite their recent setback, the Scorchers’ steadiness throughout the tournament may just tip the scales in their favor today, so support them to win what should be a great game.

Today’s match prediction: Melbourne Stars to win the match