|Finished.140/1 (16.2) vs 139/5 (20)|
12.01.2021, 13:45 IST
Perth Scorchers predicted XI, preview, form, and key players for this matchPredicted XI: Ashton Turner (c), Mitchell Marsh, Jason Roy, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye.
Whatever the Scorchers squad started eating since their fourth match, it seems to be working wonders. Not only have they won four matches in a row, but they have won almost all of them convincingly. In their last match, they were up against second place Sydney Thunder. Batting first, their start wasn’t the best, but a 50 from Colin Munro and a flurry of solid cameos from others, most notably Ashton Turner’s 31, saw them pile up a dangerous 185. When it came time to defend, Jhye Richardson was magnificent for his four-for, and Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye picked up 2 each. In the very last ball of the match, the Scorchers bowled out their opponents 17 runs short.
- Josh Inglis: Important with the bat and behind the sticks, Inglis is an essential element of the Scorchers unit.
- Ashton Turner: He may not be a textbook batsman, but his rapidfire flurries and solid captaincy make him a key player in our eyes.
- Jhye Richardson: As he proved in the last match, Richardson is extremely talented and can turn a match around by his lonesome.
- Jason Behrendorff: Usually in the shadow of the more successful Richardson, Behrendorff is also an excellent bowler in the making.
Hobart Hurricanes predicted XI, preview, form, and key players for this matchPredicted XI: Peter Handscomb (c), Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ben McDermott (wk), Riley Meredith, D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Johan Botha, Colin Ingram, Tim David.
A double stumble can’t be easy on the Hurricanes’ morale, especially this late in the tournament. If they lose this and slip below the playoff spots, they will be hard pressed to come back. In their last match, they were up against their immediate competitors Sydney Thunder. Fielding first, the only bowlers to find success were D’Arcy Short with 3 for 26 and Sandeep Lamichhane with a solitary wicket for his 23. Add to that the fact that every other bowler was expensive, and Thunder were able to get themselves to a decent 167. On the Hurricanes’ turn to bat, Only Ben McDermott and Peter Handscomb had a decent time out, but even they could only make 22 and 30 respectively. Ultimately, the Hurricanes were only able to get a poor 128.
- D’Arcy Short: After his superb work with the ball the other night, Short might become more of an all-rounder than he was given credit for.
- Dawid Malan: Every batsman has ups and downs, and following his down, Malan’s comeback is due.
- Scott Boland: He had a horrible game last time out, but we feel that he’s too good to be bogged down by that.
- Sandeep Lamichhane: The Nepali talent is starting to find his footing down under, and he can be devastating once he fully gets the hang of it.
PS vs HH weather and pitch conditionsWith a high of 30 degrees, some clouds, and no chance of rain, it should be a great day for cricket in Perth. However, there will be a pretty strong breeze blowing that might make high balls difficult to judge.
The pitch at Perth has been pretty great for cricket as a whole, with mostly moderate to high scores being scored, defended, and chased. There’s plenty here for bowlers and batsmen, but the latter should aim for 180+ if they want to feel safe.
Can the Scorchers get a dream five wins in a row to take another important step towards qualification? Or will the Hurricanes blow them away at their own home? Find out if our Perth Scorchers versus Hobart Hurricanes predictions come true on Tuesday!
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