In the previous match at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne in the ongoing season of the BBL, Perth Scorchers posted a healthy 174-5 on the board after being asked to bat first. The average score batting first here in the last few years has been around 160-170 and that is the total the team batting first in this match would be targeting.
Hobart Hurricanes are still in the race for the top 4 and are staying alive in the tournament despite having a poor net run rate of –0.117. They are currently 5th on the table with 23 points and have 3 games left. Given that the table has become so cluttered, they would have to win all 3 to make a real crack for the next round. Their next challenge is against Perth Scorchers who have moved to 2nd place and have a sensational winning momentum with them. Perth has already beaten Hobart once in this edition and would be confident of continuing their winning run.
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Hobart Hurricanes had lost their way after suffering three consecutive losses. However, they managed a fine comeback victory in their last game after defeating a top side like Sydney Thunder which should give them confidence. Set a target of 178, Hobart chased down the total comfortably with 2 overs and 6 wickets to spare. The hero of the match was Ben McDermott whose outstanding 96 off 56 balls won the game for the team.
McDermott is, in fact, the leading run-getter of the season for Hobart with 397 runs in 9 games. He’s found able support in Colin Ingram (258 runs) and Tim David (231 runs). Even Dawid Malan (217) looked in great touch in the last game which should help the batting unit.
Unfortunately, the loss of all-rounder James Faulkner to injury will be a big blow for Hobart and leaves their bowling a little hollow. Scott Boland, who has been the team’s best bowler with 14 wickets, will have added responsibility now along with Riley Meredith (12 wickets) and Nathan Ellis (13 wickets).
Who will win the match
HUR will win the match
Additionally, a couple of mists are relied upon to show up, which could additionally assist the bowlers with additional swing. Batting first and utilizing the conditions would be on either side’s plan for the game.
Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) – Key Players
Ben McDermott (wk)
D Arcy Short
Perth Scorchers (SCO) – Key Players
Josh Inglis (wk)
HUR vs SCO – Team Squad
Hobart Hurricanes (HUR): Matthew Wade (c), Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, D Arcy Short, Macalister Wright, Wil Parker, Dawid Malan
Perth Scorchers (SCO): Mitchell Marsh (c), Jason Roy, Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Agar, Liam Livingstone, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Gannon, Jason Behrendorff, Matthew Kelly, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner.