Melbourne Stars will take on Perth Scorchers on 9th January at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. A game played by two sides with different intent, it will be interesting to see how both the teams will approach this game.
Melbourne Stars stands on 3rd position at the points table with 3 wins from the five-match they played. But the team will be worried as the two main players Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will be not available for few matches as they will be busy in international duty. Boland, Plunkett and DJ Bravo were also impressive against Thunders. Nick Larkin scored a not out 41 runs against Thunders and has been impressive throughout the tournament so far.
Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo and Tom O’Connell have been added in 13 men squad.
Players to watch out for: Nic Maddinson, Dwayne Bravo and Nick Larkin.
Perth Scorchers have been poor so far in the tournament with a mere 1 win from the 6 matches they played and stands at bottom of the BBL ladder. And more problem for team arises as the team will be missing their frontline bowlers Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff who will leave for ODI matches against India. Ashton Turner has been brilliant in batting and scoring consistently for the team. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Ashton Agar will have a chance to prove themselves in absence of two frontline bowlers.
Usman Qadir, Sam Whiteman, and rookie Aaron Hardie have been added in 13 men squad.
Players to watch out for: Andrew Tye, Ashton Turner, and Michael Klinger.
Head To Head
Match Played: 12
Melbourne Stars: 6 Won
Perth Scorchers: 6 Won
Melbourne Stars: Ben Dunk, Jonathan Merlo, Seb Gotch, Dwayne Bravo, Nick Larkin, Evan Gulbis, Liam Plunkett, Jackson Coleman, Scott Boland, Liam Bowe, Michael Beer.
Perth Scorchers: Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft, David Willey, Ashton Turner, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Agar, William Bosisto, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Usman Qadir
My PlayerzPot XI
Perth Scorchers will be likely to win this match as Melbourne Stars key player will be missing and Scorchers could take the advantage.