The Big Bash League 2023–24 season has kicked off with a flurry of excitement. In just seven matches, we've witnessed sensational catches, pitch-related interruptions, rain woes, and stellar performances.
As we gear up for the next phase until the last week of January, the upcoming Perth Scorchers vs. Hobart Hurricanes clash on December 20, 2023, at Perth Stadium promises more cricketing thrills.
The Scorchers currently stand third in the points table, securing three points from two matches, while the Hurricanes, placed sixth, seek redemption after a lone defeat in the league so far. The top bookmakers in India have great BBL odds with them.
Behrendorff has a fantastic bowling strike of 14 in the last ten matches.
The betting tip is...
Jason Behrendorff to take 1.5 + wickets
The home team goes into this match as the favorites to win it. Aaron Hardie has scored 298 runs in the last 10 matches for his team at an average of 49.67 and has been the best batter for them, followed by Stevie Eskinazi, who has scored 238 runs in the past 10 fixtures at a strike rate of almost 127.
Perth Scorchers also have an excellent bowling attack, and the bowlers to watch out for are Jason Behrendorff (12 wickets in the last eight matches) and Andrew Tye (11 wickets in the last ten matches).
Perth Scorchers will be going with the same team that played in the previous match.
Predicted Lineup: Stevie Eskinazi, Cooper Connolly, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Nick Hobson, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Hamish McKenzie, and Jason Behrendorff
For the Hobart Hurricanes, their opener alongside Matthew Wade, Caleb Jewell, has been the best batter. Jewell has scored 303 runs in the last ten fixtures at a phenomenal strike rate of over 150.
Tim David is right behind him with 247 runs in the last ten games at a strike rate of almost 170. Their top bowlers have been their captain, Nathan Ellis (14 wickets in the last ten matches), and right-arm fast bowler, Riley Meredith (13 wickets in the last ten matches).
Hobart Hurricanes are to play the same playing XI as per the last match except for any late injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Matthew Wade (wk), Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Sam Hain, Tim David, Corey Anderson, Chris Jordan, Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis (c), Riley Meredith, and Peter Hatzoglou
In their last five encounters, the Perth Scorchers have asserted their dominance over the Hobart Hurricanes with four victories and only one defeat. The Scorchers, a force to be reckoned with in the Big Bash League, are likely to continue their stronghold.
The Hurricanes face a daunting task and must devise innovative strategies to overcome the Scorchers' supremacy, or else they risk languishing with zero points in the league standings. A closer look at both teams' recent performances reveals the Scorchers' impressive record of four wins and one match concluding with no result, contrasting with the Hurricanes' struggle, securing only one win while succumbing to four defeats.