In the 12th fixture of the Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers will take place at Junction Oval, Melbourne, Australia on 23rd December.
This will be the first meeting between both teams in the ongoing season. Melbourne Stars are coming for this game after scoring a win against Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers are coming after facing a loss against the Hurricanes. Both teams will be motivated to score a win and improve their position on the BBL point table.
Melbourne Stars started their BBL campaign with a loss against Sydney Thunder in the first game of the tournament. However, they immediately made a comeback by defeating Hobart Hurricanes in the second fixture by 38 runs.
The stars are currently in the third position in the BBL point table and would like to gain some points by defeating Perth Scorchers in the next game.
Perth Scorchers are in close competition with Melbourne Stars as they are in the fourth position. Scorchers started off the tournament on a positive note with a win but failed to continue the momentum against the Hobart Hurricanes in the next.
However, the team would like to get back to their winning momentum as soon as possible.
Our experts believe that Perth Scorchers will be scoring a win against Melbourne Stars in the upcoming game.
The betting tip is...
Perth Scorchers will win
Melbourne Stars looks like a well-balanced team when it comes to the BBL tournament this year. They have good depth in their batting lineup and have one of the strongest bowling attacks in the tournament. Joe Clark scored a century in the last game at a strike rate of 152.03 and gave his team a winning momentum against Hobart Hurricanes.
Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, and skipper Adam Zampa make a good trio in the bowling attack. The only major concern for the Stars is the declining form of Marcus Stoinis.
Perth Scorchers have come out as a dominating team against the Melbourne Stars as they have defeated the Stars in the last three meetings. Perth’s major concern right now is their middle order which is unable to score runs. Ashton Turner and Aaron Hardie will have to pull up their socks to make sure they are contributing to the team.
Hardie is still successful with the ball more than his bat. Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye are doing a commendable job in the bowling attack.
The upcoming fixture of Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers is expected to be a close game. However, Perth Scorchers have the upper hand against the Stars and they will win the match.