Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars: In the 20th game of the Big Bash League, Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars will lock horns at Perth Stadium on Thursday. Both teams are at the opposite end of the point table. Perth Scorchers are currently at the second spot and Melbourne Stars is currently fixed at the second-last spot at the point table.
The contradicting quality of cricket these two teams have will make the fixture more interesting. At one end, Perth Scorchers will be trying to reach the first spot and the Stars will try their best to improve their spot in the point table.
The four-time BBL Champions have started showing their true colours after witnessing a loss in their second game in the league against Hobart Hurricanes. Perth Scorchers are coming to this game after scoring a very comfortable win against Adelaide Strikers in the last game.
Melbourne Stars are struggling to make an impact in the ongoing season of the BBL. They have already lost their first game against Perth Scorchers and the Stars are coming after witnessing a loss in the last game against Sydney Sixers. The Stars will have to do something on an urgent basis to make it to the tier of the point table.
Our experts believe that Perth Scorchers will witness a comfortable win against Melbourne Stars.
The betting tip is...
Perth Scorchers will Win
Perth Scorchers are currently struggling with their opening batting lineup. In their last game, the Scorchers were at 72/6 but all thanks to Ashton Turner who lead the chase successfully. Josh Inglis, Aaron Hardie, and Jhye Richardson are the key players in the team.
However, if Scorchers’ opening order is gone too soon then the whole team will be in trouble and things will become a bit finicky. Team management will be hoping for a better performance from the opening batters in the upcoming game.
Melbourne Stars gave up easily in front of Sydney Sixers in the last game. The batters scored 150 runs which were made possible with the help of Beau Webstar’s 78 runs inning. The Stars are coming out as a weaker team in the opening batting lineup and their spin section. The team is unable to pick wickets in the middle overs and their opening batters are failing in almost every game.
If the stats of both teams are compared, Perth Scorchers is a stronger team. They have good depth in their batting and we predict that the Scorchers won’t find any difficulty to score a win against the Stars.