Big Bash

Perth scorchers vs Hobart hurricanes preview 37th Match

Perth scorchers are all set to take on Hobart hurricanes in the 37th match of the ongoing big bash league at Perth stadium today. After struggling to find momentum in the initial games Perth Scorchers have finally found the consistency by winning last four games. Colin Munro is leading their batting charts with three fifties. Jhye Richardson is leading the wickets column and he is getting the right kind of support from Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye. Overall a well-balanced outfit will look to thrill their home crowd with their fifth consecutive wins. Josh Inglis’ promotion is also doing wonders for them and Captain Ashton Turner is also chipping in with useful contributions with the bat. All-rounder Mitchell marsh is providing the perfect balance for their side with bat and ball. He is contributing with some useful scores with bat and also picking wickets in the middle overs which is very vital for any t20 franchise.

On another hand, Hobart hurricanes are back in action after a long gap of rest. Their bowling attack is one of the best in the tournament so far and return of Riley Meredith will also bolster their chances. They are comfortable placed at the third position in the points table with 5 wins from 9 games and a win over here will take them further to a play-off spot. When it comes to their batting Ben McDermott and Dawid Malan are in recent form but they will look at their star batsmen D’archy Short to fire. He is the major reason for their success in the last couple of seasons. Still, he is yet to find his Midas touch and with play-offs approaching Hobart Hurricanes will look at him to deliver against in-form Perth Scorchers. Both the teams are in fine form and have found the right balance in their playing XI. The only difference is Perth Scorchers is playing in their home soil.

Players to watch out for:

Colin Munro:

Colin Munro is one of the pillars in Perth Scorchers line-up and he is the major reason behind their dramatic turn-around. He has scored three fifties in their last four games and he will look to repeat the same performance against Hobart Hurricanes today as well.

Dawid Malan:

Dawid Malan is world’s No.1 T20 batsmen and he is decent form this season. But a big score is not coming from his bat. He will look to bring it on today against Perth scorchers which will help his side to move forward to secure a spot in playoffs.

Pitch report:

Perth Stadium has offered little bit assistance for both batters and bowlers. So today is not going to be any different. So you can expect the decent score from the team that bats first and captains will also love to bat first.

Expected Playing XI:

Perth Scorchers

Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, and Fawad Ahmed

Hobart Hurricanes

Ben McDermott (WK), D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Johan Botha, Scott Boland, and Riley Meredith/Nick Winter

Final thoughts:

Both teams are on the same page when it comes to team composition and balance. So you can expect a cracking encounter between these sides with Perth Scorchers edging past Hobart hurricanes considering their home advantage.


In-form Perth Scorchers are all set to take on Sydney Thunder at their home ground Gabba today which marks the 34th match of the ongoing BBL. Perth Scorchers have never lost a match at Perth this year and they are undefeatable in the last three encounters. Their late surge has helped them to stay alive in the playoff hunt as they are the point away from making into top four. A win against Sydney thunder today will fancy their playoff hopes. Aston turner’s men are peaking at the time as their move to promote their wicket-keeper batsmen Josh Inglis worked wonders for them. Mitchell Marsh is getting into the groove which provides much-needed balance to their side. As far as their bowling department is concerned Jhye Richardson is topping the wickets column with 13 wickets and he is getting able support from Andrew tye and Aaron Hardie. Also, Perth Scorchers will be riding on confidence as they beat Sydney thunder by massive 86-runs when both the teams met against each other last time.

Sydney thunder on another hand is coming into this match with a victory over Hobart hurricanes. They have defended average of 167 runs. A win along with Sydney sixer’s loss will take them on the top of the points table. Their batting is their major strength as Alex Hales, captain Callum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja scored more than 200runs so far in the tournament. Newbie Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green are among the wickets column with 15 and 13 wickets respectively. They are one of the top teams in the tournament with the well-balanced outfit. Adam Milne’s inclusion has given much-needed firepower to their bowling department. Form of Alex Ross and sam billings are bit worrying so Perth Scorchers might plan to exploit their middle over.

Players to watch out for:

Josh Inglis:

Promotion of Josh Inglis has worked wonders for them as the wicket-keeper batsmen have cracked valuable runs which helped his team to cross the victory margins in the last three encounters. With t20 world cup is approaching he will look to impress the selectors and make a statement.

Tanveer sangha:

Left-arm rookie Tanveer sangha has been the find of the tournament. He is topping the wickets column and his ability to contain the batsmen at middle overs has made him more special. He along with fellow counterpart Chris Green will look to repeat the same performance today which will help his side to emerge as victorious.

Pitch report:

So far three matches have been held in this Perth pitch and all the three games team that bats first have won and the average score in this pitch is 150. So you can expect captains will prefer to bat first if they won the toss.

Expected Playing XI:

Perth Scorchers:

Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed

Sydney Thunder:

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha.

Final thoughts:

Both in-form teams are locking horns against each other. So it will be an interesting encounter. The team that bats first will have a slight advantage.