Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat preview

It is going to be the battle for top four spots as Perth Scorchers are taking on Brisbane heat at docklands stadium today. Both teams are currently positioned in 5th and 6th respectively. A win over here will take them an inch closer to securing a playoff berth. Scorchers has suffered a loss in their last outing against Sydney sixers and will be desperate to coming back to winning ways. For Scorchers their openers Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy should take more accountability and should play up to their potential. Promotion of Josh Inglish has provided more dividends and at the same time, their lower middle order lacks essential firepower to make the team get past the victory mark. When it comes to their bowling Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye and Jason Behendroff are complementing each other very well and they are ably supported by their spin bowling CounterdumFawad Ahmed. Overall a well-balanced outfit capable of defeating any team on the given day.

Brisbane Heat on another hand is coming from an impressive win against Melbourne Renegades and they will be looking to keep their winning momentum on their favour. Captain Chris Lynn is known for swashbuckling knocks in BBL but this season the big score is not coming from his bat. He has proved his form with a couple of good knocks but a big score will help his side to lift their momentum. Jack Wildermuth has been the revelation for them this season as he impresses with both bat and ball. His strong performance helps the heat to maintain the team balance. Mark Steketee and Mathew Kuhnemann are delivering with the ball but they need to bowl much fuller at the beginning to scorchers batsmen under check. MorneMorkel’s availability provides much-needed experience to their bowling unit and heat will expect his come handy today.

Players to watch out for:

 Josh Inglish:

Josh Inglish is one of the success stories this year. Team’s decision to promote him up the order is doing wonders for scorchers. He has repaid their faith with a couple of fifties. With openers still struggling to find their feet, his form is crucial for scorchers to put some fight with the bat.

Chris Lynn:

Chris Lynn will look to score big which will help his side to keep the winning momentum on their side. Heat is eyeing for his explosive batting which will keep scorchers bowlers under check. His strong form will be crucial for the heat when entering into playoffs.

Expecting Playing XI:

Perth Scorchers

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

 

Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Lewis Gregory, James Bazley, Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, MorneMorkel, Xavier Bartlett

Pitch report:

This is going to be the first match at docklands stadium so there is no previous data available. But you can expect pitch supports both bowlers and batsmen.

Final thoughts:

Considering the team composition and balance you can expect Perth Scorchers emerge as victorious. But Brisbane Heat is a kind of team that has got never give up attitude. So you can expect a gritty encounter between these two sides today.

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