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 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 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.
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:
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
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
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.