Perth Scorchers will lock horns against Hobart Hurricanes in the 15th match of the Big Bash League 2021. The Perth Stadium in Perth will host this high-octane contest.
Perth Scorchers are the only unbeaten side in the competition so far. They have played three games and won all three. Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, are placed in the fifth position, with six points to their name. They have won only one of the three games played.
The upcoming meeting between these two sides will be a reverse fixture of their last game. At the Bellerive Oval, Perth Scorchers skipper Ashton Turner won the toss and opted to bat first. They had a shaky start but Mitchell Marsh walked in at 3 and changed the course of the match. He hit a scintillating century and was well-supported by Laurie Evans as they posted 182 on the board, losing five wickets.
The Hurricanes faltered in the chase as there weren’t any significant contributions from their batters as they were knocked over on 129 in 19 overs. It was a good overall performance from the Scorchers as they completed a 53-run victory over the Hurricanes. They will be eager to perform in the same way in their home ground whereas the Hurricanes will look to seek an act of revenge for their loss. Hobart Hurricanes are placed at the 6th spot in the Big Bash League 2021-22 points table with one win and 2 losses from their 3 matches of the league. The team has 6 points.
D’Arcy Short is the top run-scorer for Hobart Hurricanes with 125 runs at a strike rate of 107. He has struck 9 fours and 5 sixes. Matthew Wade has also made 117 runs at a strike rate of 169. Joel Paris has been the best bowler for Hobart Hurricanes and has picked up 5 wickets while bowling at an average of 14 and an economy rate of 7.65.
Perth Scorchers are placed at the 2nd spot in the Big Bash League 2021-22 points table with wins from their 3 matches of the league. The team has 10 points. Colin Munro is the top run-scorer for Perth Scorchers with 117 runs at a strike rate of 146. He has struck 8 fours and 6 sixes. Mitchell Marsh has also made 100 runs at a strike rate of 166.
Andrew Tye has been the best bowler for Perth Scorchers and has picked up 7 wickets while bowling at an average of 12 and an economy rate of 8.40.Perth Scorchers
PERTH SCORCHERS VS HOBART HURRICANES MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 15, Big Bash League 2021
Date and Time: December 20th, 2021, Monday, 01:45 PM IST
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
PERTH SCORCHERS VS HOBART HURRICANES PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Perth Stadium is a belter of a track. The ball comes nicely onto the bat and the batters can play their strokes freely once set. The new ball bowlers will get an extra zip off the surface.
PERTH SCORCHERS VS HOBART HURRICANES WEATHER FORECAST
The temperature in Perth is expected to range between 17 and 30 degrees Celsius. There will be a cloud cover throughout the day.
PERTH SCORCHERS VS HOBART HURRICANES PROBABLE XIS
Mitchell Marsh remained unbeaten on 100 off just 60 balls to help his side post 182 in their 20 overs. Laurie Evans also was good in his cameo (40 off 24 balls). Tymal Mills starred with the ball, picking up three wickets, and was well-supported by Ashton Agar and Andrew Tye who picked up two wickets each as they defeated the Hurricanes comprehensively.
- Colin Munro
- Kurtis Patterson
- Mitchell Marsh
- Josh Inglis (wk)
- Ashton Turner (c)
- Laurie Evans
- Ashton Agar
- Andrew Tye
- Jason Behrendorff
- Peter Hatzoglou
- Tymal Mills
The bowlers struggled to pick regular wickets with Nathan Ellis finishing with two wickets as the Scorchers put 182 on the board. Ben McDermott top-scored with 41 but the other batters failed to contribute as they lost the game by 53 runs.
- Matthew Wade (c & wk)
- D’Arcy Short
- Ben McDermott
- Harry Brook
- Caleb Jewell
- Peter Handscomb
- Tim David
- Nathan Ellis
- Joel Parris
- Scott Boland
- Sandeep Lamichhane
PERTH SCORCHERS VS HOBART HURRICANES MATCH PREDICTION
Both sides met in their last fixture and it was a dominant performance from the Scorchers as they defeated the Hurricanes by 53 runs. The Hurricanes need to be on their toes to seek revenge for their loss.
Perth Scorchers have the winning momentum behind them and expect them to come out on top on Monday.
PERTH SCORCHERS VS HOBART HURRICANES HEAD-TO-HEAD
Matches – 16
Perth Scorchers– 10
Hobart Hurricanes– 6
N/R – 0
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
COLIN MUNRO- PERTH SCORCHERS
Colin Munro has been in incredible form in the ongoing edition of the BBL. In three matches, the left-hander has notched 117 runs at an average of 58.50 and a strike rate of 146.25. Although he bagged a duck in the previous game, the fact that he smashed an unbeaten 114 against the Adelaide Strikers should keep him in good stead.
TYMAL MILLS- PERTH SCORCHERS
Tymal Mills has been a consistent performer in the T20 circuit and the Scorchers roped him in. In the only game he has played, he gave an account of his stupendous self. The pacer has played one game in the championship and returned with figures of 4-0-23-3. The left-arm can be effective with the ball and lethal with the old ball as well.
Prediction: Perth Scorchers to win this encounter.