The 35th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Hobart Hurricanes are placed at the second last spot in the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table with 3 wins and 5 losses from 8 games. They have 6 points and a net run rate of – 0.492.
They will be up against Perth Scorchers who have 4 wins and 4 losses from 8 games. The Scorchers have 8 points and a net run rate of – 0.153.
D Arcy Short is the top run-scorer for Hobart Hurricanes with 248 runs from 6 innings at an average of almost 50 and a strike rate of 130. However, he will be unavailable due to his inclusion for the ODI tour of India. Matthew Wade will open the innings in his place, who is now free after the Test series against New Zealand.
Riley Meredith has picked up 10 wickets for Hobart Hurricanes from 6 innings. But, an injury has ruled him out of the tournament. In his absence, James Faulkner and Qais Ahmad will shoulder the Hurricanes’ bowling attack.
Mitchell Marsh is the top run-scorer for Perth Scorchers with 307 runs from 8 innings, including an unbeaten knock of 93. He has scored his runs at an average of 50+ and has struck at over 155.
Chris Jordan is the top wicket-taker for Perth Scorchers with 10 scalps from 8 innings. He has conceded runs at an economy of over 9 and has the best of 3/29.
Let’s have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Perth Scorchers – Mitchell Marsh (c), Chris Jordan, Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Jhye Richardson, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green, Tim David
Hobart Hurricanes – Caleb Jewell, Matthew Wade (c), Ben McDermott (wk), David Miller, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland
Who will win the toss? – Perth Scorchers
Who will win? – Perth Scorchers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Matthew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes), Mitchell Marsh (Perth Scorchers)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Qais Ahmad (Hobart Hurricanes), Chris Jordan (Perth Scorchers)
Most Sixes – Matthew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes), Mitchell Marsh (Perth Scorchers)
Player of the Match – Mitchell Marsh
Team Scores Batting first – Hobart Hurricanes 160+, Perth Scorchers 170+
Match Handicap Perth Scorchers
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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