SCO vs STA Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars – 16 December 2020 (Launceston). The Stars are aiming for a hat-trick of wins, whereas the Scorchers are looking for their first victory.
Perth Scorchers will take on Melbourne Stars in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston. The premier T20 competition of Australia is finally here.
Perth Scorchers were very poor in their last game and started the tournament with a defeat. The top-order needs to fire in batting, whereas the pacers need to bowl well in this game. Munro is going to be the main batsman of the side, whereas Richardson is the leader of the bowling attack. This game is going to be a tough one for the Scorchers.
The Stars have won both of their games in the tournament so far. Maxwell and Stoinis have been brilliant in batting, whereas Adam Zampa is bowling fabulously. The arrival of Liam Hatcher in the last game was brilliant, whereas Cartwright proved his all-rounder capacity. This team has all the ingredients to challenge for the title.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score at this ground is 140 runs.
Total BBL10 Games Played: 6; Bat 1st Won: 2; Bat 2nd Won: 4.
Match Details :
Time:- 1:45 PM IST, Live on Sony Six
Probable XI for both sides:-
Perth Scorchers – Josh Inglis, Colin Munro, Joe Clarke, Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Hardie, Matt Kelly, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Fawad Ahmed.
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell, Nick Larkin, Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Colin Munro, and Josh Inglis.
SCO vs STA Team Wicket-Keeper
Josh Inglis (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. He scored 405 runs last season at an average of 28.93, whereas his strike-rate was 153.99. Inglis is an opening batsman who loves to play an aggressive brand of cricket.
SCO vs STA Team Batsmen
Andre Fletcher (Price 9) Hilton Cartwright (Price 8.5) will be our batsman from the Melbourne Stars. Cartwright scored 230 runs last season at an average of 38.33 whereas, he proved his bowling ability in the last game. Fletcher, on the other hand, is a T20 veteran with over 4500 runs. Both of them are crucial players at the top-order.
Colin Munro (Price 9.5) and Joe Clarke (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Perth Scorchers. Munro is a T20 superstar and has four T20 centuries under his belt whereas, Clarke has scored over 1500 T20 runs. The strike-rate of Munro has been 144.42, whereas Clarke’s S/R is 149.05. Both of them failed in the last game but are star players in this format of the game.
SCO vs STA Team All-Rounders
Marcus Stoinis (Price 10.5) and Glenn Maxwell (Price 10) will be our all-rounders from the Melbourne Stars. Stoinis was the highest run-scorer of the last season with 705 runs, whereas his average was 54.23. Maxi, on the other hand, scored 398 runs, whereas he picked ten wickets as well. Marcus has scored 61 runs this season, whereas Maxi has 85 runs to his name.
SCO vs STA Team Bowlers
Adam Zampa (Price 9) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Stars. Zampa picked 20 wickets in 12 games last season whereas, Nile picked ten wickets. Coulter has scalped four wickets this season, whereas Zampa has a couple.
Jhye Richardson (Price 9) and Fawad Ahmed (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Perth Scorchers. Richardson picked 15 wickets last season, whereas his economy was under eight. Fawad, on the other hand, also picked 15 wickets last season at an economy of 6.91. Jhye took a couple of scalps in the last game, whereas Fawad scalped one.
Match Prediction: Melbourne Stars are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Colin Munro and Hilton Cartwright
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