In their respective first games of the season, both Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Renegades bagged losses by good margins. While the Scorchers lost to the Sydney Sixers by eight wickets, the Sydney Thunder defeated the Renegades by 6 wickets. On Saturday, it will be the Marsh against Marsh clash. Mitchell Marsh-led Scorchers will be up against the Renegades which features his brother Shaun.
Both these sides have got some match-winners in their respective teams. Starting off well in the early parts of such tournaments is essential. Those few initial wins give the team a push to continue doing well in the later stages. One of these two teams is sure to open its account. It will be fascinating to see if Scorchers make the most of the home conditions or will the Renegades reign supreme in Perth.
Pitch and Conditions
In the games that were played at the Perth Stadium last year, the pitch behaved differently at different times. Typically, it has been a high-scoring venue. But there have been occasions when teams were bundled out cheaply. It will be a hot day on Saturday and the teams will be tested with moderate humidity.
The Perth Scorchers have made one change to their squad for this match. Sam Whiteman has been replaced by Liam Guthrie. However, they aren’t likely to make any changes to the eleven. Cameron Green will continue for this game ahead of Joel Paris. Cameron Bancroft will keep the wickets and open the innings along with Josh Inglis. The batsmen must put up a better show this time around.
Predicted XI: Josh Inglis, Cameron Bancroft (WK), Liam Livingstone, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Matt Kelly.
Just like the Scorchers, the Renegades made one change to their squad. Tom Andrews has replaced the injured Alex Doolan. Local boy Shaun Marsh will be playing his first game against his old team, Perth, since he’s moved to the Melbourne-based team. The bowlers will have their task cut out for this encounter and they should focus on bowling economical spells.
Predicted XI: Aaron Finch (C), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Tom Cooper, Dan Christian, Beau Webster, Cameron Boyce, Richard Gleeson, Jack Wildermuth, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney.
Probable Top Performers
Cameron Bancroft – Perth Scorchers | Aaron Finch – Melbourne Renegades
TV- Sony Six, Sony Six HD
Online– Sony LIV
Match Timings – 3:40 PM IST, and 6:10 PM local time
The prediction is for the Perth Scorchers to win this game.
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