Perth Scorchers, on Thursday, registered their maiden victory of the 2020-21 Big Bash League. The Ashton Turner-led unit defeated the Adelaide Strikers by seven wickets to gain some much-needed confidence. But with a net run rate of -1.135, the Scorchers have a lot of work to do.
Their next game is against Melbourne Renegades on Sunday, December 3 in the first of the day’s doubleheader. The match is set to be played at the Perth Stadium, a venue which will host a BBL game for the first time this season.
On the head-to-head count, the Scorchers are away ahead with 10-3 lead. But the Renegades have beaten them once at the Perth Stadium. In the ongoing tournament, the Renegades are languishing at the bottom with one win from six matches and with a net run rate of -2.543.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Perth is fairly good for batting. Though only one T20I has been played, it can be expected to be a sporting one for the upcoming encounter. Winning the toss and fielding first should be the way forward for the teams.
The playing conditions will be hazy with the temperature around the 30 degrees Celsius mark. There will be 94 per cent cloud cover with a humidity of 28 per cent.
Average first-innings score
106 (1 unaffected T20I match)
Record of the chasing teams
Won – 1; Lost – 0
Playing Combinations for SCO vs REN
Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
Bench– Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Kelly, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Corey Rocchiccioli, Sam Whiteman
Aaron Finch (WK), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (WK), Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim, Mackenzie Harvey, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Mitchell Perry
Bench– Jack Prestwidge, Beau Webster, Zak Evans, Brody Couch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Jon Holland, Josh Lalor
Probable Top Performers for SCO vs REN
Jason Roy– Perth Scorchers
Jason Roy has looked in excellent touch thus far in the 2020-21 BBL. In the two matches, he has played the right-hander has notched 70 runs at an average and strike-rate of 35 and 162.79 respectively.
The score of 49 he got against the Strikers should be keeping him in good stead. Roy would be looking to play another decent knock and help the Scorchers get back-to-back wins.
Shaun Marsh– Melbourne Renegades
Shaun Marsh has arguably been the standout batter for the Renegades by a country mile. In six matches, the left-hander has scored 233 runs at an average and strike-rate of 38.83 and 137.86 respectively.
In the previous game, though his team lost to the Sydney Thunder, Marsh weaved magic, scoring 87 runs. The veteran can’t afford to drop his guard by any stretch of the imagination.
Match timings – 01:05 PM local time, 10:35 AM IST
TV – Sony Ten Network
Live Streaming – Sony LIV
The prediction is for Perth Scorchers to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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