Three-time Big Bash League champions Perth Scorchers continue their latest defence of their title with a home match against Melbourne Stars. “Western Australian Cricket Association” commonly knows as W.A.C.A will host this match. The defending champions, Perth, started their campaign with a win and getting ready for another win at home. While Stars, unfortunately, lost their first match to Brisbane Heat. Stoinis 99 runs did not not help his team and lost by 15 runs to Heat. Melbourne will also come strongly in this match to win against Perth Scorchers.
W.A.C.A. Ground – Perth, Australia
Pitch is good for batting and recently batsmen did well in Ashes match. Can expect lot of runs but at the same time pacers have good record so far. Pacers took 59 wickets on this ground and once again they will play a key role on this wicket.
Team News : Perth Scorchers
Perth started the campaign with a win but they were not upto the mark clearly. They did a lot of hard work in their 1st match and struggled to face Sydney. Ashton Turner’s unbeaten half-century lead Perth to win first match in tournament. There will be no doubt, definitely, Perth are missing their star players. Without them, looks like, Perth is nothing. William Bosisto, Josh Philippe and Englishman Josh Inglis all made their first Big Bash League appearances in Sydney. Perth could not get a solid start and Sydney made Perth batsmen to shake. But in bowling all their bowlers did a very good job and did not give a single chance to run the scoreboard. Andrew Tye took a hat-trick with the ball on his way to 4-21, while England international all-rounder David Willey and veteran Aussie Mitchell Johnson both picked up two wickets. Perth bowlers can hunt Melbourne Stars batting line up with fierce deliveries on this kind of wicket. Klinger has been added in squad and James Muirhead has been removed. Klinger can play this match. 13 members squad has been announced for this match.
Voges (c), Ashton agar, will Bosisto, Cartwright, Josh Inglis, Johnson, Klinger, Joel Paris, Philippe, jhye Richardson, Turner, tye, Willey
Team News : Melbourne Stars
They started the tournament with loss against Brisbane Heat and currently at bottom of the table. Their top order was failed completely and it was Stoinis who did everything for Stars in that match. Without his fighting 99, Stars would have packed up all the things without completing 20 overs in that match.Their batting line up has good strength with Wright, Dunk, Maxwell at top of the order, Stonis can play his own shots when his team wanted him and he already proved that. He is worthy in bowling too. They have variety of bowling attack in likes of Zampa, Beer, Hastings. 13 members squad has been announced and it will be lead by Hastings. Pietersen won’t be available for this match because he has returned to home for celebrating Christmas with his family.
Hastings (c), beer, Boland, dunk, Faulkner, gublis, Handscomb, Maxwell, quiney, Stoinis, Worrall, Zampa, wright