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Two of the teams that made it to the knockout stages of the Big Bash League last season are going to be playing this upcoming match. The Perth Scorchers have started to move up the BBL League table and are coming into this match with two wins on the trot. The Hobart Hurricanes have been spectacular in BBL 08 and have won six out of their seven matches.
The Hobart Hurricanes have played the least number of matches and won more matches than any other side in the BBL right now.
This match between the Perth Scorchers and the Hobart Hurricanes will be the second time these two teams meat in BBL 08. The first match was won by the Hobart Hurricanes by six wickets, in what turned out to be a pretty one-sided match.
The Perth Scorchers are slowly recovering from their terrible start to this season of the Big Bash League. They have won their previous two matches and will be carrying a lot of confidence into this match. A part of the reason for the improved performance of the Perth Scorchers has been its batting.
Cameron Bancroft has hit form and there is finally someone I the Perth Scorchers to support Ashton Turner.
Both the players hit fifties in their win against the Sydney Sixers. Bancroft top-scored with 87 runs to his name but Turner provided the boost in the end with 60 off 30 deliveries. The fact that Perth Scorchers won that match chasing down 177 would have given the side a lot of happiness.
The Perth Scorchers are going to be without Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff for this match who are going to be playing for the Australian national side. Ashton Turner is also a part of the squad with Australia but it is unlikely he is going to play. We expect him to be available for this match.
Ashton Agar has been injured and is not going to be playing this match so Cameron Green should continue to find a place in the playing eleven.
Apart from Bancroft and Turner, the Perth Scorchers have Klinger, Whiteman, and Cartwright in their batting lineup. Once again, we could see David Willey move up the order to help extend the batting, a move we think could be good for the Scorchers.
Matthew Kelly, Usman Qadir, and Cameron Green were new additions to the bowling lineup for the Perth Scorchers in the previous match. Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, and David Willey will be the three premier fast bowlers tasked with picking up wickets.
CT Bancroft, M Klinger, SM Whiteman, AJ Turner, Hilton Cartwright, Aaron Hardie, William Bosisto, Nathan Coulter-Nile, AJ Tye, Matthew Kelly, U Qadir.
The Hobart Hurricanes got back to winning ways with a very easy win against the Melbourne Stars. They will now have a decidedly tougher task against the Perth Scorchers. There are a few areas where the Hobart Hurricanes are easily better than the Perth Scorchers.
The obvious one is batting.
Darcy Short is in magnificent form and narrowly missed out on a century in the previous match. He scored 96 not out to help his side reach 185. 41 from Matthew Wade and a quick 27 from Ben McDermott also helped the team’s cause.
All of the Hobart Hurricanes batsmen are in form. Short, Wade, McDermott, Bailey, Milenko all have been striking the ball very well. Jake Doran made his way into the team in the previous match and he too is a very gifted player.
The Hobart Hurricanes are up against a strong bowling team but they definitely have the batting to overcome them.
The Hurricanes bowling is very good as well. Jofra Archer is the best bowler in the Hobart side right now and he is well supported by James Faulkner. It seems like the pressure has been taken off James Faulkner somewhat thanks to the presence of Jofra Archer and that is helping him thrive.
Then there is Meredith. A tall fast bowler with genuine pace, he is a future Australian international for sure.
With Botha, Rose, and Short to handle the spin department, the Hobart Hurricanes have an excellent bowling attack to call upon.
The Hobart Hurricanes have the tools to perform in any condition and playing at the fast Perth Stadium pitch is not going to bother them one bit.
Matthew Wade, D'Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, GJ Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Jofra Chioke Archer, Riley Meredith, Caleb Jewell, David Moody.
The side winning the toss is likely to want to field first
The BBL 08 match between the Perth Scorchers and the Hobart Hurricanes is going to be played at the Perth Stadium, Perth. The weather forecast for Perth says sunny and clear skies are going to greet us on match day.
The pitch at Perth Stadium has been excellent this season. It is quick, bouncy, and tests the players. The fast bowlers can be very difficult to face but scoring opportunities are also available for the batsmen. A score of around 170 should be a good one on this surface.
The Perth Scorchers enjoy playing at the Perth Stadium and their home advantage cannot be brushed aside. The Scorchers are also in some good winning form right now. The Hobart Hurricanes, though, are a better side overall and in excellent form as well. We believe they can win here.
Back the Hobart Hurricanes to win.