Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BBL- Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars were struggling in the middle of the tournament but they have come back strongly after the return of their international players and now have six wins from 11 matches.
On the other hand, the Scorchers have not been able to overcome the absence of their international stars even after they have returned. The result is that they are now at the bottom of the points table with just three wins. Interestingly, the Scorchers have beaten Melbourne Stars in all of the last three matches. The last one came on the back of a four-wicket haul from Andrew Tye.
Perth Scorchers have the likes of Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner in their batting lineup. Somehow, these players have not clicked and this is the reason why the team is languishing at the bottom.
Andrew Tye has been bowling well, especially in the last couple of matches and picked up 4-18 against Adelaide Strikers. He now as 14 wickets. Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile have both bagged nine wickets each for the Scorchers.
Melbourne Stars would be able to avail the services of Marcus Stoinis who had earlier been added to the Australian Test squad. However, after not being included in the playing XI, he would be free to feature in this match.
Stoinis has been in red-hot form and has contributed in all of the last three wins of the Stars. Ever since his return, he has performed both with the bat and ball and has been unbelievably consistent.
His opening partner Ben Dunk has also been good for the side. Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell are slotted in the middle order. Apart from Stoinis, Dwayne Bravo and Liam Plunkett are the other leading bowlers.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Perth Scorchers- Josh Inglis, Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, Nick Hobson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Matt Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Usman Qadir
Melbourne Stars- Marcus Stoinis, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Dwayne Bravo, Evan Gulbis, Liam Plunkett, Adam Zampa, Jackson Bird, Tom O’Connell
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Melbourne Stars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers), Ben Dunk (Melbourne Stars)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Fawad Ahmed (Perth Scorchers), Adam Zampa (Melbourne Stars)
Most Sixes – Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers), Ben Dunk (Melbourne Stars)
Team Scores Batting First – Perth Scorchers 135+, Melbourne Stars 150+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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