The 54th match of BBL 2020-21 will be played between Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes at Optus Stadium, Burswood, Australia on 26th January 2021.

The striking battle between the two sides will start at 07:35 PM IST. It will be aired live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and can also be streamed live on the Sony LIV app.

Preview: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, 54th Match

The 10th edition of the BBL is heading to its business end with just a few games remaining to the playoffs. And the competition in the tournament is getting stiffer than ever before. The upcoming game of the BBL will be played between a team that’s placed in the upper half on the points table and the one that’s placed in the bottom half.

With 6 wins in 11 matches, Perth Scorchers are currently occupying the second spot on the points table. In their previous encounter against Brisbane Heat, the Scorchers registered a humongous 59 runs win at the Marvel Stadium. Here, Colin Munro had an amazing knock as he aggregated 82 runs in just 54 balls for his side. Ashton Turner and Co currently have 24 points to their name.

Speaking of Brisbane Heat, the Chris Lynn led side has won 5 of the 12 games they’ve played and are occupying the second last position on the table. In the previous game against Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat failed to chase the total of 197 and lost the game by 82 runs. The Heat has bagged 21 points in the league so far.

Pitch report

The pitch at the Adelaide Oval has favored the batsmen this year. The team opting to bat first can post a score of 170+.

Weather report

Scatter Showers are forecasted on Tuesday at the Adelaide Oval. The temperature will be looming around 20 degrees Celsius during the gameplay.

Average first innings score

The average first innings score at the Adelaide Oval is over 170.

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat probable XI

Perth Scorchers: Probable XI

Mitchell Marsh (C), Josh Inglis (WK), Joe Clarke, Ashton Turner, Colin Munro, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed.

Perth Scorchers complete squad

Josh Inglis (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Aaron Hardie, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Joel Paris, Corey Rocchiccioli, Matthew Kelly, Kurtis Patterson

Brisbane Heat: Probable XI

Chris Lynn (C), Jimmy Pierson (WK), Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jack Wildermuth, Lewis Gregory, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Morne Morkel, Matthew Kuhnemann

Brisbane Heat complete squad

Ben McDermott (WK), Tim David, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Ellis, D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Johan Botha, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, David Moody, Scott Boland, Mitchell Owen, Nick Winter, Macalister Wright, Wil Parker

Wicketkeeper: Josh Inglis

Batsmen: Chris Lynn, Ashton Turner, Jason Roy, Max Bryant, Colin Munro

All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Jack Wildermuth

Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Xavier Bartlett

Top picks for Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat

In 8 innings, Chris Lynn has aggregated 317 runs for his side at an average of 39.63 and strike rate of 149.53. This whopping total of 317 runs includes 25 fours and 17 sixes. With the highest score of 69 in the BBL so far, Chris Lynn also has a Player of the Match title to his name.

In 8 matches, Jason Roy has accounted for 237 runs for his side at an average of 33.86 and strike rate of 126.74. His total of 237 includes 28 fours and 5 sixes. Jason Roy was also named the Player of the Match in one BBL game this season.

Winner prediction

Perth Scorchers are currently at their destructive best as they’ve won 4 of their last five games. Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, has lost 3 of their last five games in the tournaments. Both the teams have a well-balanced lineup and will be looking to win the upcoming clash at the Adelaide Oval, but considering the stats, Perth Scorchers would likely win the next game.

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Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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