The 37th match of BBL 2020-21 will be played between Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes at Optus Stadium, Burswood, Australia on 12th January 2021.

The striking battle between the two sides will start at 1:45 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 Hobart Hurricanes

The enthralling journey of the Big Bash League 2020-21 continues with yet another thrilling encounter as Hobart Hurricanes take on Perth Scorchers in Match 37 of the tournament on 12th January at the Optus Stadium, Burswood, Australia. Hobart Hurricanes are at the 3rd position on the point table whereas Perth Scorchers is sitting at the bottom half of the table. The Hurricanes have registered 5 out of 9 wins in the tournament and have garnered 19 points. In their last match against Sydney Thunders, they lost the game by 39 runs as they failed to chase the target of 167.

Speaking of Perth Scorchers, they’re currently at the 5th spot on the table, having won 4 out of 8 games in the competition. In their last encounter, Perth Scorchers won the match by 17 runs as Sydney Thunder failed to chase the target of 185 runs at the Optus Stadium. The Scorchers will now be eager to recreate their victory against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Weather report

The weather at the Optus Stadium on Tuesday will be cloudy, but no showers are expected on that day. The average temperature during the match time can be between 31°C and 26°C. So, fans can expect an uninterrupted game between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes.

Pitch report

The pitch at Optus Stadium tends to favor the batsmen in the first innings, so the side opting to bat first will benefit from it.

Average first innings score

For the three matches played at this venue, the average score has been 178.

Injury and availability updates

D’Arcy Short will be unavailable for the upcoming game due to his inclusion for the ODI tour of India. Matthew Wade will open the innings in his place.

An injury has ruled Riley Meredith out of the tournament. In his absence, James Faulkner will shoulder the Hurricane’s bowling line up.



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Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes probable playing XIs

Perth Scorchers: Probable XI

Ashton Turner (C), Josh Inglis (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Hardie, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Liam Livingstone, Jhye Richardson, Chris Jordan, Fawad Ahmed, Andrew Tye.

Perth Scorchers complete squad

Mitch Marsh, Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Jason Roy, Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Joe Clarke, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Cameron Gannon.

Hobart Hurricanes: Probable XI

Peter Handscomb(c), Ben McDermott(wk), Nathan Ellis, Johan Botha, D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Tim David, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Hobart Hurricanes complete squad

Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland, Tim David, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, David Moody, Mitchell Owen, Tim Paine, Dawid Malan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Will Parker, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Nick Winter, Mac Wright.

Wicketkeepers: Ben McDermott

Batsmen: Colin Munro, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Tim David

All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Hardie

Bowlers: Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Riley Meredith, Chris Jordan

Top picks for Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes

With a whopping 307 runs from 8 innings, Mitchell Marsh is the top run-scorer for his side. His amazing score includes an unbeaten knock of 93 runs. His runs in this year’s BBL come at an average of 50+ and a strike rate of over 155. So, there’s no doubt that he will be looking to post a huge total on the scoreboard in the upcoming game.

Scalping 10 wickets in 8 innings, Chris Jordan is currently the top wicket-scorer for the Scorchers. Jordan has conceded runs at an economy of over 9 and has the best of 3/29. His amazing wicket-taking ability makes him the top pick for the match on Tuesday.

Man of the Match prediction

Mitchell Marsh could be the Man of the Match in the upcoming game.

Winner prediction

The presence of Mitchell Marsh and Chris Jordan in the playing XI makes Perth Scorchers a well-balanced team. As for Hobart Hurricanes, key players like D’Arcy Short and Riley Meredith will not be a part of the playing XI for the upcoming game. Also, the Hurricanes have lost three of their previous five matches as opposed to the Scorchers who have failed to win just a single game in their previous five encounters. This makes Perth Scorchers the likely prospect to grab the winning title in the next game.

Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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