The 47th match of the Big Bash League will be played between Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers at Marvel Stadium, Docklands, Australia on 22nd January.

The game between the two is scheduled to start at 10:35 AM 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, 47th Match

The 2020-21 BBL season continues to progress with yet another thrilling encounter as Hobart Hurricanes take on Perth Scorchers on Friday. While the Scorchers are in the fourth position with 21 points, the Hurricanes are occupying the second last spot with 19 points to their name.

While Hobart Hurricanes started the BBL campaign on a great note, winning five out of their first seven matches, they’ve lost their winning touch lately. They’ve experienced three back-to-back losses in their last five matches. In their last encounter against Perth Scorchers, the Scorchers won the game by 9 wickets at the Optus Stadium.

Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, have been outperforming since the middle of the season. The Scorchers didn’t get off a good start losing three of their first four matches, but they’ve certainly found momentum as they’ve won four of their last five games.

Weather report

The weather at the Marvel Stadium on Friday is forecasted to be partly cloudy, though no showers are expected. The temperature during the match will be looming around 23 degrees Celsius.

Pitch report

The upcoming clash between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes will be the second match that will be played at the Marvel Stadium this year. The track at this venue mostly skews on the slow side and the average first innings score is 150 here. So, the opening batsmen would be the key against the white ball.

Average first innings score

The average T20 score for T20 matches at Marvel Stadium is 150.

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.

Wicketkeeper: Ben McDermott

Batsmen: Colin Munro, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Colin Ingram

All-rounders: Aaron Hardie, Mitchell Marsh

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

Top picks for Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes

With 271 runs in 9 innings, Colin Munro is the top run-getter for the Perth Scorchers. This amazing total of 271 comes at a strike rate of 127.23 and includes 19 fours and 12 sixes.

For the Scorchers, Josh Inglis has also aggregated 201 runs at an average of 28.71 and strike rate of 132.24. His highest score in BBL 2020-21 is 72.

Scalping 19 wickets in 10 innings, Jhye Richardson is currently the top wicket-getter for the Scorchers. These wickets come at an economy rate of 6.54 and an average of 12.20.

With 301 runs in 8 innings, Ben McDermott is the top run-scorer for the Hurricanes. This whooping total comes at an average of 43 and a strike rate of 136.20. His highest total in this year’s BBL is 91.

Riley Meredith has been the best bowler for Hobart Hurricanes as he has picked up 12 wickets in 9 innings at an economy rate of 7.31.

Man of the match prediction

Jhye Richardson is the likely prospect for the Man of the Match title in the next game.

Winner prediction

The Scorchers have a well-balanced lineup in the form of Liam Livingstone and Colin Munro. As for Hurricanes, key players like D’Arcy Short and Riley Meredith are no more a part of the playing XI as they’ve left for international duty. Also, the Scorchers have lost just one of their previous five matches whereas the Hurricanes have struggled in three of their last five encounters. Moreover, Perth Scorchers defeated the Hobart Hurricanes in their last game at the Optus Stadium. Considering these things, Perth Scorchers are the favourite for the upcoming game.

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Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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