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BBL 2018-19, Match 34: Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Hobart Hurricanes are expected to continue their winning form with their 7th success of the season but Perth Scorchers will ensure it is a real task.

Perth Scorchers, BBL 2018-19
Perth Scorchers. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Hobart Hurricanes are back to winning ways as they registered a huge 59-run win against the Melbourne Stars earlier this week. The Hurricanes got the campaign kicking with five consecutive wins before losing to Melbourne Renegades in a thriller at the Docklands. The one week break after the defeat didn’t make any difference to the Hurricanes’ momentum as they produced their best performance of the tournament.

They will now take on the Perth Scorchers who are slowly gaining some form in the tournament. The Scorchers won only one of their first six matches before registering back to back wins in chases against the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers. Cameron Bancroft’s form has helped the Perth team improve their batting depth. Skipper Ashton Turner’s destruction with the bat has been the team’s X-factor.

Match Details:

The 34th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes at the Perth Stadium.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (10:30 AM GMT) (4:00 PM IST).

It will be live on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD in India. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The game between Scorchers and Sixers was one of the high scoring contests. It showed that the Perth track can be a perfect one for the batsmen if they have proper technique to adjust to pace and bounce.

Average first innings score: 153

Chasing teams’ record: Won – 3, Lost – 1

Team News:

Perth Scorchers:

In – Nick Hobson | Out – Cameron Green

Late change: Will Bosisto came into the squad as Ashton Agar has been declared out of this game.

Hobart Hurricanes:

In – Caleb Jewell | Out – Jake Doran

Probable XI:

Perth Scorchers:

Ashton Turner (C), Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft, Sam Whiteman, Hilton Cartwright, Will Bosisto, David Willey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Matt Kelly, Andrew Tye, Usman Qadir.

Squad Available – Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson

Hobart Hurricanes:

Matthew Wade (C), D’Arcy Short, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, Johan Botha, Jofra Archer, James Faulkner, Riley Meredith, Clive Rose.

Squad Available – David Moody, Caleb Jewell

Power Picks:

The Scorchers captain Ashton has scored 300 runs in the tournament from eight innings at an average of 50 and a strike-rate of 136.36. Turner was at his destructive best in the previous four matches where he scored 60, 43*, 47 and 60*. His batting will once again be crucial in his team’s chances.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

D’Arcy Short and Ashton Turner will be a direct option for captain and vice-captain roles. Cameron Bancroft is too good to be ignored but risk can be taken to consider him ahead of Turner as D’Arcy covers up for his failures with the ball.

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Cameron Bancroft

Batters – D’Arcy Short (C), Ashton Turner (VC), Ben McDermott

All-Rounders – James Faulkner, David Willey, Johan Botha

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Ridley Meredith, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Matthew Wade (C)

Batters – D’Arcy Short (VC), Ashton Turner, Hilton Cartwright, Ben McDermott

All-Rounders – David Willey, Johan Botha, Will Bosisto (Ashton Agar out injured on match day)

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Ridley Meredith, Andrew Tye


Expert Advice:

A direct gamble has to be made between Cameron Bancroft and Matthew Wade in the wicketkeeper’s category. Bancroft could come out hard playing at home. However, Wade has been in equally good form as Bancroft this season has not even been consistency.

Probable Winners:

Hobart Hurricanes are expected to continue their winning form with their 7th success of the season but Perth Scorchers will ensure it is a real task.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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