BBL 2019-20: Match 38, Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars: Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips-Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Mitchell Marsh is in exceptional form and he is a very good C-VC material too. Moreover, Marsh bowled in the previous game too and picked up a wicket.

Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 38th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars at the Perth Stadium in Perth.

The match starts at 6:10 PM local time (10:10 AM GMT) (3:40 PM IST). This match will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV.


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Another blockbuster clash is in the offing in the ongoing BBL season. Match 38 of the competition will see the table-toppers Melbourne Stars facing the third-placed Perth Scorchers on Wednesday. The Glenn Maxwell-led side is on a winning spree at the moment having won the last five matches. Their skipper is in amazing form as well and they would love to continue the winning momentum.

The Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, have also gained some momentum and have won three consecutive matches. They thrashed the Hobart Hurricanes in the previous encounter and will be confident of stopping the Stars’ juggernaut. However, it won’t be easy for them and the fans could be in for a thrilling game.

Weather Report/Conditions

There is no chance of rain whatsoever in Perth on Wednesday. The sun will be shining bright and the temperature is expected to hover around 30-32 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Perth Stadium has been good for batting this season. All the matches have been won by the team batting first and every time, 170-run mark has been crossed comfortably. The trend should continue in this match as well.

Average first innings score: 191 (Four matches at the venue this BBL season)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 4

Injury and Availability:

Perth Scorchers have included Jaron Morgan in the 13-man squad and dropped Liam Guthrie.

Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces Jonathan Merlo in the Melbourne Stars’ 13-man squad.

Probable Playing XIs

Perth Scorchers

Josh Inglis (WK), Liam Livingstone, Sam Whiteman, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Bancroft, Tim David, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed.

Bench – Jaron Morgan, Matthew Kelly.

Melbourne Stars

Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Bench – Lance Morris, Jackson Coleman.

Top Picks

Marcus Stoinis is the highest run-getter this season so far with 418 runs in nine matches at an average of 79.67. Even Glenn Maxwell is at his prime amassing 316 runs at a strike-rate of 170.81. Haris Rauf is another player who has emerged as a star for his side. He has picked 15 wickets so far.

Mitchell Marsh should be your top pick from the Scorchers side. He has scored 347 runs in nine innings at a strike-rate of 154.22. Jhye Richardson is also in good form. He picked four wickets against the Hurricanes and can be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis

Vice-Captain – Josh Inglis, Liam Livingstone, Haris Rauf

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Josh Inglis

Batters – Hilton Cartwright, Liam Livingstone, Cameron Green

All-Rounders- Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis (VC), Mitchell Marsh (C)

Bowlers – Clint Hinchcliffe, Haris Rauf, Fawad Ahmed, Jhye Richardson

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Josh Inglis

Batters – Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Cameron Bancroft

All-Rounders- Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh (VC)

Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchcliffe, Chris Jordan, Joel Paris

Expert Advice

Do not get carried away and make both Stoinis and Maxwell C and VC. Mitchell Marsh is in exceptional form and he is a very good C-VC material too. Moreover, Marsh bowled in the previous game too and picked up a wicket.

Probable Winners

Perth Scorchers are expected to win the match.

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.