BBL 7, Match 7: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars – Result Prediction
The Perth Scorchers start as favourites considering their formidable bowling unit and dominating performance against the Sixers.
Updated - Dec 25, 2017 6:28 pm
With the opening fixtures of the Big Bash League played out, the franchises will be eager to mount a serious challenge from the onset having discovered a proper combination of batsmen and bowlers who can more or less deliver the results for them. After a short break for festivities, BBL action is all set to kick off with fresh vigour as the Perth Scorchers who recorded an impressive 6-wicket victory against the Sydney Sixers face off at home against the Melbourne Stars who lost their opening fixture against the Brisbane Heat by a narrow margin of 15 runs in spite of Marcus Stoinis’ heroic knock of 99 runs off just 51 balls.
Here’s what we, at CricTracker predict will be the final result
Scenario 1: Perth Scorchers win the toss
Toss Prediction: Perth Scorchers decide to bowl first
First Innings Prediction: 150-160
Result Prediction: Scorchers win by 7 wickets
Scenario 2: Melbourne Stars win the toss
Toss Prediction: Melbourne Stars decide to bowl first
First Innings Prediction: 155-165
Result Prediction: Perth Scorchers win by 10 runs
Head to Head Record
Total matches played – 11, Perth Scorchers – 5, Melbourne Stars won – 6, No Result/ Tied – 0.
The Perth Scorchers pace-bowling trio of Mitchell Johnson, Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye seems unstoppable at the moment considering the manner in which they restricted a formidable Sixers outfit to a score of simply 132. Andrew Tye recorded his third ever hat-trick in T20 cricket against the Sixers with his variations in line and length which makes him someone to watch out for even the best of batsmen.
Ashton Turner who was named the man of the match in the last clash seems in good nick after an aggressive knock against the Sixers which indicated the fine nick he is in. Captain Voges has been increasingly shrewd with his decision-making and will be eager to make it 2 out of 2 tomorrow. Openers Bosisto and Phillippe will be looking to step up and make an impact after meekly surrendering their wickets to Sean Abbott off two consecutive deliveries.
Expected Lineup: Bosisto, Phillippe, Willey, Cartwright, Turner, Voges, Agar, Inglis, Richardson, Tye, Johnson
The Melbourne Stars enjoy an enviable mix of aggression and experience in the form of Pieterson, Maxwell, Ben Dunk and Marcus Stoinis who are more than capable of winning the match single-handedly on their day. With the likes of Hastings, Faulkner, Zampa and Beer in the bowling department, the Stars will be backing themselves as trophy contenders.
Stoinis is clearly enjoying a golden run at the moment and needs to be promoted up the order while the likes of Wright, Pieterson and Maxwell clearly need to deliver at the standards expected from them. Ben Dunk will be kicking himself after his sloppy dismissal and looking to make up by smashing a few to the fence against the Scorchers. Faulkner clearly needs to step up and contribute with his performances currently a pale shadow of what he is capable of.
Expected Lineup: Dunk, Wright, Pieterson, Maxwell, Stoinis, Faulkner, Gulbis, Hastings, Zampa, Butland, Beer.