BBL 2022-23: Match 33, SCO vs HEA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat?
Perth Scorchers are currently at the top of the table while Brisbane Heat are at the second last.
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After winning four consecutive matches in the ongoing Big Bash League, defending champions Perth Scorchers (SCO) suffered a defeat at the hands of Sydney Thunder in their previous match. Meanwhile, their rival on January 7, Brisbane Heat (HEA) are having a disaster of a season as the Jimmy Peirson-led side are currently second last on the points table, having managed to win only two of their seven games.
Now, after a brilliant start from the Brisbane batters in their last game against the Sixers, the match unfortuanately had to be called off due to rain. However, if the team can play with the same momentum, Scorchers will be under a lot of pressure as players like Josh Brown and Nathan McSweeney are in terrific form at the moment. They are playing an aggressive brand of cricket and that can help the team return to the top half of the points table.
When it comes to Perth Scorchers, the side will miss the services of Jhye Richardson for at least two to three weeks after the pacer suffered a hamstring injury in the last match. In his absence, speedster Lance Morris may return to the squad, as he is released by Australia management after the cricketer failed to make it into the playing XI in Australia’s third Test against South Africa at SCG.
Other than that, Scorchers will look forward to improving their batting in the upcoming match. Other than skipper Ashton Turner, none of them could contribute significantly to the team in the previous match and that needs to change as BBL is heading towards the business end of the season. When it comes to their bowling, Richardson’s gap will be a massive one to fill.
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Date & Time: January 7, 3:45 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv app
The conditions at the Perth Stadium will definitely favour the batters as the pitch is expected to be hard and flat. The team winning the toss is likely to bat first and anything above 175 should be a good score to defend.
Probable Playing XIs for SCO vs HEA
Aaron Hardie, Adam Lyth, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Lance Morris, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
Colin Munro, Josh Brown, Nathan McSweeney, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (w/c), Ross Whiteley, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Swepson
Probable Best Performers from SCO vs HEA
Probable best batter: Josh Inglis
Stumper-batter Josh Inglis is in terrific form at the moment courtesy of which, Perth Scorchers are getting the results in their favour. In seven matches so far, the 27-year-old has scored 240 runs and is the fifth-leading run-scorer in the ongoing season.
Probable best bowler: Andrew Tye
In the absence of Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye will be a key figure in Scorchers’ bowling line-up. The veteran has done really well and picked up 13 wickets from seven matches so far. He is also the fourth-leading wicket-taker of the season.
Today’s Match Prediction: Perth Scorchers to win
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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