BBL 2022-23: Match 46, SCO vs HUR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes?
Perth Scorchers would be hoping to get back to winning ways after a close loss against the Sydney Sixers.
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The Perth Scorchers will be locking horns with the Hobart Hurricanes in Match 46 of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 at the Perth Stadium on Wednesday, January 18. Both teams have had contrasting outings so far and would now be hoping to give their best with the tournament nearing its business end.
The Scorchers have been one of the most consistent and in-form teams in BBL12. While they won three successive matches, the defending champions had an off day against the Sydney Sixers in their last fixture where they went down by six runs. Perth would now be hoping to get back to winning ways. They currently occupy the second position in the points table with eight wins from 11 matches and 16 points to their tally at an NRR of 1.017.
The Hurricanes, on the other hand, are struggling at the fifth position and must act quickly with their knockouts hopes in jeopardy. They have five victories from 10 matches and 10 points at a net run rate of -0.176. Hobart had beaten the Sydney Thunder by five wickets in their last encounter.
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Date & Time: January 18, 2:10 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv
The surface at the Perth Stadium has been very good for batting of late, with the ball coming nicely on to the bat. The bowlers will have to put in extra efforts to get breakthroughs on this track. There have been no issues batting second. Notably, four out of five matches have been won by the chasing teams this season. Therefore, the captain winning the toss would want to bowl first.
Probable Playing XIs for SCO vs HUR
Perth Scorchers (SCO):
Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
Hobart Hurricanes (HUR):
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Zak Crawley, Tim David, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Andrews, Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith
Probable Best Performers from SCO vs HUR
Probable best batter: Stephen Eskinazi
Stephen Eskinazi emerged as an unlikely hero for the Perth Scorchers in their last game against the Sydney Sixers where he scored a valiant half-century. He was the lone warrior for his side and remained unbeaten on 66 runs off 54 deliveries during the Scorchers’ unsuccessful chase of 152. It was his crucial knock that brought the title-holders close in their manageable run chase.
Probable best bowler: Peter Hatzoglou
Peter Hatzoglou was the star performer with the ball in hand for the Perth Scorchers against the Sixers in their previous fixture. He chipped in with a couple of wickets and also kept the run flow in check. He finished with figures of 2/27 from his four overs at an economy of 6.75.
Today’s Match Prediction: Perth Scorchers to win the match