BBL 2023-2024: Knockout, SCO vs STR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between SCO vs STR?

The winner will move on to Qualifier 2, while the loser will be eliminated.

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Defending champions Perth Scorchers (SCO) will challenge Adelaide Strikers (STR) in the knockout of the ongoing BBL 2023-2024 - which means, the winner will move on to Qualifier 2, while the losing team will be eliminated from the competition.

The hosts Scorchers started the season well but stumbled a couple of times towards the end as they finished third on the points table with 13 points from 10 matches. Strikers, on the other hand, are unbeaten in the last four matches but interestingly, their last defeat came against Scorches earlier in the season. 

Keeping that in mind, the Matthew Short-led side will seek revenge but given Scorcher’s history, they are a tough team to beat in knockout matches. Thus, it would be a scintillating battle when these two sides meet each other on January 20 at the Perth Stadium.

SCO vs STR Match Details:

Match Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League 2023-2024
Venue Perth Stadium, Perth
Date & Time Saturday, January 20, 2:10 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Star Sports Network and Disney+Hot

Perth Stadium Pitch Report and Conditions

The surface in Perth will favour the batters. It is a high-scoring venue as 398 runs were scored in the last match. Bowling first will be ideal and anything over 200 will be a good total on this surface.

Click here: SCO vs STR Live Score, Knockout

SCO vs STR Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played 24
Perth Scorchers Won 13
Adelaide Strikers Won 11

SCO vs STR Predicted Playing XI:

Perth Scorchers

Stephen Eskinazi, Sam Whiteman, Aaron Hardie (c), Josh Inglis (wk), Laurie Evans, Cooper Connolly, Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Lance Morris

Adelaide Strikers

Matthew Short (c), D Arcy Short, Jake Weatherald, Adam Hose, Thomas Kelly, Jamie Overton, Harry Nielsen (wk), Henry Thornton, David Payne, Cameron Boyce, Lloyd Pope

SCO vs STR Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Matthew Short

Skipper Matthew Short has been exceptional in this edition of the BBL. In nine matches, the 28-year-old has smashed 509 runs at a strike rate of 153.77 and with that, he is currently the leading run-scorer in the tournament. He has been delivering time and again for Adelaide as the cricketer would be gunning to do well again to help his team qualify for the next round.

Also check: Most Runs in BBL 2023-2024

Probable Best Bowler: Jason Behrendorff

Jason Behrendorff picked up 15 wickets in nine matches so far in the competition. He has been remarkable with the new ball and is the third-leading wicket-taker in the tournament. If he manages to carry his form, the Strikers will have a tough time in the middle.

Today's Match Prediction: Team bowling first to win the match

Also check: SCO vs STR Dream11 Prediction

Disclaimer: The 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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