SCO vs HEA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? BBL 2020-21, Match 44
On head-to-head, the Scorchers are leading the Heat by 7-6.
Updated - Jan 18, 2021 3:28 pm
Perth Scorchers were on a rampage in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League, winning five matches in succession. The Sydney Sixers halted their dream run, beating them by seven wickets. The team, led by Ashton Turner, are currently placed in the middle of the table with 21 points from 10 matches.
Their next match is against the Brisbane Heat at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. The Heat, also, have come back after a poor start. With 20 points from 10 matches, Chris Lynn and Co are placed in the bottom half of the table.
They are coming off a five-wicket victory over the Melbourne Renegades. On head-to-head, the Scorchers are leading the Heat by 7-6. In their last two meetings, it’s the Scorchers, who came out trumps. Both teams will be looking for a victory.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at the Docklands Stadium has generally been a decent one for batting. In the last edition of the BBL, the average first-innings score in the five matches show that the track is a sporting one.
But in this season, it would be safe to field first and check the nature of the strip before batting on it. The temperature will be around 19 degrees Celsius with the humidity mostly in the mid-40s.
Average first-innings score
164 (5 completed T20 match in BBL 2019-20)
Record of the chasing teams
Won – 3; Lost – 2
Playing Combinations for SCO vs HEA
Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Ashton Turner (C), Josh Inglis (WK), Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
Bench– Kurtis Patterson, Joel Paris, Corey Rocchiccioli, Matthew Kelly
Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (C), Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Joe Burns, James Bazley, Jimmy Pierson (WK), Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Morne Morkel, Xavier Bartlett
Bench– Ben Laughlin, Tom Cooper, Sam Haezlett, Simon Milenko, Lachlan Pfeffer, Jack Wood
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Probable Top Performers for SCO vs HEA
Jason Roy– Perth Scorchers
Jason Roy has been in jaw-dropping form in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League. In seven matches, the right-hander has scored 233 runs at an average and strike-rate of 38.83 and 126.53 respectively.
The astonishing fact is that despite not playing all their matches, he is among their leading run-scorers. If the right-hander gets going, the Heat could, well and truly, end up chasing leather.
Chris Lynn– Brisbane Heat
Chris Lynn, without a shred of a doubt, has been the standout batter for the Heat in the ongoing tournament. He has missed four matches for them, yet he is their leading run-scorer by a country mile.
In six matches, the veteran has notched 273 runs at an average and strike-rate of 45.50 and 145.98 respectively. With him being in red-hot form, the Scorchers can’t afford to drop their guard.
Match timings – 07:15 PM local time, 01:45 PM IST
TV – Sony Ten Network
Live Streaming – Sony LIV
The prediction is for Perth Scorchers to win the match.