Scorchers vs Stars: Match Prediction

Deadline: January 15, 2020 at 3:40 PM IST

Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

Pitch report

The average first and second innings scores at the Perth Stadium read 191 and 166 respectively this season. The team batting first has won all four matches. Power your fantasy teams with as many batsmen and all-rounders as you can.

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Fantasy team

We have opted for a fantasy team on the basis of players’ impact, recent performances, and credit points.

You can also check players’ performances in the last 5 matches. Tap on the players’ images to get the data while making your fantasy team.

Wicketkeeper: Jos Inglis

Batsmen: Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Hilton Cartwright

All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh (vc), Marcus Stoinis (c)

Bowlers: Fawad Ahmed, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jhye Richardson, Haris Rauf

NOTE: Pick your fantasy cricket team wisely.

Highest run-scorers

Marcus Stoinis: Runs 478 | SR 135 | 100×1 | 50×4

Glenn Maxwell: Runs 316 | SR 171

Mitchell Marsh: Runs 347 | SR 154 | 50×2

Josh Inglis: Runs 275 | SR 155 | 50×3

Liam Livingstone: Runs 226 | SR 152 | 50×2

Cameron Bancroft: Runs 201 | Sr 128 | 50×2

Highest wicket-takers

Haris Rauf: Wickets 15 | Economy 6.5

Jhye Richardson: Wickets 13 | Economy 7.7

Fawad Ahmed: Wickets 11 | Economy 6.9

Chris Jordan: Wickets 11 | Economy 9

Sandeep Lamichhane: Wickets 9 | Economy 7.8

Power players

Marcus Stoinis registered the highest individual score in the Australian T20 League, smashing 147 runs off 79 balls against the Sixers. He has been so spectacular that he has 129 runs more to his name than the second-highest run-scorer.

Haris Rauf has picked only two wickets fewer than the highest wicket-taker and that too despite playing 3 matches fewer. His 15 wickets have come at an average of 10.8.

Jhye Richardson did not have a promising start to the season, failing to take wickets as well as keep a lid on the runs. However, he has been on a rampage since the past three matches, taking as many as 9 wickets. He seems to have found his lost mojo.

This is a new Mitchell Marsh. He has not thrown away his wicket or looked rusty. He instead has been decisive and flourished especially when his team was in trouble. He is the second run-scorer, only after Stoinis.

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Match prediction

The Scorchers will meet the table-toppers at the venue where they have lost when they batted second. The Stars, however, often choose to chase. Whether they will change their approach, is a question only time can tell. Toss will be crucial.

Probable XIs

Scorchers: Josh Inglis (wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Whiteman, Mitchell Marsh (c), Tim David, Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed

Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Ben dunk, Seb Gotch, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane

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