BBL 2017: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Match-7 Preview
The seventh match of Big Bash League 2017-18 is scheduled to take place between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars on 26th December. Green team Stars are heading into the game by losing their opening match against Brisbane while Scorchers defeated Sixers in their first match.
Melbourne Stars would really be waiting such a fantastic innings from Marcus Stoinis who almost pulled out the game against Heat. Stoinis smashed brilliant 99 runs in 51 balls including 6 sixes and 6 fours. Stars will definitely be looking to see some good performances from top order that includes Dunk, Wright, Pietersen and Maxwell.
Stars bowlers need to hit right lengths as in the first game, they conceded 206 runs which is quite massive total on any surface while chasing. Captain Hastings and fast bowler Boland were hit all over the park and these two conceded more runs than any other bowler.
On the other side, Perth Scorchers; title defenders had brilliant game other night as they restricted Sixers on just 132 runs total and then chased it with ease. Scorchers bowling attack was phenomenal other night as Tye took 4 wickets while Johnson, Richardson and Willey dismissed 2-2 batsmen each in Sydney Sixers innings.
Perth Scorchers fumbled a bit in the chase as top order was failed. Bosisto, Philippe, Willey and Cartwright didn’t put so many runs on the board. It was Ashton Turner’s inning that helped Perth to seal the victory with ease. He scored brilliant unbeaten 52 runs in 27 balls to guide Orange team a comfortable win of 6 wickets.
The match between two sides is going to be crucial just after Christmas party. Both sides look impressive and can really entertain the WACA crowd. Let’s have a look at the predicted playing line-ups for both teams and match win prediction.
Probable Playing XIs
Adam Voges (Captain), Will Bosisto, Jhye Richardson, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Johnson, Andrew Tye, James Muirhead, Joel Paris, Josh Philippe, Ashton Turner, Hilton Cartwright.
John Hastings (Captain), Scott Boland, Kevin Pietersen, Ben Dunk, James Faulkner, Luke Wright, Evan Gulbis, Glenn Maxwell, Michael Beer, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa.
Melbourne Stars side is looking stronger and dangerous against Scorchers in the 7th match of KFC Big Bash League. As per our predictions and some of the analysis from cricket betting sites, Melbourne has got 60 percent wining chances over Brisbane.
The projected score for Melbourne vs Perth match in WACA is expected to be around 190 while team batting first