Date & Time: Sunday, January 05, 13:10 IST
Venue: International Sports Stadium, Coffs Harbour, Australia.
Two mislead teams in search of harmony
Both the teams are struggling to find momentum in this BBL, and have played five games and won two. Hurricanes is coming off successive defeats, both their batsmen and their bowlers have been toothless. D’Arcy Short is their highest run scorer with 145 runs. Apart from him, McDermott is the only batsman to score more than 100 runs. Similarly, for Perth Scorchers, their batsmen have only got a good head start, but haven’t converted them. They have four players who have scored more than 100 runs with the skipper being their highest with 145.
Chris Jordan and Riley Meredith lead the bowling pack for their respective teams. Jordan has 8 wickets, but has been leaking runs and Meredith bagged 9 wickets with an economy of 6.6.
Perth Scorchers Probable XI: Josh Inglis (wk), Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed.
Hobart Hurricanes Probable XI: D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewel, Ben McDermott (c & wk), David Miller, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, Nathan Ellis, Clive Rose, Qais Ahmed, Riley Meredith, James Faulkner.
In the two matches played at this venue this season, it has been a high scoring one in the first innings. In the first match Scorchers scored 196 and in the second match Sixes scored 174 in the first innings.
The skipper is their highest run scorer with 145 runs at a strike rate of 120 which is below par for his usual standards, but he is a key batsman for Hurricanes. D’Arcy Short has a PPM of 53.4 and an MDTA of 1.67 in this tour. At Perth, where the ball comes onto the bat well, Short can be one of the deadly batsman.
The quick has been their best bowler with 9 wickets. He has PPM of 53.4 in this tour with an MDTA of 1.67.
Chris Jordan has the best PPM and the best MDTA ratio among the players from both the teams. He has PPM of 58.2 and an MDTA of 1.25. He is a safe bet for today’s match.