Date & Time: Saturday, January 11, 15:40 IST
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth, Australia.
Heat vs. Scocherers: evenly matched teams, fighting it out.
After a dull start to the season by winning only one game in the first four games, Brisbane Heat has found some momentum in the last few games. They have won as many as 3 games in a row, two of which came away from home. On the other hand, the Scorchers have failed to build on winning momentum as they won and lost the alternative games played so far. Adding to it, they have lost two out of the three games played at home.
Chirs Lynn, Lian Livingstone, and Matt Renshaw are the top picks of the match who have a PPM of above or close to 50 in the tour. Mitchell Marsh, Ben Cutting, Ben Laughlin, Chirs Jordan, and Josh Inglis are the next in the pecking order of top players of the match.
Brisbane Heat Possible XI
Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(c), Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson(w), Ben Cutting, Josh Lalor, James Pattinson, Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan.
Perth Scorchers possible XI
Josh Inglis(w), Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh(c), Cameron Bancroft, Tim David, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed
The surface in Perth has been high scoring in the season with average score of first innings in the season has been around 170. The surface has assisted pacers more than spin and historically it has been the case too.
After a good start to the season, his form may have dipped for a while but he was back in the last few games. He not only provided the team with good starts but also chipped in with a wicket in the last few games. He has a PPM of close to 49 and an MDTA of 1.4 in the tour.
He scored big when he got going in the tour and those performances incidentally changed the course of form for Heat. In the last five games, he has scores of 94, 14, 88, 31 & 9.
His form may have dipped in the last few games, but he still holds the key for a batting line up which lacks solidity. In the first few games, he scored a couple of half-centuries and adding to it, he also chipped in with a wicket in every other game. He has a PPM of close to 50 and an MDTA of 1.75 in the tour.
He has proved to be the most consistent batsman for Scorchers in the tour. He has given good starts in almost every match and also scored a few half-centuries. He has a PPM of 44 and an MDTA of 1.4 in the tour.