Date & Time: Monday, January 13, 13:40 IST
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart, Australia.
In-form Scorchers seek to give it back to Hurricanes
As BBL 2019-20 moves briskly onto the second half of the season, Hobart Hurricanes host Perth Scorchers on Monday in the reverse fixture. When two sides met earlier in the season, Hobart Hurricanes won by 8 runs in a high scoring affair.
Lian Livingstone and Mitchell Marsh are the top picks for the match who have a PPM in the ’50s so far in the tour. Josh Inglis, Jhye Richardson, and Chris Jordan are the next top picks of the match. Mathew Wade and Scot Boland who have played 2 & 3 games respectively in the tour are also good choices to consider in today’s match.
Both the sides have announced unchanged 13-men squad from their respective last matches.
Hobart Hurricanes possible XI
Matthew Wade(c), Caleb Jewell, Simon Milenko, George Bailey, Ben McDermott(w), David Miller, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland
Perth Scorchers possible XI
Josh Inglis(w), Liam Livingstone, Sam Whiteman, Mitchell Marsh(c), Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Green, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed
Bellerive Oval in Hobart has proved to be a high scoring pitch in the two matches played in the tour and it is the case historically as well. Generally, spinners have done better at this venue than pacers, but in this season both have had their say.
In the last 5 matches of the tour, he has come to his best, with a PPM of 66 in the period. In addition, he also started bowling from the last two games which is likely to help him to be among the top point scores.
He has stepped up in the absence of Faulkner & Meredith and proved to be a genuine wicket-taker for Hurricanes. In the 3 matches played he has picked 5 wickets and also proved to be an economical bowler.
He has been one of the consistent performers for Scorchers in the season. He has scored a couple of half-centuries and most of the time provided the team with good starts. Adding to it, he has chipped in wickets in the last few games.
In the two matches played in the tour, he looked promising. In the first match, he scored a half-century and helped the side to post a decent total. At the venue, he has a PPM of 47 in 11 matches.