ABOUT THE MATCH
The 41st fixture of Big Bash League(BBL) 2019-20 is scheduled between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers on January 18th, 2020. The match is going to be held at Melbourne cricket ground, Melbourne, Australia, and the live telecast will begin from 03:40 PM (local time).
This is the second head-to-head match for both teams this season. When these teams met the last time, Melbourne Stars registered a win by 8 wickets.
Melbourne Stars are placed in the first position on the points table whereas Perth Scorchers is at the 4th place with 5 wins out of 10 matches.
The toss winning team will select to bat first to set a big target.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
Melbourne pitch will favor the batsmen and it is also a balanced pitch that helps bowlers pick up wickets.
There is a chance of rain on Saturday at Melbourne stadium.
MATCH PREVIEW | BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
⦁ They won their previous match against Perth Scorchers.
⦁ Marcus Stoinis, last time on this pitch, scored a brilliant 147 runs in 79 balls against Sydney Sixers.
⦁ Glenn Maxwell is playing well consistently and scored 187 in his last four innings.
⦁ Sandeep Lamichhane is bowling well as Adam Zampa is playing international matches. He also picked up 2 major wickets in the last match.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Melbourne Stars
Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell (c), Ben Dunk, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch (wk), Clinton Hinchcliffe, Hilton Cartwright, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
⦁ Perth Scorchers lost their previous match against Melbourne Stars by 8 wickets.
⦁ Josh Inglis has been giving a good start to Perth Scorchers in every match. He scored 189 runs in his last 4 innings, which include 2 half-centuries.
⦁ Jhye Richardson picked up 4 wickets against the Hobart Hurricanes team.
⦁ Perth captain Mitchell Marsh has also been playing some good knocks in the middle order.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Perth Scorchers
Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh (c), Tim David, Sam Whiteman, Cameron Bancroft, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson.
HEAD TO HEAD:
⦁ Melbourne Stars – 7
⦁ Perth Scorchers – 8
⦁ Draw – 0
⦁ No- Result – 0
TEAM FORM IN LAST 5 MATCHES
⦁ Melbourne Stars – W W W W W
⦁ Perth Scorchers – L W W W L
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
⦁ Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis
⦁ Perth Scorchers – Mitchell Marsh
⦁ TV – Sony Six
⦁ Online– Foxtel sports
⦁ Match Timings – 3: 40 PM IST/ GMT
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