Big Bash League Today Match Prediction (BBL 2019): Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades
Perth Stadium, Perth
The 7th match of Big Bash 2019-20 will see most successful team of the tournament Perth Scorchers host defending champions Melbourne Renegades on Saturday.
Perth Scorchers were let down by their batsmen in their Big Bash 2019-20 League season opener, a game they lost to Sydney Sixers by 8 wickets.
Defending champions Melbourne Renegades didn’t begin their BBL 2019-20 campaign on a good note either, losing to Sydney Thunder by 6 wickets.
Perth Scorchers performance in Big Bash League:
The Scorchers will be hoping their England batsmen Liam Livingstone provides their middle order batsmen a set platform along with wicket keeper Josh Inglis. Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner will be hoping to do better than their previous 1-run innings against Sydney Sixers.
Skipper Mitchell Marsh scored 32 runs and Cameron Green scored 36 to help the Scorchers put a respectable 131 runs on the scoreboard against the Sixers. Ashton Agar is likely to be their only all-rounder in the playing XI.
Chris Jordan will play a key role in the Scorchers’ bowling department. He picked the only two wickets they took against the Sixers.
Melbourne Renegades performance in Big Bash League:
The defending champion’s middle order fumbled after skipper Aaron Finch, wicket keeper Sam Harper and latest addition Shaun Marsh gave them a quick start against Sydney Thunder. The Renegades will be asking for more from Tom Cooper and Beau Webster.
Daniel Christian and Jack Wildermuth will once again are expected to play the all-rounders roles for the Renegades.
Kane Richardson will be the key bowler for Melbourne Renegades along with Harry Gurney. Even though Richardson didn’t pick a wicket against the Thunder he gave away just 18 runs in his 4 overs. Gurney, on the other hand, gave 2 wickets and gave 26 runs in his 4 overs.
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades Predicted line-up:
Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Fawad Ahmed, Matthew Kelly, , Jhye Richardson, Cameron Green.
Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Tom Cooper, Daniel Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson, Harry Gurney.
Pitch Report for today's BBL:
7 games were played at the Perth Stadium in Big Bash 2018-19. 5 of them were won by the team chasing the total while other 2 were won by the team batting 1st.
Only 1 T20I has been played at the venue, won by Australia against Pakistan while batting 2nd.
157 was the average 1st inning score during Big Bash League 2018-19.
Today's Match: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades Prediction
- Mitchell Marsh scored 32 runs while returning from a hand injury against Sydney Sixers.
- Cameron Green scored 36 runs and provided stability to the Scorchers in the middle order against Sydney Sixers.
- Bowler Fawad Ahmed scored 19 runs of just 9 balls but leaked 35 runs in his 4 overs.
- Renegades’ Sam Harper scored 39 runs off just 19 balls at a strike rate 205.26. His inning included 4 fours and 2 maximums.
- Shaun Marsh scored 42 runs while playing his first game with Melbourne Renegades. He scored 5 fours.
- Renegades have won just 2 of their last 5 games against the Scorchers. However, both the wins came in BBL 2018-19.