Big Bash League Predictions: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat
January 11, 2020
Perth Stadium, Perth
Perth Scorchers will be hosting in-form Brisbane Heat in the 32nd game of Big Bash League 2019-20 at Perth Stadium in Perth on Saturday.
Perth Scorchers have managed to win just three games out of seven played this season. Three-time BBL Champions will need to bring their A-game to the table in this home fixture. In the previous game, Scorchers comfortably brushed aside Renegades, courtesy splendid performances from Jhye Richardson, Liam Livingstone and wicket-keeper Josh Inglis.
On the other hand, Brisbane Heat have played excellent cricket and managed to win three games on the trot. Bowlers put in a splendid performance to see Brisbane Heat register a comfortable win over Hobart Hurricanes.
Perth Scorchers registered 40 runs to win over Brisbane Heat when they faced each other earlier this season.
Perth Scorchers performance in Big Bash League:
Majestic performances from the opening pair of Josh Inglis and Liam Livingston saw Scorchers register a six-wicket win over Renegades in a game played on Tuesday. Chasing 176 runs to win the game, Perth openers Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone got the side off to a flying start and put on 102-run partnership in the first 10 overs of the innings.
In the bowling department, Jhye Richardson was the standout. He finished with figures of 3 for 22 in his four overs.
Chris Jordan and Matthew Kelly conceded a lot of runs and will need to put in an improved performance with the ball against Brisbane Heat.
Brisbane Heat performance in Big Bash League:
Former South African batsman AB De Villiers and Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman are expected to join the Brisbane Heat and will be available for selection for this game.
The franchise has managed to build nice momentum after winning three games on the bounce in the competition. Captain Chris Lynn will be pleased with his side’s performance in the game played against Hobart Hurricanes.
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Predicted line-up:
Perth Scorchers predicted XI: Josh Inglis (wk), Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, Tim David, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Matthew Kelly, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed
Brisbane Heat predicted XI: Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, AB De Villiers, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Ben Cutting, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
It will be the 4th game of the Big Bash League 2019-20 to be played at the venue.
The previous 3 games were won by the team batting first.
Average first innings score- 183
Average second innings score- 164
7 games were played at Perth Stadium during the 2018-19 Big Bash League season. 5 of them were won by the team chasing the total while the other 2 were won by the team batting 1st.
157 was the average 1st inning score during the 2018-19 Big Bash League season.
Only 1 T20I has been played at the venue, won by Australia against Pakistan while batting 2nd.
BBL Match: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat
- Chris Lynn is Brisbane Heat’s leading run-scorer in the competition with 251 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of 161.93.
- Chris Lynn (17) and Tom Banton (14) have hit combined 31 maximums this season so far. They are leading the maximum charts followed by Liam Livingstone at 3 (13).
- Only 258 runs were scored when these sides faced each other earlier this season and just 25 boundaries were hit in that game.
- 6-6 is the head to head record after the 12 times the two sides have met each other.
- Joe Burns needs 7 more runs to complete his personal 1000-run milestone for Brisbane Heat.