BBL 2019-20: Match 41, Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Melbourne Stars have been in phenomenal form this season and are currently poised at the top of the table.
Published - Jan 17, 2020 3:31 pm
Updated - Jan 17, 2020 3:33 pm
The enthralling journey of BBL 2019-20 continues with another thrilling encounter as Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers lock horns in the Match 41 of the tournament.
Melbourne Stars have been in phenomenal form this season and are currently poised at the top of the table. Stars have a star-studded line-up with many match-winners in their arsenal. Skipper Glenn Maxwell has also been in phenomenal form this season along with Marcus Stoinis. The Glenn Maxwell-led side, who have gathered 18 points from ten matches, will be eager to consolidate their position at the top.
In their previous match between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers, the latter were outplayed in all three departments by the Stars. After decimating Scorchers’ batting force at a meagre total of 86 runs, Stars cruised to a comfortable eight-wicket victory on the back of Stoinis‘ 39-run knock.
Perth Scorchers’ journey so far in the BBL 2019-20 has been a topsy-turvy one. In their ten matches so far, Scorchers have gathered ten points by five matches. They are currently sitting fourth in the points table. After a dismal batting performance against Stars in their previous match, Mitchell Marsh and Co. will be eager to redeem themselves in order to cement their place in the top half of the points table.
Pitch and Conditions
The last encounter on this wicket turned out to be a high-scoring clash after Stars posted a mammoth total of 219 runs. Considering the in-form batting force of Stars, a big total is on the cards. There’s a slim chance of rain to intervene in the match. However, the weather is expected to be mostly sunny with the temperature hovering around 28 degrees Celcius, according to Accuweather.
Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell will be eager to emerge as the match-winners for Stars. Both the all-rounders have delivered impressive performances for Stars this season. However, Stars will be missing the services of in-form Haris Rauf due to international duties. Rauf has been in stunning form lately with his lethal pace and slower ball variations. The Maxwell-led side also has Lamichhane to steer their spin bowling force.
Predicted XI: Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (C), Seb Gotch(WK), Ben Dunk, Jonathan Merlo, Sandeep Lamichhane, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Lance Morris,
Perth Scorchers’ batting force comprises the likes of Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone to propel them to a flying start. Skipper Mitchell Marsh has also been in sublime form lately with the bat and the ball. Furthermore, Scorchers Jhye Richardson, Chris Jordan and Joel Paris in their bowling arsenal.
Predicted XI: Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Tim David, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed
Probable Top Performers
Marcus Stoinis– Melbourne Stars| Mitchell Marsh- Perth Scorchers
TV– Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD
Online– Sony LIV
Match Timings – 1:40 PM IST; 7:10 PM local time
The prediction is for Melbourne Stars to win the match.