Perth Scorchers will take on the Brisbane Heat after a poor show with the bat cost them valuable points. Courtesy of the loss, the defending champions are now sitting second while a no result for Brisbane has kept them second to last. This is an all-important encounter for both teams with respective motives.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 7th January 2023, 3:45 PM IST
- Venue: Perth Stadium
- Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23
Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Perth Scorchers to win at 1.62
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Big Bash League match prediction
Another home game, and another opportunity for Perth Scorchers to repay their debt to the fans. In their previous encounter played at their home turf, the Scorchers were outplayed by the Sydney Thunder. In a low-scoring disappointment, skipper Ashton Tuner smashed a staggering 37-ball 61 to get his side to a decent total of 142/9. Nathan McAndrew was the pick of the bowlers for the Heat, bagging 3 for 29. Chasing 143 turned out to be a rather easy task. Oliver Davies’ steady 47-ball 58 and an outstanding 18-ball unbeaten 41-run knock by Alex Ross helped chase the total with 3 overs to spare. Jhye Richardson was quite expensive but the only Scorchers bowler who managed to pick up two wickets. Sydney ended up winning the match by 6 wickets.
Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat had a rather disappointing but expected rain washout. After a delayed start, Brisbane came out to bat in hopes of clinching a dramatic win. Colin Munro gave a fantastic start, courtesy of his 14-ball 38. However, the middle order crumbled to the likes of Steve O’Keefe, who picked up 3/26 before Michael Nesser ruined the party for the Sixers. He scored a blistering 18-ball 45* to get his side to 147/6 in just 13 overs. Unfortunately, the rain started pouring heavily and the match was called off with the points being shared.
This upcoming encounter will be a mighty crucial one with one aiming to get off the bottom stages while the other to extend their top-spot lead. Talking about their head-to-head stats, the Scorchers have emerged victorious on 11 occasions while the Heat has won on seven. In their past 5 encounters, Scorchers have thrashed the heat four times. In today’s big bash match prediction, we predict Perth Scorchers to win.
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Perth Scorchers – BBL match prediction
The four-time BBL champions are having a phenomenal season and would intend to keep it that way. They are 5 out of 7 so far and would like to take this win and make it six. For that, they will be heavily reliant on batters Josh Inglis & Ashton Turner. In 10 matches, the former has scored 350 runs while the latter has 266 runs, with both their strike rates well over 148. They need their batsmen to fire as their bowlers have been performing exquisitely. Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye, both are among the top-wicket takers in the BBL, this season. The former has 15 wickets in 7 matches while the latter has bagged 13. They are a complete side and need to work as a unit to regain the top spot.
Squad: Adam Lyth, Faf du Plessis, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis(W), Ashton Turner(C), Nick Hobson, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
Brisbane Heat – BBL match prediction
Nothing has been going the way of the Brisbane heat, who are struggling at the bottom. They need their top order to contribute immensely. Their hopes will be stuck with Colin Munro & skipper Jimmy Peirson. The former has 257 runs in 8 matches while the latter has 233 runs in 10 games. Michael Nesser seems to be in sublime form. He has bagged 14 wickets in his past 9 games and surely can hit those meaty blows with the bat. He will be accompanied by Mark Steketee with the ball, who has 11 wickets under his belt in 10 matches. This is going to be a challenging match-up but if anyone can win this game for the Heat, it’s these men.
Squad: Colin Munro, Josh Brown, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson(C)(W), Ross Whiteley, Nathan McSweeney, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
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Pitch and weather Conditions
It will be a cloudy day, however, there are no signs of precipitation. The temperatures will fluctuate between 23 to 26 degrees while Humidity will peak at around 58% during match hours. Meanwhile, the pitch is a bowler’s paradise, especially for pacers. The wicket has always been difficult to bat on, even in the T20 world cup. If a batter settles in, he can take advantage of the pace and bounce the pitch offers. Toss plays a key role here as chasing is a preferred option.
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat – Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Perth Scorchers to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman-Brisbane Heat||Josh Brown||4.50||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Perth Scorchers||1.64||Check Odds on Crickex|