One of the better matches in recent memory looks like materialising in the nation’s west tonight. We take a look at Wednesday’s (15/1/2020) BBL Big Bash 2020 match which is between the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars. The Melbourne Stars go into the match as favourites but the bookies have it basically as an even match.
When: Wednesday, 15th January at 9:11PM
Where: Optus Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Following an extremely slow start, the Scorchers have continued to improve with each effort and enter this match third on the ladder, having won four of their last five matches. They were far too good for the Hurricanes in Perth on Monday night, and there’s little doubt that they’ll be better in front of their parochial home crowd.
The Melbourne Stars meanwhile have been in a league of their own. Nine matches for eight wins and just the one loss and rarely do they look threatened. Marcus Stoinis is in career-best form and while I’m sure it’ll be hard to replicate his 147 not out vs the Sixers, I’m confident he’s capable of producing another enormous innings.
Tip: Melbourne Stars $1.61
Value BET: Man of the Match: Glenn Maxwell at $7.00
Perth Scorchers squad
Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Chris Jordan (England), Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone (England), Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
Melbourne Stars squad
Glenn Maxwell (c), Pat Brown (England – international replacement), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb, Clint Hinchliffe, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Dale Steyn (South Africa), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa