Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers, Match 54
Match: Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers
Date: 26 January 2021
Place (venue): TBD
Tournament: Big Bash League 2020
Caption: Can Perth Scorchers register a win against Brisbane Heat to continue their red hot form in the race to playoffs?
- Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers have played 13 matches against each other, out of which Perth Scorchers have won 7 matches and Brisbane Heat have won 6.
- For Brisbane Heat, Chris Lynn has scored 273 runs from 6 matches only at an average of 45.50. On the other side, Colin Muro is the highest run-scorer for Scorchers and has scored 271 runs from 9 matches.
- In the last 5 encounters, Brisbane Heat have won 3 matches, while Perth Scorchers have won 2.
This is the 54th match of the season that is to be played between Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers. Both teams have started their campaigns well and on Tuesday they will be hoping for another success at the last stage of league matches.
Currently, Perth Scorchers have lost 4 matches from 10 games and are placed 3rd on the points table with 21 points. On the other hand, Brisbane Heat have won 5 matches and lost 5 matches out of a total of 10 games and are 5th on the points table.
This match will be important for both sides as the teams will be aiming at booking their spot in the top 5 of the tournament which might turn Tuesday’s game into a thrilling encounter.
Brisbane Heat Preview:
Brisbane Heat have also started their season well and until now, they have delivered a mixed performance with 5 wins and 5 losses from their 10 games. Currently, with 5 wins from a total of 10 matches, they are placed 5th on the points table.
In the last match against Melbourne Renegades, they bowled well to restrict them to 149 runs only with the help of Mark Stekette’s brilliant spell of 2 for 24 in his 4 overs and Morne Morkel’s good death bowling spell of 1 for 29 runs. They chased down this target in 18 overs with Chris Lynn’s knock of well-settled 50 from 40 balls.
Chris Lynn is the current leading run-scorer for the team. He has scored 273 runs from 6 matches only. In the bowling department, Mark Steketee has bowled brilliantly so far and has taken 18 wickets from 9 matches.
BH will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum and will try their best at Adelaide Oval against Adelaide Strikers.
Top players for BH:
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Brisbane Heat Probable Playing XI:
Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(c), Lewis Gregory, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Pierson(wk), Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhenemann, Morne Morkel, Xavier Bartlett.
Perth Scorchers Preview:
Perth Scorchers have started their campaign in good form and they have continued that momentum throughout the season so far. They have won 5 matches out of the 10 they have played and currently they are third on the points table. They will certainly hope to continue their good run and keep their standing on the points table while playing against Brisbane Heat, placed 5th as of now.
The team’s opening pair is in good form and both have performed well so far in this season. Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone both have played some superb knocks. Jason Roy has scored 233 runs from 7 matches. To help him, Colin Munro, who is a key player for the team in the middle order, has played superbly too. He has scored 271 runs from 9 matches.
In the bowling department, Jhye Richardson is the current leading wicket-taker of the tournament and has taken 19 wickets from 10 matches only. He is the key player in the team’s death bowling attack. However, they struggled in the last match against Sydney Sixers and were unable to restrict Sydney’s chase which resulted in their defeat.
The overall team is looking good but they have to stay calm and focused on Tuesday while playing against Brisbane Heat.
Key players for PS:
Perth Scorchers Probable Playing XI:
Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Ashton Turner(c), Josh Inglis(wk), Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed.
The venue is yet to be decided.
Judging by the current form of both teams, the squads look good, however, when it comes to bowling, Perth Scorchers have an upper hand over Brisbane Heat. Also, Scorchers’ middle order is stronger compared to that of Brisbane Heat. Brisbane’s opening batsmen have shown decent results so far but lower-order batsmen have not been performing to their fullest potential this season. Considering the form and momentum, we think Perth Scorchers are ahead.
We predict that Perth Scorchers will defeat Brisbane Heat.
Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. Additionally, Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers both have a couple of matches before this match. So, the statistical data will change. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.