Hobart Hurricanes will face off against the Perth Scorchers in match number 37 of the Big Bash season 2020-21. Both teams will want to win this tie in order to try and book a playoffs’ spot.
Hurricanes are still in the race for the playoffs, but they have a tough road ahead for themselves. They are reeling at the seventh position in the points table and will at least need 2 wins on the trot to get back to the top half of the table. The performance of Hurricanes has been inconsistent in the tournament and that is seen from their recent results as well. They have lost their last two games and are in desperate need of a win. Their batting line up faltered once again against the Sydney Thunders in the last match.
They could manage to score only 162 runs which are lower than the par score on the surface. All the batsmen got off to a good start but could not build on the starts they got. They have a strong batting line up on paper, but they have been struggling with their consistency. Additionally, the absence of D’Arcy Short in the last two matches has been a cause of the problem for the Hurricanes.
The Perth Scorchers has had a slow start to the tournament, but now are finally getting into their groove. They have won their last two matches and that has provided them with momentum. A win in their next match will take them to the third spot in the points table. They are currently in the sixth position with eight wins and a net run-rate of -0.153. In their last match against the Brisbane Heat, the Scorchers needed to post a humongous total to challenge the strong Heat batting line up. Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone provided them with a stable start that set the platform for a late assault.
Mitchell Marsh scored 93 runs off 41 balls that took their score to 213 runs, which at one stage looked close to impossible. Although the total was challenging to chase, the bowlers still needed to give the Scorchers a good start. The duo of Jhye Richardson and Chris Jordan got rid of Tom Banton, Max Bryant, and Chris Lynn. Joel Paris and Jhye Richardson were the standout bowlers for the Scorchers as they registered impressive figures of 29 for two and 24 for two respectively.
Hobart Hurricanes and the Perth Scorchers have faced each other 13 times. The Hurricanes have won six matches and the Scorchers have won seven matches.
If we compare the two sides based on their latest form, then Scorchers will certainly edge ahead of the Hurricanes. They also have a better-balanced team, at least on paper.
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Date and Time:
January 13, 2021 (Wednesday)
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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