Fantasy Cricket: Scorchers v Stars BBL Preview


Perth Scorchers will take on Melbourne Stars on December 16. The venue for the 9th BBL match is the University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston.

Melbourne Stars will start as favourites. For Perth Scorchers, it’s a comeback time.

Perth Scorchers Preview

Perth Scorchers played their first match of the edition against Melbourne Renegades and were handed over a 7-wicket loss. They were bowled out for 130 runs which was chased down by the Renegades in just 16.3 overs. The Scorchers will have a tough task ahead as they need to beat an in-form team convincingly to start afresh.

The Scorchers are packed with experienced players. With one of the stronger batting line-ups, the Scorchers can give any team a run for the money. Colin Munro at the top and Ashton Turner should be an easy pick for fantasy teams. Munro had a bad day at the office but his ability is unquestionable. Turner added 16-ball 24 amid the collapse. Jhye Richardson cannot be skipped in fantasy teams after his efforts in the last game.

Melbourne Stars Preview

Melbourne Stars have had a dream run so far. In their opening game, they bowled Brisbane Heat out for 125 on their way to a six-wicket win. It was followed up by beating Sydney Thunder by 22 runs. Undoubtedly, they will hit the ground as favourites with some players in brilliant form.

Glenn Maxwell continued his good show and in the first two BBL games performed at par. He is a must pick for any fantasy team for this match. From the batting department, next name for the fantasy team is the star performer Marcus Stoinis. The debutant Liam Hatcher will be under focus after his 3-wicket haul last time out and a valuable pick for fantasy teams. Nathan Coulter-Nile is expected to come back for another stellar show.

Fantasy Players to Watch

Jhye Richardson took 2/20 from 3.3 overs last time out while defending mere 130 runs. Richardson could be effective picks for fantasy teams for this fixture. 

Glenn Maxwell has been a consistent performer with a 26-ball 46 and 29-ball 38. The Stars captain should be popular among fantasy players this time.

The Australian superstar Adam Zampa can be a gamechanger. He has been economical thus far and picked up two wickets for 10 runs in the last match as well.

Predicted XIs

Perth Scorchers: 1 Josh Inglis (WK), 2 Colin Munro 3 Joe Clarke, 4 Mitchell Marsh, 5 Ashton Turner (C), 6 Cameron Bancroft, 7 Aaron Hardie, 8 Jhye Richardson, 9 Andrew Tye 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Fawad Ahmed 

Melbourne Stars: 1 Marcus Stoinis, 2 Andre Fletcher, 3 Glenn Maxwell (C), 4 Hilton Cartwright, 5 Ben Dunk (WK), 6 Nick Larkin, 7 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 8 Clint Hinchcliffe, 9 Adam Zampa, 10 Liam Hatcher, 11 Billy Stanlake

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