Tonight’s match between the Melbourne Stars and the Perth Scorchers promises to be a cracker.
The Stars have made the perfect start to their BBL campaign with two clinical performances against the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder.
Skipper Glenn Maxwell looks in ominous form having made scores of 39 & 46 and after failing in game one Marcus Stoinis bounced back quickly to make a rapid fire 62 in game two.
The Stars have been equally as good with the ball. They have used 7 bowlers in both games and have a good balance between pace and spin.
The Scorchers on the other hand will of been very disappointed with their opening round effort. They lost early wickets against the Renegades and never recovered posting a score of 130. The Renegades went onto chase their score down in the 16th over.
The Scorchers are a much better side than that and therefore represent some value as outsiders in this game. They have some very good wicket taking bowlers, which pose a big threat to the Stars top order. If they can get Stoinis and/or Maxwell early then this is going to go along way to winning this game.
The Scorchers batting is also much better than their opening game suggested so look for a much better performance with the bat. An injury to the Stars import Dilbar Hussain is another plus for the Scorchers. They will be raring to go for this knowing that it is a long way back from 0-2.