Fantasy Cricket Tips:
The third and fourth teams on the points table will take on each other on the 24th of January at the Perth Stadium. Both these two teams would want to finish in the top two and so this game becomes all the more important.
The Perth Scorchers have signed Morne Morkel for the remainder of the tournament whereas the Strikers would be boosted by the comeback of Alex Carey. The last times these two teams met it was a run-fest at the Adelaide Oval where Rashid Khan turned the game in their favor.
The Perth Stadium is good for batting so it won’t be surprising if we see another similar game with high-quality batsmen on both sides. It will be an entertaining contest when these two teams meet on the 24th of January.
The temperature will hover in the mid-20s and high 20s with no chance of rain on the 24th of January.
14 T20s have been played at this venue and the results are 50-50 for the team batting first and second. The average score batting first is 165 whereas the highest score registered at this venue is 213/3 by the Perth Scorchers.
Injury and Availability News:
Players who weren’t available due to the ODI series against Australia are now available.
Probable Playing XIs:
Josh Inglis (WK), Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (C), Tim David, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed
Bench – Sam Whiteman, Nick Hobson, Aaron Hardie, Kurtis Paterson, Joel Paris
Jake Weatherald, Phillip Salt, Travis Head (C), Matthew Short, Alex Carey (WK), Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Liam O Connor, Harry Conway, Wes Agar
Bench – Billy Stanlake, Jack Lehman, Nick Winter
Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone are in good form so they could be the top picks along with the usual players like Rashid Khan, Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Rashid Khan
Vice-Captain – Josh Inglis, Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey (VC)
Batsmen – Josh Inglis, Liam Livingstone, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells
All-rounders – Mitchell Marsh (C), Travis Head, Rashid Khan
Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Inglis (VC)
Batsmen – Travis Head, Philip Salt, Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Short
All-rounders – Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green
Bowlers – Rashid Khan (C), Peter Siddle, Chris Jordan
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
The pitch at Perth has a lot of bounce at the top order players of both the teams would enjoy batting in such conditions. The likes of Inglis, Livingstone, Salt, and Head can get you a lot of points. Mitchell Marsh and Rashid Khan are two top all-rounders and so they should be in the team. Among the bowlers, Peter Siddle and Jhye Richardson could be good picks.
Both teams are pretty evenly matched so it would be difficult to choose between them. The last time when these two teams met the Strikers won a close game and it would be surprising if this happens again.
The 51st match of the Big Bash League will take place between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers at the Perth Stadium in Perth on the 24the of January.
The match starts at 3:40 PM IST (18:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.