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Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, 31st Match BBL 2021/22 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

02 Jan 2022, CitiPower Centre, Big Bash League 11
Perth Scorchers win by 50 runs
Home TeamMelbourne Stars
Away TeamPerth Scorchers
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresBruce Oxenford
Claire Polosak
Greg Azzopardi
Match RefereeRobert Parry

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Match Prediction – MS vs PS, 31st Match BBL 2021/22 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

A blow-hot, blow-cold Melbourne Stars take on the high-flying Perth Scorchers in match number 31 of this Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22. The Junction Oval in Melbourne will be the venue for this game.

Melbourne Stars have had a pretty inconsistent run in this competition. The Glenn Maxwell-led side have won three and lost three and haven’t really been able to build any sort of momentum. They are sixth on the points table with 10 points. Their last game against Perth Scorchers was postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test in the Melbourne Stars camp. Prior to that, they beat Brisbane Heat and a win in this game against one of the contenders will give them a huge boost.

Perth Scorchers are in fine form and they’ve lost just one game so far. They won six games on the bounce before losing to Sydney Thunder. They are currently second on the points table with 21 points and a win in this game will propel them to the top, irrespective of their Bash Boost point result.

As far as the head to head record is concerned, Perth Scorchers are marginally ahead and have won nine games while Melbourne Stars have won eight. The last five games have seen both teams win two encounters each with one game being washed out.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Perth Scorchers 9, Melbourne Stars 8, No-Result 1

Last 5 matches: Perth Scorchers 2, Melbourne Stars 2, No-Result 1

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Who will win today’s match Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, 31st Match BBL 2021/22??

Be it with bat or ball, consistency has eluded Melbourne Stars this season. While there have been flashes of brilliance, none of them have really stepped up and put in performances on a regular basis. Glenn Maxwell struck a blistering ton while Hilton Cartwright has chipped in with good starts with the bat but he has just one fifty to his name. Marcus Stoinis’ batting form has been a big disappointment. So, has the form of Adam Zampa who has taken just three wickets in five games. Thus, Melbourne Stars will be hoping their big stars stand up and deliver.

Perth Scorchers will be without their talisman Mitchell Marsh who has been called up in the Australian Test side for the fourth Test at the SCG. The seam-bowling all-rounder has been in magnificent form with both bat and ball and hence, he will be a massive loss. But the likes of Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson and the others have contributed really well. The bowling has been excellent as well and almost every bowler (Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Tymal Mills and Peter Hatzoglou) have been amongst the wickets.

Game changers for Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, 31st Match BBL 2021/22

Glenn Maxwell will definitely be the one to watch out for. The Melbourne Stars captain can take the game away with the bat and can chip in nicely with the ball. For Perth Scorchers, Ashton Agar might stand a chance of being the game-changer, given his form with the ball and ability to play cameos with the bat.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Ashton Agar has been in top form and he might turn out to be the best bowler. The left-arm spinner has returned with 10 scalps at an economy rate of 7.33.

Who will win today’s player of the match?

Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye might be the contenders to finish as the player of the match.

Who will be the best batsman for Melbourne Stars?

Marcus Stoinis is known to get those big scores at the top of the order and could end up being the leading run-getter of the game for the Stars.

Who will be the best batsman for Perth Scorchers?

Colin Munro is batting really well and the left-hander has amassed 268 runs at an average of 67 while striking at 142.55.

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
  • PSC 1ST INN
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Cameron Bancroft run out (Tom O’Connell) 5 7 0 0 71.43
    Kurtis Patterson c Charlie Wakim b Haris Rauf 54 39 4 2 138.46
    Colin Munro c Hilton Cartwright b Tom O’Connell 40 20 1 4 200
    Laurie Evans lbw Brody Couch 2 3 0 0 66.67
    Ashton Turner run out (Brody Couch) 27 19 2 0 142.11
    Aaron Hardie b Qais Ahmad 5 7 0 0 71.43
    Ashton Agar c Tom O’Connell b Qais Ahmad 19 16 2 1 118.75
    Andrew Tye not out 7 6 1 0 116.67
    Jason Behrendorff b Haris Rauf 3 4 0 0 75
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 9) 180/8
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Glenn Maxwell 4 0 38 0 9.5 1 1
    Brody Couch 4 0 36 1 9 2 0
    Haris Rauf 4 0 40 2 10 0 0
    Xavier Crone 2 0 16 0 8 0 0
    Qais Ahmad 4 0 26 2 6.5 1 0
    Tom O’Connell 2 0 18 1 9 1 0
    MST 1ST INN
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Joe Clarke c Laurie Evans b Andrew Tye 52 32 9 1 162.5
    Tom Rogers c Colin Munro b Peter Hatzoglou 32 25 4 1 128
    Glenn Maxwell b Peter Hatzoglou 4 7 0 0 57.14
    Charlie Wakim c Tymal Mills b Jason Behrendorff 20 24 1 1 83.33
    Hilton Cartwright c Laurie Evans b Tymal Mills 12 10 1 1 120
    Tom O’Connell c Aaron Hardie b Andrew Tye 0 2 0 0 0
    Justin Avendano c Laurie Evans b Ashton Agar 6 5 1 0 120
    Xavier Crone run out (Cameron Bancroft) 1 4 0 0 25
    Qais Ahmad c Aaron Hardie b Tymal Mills 1 2 0 0 50
    Brody Couch lbw Tymal Mills 0 2 0 0 0
    Total (18.5 Ov, RR: 7.02) 130/10
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Tymal Mills 3 0 28 3 9.33 0 0
    Jason Behrendorff 4 0 33 1 8.25 0 0
    Andrew Tye 3 0 11 2 3.66 0 0
    Ashton Agar 4 0 31 1 7.75 1 0
    Peter Hatzoglou 4 0 27 2 6.75 1 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamMelbourne Stars
    Away TeamPerth Scorchers
    SeriesBig Bash League 11
    UmpiresBruce Oxenford
    Claire Polosak
    Greg Azzopardi
    Match RefereeRobert Parry

Team Lineup

Melbourne Stars Perth Scorchers
Joe Clarke
Tom Rogers
Charlie Wakim
Glenn Maxwell
Hilton Cartwright
Justin Avendano
Tom O’Connell
Qais Ahmad
Xavier Crone
Brody Couch
Haris Rauf
Kurtis Patterson
Cameron Bancroft
Colin Munro
Laurie Evans
Ashton Turner
Aaron Hardie
Ashton Agar
Andrew Tye
Jason Behrendorff
Peter Hatzoglou
Tymal Mills

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