The upcoming 7th match of the Big Bash League, scheduled for December 13, 2023, will feature a clash between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers. For timely sports updates, stay connected with sprinters.news & sprintersgames.in.

Key features of the match:

Name of the teams:

Melbourne Stars & Perth Scorchers

Date & Time:

The match will be played on 13/12/2023 at 08:15 AM GMT / 07:15 PM (local)

Venue:

The venue of the match is Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Pitch report:

Melbourne Cricket Ground, located in Melbourne, is renowned for its well-balanced pitch in Australia, providing substantial benefits to both batsmen and bowlers. It offers excellent bounce and pace, particularly advantageous for fast bowlers. Traditionally, spinners find their impact to be less significant on this pitch. Opting to bat second may hold advantages, especially in night games.

Weather report:

As per the weather department, the anticipated maximum temperature for the match day is approximately 31 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature is expected to be around 18 degrees Celsius. The humidity is projected to be at 51%, with a 5% chance of precipitation and a wind speed of 31 km/hr. It has been verified that scattered thunderstorms are forecasted for the day of the match.

Squads

Melbourne Stars –

Scott Boland, Hilton Cartwright, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Harper, Glenn Maxwell, Joel Paris, Tom Rogers, Mark Steketee, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Beau Webster, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, Joe Burns, Liam Dawson (overseas replacement for Harry Brook, first three matches only), Imad Wasim (from December 26)

Perth Scorchers –

Ashton Agar, Cooper Connolly, Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Hamish McKenzie, Lance Morris, Mitch Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Zak Crawley, Laurie Evans, Jason Behrendorff.

Current scenario of both teams:

Currently positioned at the 4th spot on the Big Bash League 2023-24 points table, Melbourne Stars commenced the season with a loss. Hilton Cartwright is the leading run-scorer for Melbourne Stars, having scored 33 runs at an impressive strike rate of 206, featuring two fours and three sixes. Additionally, Glenn Maxwell has contributed 23 runs with a strike rate of 164.

Nathan Coulter-Nile, regarded as the standout bowler for the Melbourne Stars, has secured only one wicket with an economy rate of 8.75 and an average of 35.

Contrastingly, Aaron Hardie holds the title of the top batsman for the Perth Scorchers, accumulating 460 runs from 15 innings with an average of 41.

Josh Inglis, in addition, has amassed 431 runs from 15 innings, maintaining a batting average of 35 over the past year.

Our prediction:

According to our sports experts, the  Melbourne Stars will win this match.

Final words:

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