Get ready to cheer for the upcoming 9th match of the Big Bash League, where the Perth Scorchers will face off against the Hobart Hurricanes. For all the details about the match and timely sports updates, keep an eye on sprintersgames.in & sprinters.news.

Key features of the match:

Name of the teams:

Perth Scorchers & Hobart Hurricanes

Date & Time:

The match will be played on 20/12/2023 at 08:15 AM GMT / 04:15 PM local

Venue:

The venue of the match is Perth Stadium, Perth

Pitch report:

The match is set to take place at Australia’s Perth Stadium, renowned as one of the country’s fastest venues. The pitch at this stadium provides abundant pace and bounce, making it a favorable ground for fast bowlers. Particularly in the initial stages of the match, bowlers will relish the conditions as the new ball seams and swings. Batsmen, however, will need to exercise caution during the early phases. As the game progresses, the dynamics of the pitch change. In the latter half, batsmen can exploit the conditions to their advantage. Statistical data reveals that the pitch has hosted a total of 7 T20 International matches. The average first innings score stands at 133, while the average second innings score is 134. The highest total recorded on this pitch is 208/6 (20 overs), achieved in a match between ENG & AUS. Conversely, the lowest recorded score is 112/10 (19.4 overs) in a contest between AFG & ENG.

Weather report:

As per the meteorological department, the anticipated maximum temperature on match day is approximately 34 degrees Celsius, while the minimum is expected to be around 23 degrees Celsius. The forecast indicates a precipitation probability of 0%, with humidity levels hovering around 26% and a wind speed of 24 km/hr. Additionally, the weather department forecasts cloudy conditions on the day of the match.

Squads

Perth Scorchers –

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

Hobart Hurricanes –

Iain Carlisle, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Hatzoglou, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Billy Stanlake, Matthew Wade, Mac Wright, Chris Jordan, Sam Hain, Corey Anderson, Liam Guthrie, Nikhil Chaudhary, Sam Heazlett, Paddy Dooley.

PRS vs HBH Possible Playing XI:

Perth Scorchers:

Ashton Turner (Captain), Josh Inglis (Wicket-Keeper), Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Laurie Evans, Nick Hobson, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Hamish McKenzie, Cooper Connolly, Jason Behrendorff.

Hobart Hurricanes:

Matthew Wade (C & WK), Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Sam Hain, Corey Anderson, Chris Jordan, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith, Tim David, Billy Stanlake.

Our prediction & analysis:

The Perth Scorchers currently hold the 3rd position in the points table, securing 3 points through their victories. Aaron Hardie leads as the top run-scorer for the team, amassing 40 runs at a strike rate of 105, including one six and five fours. Additionally, Cooper Connolly has contributed 26 runs at a strike rate of 144. On the bowling front, Jason Behrendorff stands out as the top performer for the Scorchers, claiming 3 wickets with an impressive average of 9 and an economy rate of 7.00.

In contrast, the Hobart Hurricanes find themselves in the 6th spot on the points table, a position influenced by their loss in the initial match. Caleb Jewell shines as the top run-scorer for the Hurricanes, accumulating 42 runs at a striking rate of 175, featuring one six and seven fours. Patrick Dooley has also chipped in with 19 runs at a strike rate of 105. Among the bowlers, Corey Anderson emerges as the standout performer for Hobart, securing 2 wickets with an average of 5 and an economy rate of 2.86.

As per our sports experts, the Perth Scorchers are predicted to emerge victorious in this match, given their overall strength and performance, which surpasses that of the Hobart Hurricanes.

Final words: 

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