Hurricanes hope to halt the Scorchers
Perth Scorchers come into this fixture with a great season behind them. They are second in the points table and are looking good enough to make rapid progress to the qualifiers. The Scorchers have been amongst the best bowling units in this season and toppling them will be no easy task for the Hobart Hurricanes. The Scorchers have odds of 1.66 to win this game against the Hurricanes.
The Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, have had a mixed season despite a good start to the 2020/21 edition of the tournament. They have won just one of their last four fixtures and even lost by nine wickets to the Perth Scorchers themselves. Their odds of a win in this game stand at 2.00. They’ll however have to play way better than they have done this season to outplay the Scorchers.
Overall record favour the Scorchers, but recent record is pretty much even
Overall record gives Scorchers the edge as they have won eight and lost six of the clashes between the two sides. The Perth Scorchers had a dominant few years at the start of the Big Bash League and in those times, they dominated the Hobart Hurricanes. Over the last few years, though, the record is pretty much even. Since 2017, the teams have an even 3-3 record in the Big Bash League.
RECOMMENDED BET: Scorchers have recent form going their way and have odds of 1.66 to beat the Hurricanes
The last time these two teams met, the Scorchers walked away with a comfortable nine-wicket win chasing down the target set with ease. They will be hoping for another easy game, but the Hurricanes haven’t been easy pushovers despite their average season.
Keep an eye on…
Jhye Richardson: With 21 wickets in 11 matches, Jhye Richardson is the highest wicket-taker in the season. The Scorchers pacer bowled a miserly four-over spell against the Hurricanes the last time these teams met in the season. A swing bowler, Richardson’s spell in the powerplay could be crucial against a top-heavy Hurricanes.
Ben McDermott: 397 runs in nine matches at an average of 49.62 makes Ben McDermott one of the batsmen of the season. In a team that has the likes of Will Jacks and D’Arcy Short, McDermott has been top notch, winnibg games for the team, if not putting the team in winning positions.
TIP: Mitchell Marsh has made a big impact in the last few games and has odds of 8.50 to win the Player of the Match award.