CricketMelbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Match Preview Head to Head Records & Playing 11
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Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Preview

Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers: It’s time for another match of big power houses of Big Bash League. Melbourne Stars will be facing Perth Scorchers at Junction Oval, St Kilda.

Melbourne Stars are coming after one victory and one loss. The lost the first match of the BBL 12 to Sydney Thunder on the last ball of the match. Stars’ bowler were superb with the ball on that day but the batting line-up struggled to score big.

The big concern for them is Marcus Stoinis’ form. So far, he has scored two ducks, both times to spinners. On the other hand, the big point is form of Joe Clarke who was exceptional ok the second match, scoring a match winning hundred against Hobart Hurricanes.

Joe Clarke of the Stars raises his bat after scoring 100 runs during the Men’s Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Hobart Hurricanes. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Perth Scorchers have had a similiar kind of nights in the BBL 12 so far. In their first match against Sydney Sixers, the registered a cherishing 38 runs victory. Bowling is their strength and at all stages, their bowlers have been right in the business.

The big concern for them is their middle order. Perth Scorchers dramatically lost their second encounter to Hobart Hurricanes when they only needed 37 off 30 balls. Except Josh Inglis and Faf Du Plessis, no other batsmen has looked comfortable in this year’s BBL.

Jhye Richardson of the Scorchers poses with the Player of the match award during the Men’s Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers. (Photo by Will Russell – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Junction Oval, St Kilda Pitch Report

In the history of Men’s Big Bash League, only one match has been played on this ground. The groud is beautiful with something to offer for both batsmen and bowlers. Perth Scorchers has played one match here and won easily after scoring 180 runs while batting first.

During Women’s Big Bash League, the team enjoyed the batting friendly surface and scored 170 on two occasions. There is no forecast of rain so we are expecting a full overs match.

Last Five Matches of Both Teams

Perth Scorchers

December 19, 2022, 8th Match, Scorchers vs Hurricanes

Hobart Hurricanes won by 8 runs

December 17, 2022, 6th Match, Scorchers vs Sixers

Perth Scorchers won by 38 runs

January 28, 2022, Final, Scorchers vs Sixers

Perth Scorchers won by 79 runs

January 22, 2022, Qualifier, Scorchers vs Sixers

Perth Scorchers won by 48 runs

January 17, 2022, 52nd Match, Scorchers vs Heat

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Melbourne Stars

December 16, 2022, 4th Match, Stars vs Hurricanes

Melbourne Stars won by 38 runs

December 13, 2022, 1st Match, Stars vs Thunder

Sydney Thunder won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)

January 19, 2022, 56th Match, Stars vs Hurricanes

Melbourne Stars won by 106 runs

January 16, 2022, 50th Match, Stars vs Heat

Melbourne Stars won by 8 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)

January 15, 2022, 48th Match, Stars vs Strikers

Adelaide Strikers won by 23 runs

Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head

  • Perth Scorchers won by 47 runs
  • Perth Scorchers won by 50 runs
  • Perth Scorchers won by 11 runs
  • No result
  • Melbourne Stars won by 10 runs

Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Playing 11

Melbourne Stars:

Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Nick Larkin, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Hilton Cartwright, Campbell Kellaway, Luke Wood, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa (c)

Perth Scorchers:

Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff