PRS vs MLS T20 Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020
Melbourne Stars are favourites to beat Perth Scorchers as they go in search of a third straight win at the start of the 2020-21 Big Bash League. The match takes place in Launceston at the University of Tasmania Stadium on December 16 and the live action starts at 19:15 local time.
Melbourne Stars were in fine bowling form in their opening game, with Nathan Coulter-Nile leading the way. He took 4-10 as they bowled Brisbane Heat out for 125 on their way to a six-wicket win. They then followed that up by beating Sydney Thunder as Marcus Stoinis hit 61 from 37 balls in a 22-run win.
Perth Scorchers were bowled out for 130 in 19.1 overs in a seven-wicket loss to Melbourne Renegades in their only game, meanwhile. Not only were they heavily beaten, but the Renegades needed just 16.3 overs to complete the victory too.
PRS vs MLS Live Streaming:
BBL 2020 will be telecasted live in Australia on Kayo and Foxtel GO. In India, Sony Liv has the rights for live streaming, while in the UK, the BTSport app will stream the matches.
Live Streaming: BBL 2020 can be watched live in Australia on Fox Cricket. In India, the Sony Network will telecast BBL 2020 live, while in the United Kingdom, the matches will be broadcasted on BT Sport.
PRS vs MLS Toss Prediction
Melbourne Stars have won the toss both times so far, so Perth are due this one. The Scorchers might prefer bowling first this time.
Launceston will be overcast with a small chance of rain and a bit of wind around too.
The University of Tasmania wicket can be changeable. Last season it favoured batting.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, BBL 2020
Perth Scorchers Team News & Playing 11
PRS Team News
Perth are packed with experienced players in BBL 2020 and it is too early to hit the panic button just yet. They may not make many changes – if any – despite defeat last time out.
PRS Key Players
- Colin Munro: The big-hitting New Zealand opener could be one of the top-order batsmen who failed last time out but is capable of making a big impact up the order.
- Ashton Turner: The captain started flowing last time out and his brief 24 from 16 balls last time out was a platform to build from.
- Jhye Richardson: Started the tournament with 2-20 from 3.3 overs – one of the few highlights for the Scorchers last time out.
PRS Team Form
Perth suffered a big defeat first up after collapsing to 130 all out with a poor batting display. In reply, Melbourne Renegades needed just 16.3 overs to seal a seven-wicket win.
Perth Scorchers Predicted Playing 11
Josh Inglis (wk), Colin Munro, Joe Clarke, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11
MLS Team News
Liam Hatcher made his T20 debut last time out and his three wickets should mean he keeps his place this time out too. The Stars are unlikely to make sweeping changes after an excellent start too – though Nathan Coulter-Nile will come back in as soon as he is available again.
MLS Key Players
- Marcus Stoinis: The star of last season’s tournament (and the previous one too in many ways), he hit top gear again last time out with 61 from 37 balls.
- Glenn Maxwell: The Stars captain hit 39 from 29 balls, sharing an excellent partnership with Stoinis and rekindling some of his best form too.
- Adam Zampa: The Australian international took 2-10 from his four overs, slamming the brakes on and guiding the Stars to victory last time out after the Thunder had got off to a good start.
MLS Team Form
Melbourne Stars have started this season’s tournament in excellent form with back-to-back wins. Their bowlers were on top first up
Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11
Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher
Melbourne Stars to beat Perth Scorchers at 1.66 with Bet365 and 1.61 with Betway.