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Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars BBL T20 Match Prediction

2020-12-16 13:45:00
Perth Scorchers PRS Perth Scorchers
Melbourne Stars MLS Melbourne Stars

Betting Tips

  • Melbourne Stars will bid for a third consecutive win at the start of the 2020-21 Big Bash League when they take on Perth Scorchers.
  • Last year's runners-up started with a four-wicket win against Brisbane Heat, with Nathan Coulter-Nile taking 4-10, before Marcus Stoinis' 61 inspired them to a 22-run defeat of Sydney Thunder.
  • Perth Scorchers have played just once by contrast and were bowled out for 130 in a seven-wicket loss to Melbourne Renegades.
Melbourne Stars

Our Pick Melbourne Stars are favorites to win

Posted On 16th December 2020 11:12:54
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Posted by Kavin

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.

Weather Report

Launceston will be overcast with a small chance of rain and a bit of wind around too.

Pitch Report

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 vs Melbourne Stars

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

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Team Form in Last Five Matches

PRS : L L L W L

MLS : W W L W L

PRS vs MLS Head to Head

Melbourne Stars ended a four-match losing streak last season with wins in both fixtures against Perth Scorchers. Both teams have now won eight of their 16 previous meetings. In Perth, the Stars bowled the Scorchers out for just 86, with Jackson Coleman taking 3-16. In Melbourne, meanwhile, Hilton Cartwright hit 58* and Nic Maddinson too 3-24 as the Stars posted 141/6 in a ten-run win.

PRS vs MLS Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played PRS Won MLS Won Tie No Result
16 8 8 0 0

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Betting Odds

Given their starts to the season, Melbourne Stars are big favourites for this match.

Perth Scorchers Bet365 Odds

  • PRS to win: Perth Scorchers are 2.30 outsiders with Bet365.
  • PRS top team batsman: Colin Munro opened the batting last time out and he is 4.33, as is Josh Inglis, to top score in this game. Joe Clarke is 4.50 with Bet365 and Mitchell Marsh can be backed at 5.50. Captain Ashton Turner is 6.00.
  • PRS top team bowler: Andrew Tye’s Big Bash reputations means he is favourite with Bet365 to be Perth Scorchers’ top team bowler at 3.75. Jhye Richardson is 4.00, as is Fawad Ahmed.

Melbourne Stars Bet365 Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.66 outsiders with Bet365.
  • MLS top team batsman: Back to his best last time out, Marcus Stoinis is 3.40 to be Melbourne Stars’ top team batsman with Bet365, while Glenn Maxwell – who also showed signs of his best form too – is 4.00 with Bet365. Opener Andre Fletcher is 4.50, while Nic Maddinson is 5.00 and Hilton Cartwright is 5.50.
  • MLS top team bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile is 3.75 with Bet365 to be Melbourne Stars’ top team bowler after taking 4-10 in the opening game. Adam Zampa starred last time out, meanwhile, and he is 4.00 with Bet365 this time – as is Dilbar Hussain. Liam Hatcher is 5.50 after his debut haul last time out.

Perth Scorchers Betway Odds

  • PRS to win: Perth Scorchers are 2.10 outsiders to win against the Stars with Betway.
  • PRS top team batsman: Colin Munro is 3.60 with Betway to be Perth Scorchers’ top team batsman. Josh Inglis is 4.00, while Joe Clarke is 4.50 – as is Mitchell Marsh. Ashton Turner, meanwhile, is 6.50.
  • PRS top team bowler: Andrew Tye is 3.60 favourite to be Perth Scorchers’ top team bowler with Betway, while Jason Behrendorff is 3.75. Fawad Ahmed can be backed at 4.00 to win with Betway, while Jhye Richardson is the same price after his two wickets last time out.

Melbourne Stars Betway Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.61 favourites to win with Betway.
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis is 2.87 with Betway to be Melbourne Stars’ top team batsman, while Glenn Maxwell is 3.60. Andre Fletcher is 4.50 to be the Stars’ top team batsman, while Hilton Cartwright is 5.50. Nic Maddinson is at 7.00 with Betway.
  • MLS top team bowler: Adam Zampa, Dilbar Hussain and Nathan Coulter-Nile are all 3.75 with Betway to be the Stars’ top team bowler. Coulter-Nile was excellent in the first game, while Zampa was the top man last time out too. Liam Hatcher is 5.00, meanwhile, after performing well on his debut last time out.

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Prediction

It was only Adelaide’s tenth-wicket partnership that added gloss to a poor defeat when these sides last met and Hobart can back it up with another win – especially if James Faulkner maintains his current bowling form.

Final Verdict

Melbourne Stars to beat Perth Scorchers at 1.66 with Bet365 and 1.61 with Betway.

PRS vs MLS Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Josh Inglis is 8.5 credits and, as a key batsman for the Scorchers with a point to prove, that could prove an excellent price. 

  • Batsmen

    Colin Munro is another Scorcher with a point to prove at the top of the order and, at 9.5 credits, might be worth the gamble. Ashton Turner is nine credits and showed some signs of his best form last time out, while Hilton Cartwright looks in excellent value at 8.5 credits.

  • All rounder

    The top two all-rounders are well worth selecting give they are already showing signs of their best form. Marcus Stoinis hit a half-century last time out to get back to his Big Bash Best and Glenn Maxwell showed signs he is going the same way too. Despite their price, they are hard to ignore.

  • Bowlers

    Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile have already starred in Melbourne Stars’ opening games and both are worth selecting. Jhye Richardson is nine credits and took two wickets for the Scorchers last time out, meanwhile. Dilbar Hussain is 8.5 credits and looks top value and, while you do not need to skimp, Liam Hatcher is eight credits and impressed on his debut.

  • Captain/Vice Captain

    Marcus Stoinis was back to his batting best last time out, but Glenn Maxwell is also more prominent with the ball. Maxwell may be the better pick but, if you put him as vice-captain instead, Stoinis is worth the gamble.

PRS vs MLS Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Colin Munro, Ashton Turner, Hilton Cartwright

  • All Rounder:Marcus Stoinis (c), Glenn Maxwell (vc)

  • Wicket Keeper:Josh Inglis

  • Bowler:Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Dilbar Hussain, Liam Hatcher

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  • Divyansh

    Melbourne are in good form and hav upper hand over PRs to win

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