Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars T20 Prediction

2020-01-15 15:40 Match starts in -48881752 secs
Perth Scorchers PRS Perth Scorchers
Melbourne Stars MLS Melbourne Stars
Betting Tips
  • Table-topping Melbourne Stars will look to continue their fine form when they take on Perth Scorchers.
  • The Stars have won their last six matches in a row, with Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis in fine batting form. Stoinis hit 147* in a total of 219/1 as they beat Sydney Sixers by 44 runs last time out.
  • Perth Scorchers are in good form too, however, winning their last three matches in a row - that includes bowling Hobart Hurricanes out for 98 last time out as Jhye Richardson claimed 4-19 from four overs.

Chance of Winning



Our Prediction

Melbourne Stars are favorites to win.

Who will win Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, BBL 2020?

In-form, table-topping Melbourne Stars will look to continue their fine form when they take on Perth Scorchers in their latest Big Bash League fixture. The match takes place at Optus Stadium, Perth, on January 15 and the live action starts at 21:10 local time.

The Stars made it six wins in a row last time out, as Marcus Stoinis continued his fine batting form – smashing a BBL record 147* from 79 balls in a total of 219/1 against Sydney Sixers. Glenn Maxwell was in fine form too but, despite batting at number three, he only had to face two balls as the openers did the damage, setting them up for a 44-run win.

Perth Scorchers come into this game in their own run of resurgent form, however – victory over Hobart Hurricanes, as Jhye Richardson took 4-19 to bowl them out for 98, was their third consecutive win.

PRS vs MLS, BBL 2020: Where to watch/Live streaming

Live TV: Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sony Ten Network, BeIn Sports

Live streaming: SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports, Optus Sport

PRS vs MLS Toss Prediction

Both teams won last time out after being asked to bat first but, at Optus Stadium, batting first might be the way to go.

PRS vs MLS Weather Report

Perth will be hot, sunny and clear on Wednesday and there is zero chance of rain on the forecast.

PRS vs MLS Pitch Condition

Optus Stadium has generally favoured batting, with the pitch leaning more towards big scores.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, BBL 2020...

PRS vs MLS Prediction

Perth Scorchers Team News & Playing 11

PRS Team News

Perth Scorchers are without Ashton Turner and Ashton Agar because of international duty, but they have won both matches since they departed with an unchanged team – Sam Whiteman and Joel Paris having come into the team. 

PRS Key Players

Liam Livingstone: Starting to make an impact on games again, be it with bat or ball. He has two half-centuries so far this season and took 2-4 to finish off the Hurricanes last time out.

Mitchell Marsh: His last four innings have brought scores of 48, 21, 93* and 40 and he has taken three wickets with his part-time bowing in that time too. He has 347 runs in total this season.

Jhye Richardson: Stole the show with the ball last time out, claiming 4-19 from his four overs and bowling 14 dot balls along the way. He now has nine wickets in his last three matches and 13 in total this season.

PRS Team Form

Perth Scorchers have now won their last three matches in a row, bowling Hobart out for 98 as Jhye Richardson claimined 4-19 last time out, after Josh Inglis’ 73 from 46 balls had previously helped the Scorchers post 175/7.

They had previously beaten Melbourne Renegades, chasing 176 to win by six wickets thanks to Liam Livingstone’s 59 after Richardson took 3-22 in the Renegades’ innings. They also beat Brisbane Heat by 34 runs in between – Mitchell Marsh having hammered 93* from 41 balls as the Scorchers posted 213/3.

Perth Scorchers Predicted Playing 11

Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (wk), Sam Whiteman, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (c), Tim David, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed

Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

MLS Team News

Nathan Coulter-Nile could replace Dan Worrall, after the former was rested last time out. Otherwise there are unlikely to be any changes after another dominant win. Peter Hansdcomb and Adam Zampa are on international duty.

MLS Key Players

Marcus Stoinis: Smashed 147* from 79 balls last time out, hitting 13 fours and eight sixes along the way to record the highest ever BBL score. It was no flash in the pan either, continuing  his fine season which now includes 436 runs and counting.

Glenn Maxwell: Unbeaten again last time out, but this time – despite batting at number three – he only needed to face two balls and scored 5*. He hit 83*in the previous game and 59* and 40* in the two before that.

Haris Rauf: Expensive last time out, but he has proved a shrewd signing – particularly after Pat Brown’s injury. He now has 15 wickets so far this seasom

MLS Team Form

Melbourne Stars have won six Big Bash League matches in a row, with Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell or both generally starring in each win. Recently, Maxwell hit 83* from 45 balls against Melbourne Renegades to lead a successful chase of 169 to win by seven wickets, before Stoinis’ record-breaking knock last time out. Stoinis hit a BBL-record 147* from 79 balls as he and Hilton Cartwright shared an opening stand of 207 in 19.1 overs and the Stars hit Sydney Sixers for 219/1. Clinton Hinchcliffe took 3-20 in the reply, as the Sixers could only reach 175/7 in reply.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Ben Dunk, Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Seb Gotch (wk), Clinton Hinchcliffe, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lance Morris

PRS vs MLS Team Form in Last Five Matches



Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between these two teams this season, but Perth Scorchers have won the last four games between them and eight in total to the Stars’ six wins.

PRS vs MLS Head to Head Stats

Matches Played PRS Won MLS Won Tie No Result
14 8 6 0 0

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Betting Odds

Melbourne Stars are comfortable favourites, which is hardly surprising given their table-topping form this season.

PRS Bet365 Odds

  • PRS to Win the Match: Perth Scorchers are 2.20 outsiders to win with Bet365.
  • PRS Top Batsman: Mitchell Marsh is in top form and the Scorchers captain is 4.00 with Bet365 to be their top team batsman with Bet365. Liam Livingstone is 4.33, meanwhile, and Josh Inglis – who top-scored last time out – is 4.50.
  • PRS Top Bowler: Jhye Richardson was Perth Scorchers’ top team bowler last time out and is in excellent bowling form. He is 4.33 to be their top team bowler again with Bet365, with Fawad Ahmed priced at 4.00 joint-favourite and Chris Jordan available to back at the same price.

MLS Bet365 Odds

  • MLS to Win the Match: Melbourne Stars are 1.66 favourites with Bet365 to beat Perth Scorchers
  • MLS Top Batsman: Marcus Stoinis is 3.00 favourite to be the Stars’ top team batsman with Bet365 after his record-breaking heroics last time out. In-form Glenn Maxwell is 4.00 with Bet365, meanwhile, and Stoinis’ opening partner Hilton Cartwright is 5.00 after his half-century in their 207-run opening partnership.
  • MLS Top Bowler: Haris Rauf is 3.00 favourite to be Melbourne Stars top team bowler, while Sandeep Lamichhane is 4.00 and Nathan Coulter-Nile, who is set to return, is 4.33 with Bet365. Clinton Hinchcliffe took three wickets last time out and he is 5.50 to be the Stars’ top bowler with Bet365.

PRS Betway Odds

  • PRS to Win the Match: Perth Scorchers are 2.25 outsiders to win with Betway.
  • PRS Top Batsman: Mitchell Marsh is 3.25 favourite to continue his fine form and be the Scorchers’ top team batsman with Betway. Liam Livingstone is 3.60, meanwhile, and Josh Inglis is 4.33 with Betway. Cameron Bancroft is 5.50.
  • PRS Top Bowler: Chris Jordan and Jhye Richardson are 3.60 joint-favourites with Betway to be Perth Scorchers’ top team bowlers, while Fawad Ahmed is 3.75.

MLS Betway Odds

  • MLS to Win the Match: Melbourne Stars are 1.61 favourites with Betway.
  • MLS Top Batsman: Marcus Stoinis is 2.62 favourite to be Melbourne Stars’ top team batsman with Betway again, while Glenn Maxwell is 4.00 and Hilton Cartwright is 5.00.
  • MLS Top Bowler: Haris Rauf is 3.25 favourite to be Melbourne Stars’ top team bowler with Betway, while Nathan Coulter-Nile is 3.50 and Sandeep Lamichhane can be backed at 3.60. Clinton Hinchcliffe is 6.50 despite his three wickets last time out. 

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Prediction

Perth Scorchers are in resurgent form but Melbourne Stars have taken things to another level and if Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell fire again, the Stars can record a big win.

Final Verdict

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

PRS vs MLS Dream11 Prediction


With Peter Handscomb away and Josh Inglis having top-scored for Perth Scorchers last time out, there is really only one choice behind the stumps and that is the Scorchers man for 8.5 credits.


Liam Livingstone is 9.5 credits but took two wickets last time out and had previously been back in good batting form too. Given the need to save credits for the in-form all-rounders on both teams, it may be prudent to then select Cameron Green and Hilton Cartwright at eight credits apiece. Cartwright is excellent value, considering he opens for the Stars and scored a half-century last time out. 


Onto those all-rounders and there is no way you can overlook Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell. Stoinis is 11 credits after his Big Bash record score last time out, while Maxwell and Marsh are 10.5 credits apiece. Maxwell and Marsh have picked up wickets too, while Stoinis has been playing as a batsmen only.


That eats up a chunk of credits, but not enough that you can not take your pick between Chris Jordan and Haris Rauf at nine credits apiece. You can only really afford one, but Jhye Richardson is in fine form and only costs 8.5 credits, while Sandeep Lamichhane and Fawad Ahmed are both the same price too. Two of those three, or alternatively Nathan Coulter-Nile too, leaves eight credits – Clinton Hinchcliffe took three wickets last time out and comes in at that price.


Marcus Stoinis continued his superb form last time out, while Glenn Maxwell has been outstanding too and Mitchell Marsh likewise for the Scorchers. Stoinis opens the batting, of course, but Marsh and Maxwell bowl. Any two of the three could produce a big result on their day, however.

PRS vs MLS Dream11 Team

Liam Livingstone Mitchell Marsh (vc) Josh Inglis Jhye Richardson
Cameron Green Marcus Stoinis (c)   Haris Rauf
Hilton Cartwright Glenn Maxwell   Sandeep Lamichhane
      Clinton Hinchcliffe
Posted On 14th January 2020 03:47:48
Posted by Kavin

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