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Here we go. Match 50 of the BBL 10 promises to be a blockbuster between two of the tournament’s heavyweights.

Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars, both of whom sit in the top five, will be looking to push hard towards a top two finish. It will be interesting to see how the Stars respond after a shock defeat at the hands of the Renegades, where their death bowling was bitterly disappointing. So, can Glenn Maxwell inspire his side to produce a big performance in a big game?

The Scorchers have continued on their merry way in recent games. The move to Melbourne has not hampered their form, with Jhye Richardson and Josh Inglis performing brilliantly yesterday against the Hurricanes. The full four points here will take them to the top of the table, which is an incredible effort given how poorly they started the season.

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Perth Scorchers:

  • Jason Roy returns to the ground where he scored a memorable 180 in an ODI against Australia three years ago. He has made eight double-figure scores in nine knocks in BBL 10, but has only gone on to make one 50+ score. Will today be his day?
  • Liam Livingstone’s last four scores: 54, 67, 17, 26. Can he return to his 50+ form today?
  • Colin Munro suffered a rare failure yesterday (5). Before that, he struck four half-centuries in his previous five matches. Also, he hit a 36-ball 49 against the Stars earlier in BBL 10.
  • Josh Inglis is coming off an excellent 35-ball 58 yesterday vs Hurricanes. Ashton Turner struck 39 (17) vs Stars earlier this season, and will be key as a finisher here, as he strikes at 152.99 in eight innings vs Stars.
  • Andrew Tye loves playing the Stars. He has taken 19 wickets in nine games against them.
  • How good is Jhye Richardson going? His four-wicket haul yesterday (to go with 29*) takes him to 25 wickets in 12 matches in BBL 10. Key player.

Melbourne Stars:

  • Will this be Marcus Stoinis’ day? The Stars will be hoping he improves on his modest record vs Scorchers: 10 inns, 230 runs, avg. 28.75, SR 113.30.
  • Hilton Cartwright struck 58* (56) vs Scorchers on this ground last season.
  • Glenn Maxwell is in a form rut (6, 0, 0, 37, 20, 1). So, one might feel he is due. Against the Scorchers, Maxwell has struck 90 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 130.43. Big game for him.
  • Nick Larkin is in good touch. He has scored 43 (32) and 61* (47) in his last two knocks. Nic Maddison has taken five wickets in his last two games vs Scorchers.
  • Liam Hatcher has taken 13 wickets in nine matches in BBL 10, including 2/17 vs Scorchers. His seam partner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, is coming off 3/41 vs Renegades and will be a wicket-taking (and potentially run-scoring) threat.
  • Adam Zampa will be key. He has five wickets in four games vs Scorchers, and an impressive haul of 18 wickets in 10 games in BBL 10.

Possible Playing 11

The Scorchers named their squad a few days ago, and could stick with the same XI that beat the Hurricanes yesterday.

Perth Scorchers: 1. Jason Roy, 2. Liam Livingstone, 3. Colin Munro, 4. Josh Inglis (wk), 5. Mitchell Marsh, 6. Ashton Turner (c), 7. Aaron Hardie, 8. Jhye Richardson, 9. Andrew Tye, 10. Jason Behrendorff, 11. Fawad Ahmed

Andre Fletcher has been ruled out of this match with a quadricep strain. There is a chance that Hilton Cartwright will open in his place.

Melbourne Stars: 1. Marcus Stoinis, 2. Hilton Cartwright, 3. Nick Larkin, 4. Glenn Maxwell (c), 5. Nic Maddinson, 6. Seb Gotch (wk), 7. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 8. Liam Hatcher, 9. Adam Zampa, 10. Billy Stanlake, 11. Zahir Khan

MCG Pitch Report and Weather

The MCG track usually starts off a little tacky. So, teams often look to build an innings, keep wickets in hand and go big in the death overs.

A sunny day with a top of around 27 degrees is forecast for Melbourne.

Also read: My passionate take on what went wrong for Australia in a classic Test series vs India

Dream11 Prediction

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Match Prediction

A tough match to predict, as two evenly-matched sides go head-to-head. The Scorchers’ depth, particularly in the middle order, could count for plenty. However, batting first and scoring in the region of 170 will be key.

Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
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