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On the 23rd of December, Melbourne Stars will play at home against Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League. The game will be played at the home stadium of the Stars in St Kilda Cricket Ground. In this Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers betting preview, we take a look at the chances that both teams have of winning the fixture.
How Melbourne Stars Go into the Match
Melbourne Stars will be looking to start this 20-over match with a win. In their most recent matches, the Scorchers were the better team, but the Stars will fancy their chances. They will place a lot of their hopes upon the shoulders of Joe Clarke and Glenn Maxwell.
If the Stars are going to get anything out of the game, top order batsman Clarke will have to have a good game. He averages a run rate of 40.44 runs from the 9 matches that he has played. Furthermore, Glenn Maxwell will also have an important part to play for the Stars. The all-round batsman has already played eight 20-over games and scores an impressive average of 48.83 runs.
The bowlers that will be aiming to impress are Adam Zampa and Brody Couch. It would be wise to keep an eye on Zampa, as he has already recorded 10 wickets from the 7 games he has played. His economic style of bowling only amounts to around 6.96 runs per over. As for Couch, he averages an economy of 8.19 runs having claimed 9 wickets from the 9 matches he has been involved in.
Perth Scorchers Aiming for Four Consecutive Head-to-Head Wins
It would be unwise to write off the Scorchers for this game. They have many hidden gems and a few seasoned professionals. One of the most important players for the Scorchers is Ashton Turner. The middle order batsman has 10 games for the side under his belt and has an average run rate of 38.00.
Another wild card for the Scorchers is their wicketkeeper batsman Josh Inglis. Although he has only played four games in 20-over cricket, he has an average run rate of 27.50. That could prove to be essential for his team’s chances of winning.
For the Scorchers to stand a real chance, they will be relying on their experienced bowlers to do a job for them. The standout bowler is none other than Andrew Tye. With ten matches under his belt, the bowler has claimed 15 wickets at an average economy of 8.35.
Tye will not be alone in coming up with the goods for the Scorchers. The introduction of Peter Hatzoglou may prove to be essential to their chances. Hatzoglou has a better economy of 6.60 having taken nine wickets from the nine games that he has been involved in.
Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers Betting Preview: The Markets
There are several different betting markets available at 22Bet Sportsbook. The sportsbook states that users can wager on a wide range of possibilities, including specifics like the result of the first ball or the coin flip. The coin toss has a 1.85 odds of being won by either team.
On the first ball, you can bet on a wide range of outcomes, including whether it will be a dot ball, one run, a four, a six, a wicket, or a no ball. You can wager on which team will have the greater opening partnership as well. The odds on either team are 1.85, while the odds on an even opening partnership total paying out 34 times.
Sports fans can wager on the outcome of the first wicket as well. The odds of the batsman getting caught are 1.4, run-out is odds 10, stumping is odds 15, being bowled is odds 4.74, and LBW is odds 4.24.
Our Pre-Play Predictions
In this Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers betting preview, we have also included our own tips. According to our latest cricket betting tips, we believe that the match will go to Perth Scorchers. The away team are in better form and have a history of coming up trumps when the pressure is on. They have won the previous three consecutive meetings.
Joe Clarke and Ashton Turner are likely to be the top batsmen for whichever team scores the most runs. We predict that Brody Couch and Andrew Tye will take the most wickets. Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Turner are most likely to be the big hitters with the most sixes. Basically, we think Joe Clarke will be the player of the game, but we also suggest keeping a watch on Andrew Tye.
Brisbane Heat appear to be capable of scoring more than 185 runs. We predict that the Melbourne Renegades will score no more than 140 runs. Brisbane Heat is a good choice if you want to wager on a handicap.