The sixth and seventh-placed sides in the points table, Perth Scorchers, and Hobart Hurricanes will face-off in the match 35 of the Big Bash League season 9. The teams are coming into this encounter with contrasting fortunes. While the Scorchers have won both their previous games, the Hurricanes have lost two of their erstwhile encounters.
Hobart Hurricanes have registered three wins out of eight matches in the competition and have amassed six points. In their previous match against Sydney Thunder, Hurricanes suffered a four-wicket defeat after failing to defend a total of 162 runs. Matthew Wade’s arrival hasn’t changed much for them and will have to start winning games soon to stay in the hunt for playoffs.
Perth Scorchers have also failed to leave a mark so far in the BBL 2019-20. In their eight matches so far, Scorchers have gathered eight points by winning four out of eight matches. The Scorchers were wonderfully led by Mitchell Marsh in the previous game who scored a stunning 93* off 41 balls against the Brisbane Heat. The momentum is clearly with the visitors at the moment but the Hurricanes are playing at home. The previous encounter between the two teams was also won by the Hurricanes which should give them a boost.
Hobart Hurricanes: Matthew Wade(c), Caleb Jewell, Simon Milenko, George Bailey, Ben McDermott(w), David Miller, Clive Rose, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Jake Reed
Perth Scorchers: Josh Inglis(w), Liam Livingstone, Sam Whiteman, Mitchell Marsh(c), Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Green, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed, Liam Guthrie, Matthew Kelly
Where: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Match Timings: The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (8:10 AM GMT) (7:10 PM Local).
This game can be viewed on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.