The Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers square off for the second time in eight days – with a big leg up in the BBL semi-final race the prize. We take a look at Monday’s (13/1/2020) BBL Big Bash 2020 match between Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers. And take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Monday, 13th January at 7:11PM
Where: Bellerive Oval
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Hurricanes got away with an eight-run victory in Perth when the teams met a week ago.
D’Arcy Short’s spellbinding 103 not out off 70 balls drove Hobart to 2/180. Mitch Marsh (48 off 36) top-scored in a spirited chase, but Scott Boland (2/29) played a key role in restricting the Scorchers.
The 4-4 Scorchers have enjoyed a very fruitful time since, however. They immediately bounced back with a six-wicket win over the Renegades in Geelong, with Jhye Richardson (3/22) and Liam Livingstone (59 off 39) starring.
A 34-run home defeat of the Heat on Saturday night followed. Captain Marsh clubbed a brilliant 93* off 41 to lead the Scorchers to an imposing 3/213. Richardson (2/34) and Joel Paris (2/29) did the job with the ball.
Conversely, the 3-5 Hurricanes have struggled in recent days with Short on ODI duty. Returning Test gun Matthew Wade’s 61 off 46 (in a total of just 9/126) and Boland’s 3/16 was not enough in a six-wicket loss to the Heat.
A last-over, four-wicket loss to the Thunder on Saturday left the ’Canes in second-last.
After losing six straight against the Scorchers, the Hurricanes have now won the last four between the sides. Hobart prevailed by six wickets and four wickets respectively last season.
Short’s absence has been exacerbated by injuries to James Faulkner and Riley Meredith for the Hurricanes.
The Scorchers are without all-rounders Ashton Agar and Ashton Turner. But with Marsh firing, they are better equipped to deal with the disruption. Lean towards the visitors to keep their roll going.
Philippe and James Vince are the go-to batsmen in the Sixers line-up.
Tip: Perth Scorchers $1.71
Value BET: Man of the Match: Mitchell Marsh at $8.00
Hobart Hurricanes squad
Matthew Wade (c), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan), Jofra Archer (England), George Bailey, Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Miller (South Africa – international replacement), David Moody, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Aaron Summers
Perth Scorchers squad
Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Chris Jordan (England), Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone (England), Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman