As Round 5 of the BBL Big Bash 2021 season approaches take a look at the game between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes which is to be played at Optus Stadium on Tuesday. Perth Scorchers are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 7:15 pm. We preview the upcoming Perth Scorchers vs. Hobart Hurricanes game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Tuesday January 12, 2021 at 7:15 pm
Where: Optus Stadium
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Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Odds
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The scramble for BBL|10 playoffs spots cranks up a notch as the in-form Perth Scorchers host the stumbling Hobart Hurricanes.
The Scorchers have moved to fifth courtesy of four straight wins. Josh Inglis (72* off 46) and Mitch Marsh (57* off 27) produced outstanding knocks in landslide victories over the Renegades (96 runs) and Sixers (86 runs) respectively.
Big-hitting Kiwi Colin Munro then blasted his third straight half-century in a 17-run win against the Thunder on Saturday. But Jhye Richardson (20* off 8 and 4/24) was the deserving Player of the Match.
Batting first in their last three games, the Scorchers posted 180-plus on each occasion.
The fourth-placed Hurricanes, meanwhile, have dropped their last two games. Ben McDermott’s brilliant 91 off 58 balls was not enough to prevent a 10-run defeat to the Stars.
The Tasmanian outfit then sunk to a 39-run loss to the Thunder on Thursday after a dismal batting performance. Peter Handscomb top-scored with just 30 as the ’Canes limped to 8/128.
Scorchers and Hurricanes split last season’s series
Both sides picked up an away win over the other during BBL|09.
The Hurricanes won by eight runs in Perth. 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.
But the Scorchers snapped a four-match losing streak in the rivalry with a crushing 77-run victory in Hobart. Josh Inglis (73 off 46) and Marsh (40 off 29) led the visitors to 7/175, while Jhye Richardson sizzled with the ball as the Hurricanes crumbled to 98 all out.
The toss could be crucial, with four of the Hurricanes’ five wins and three of the Scorchers’ four victories coming after batting first.
But the Scorchers’ batting line-up – which also features English openers Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone, and skipper Ashton Turner – firing in conjunction with the BBL-leading bowling Richardson, who has taken 14 wickets from Perth’s last five games, it’s hard to argue with the home side’s hot favouritism here.
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Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Teams
Perth Scorchers squad
Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Joe Clarke (England), Cameron Gannon, Cameron Green, Liam Guthrie (local replacement player), Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone (England), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli (local replacement player), Jason Roy (England), Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
Hobart Hurricanes squad
Matthew Wade (c), Scott Boland, Johan Botha (local replacement player), Tim David, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram (South Africa), Will Jacks (England), Caleb Jewell (local replacement player), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Dawid Malan (England), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitch Owen, Tim Paine, Wil Parker, Keemo Paul (West Indies), D’Arcy Short, Charlie Wakim (local replacement player), Nick Winter, Mac Wright