As the journey of Australia T20I League is approaching its business end, Perth scorchers will take on Adelaide Strikers in the 51st fixture of the tournament. The match is slated to be held on January 24 and will begin at 3:40 PM in Optus Stadium, Perth. It will be a nail-biting encounter between two of the most successful franchises of the season. After three consecutive wins in a row, Adelaide Strikers will look to continue their sensational form in this match as well. Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, have suffered two back-to-back defeats against the table toppers. However, they will enter this content with an emphatic win against Sydney Thunder in their previous clash.
Adelaide Strikers have been going strong in this season and are currently placed at second position on the points table with 7 wins out of 12 matches. A victory in this match will boost their chances of making it to the first spot. The opponent Perth Scorchers have secured fourth spot with 6 victories out of 12 matches.
With the likes of Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh and Kurtis Patterson, the Scorchers will strengthen their batting unit. Matthew Kelly, Chris Jordan and Jhye Richardson will lead the bowling force. In response, Strikers have a power-packed batting line-up containing Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt and Travis Head. The leading wicket-takers Wes Agar, Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle will be the key on the pitch.
Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The pitch at Optus Stadium is famous for producing competitive scores. Since surface has got a bounce and is known to be a result-oriented pitch, it seems batsmen can do wonders at the stadium.
The weather will be conducive for the game as there will be clear skies with no rain interference. The temperature will 16 to 27 degree Celsius throughout the day.
Probable Playing XI
Josh Inglis (WK), Liam Livingstone, Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Bancroft, Tim David, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed
Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Travis Head (c), Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Liam O Connor, Jake Weatherald, Wes Agar