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Australia T20 League Prediction: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers

Table topper Melbourne Stars will take on Perth Scorchers in the 41st match of Australia T20 League on Saturday (18th January). The match will be held in Stars home stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The match is scheduled to kick-off at 10:10 AM IST. This will be the second encounter between these two teams in this season. Their previous clash ended up being a one-sided affair with Stars dominating Scorchers.

Melbourne Stars are motoring along in the ongoing Australia T20 League. The Maxwell-led side is on a 7-game winning streak and they will look to extend it against the Scorchers. Their previous fixture was against the same team and the Stars clinched a commanding victory over Mitchell Marsh side. In the last match, Star’s bowlers were all over Scorchers’ batsmen as they removed them for just 86. Jackson Coleman was the standout bowler with figures of 3-16. The target was chased down pretty easily with 8 overs to spare. The in-form Stars will again be favourites for this upcoming fixture.

Perth Scorchers, at the same time, will be disappointed with their last defeat. Their batting collapsed against the Stars was the sole reason behind their humiliating loss. Apart from Josh Inglis and Cameron Bancroft, none of the Scorchers’ player reached double figures. Marsh and Co. will have to improve batting if they are to overcome Stars.

Head to Head

Matches Played

Melbourne Stars

Perth Scorchers

No Result





Pitch Report

A good batting surface is expected at MCG with scores upto 180. Teams have preferred to defend targets at this venue and shouldn't be any different on Saturday.

Weather Conditions

The weather will be partly cloudy for this match but there is no forecast of any rain. The temperature will be 27 degree Celsius.

Probable Playing XI

Melbourne Stars

Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(c), Peter Handscomb(w), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Perth Scorchers

Josh Inglis, Cameron Bancroft (WK), Liam Livingstone, Tim David, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Green, Jaron Morgan, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Joel Paris.

Key Players

Melbourne Stars

Glenn Maxwell

Marcus Stoinis

Perth Scorchers

Josh Inglis 

Mitchell Marsh 


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