Date: December 30, 2021
Time: 01:45 PM IST
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Ball-by-ball Commentary: SportsTiger App
Perth Scorchers will go head to head against the Melbourne Stars in a BBL encounter on Thursday. While the Scorchers are at the top of the table and have six wins in their seven matches, Stars have 3 wins in their six games and are currently placed fifth. In their most recent match, however, the Scorchers succumbed to a defeat against the Thunders and by contrast, Stars registered a win over Brisbane Heat which suggests there could be a change in momentum and mindset. Things can quickly turn in this format but will Stars be able to give Scorchers a run for their money? Only time will tell.
With both the regular-keeping options in Josh Inglis and Joe Clarke being batters who bat at the top of the order, try and have both of them in the Fantasy XI, if the balance of the squad allows. Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Hilton Cartwright and Marcus Stoinis among batters could be selected based on a mix of form and reputation as well as the position where they bat could also be considered. It is the all-round segment that is the key for this fixture along with the bowlers with plenty of options to choose from. While Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Agar could be considered among the all-rounders, Andrew Tye, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Adam Zampa and Jason Behrendorff are the bowling options.
Probable Playing XI:
Josh Inglis (wk), Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Matthew Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Lance Morris
Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Joe Burns, Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch
Wicketkeepers: Joe Clarke, Josh Inglis
Batters: Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis
All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar
Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
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