BBL07: Game 38 – Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers

PERTH SCORCHERS v ADELAIDE STRIKERS

Thursday 25th January 7:40pm ADST


Match Overview

Having both secured a home semi-final, the Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers will battle it out to decide who will finish top of the table at the end of the regular season at the WACA on Thursday.

Perth Scorchers

The Scorchers posted their seventh win of the season when they overran the Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA last Saturday. Another excellent spell from all-rounder Ashton Agar (2/23 off four overs) was mixed in with some loose bowling at the death from English recruit Tim Bresnan (0/44 off four overs) which allowed the Hurricanes to reach 5/167 from their 20 overs. Cameron Bancroft got the chase moving with 54 off 36 balls, before Ashton Turner obliterated the ball to all parts in the ground in a stunning innings of 50 not out off just 27 deliveries which saw Perth home with five wickets in hand and four balls to spare.

Adelaide Strikers

The Strikers joined their opponents at the summit of the ladder after a blistering knock of 68 off only 36 balls from Colin Ingram catapulted Adelaide to 5/173 against the Melbourne Renegades. In reply contrasting seamers Billy Stanlake (2/22 off four overs) and Ben Laughlin (2/18 off four overs) worked excellently in tandem to strangle the Renegades’ pursuit and leave them comfortably short at 7/147. In this high-quality clash I’m leaning towards the Scorchers’ formidable record at home and superior depth with the bat.

Key Stats

  • The Scorchers have won 10 of their past 12 matches.
  • The Scorchers have won their last six matches at the WACA.
  • Between them Alex Carey and Colin Ingram have scored 46% of the Strikers’ runs this season.

Betting Strategy

BACK – Perth Scorchers at 1.83 or better for 1 unit.


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