STA vs SCO Prediction: In the Match 31 of the Big Bash League T20 2021-22 season, the Perth Scorchers will be locking horns with the Melbourne Stars on 2 January (Sunday) at the Junction Oval in Melbourne. The Perth Scorchers conceded their first loss in this edition of the Big Bash League T20 at the hands of the Sydney Thunder in their last game and that happened after winning six really good games in a row. On the other side, the Melbourne Stars have managed to win three matches and also suffered as many losses in this T20 season so far. However, it will be really crucial for both these sides to do well on a consistent basis further in this tournament as well.
Fixture Name: Match 31, Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers
Competition: Big Bash League T20
Date: 2 January
Time: 10 AM IST
Ground: Junction Oval, Melbourne
The Perth Scorchers are currently placed at the second position on the points table with a total of 6 wins and just a single loss in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League T20 2021-22. On the other hand, the Melbourne Stars are occupying the sixth slot in the team standings with as many as three wins and the same number of losses in this competition so far. Both these teams have really strong batting units and players have done well on a regular basis.
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In India – Sony Sports Network has the broadcasting rights for Big Bash League 2021-22 in India and all the matches will be broadcast live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels in India. The live streaming will be available on the Sony LIV app.
In Pakistan – The live streaming of BBL 2021-22 matches will be available on Sony Sports Network.
In Australia – The tournament will be telecast in Australia on Foxtel and Kayo network. CA Live app will present the live streaming of the match.
United States – In the United States, Willow TV will present the live telecast of the Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers match.
The United Kingdom and Ireland – In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the live-action of the Melbourne Stars And Perth Scorchers match will be available on Sky Sports Network.
Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head: STA 8, SCO 9
While considering the head-to-head battle between these two teams over the years in the history of the Big Bash League T20 competition, the Perth Scorchers have had a slight upper hand with a total of 9 wins while the Melbourne Stars have emerged victorious on 8 occasions. The Perth Scorchers have faced the Melbourne Stars a total of 17 times so far in the BBL history. This will be the first meeting between these two teams in the ongoing edition of the competition. Perth Scorchers have looked the better team in this tournament so far and the cricket betting odds are also in their favour at this moment.
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Betting Odds: STA 2.35, SCO 1.63
According to the STA vs SCO Dream11 Team Prediction, the Perth Scorchers are expected to win this match against Melbourne Stars.
Colin Munro Stats in T20
For the Perth Scorchers, left-handed batter Colin Munro has also contribute with a lot of crucial performances in this edition of the Big Bash League so far. After notching up his maiden BBL hundred, Munro scored an amazing match-winning knock of 58 runs off 32 balls against Melbourne Renegades.
Glenn Maxwell Stats in T20
Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell will have to lead his side from the front further in this edition of the Big Bash League T20 as he did in the game against Sydney Sixers. Maxwell composed a fabulous innings of 103 runs off only 57 balls that included 12 fours and 3 sixes.
Andrew Tye Stats in Big Bash League
For the Perth Scorchers, right-arm pacer Andrew Tye has bowled remarkably well so far this season and has picked up wickets when his team needed the most. Andrew Tye is currently the fifth highest wicket-taker in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League T20.
If SCO bats first: 190-200
If STA bats first: 170-180
The surface at the Junction Oval will be have some excellent batting-friendly conditions as seen in the last few games. Things have improved from the batters point of view in this T20 competition but there will still be great assistance for the pacers as well.
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Melbourne Stars Playing 11 (likely): Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Haris Rauf.
Perth Scorchers Playing 11 (likely): Kurtis Patterson, Cameron Bancroft (wk), Colin Munro, Nick Hobson, Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Matthew Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Lance Morris.
The Perth Scorchers are likely to dominate the Melbourne Stars in this STA vs SCO Today Match prediction.
During this time of the year, the weather in Melbourne normally experiences chilly temperatures. On the match day which is 30 December (Thursday), a minimum temperature of around 28 degree Celsius is expected while the lowest temperature will be nearly 20 degree. There will be some big amount of humidity in the air due to the partly cloudy weather conditions. There are some chances of rain, however, there won’t be much of delays. Thus, the spectators can watch an exciting cricket action between Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers.
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