Perth, January 18 Friday at 04:00 PM IST
Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes will square off at Perth Stadium, Perth on Friday for their second head to head clash in BBL 2019. The Scorchers have kept their BBL semi-final hopes alive with back-to-back wins against the Stars and Sixers receptively. They have secured three wins in eight outings and are placed bottom second in the league table.
Scorchers have released a 13-man squad with a couple of changes ahead of the clash with Hurricanes. Their spin-bowling all-rounder Ashton Agar, who missed the last encounter, returns from an ankle injury sustained against the Melbourne Stars last week. Also, the technical committee has named a local replacement Nick Hobson for injured Cameron Green. Cameron complained about increasing lower back pain during the clash with Sydney Sixers in the last game.
Hobart Hurricanes are sitting at the top of the table with six wins in seven encounters. Their only loss came in the second last encounter against Melbourne Renegades when Hurricanes failed to defend 145 runs target and faced 6 wickets defeat. However, their 59 runs win over Melbourne Stars in the last encounter showcased that they have not lost the momentum and would be eyeing their second win over Scorchers.
Both the sides first met at Aurora Stadium, Launceston where Hurricanes won by 6 wickets. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Hurricanes restricted Scorchers at mere 107-8 and chased down the target in 17.3 overs with 6 wickets in hand. Alex Doolan (41 of 36) was instrumental in the run chase while Riley Meredith finishing with 3-15 was the pick of the bowlers.
Just in: Ashton Agar has been ruled out of the tournament with finger fracture. Will Bosisto comes into the squad.
The probable PS vs HBH playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Sam Whiteman
Batsmen: Michael Klinger, Ashton Turner (c), Hilton Cartwright, Cameron Bancroft
All-rounder: David Willey,
Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Usman Qadir, Matthew Kelly
Wicketkeeper: Matthew Wade
Batsmen: George Bailey, D Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Alex Doolan/C Jewell/D Moody
All-rounder: James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Simon Milenko
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Riley Meredith, Clive Rose,
Ashton Agar ruled out. Will Bosisto returns into the squad.
Ashton Turner (C), Michael Klinger, Ashton Agar, Aaron Hardie, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nick Hobson, Matt Kelly, Usman Qadir, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Cameron Bancroft, David Willey
Matthew Wade (C), Caleb Jewell, Jofra Archer, Simon Milenko, George Bailey, Johan Botha, James Faulkner, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Clive Rose, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short
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Fantasy picks from PS
Ashley Turner with 300 runs in 8 innings is the leading run scorer for the side
Cameron Bancroft with 191 runs in 5 innings is the second top scorer for the Scorchers
H Cartwright – 100 runs in 8 innings || M Klinger – 115 runs in 8 innings
With 10 scalps in the bag – Andrew Tye is the highest wicket taker
N Coulter Nile has 8 wickets in the bag
Ashton Agar ruled out.
IN – Will Bosisto, Nick Hobson
OUT – Ashton Agar, Cameron Green
Fantasy picks from HBH
Leading run-getter – D Arcy Short – 355 runs in 7 innings
M Wade – 231 runs in 7 innings || G Bailey – 173 runs in 6 innings || B Mcdermott – 165 runs in 7 innings
Highest wicket taker – R Meredith – 11 wickets in 7 innings
J Faulkner – 10 wickets in 7 innings || J Botha – 8 wickets in 7 innings
IN- Celeb Jewel
OUT- Jake Doran
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