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Perth Scorchers have played some brilliant cricket throughout the season and are currently on top Big Bash League Points Table 2023. Ahead of the much-awaited playoffs, they have another piece of business to settle as the Ashton Turner-led side prepare to take on the Melbourne Renegades in their final league game of the season on January 22.
Renegades will look to pick up all the points as their qualification is still under threat. They are currently third in the points table with 12 points from 12 matches. In their last game, the Aaron Finch-led side lost by eight wickets as their batting unit failed to perform. Will Sutherland was the lone batsman but his innings of 42* off 23 balls went in vain as Thunder chased down the total with ease. In terms of bowling, only Corey Rocchioli looked dangerous.
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Scorchers, on the other hand, have nothing to worry about right now. They completely cornered the Adelaide Strikers in the previous match and will hope to repeat the same against the Renegades. Three of their bowlers (David Paine, Lance Morris and Peter Hatzoglow) had taken three wickets each in the previous match and Aaron Hardy’s brilliant innings with the bat gave the Scorchers their 10th win of the season.
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Date & Time: 22nd January, 1:45 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv App
The Perth Stadium surface has been balanced so far in the season. It can be difficult at times but anything above 165 on this wicket will be a good total. The team winning the toss may choose to field first.
Predicted Playing XI for SCO vs REN
Perth Scorchers (SCO):
Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardy, Josh Inglis (w), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agger, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Peter Hatzoglow, Lance Morris
Melbourne Renegades (REN):
Martin Guptill, Jack Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper (W), Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Critchley, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Corey Rocchioli, Fawad Ahmed
Possible best performer for SCO vs REN
Possible Best Batter: Aaron Hardy
Top order batsman Aaron Hardy has been in great form this season. The 24-year-old has scored 412 runs in 12 matches and is currently the third highest run-getter in the tournament.
Possible Best Bowler: Andrew Tye
Australia’s experienced cricketer Andrew Tye has been brilliant this season. In 13 matches, the 36-year-old has claimed 23 wickets and is currently the tournament’s joint-leading wicket-taker. Come the playoffs, he could be crucial for the team.
Today’s Match Prediction: Perth Scorchers to win the match
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