The Scorchers should return to the winner’s list against the Stars in Melbourne on Friday afternoon.
The Scorchers are the BBL’s most reliable team and should be too strong in this clash.
Despite a close loss to the Hurricanes last time out, Perth look like title contenders once again with much of deep, experienced line-up returning in fine form. Faf du Plessis has two starts from two innings and its only a matter of time until he explodes. His form in the
Caribbean Premier League through the spring was scintillating.
While the Stars knocked off the Hurricanes a week back, outside of Joe Clarke’s century it was a fairly middling performance from the men in green. They’ll recall Marcus Stoinis for this match from covid, but the Stars, as usual, seem to lack the consistency required to challenge the top teams on a regular basis.
The Scorchers have won 7 of their last 9 against the Stars and should run out winners here again.
As mentioned, the South African legend was in startling form in the CPL, passing 30 runs in 5 of his last 6 innings including a 60 and 103.
He’s had two starts so far this BBL, scoring 32 and 14, and was somewhat unlucky in the latter, chopping on after smoking almost every ball prior.
Looks ready for a big innings.
Coming off a ton, Clarke looks the likely winner in this market.
He’s been the Stars’ top run scorer in 4 of his last 5 home matches and 6 of the last 11 overall.
Same Game Multi
Scorchers H2H / F.du Plessis 20+ runs / J.Richardson & A.Zampa 1+ wickets