BBL11 Hurricanes vs Scorchers Betting Tips
Blundstone Arena, Tuesday December 14th, 7.15pm (AEDT)
Starting XI: Matthew Wade, D'Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Harry Brook, Caleb Jewell, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Joel Paris, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane
Ben McDermott returns from Australia A duties, alongside English import Harry Brook as their two inclusions for this clash with Jordan Thompson and Thomas Lammonby making way. The Hurricanes bowling stocks will recieve a huge boost, with Scott Boland also returning from Australia A.
The Hurricanes let victory slip away in their opening fixture of the season, but they bounced back with an outstanding performance in their return fixture against the Sixers at the SCG. Matthew Wade blasted 93 off 46 deliveries, D’Arcy Short scored 73* off 51 and Caleb Jewell scored 42 off 23 as the Hurricanes scored 2/213. Former Scorcher Joel Paris was the star with the ball taking 3/35, and will be crucial for the Hurricanes with the new ball against his old side.
The Scorchers took apart Rashid Khan (0/40) and Fawad Ahmed (0/33) on Saturday night, so Sandeep Lamichhane will be a key factor through the middle overs in this matchup.
The Hurricanes’ top three is as good as any in the BBL and with Peter Handscomb and Tim David provide excellent balance to the middle order. If the Hurricanes bowling attack can be solid, then the Hurricanes can be a genuine title contender in BBL11.
Starting XI: Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Mitch Marsh, Josh Inglis, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou Tymal Mills
The Scorchers have some positive problems at selection, with Josh Inglis and Mitch Marsh back from Australia A duties. Cameron Bancroft and Aaron Hardie have gone out of the side. English paceman Tymal Mills is now out of quarantine, and will come into the side. Mills replaces Matt Kelly, who was outstanding in the Scorchers opening game.
Perth made it a perfect two from two start as Colin Munro’s maiden BBL century led the Scorchers to a 49 run win over the Strikers on Saturday night. The Scorchers piled on 1/195, as Munro (114* off 73) and Cameron Bancroft (45 off 37) put on 132 for the first wicket.
The Scorchers managed to survive on the batting front without Mitch Marsh and Josh Inglis, now with the Marsh back in the side on the back of a remarkable T20 World Cup and Inglis coming off back to back BBL seasons with over 400 runs, this Scorchers side is now stacked full of talent with both bat and ball.
This will be a cracking encounter between two sides who will likely be featuring at the pointy end of the competition. The Scorchers will get a huge boost with the additions of Marsh and Inglis to a batting unit that blasted 1/195 in their last outing. A massive factor in this game will be the battle between the Scorchers front line seamers and the Hurricanes top three batsmen. Jason Behrendorff (3/22) and AJ Tye (3/21) were outstanding in their last game, and with Tymal Mills coming in for his first game of the season, they’ve definitely got an attack that can contain Wade, Short and Jewell.
With the Scorchers back at full strength, it's hard to pick against them, especially given their recent record against Hobart. The Scorchers have won the last three games between the two sides, and have won their last four games against the Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena. They are an incredibly reliable outfit, and they’re too hard to go past with the form they are currently in.
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D’Arcy Short loves playing against Scorchers. The Hurricanes opener has scored the most runs of any player in matches between the Hurricanes and Scorchers (294 at an average of 49), and his last three innings against Perth have returned scores of 43, 54 and 103*. Short has hit the 20 run mark in 66% of his innings’ since BBL07, the most of any Hurricanes player. We’ll add Short to also hit a six, with the left hander having hit a six in 52% of his games since BBL07, averaging 1.4 per game.
To round out the multi, we’ve got Colin Munro to score 20+ runs. The Kiwi is coming off a century, and has been outstanding since joining the Scorchers, scoring 512 runs at an average of 32 in his sixteen games for Perth. Munro has hit the 20 run mark in 56% of his games for Perth.
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