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BBL 12, Scorchers vs Renegades: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips

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The league leaders Perth Scorchers will lock horns with Melbourne Renegades in the 52nd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 on Sunday at Perth Stadium. 

Perth Scorchers have secured a top spot in the league table thanks to their splendid performance throughout the competition. Their bowling attack, led by Andrew Tye, has been imposing throughout the BBL season. 

As the tournament moves to the knockout stage, the Scorchers will aim to consolidate their top position and continue to be a team to beat. 

Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, have had a mixed performance this season. They have won six games and lost as many, which puts them in third position with 12 points from 12 matches.

It will be a must-win match for them if they eye a top-three finish in the BBL table before the commencement of the playoffs stage.  

Match Details 

Date & Time: January 22, 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App

Pitch Report 

The surface at Perth favours the batters. Pacers with the new ball can wreak havoc here. As the game goes on, the pitch tends to slow down, which will benefit the spin bowlers. The team winning the toss will surely look to bat first.  

Players' Availability

• Shaun Marsh has been added to the Melbourne Renegades squad and will face a fitness test before returning from a hamstring injury.

• Kane Richardson has been ruled out after pulling up sore from the game in Canberra.

Predicted Playing XI 

Perth Scorchers: Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Peter Hatzoglou, Lance Morris

Melbourne Renegades: Martin Guptill, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Critchley, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Jack Prestwidge, Corey Rocchiccioli, Fawad Ahmed 

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Josh Inglis
Batters: Martin Guptill, Aaron Finch, Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft
All-Rounders: Will Sutherland, Aaron Hardie
Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Jack Prestwidge, Peter Hatzoglou, Tom Rogers

Captain: Aaron Hardie
Vice-Captain: Will Sutherland


Perth Scorchers will head into this as clear favourites, thanks to their power-packed batting unit, and resourceful bowling attack. All in all, an enthralling T20 game beckons at Perth. 

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