Shivani Shukla ∙ Jan 17 2023, 12:00 PM

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

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The 46th match of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes. The exciting T20 contest will take place at Perth Stadium on Wednesday, January 18.

Perth Scorchers are having a mind-blowing BBL season yet again. They have won eight matches out of the 11 they played so far in the tournament while losing just three. They are currently placed at the top of the BBL points table with 16 points in their kitty. 

As for Hobart Hurricanes, they are having a topsy-turvy season, winning five of their 10 BBL matches. They won their last two matches quite convincingly and must be looking to extend their winning run in the tournament at the expense of the defending champions. 

Match Details

  • Date & Time: January 18, 2:10 PM IST
  • Venue: Perth Stadium, Australia
  • Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App

Pitch Report 

The pitch at the Perth Stadium will offer ample assistance to the seamers throughout the game. Batting will become easier with time. The average first innings score here is 157 runs and the toss-winner will likely bowl first. 

Predicted Playing XI 

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

Hobart Hurricanes: Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Zak Crawley, Tim David, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Andrews, Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith 

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Matthew Wade, Josh Inglis
Batters: Ashton Turner, Stephen Eskinazi, Caleb Jewel, Tim David
All-Rounders: Aaron Hardie
Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Nathan Ellis, David Payne, Jason Behrendorff

Captain: Josh Inglis
Vice-Captain: Jason Behrendorff/David Payne


Due to their balanced squad and firepower in batting, Perth Scorchers will head into this match as clear favourites. 

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