Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers will face each other in the 13th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) in Launceston on Sunday. The game will be an interesting one as the team on the top of the table will play against one of the team in the lower half of the league. In their last match, Hobart registered an impressive seven-wicket win against Sydney Thunders, courtesy of Mathew Wade's brilliant knock.
With three wins out of three, there are no major changes expected for the game on Sunday, which means the home side will be depending on the likes of captain Wade, left-handed opener D'Arcy Short and veteran middle-order batsman George Bailey to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Jofra Archer, James Faulkner and veteran off-spinner Johan Botha to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Scorchers will also come in the match full of confidence as well after securing their first win in the tournament in their previous fixture against Adelaide Strikers. In the batting department, Scorchers will be depending on veteran opener Michael Klinger, captain Ashton Turner and middle-order batsman Hilton Cartwright to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the five-man pace-attack to provide timely breakthroughs. In the last five fixtures between both teams, Scorchers clearly have an edge as they emerged victorious four times.
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