BBL07 – Scorchers vs Strikers – 25 Jan, 2018
With just one round left in the Big Bash, the finals come early as the Perth Scorchers host the Adelaide Strikers at the WACA on Thursday night. Read on for a preview of each team and the CrownBet Big Bash betting promotion.
Scorchers put WACA record on the line
This Thursday will likely be the Scorchers last match at the WACA as they move across to the new Optus Stadium in the finals. They’ve won six straight matches at the WACA and will be looking to end on a high against the Strikers. This season, the Scorchers have won their last three at home and have chased down a total in all three. They’ve also received a boost for this match with the inclusion of Australian opener Shaun Marsh. He’ll instantly improve the batting lineup. So they’ll be a tough opponent once again in this contest.
Strikers looking to finish top of the ladder
The Adelaide Strikers made short work of the Renegades on Monday night and now sit atop the ladder with one round left. This match will decide whether they play the fourth or third best team in the semi-finals. They’ll be looking to rebound against the Scorchers after they were easily beaten in the last meeting. They also will be missing Travis Head due to the ODI match on Friday.
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For the Strikers, Alex Carey is the form batsman and will likely hit 30+ once again. He returned from the ODI squad last match and scored 32 runs. He’s also ranked 2nd in the Big Bash with 400 runs from 9 innings. Colin Ingram is also another good choice as he scored 68 last match.
The Scorchers have a number of choices. Shaun Marsh is back and he averages 47 in the Big Bash. Hilton Cartwright has scored 243 runs in 9 innings. Meanwhile, Ashton Turner is averaging 55 runs at the WACA this season.
Best bet: Scorchers WIN ($1.80) There is a few main reasons why the Scorchers are the best bet. For one, their home record is hard to back against (6-0). Shaun Marsh is back in the lineup. Finally, they thrashed the Strikers away from home earlier this season. The Strikers will miss Head as well.