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18 Jan 2021
Sridhar Bhamidi 18 Jan 2021
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  • Perth Scorchers will host Brisbane Heat in Match #44 of BBL 10
  • This match will be played at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne
  • Perth Scorchers have won their last two matches against Brisbane Heat
  • Perth Scorchers' Liam Livingstone has stuck 50s in his last two matches
  • Chris Lynn was Brisbane Heat's best batsman in their last three matches
Scorchers v Heat
Lynn will be crucial for Heat as they look to overturn their inconsistent start (Getty Images)

Only one point separates Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers ahead of their match at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. This match #44 of the Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL10) will be the first at this venue this season.

The Scorchers start this match in fifth place with 21 points from ten matches that included five wins and four ‘Bash Boost’ points. As for the Heat, they are sixth with 20 points from ten matches with five wins and five ‘Bash Boost’ points.

Perth Scorchers Form

The Scorchers lost to the Sydney Sixers by seven wickets in their last match that ended their five-match winning run. With just three points separating the teams from second to seventh, the Scorchers can ill-afford another loss.

The form of Liam Livingstone (190 runs, SR 125.00) and Colin Munro (271 runs) will be massive, although they would want more from Jason Roy (233 runs, SR 126.63). With the ball, Jhye Richardson (19 wickets) has been in dream form.

Perth Scorchers News

The Scorchers have named an unchanged 15-man squad for this match. That means their talisman all-rounder Mitchell Marsh misses out once again.

Brisbane Heat Form

The Heat defeated basement club Melbourne Renegades by five wickets in their last match, making it four wins in their last five matches. Batting collapses remain a concern for the Heat, who have been dependent on Chris Lynn (273 runs) for solidity. The return of Joe Burns (113) from the national set-up is a relief, though.

Bowling has largely revolved around Mark Steketee (18 wickets), although the absence of Mujeeb Ur Rahman left a gaping hole in their spin department.

Brisbane Heat News

Morne Morkel played his first match of the season in the previous game as a X-Factor substitute and should fancy his chances of a start here.

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Head-to-Head

The Scorchers hold a minor 7-6 advantage in the overall H2Hs including two wins last season. The Scorchers won by 49 runs at the Carrara Oval and by 44 runs at the Perth Stadium last season to complete their season double over the Heat.

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Match Up

Both teams have been inconsistent so far, although the Scorchers have been impressive with the ball. The Heat have continued their tryst with collapses and that puts them in a fix more often than not. This is a low-scoring venue with an average score of 149 this season.

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Stats

  • Perth Scorchers’ Liam Livingstone has struck two 50+ scores on the bounce.
  • Perth Scorchers had the higher opening partnership than their opponents in four of their five wins this season.
  • Brisbane Heat have hit the most 6s in six of the last eight matches against Perth Scorchers.
  • Chris Lynn has been Brisbane Heat’s best batsman in their last three matches.
  • Brisbane Heat’s Chris Lynn has 484 runs against Perth Scorchers averaging 53.77 in 12 matches.


The low-scoring record at the venue could be a boost to the Perth Scorchers’ chances with their superior bowling unit. It could end up being a shootout between the two top-orders, though. Lynn’s superior record against the Scorchers makes him an ideal pick to end up as the Heat’s best batsman.