Perth Scorchers have had a strong title defence, and they will be vying for a record fifth title when they face Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League 2022-23 final. The Scorchers qualified for this game by defeating the Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier. The Brisbane Heat have done well after a slow start, and the team that was missing most of its stars surprised everyone by defeating the Sixers in the Challenger game to reach the final for the first time since 2012-13.
The Perth Scorchers have won eight of the last ten games against the Brisbane Heat, including both league games this season. They are playing at their home ground, where they have won seven out of eight games this year, making them confident. The Brisbane Heat will be missing several key players who are on national duty, and they will have to punch above their weight to win this game.
The Final between Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat will take place on February 4th, 2023 at Perth Stadium, Perth.
Match Details to Note
Match: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, Final, Big Bash League 2022-23
Date: February 04, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Ashton Turner will enter this game with confidence. Key players are in good shape, and he has led a successful campaign. In the previous game, the team defeated the Sydney Sixers by a score of 7-wickets. They had easily defeated the Brisbane Heat in both league games. Turner will want his players to stick to their fundamentals and win the BBL title for the fifth time in a row.
Cameron Bancroft scored runs in the previous game, and he and Stephen Eskinazi would like to get the game started well. Aaron Hardie and Josh Inglis have combined for over 800 runs, and they, along with skipper Turner, strengthen the middle order. Nick Hobson, Cooper Connolly, and Andrew Tye can all hit the ball hard and help the team’s batting.
Jason Behrendorff has bowled with zeal, and he hopes to capitalise on the early conditions by sharing the new ball with Lance Morris. Andrew Tye is one of the leading wicket-takers, and he and David Payne and Hardie will look to trouble the Heat batters in the middle overs. Turner adds to the team’s bowling options and strengthens it.
Ashton Turner (c), Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Ashton Agar, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Stephen Eskinazi, Hamish McKenzie, Chris Sabburg, David Payne
Possible Playing XI:
Ashton Turner (c), Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Nick Hobson, Cooper Connolly, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Jason Behrendorff, Lance Morris
In Usman Khawaja’s absence, Jimmy Peirson leads the team. The team is missing four key players who are with the national team. They did, however, perform admirably in the Challengers game, defeating the Sydney Sixers by four wickets. Peirson must instil confidence in the team, which has struggled against the Scorchers.
Josh Brown and Sam Heazlett will have to hold their own against the Scorchers’ quality pace attack. The middle order is a little thin, so Peirson will have to lead from the front and score runs alongside Nathan McSweeney and Sam Hain. Down the order, the side can expect runs from Max Bryant, Michael Neser, and James Bazley.
Because the Scorchers have a very strong batting lineup at the top, Michael Neser and Spencer Johnson must make early inroads. Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, and Nathan McSweeney performed admirably in the previous game and hope to do so again here. Matthew Kuhnemann, who bowled a match-winning spell in the previous game, will also be expected to bowl well.
Ross Whiteley, Usman Khawaja (c), Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Spencer Johnson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Matt Renshaw, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Will Prestwidge, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Jack Wildermuth, Sam Hain, Josh Brown, Nathan McSweeney
Possible Playing XI:
Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Sam Heazlett, Josh Brown, Nathan McSweeney, Sam Hain, Jimmy Max Bryant, Michael Neser, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Matthew Kuhnemann
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Head to Head
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Head to Head Stats in T20s
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Toss Prediction
Six of the last seven games have been won by the team chasing the score. Fast bowlers would benefit from this track’s assistance. Scoring runs will be difficult at first, and batsmen must be cautious. The team that wins the toss should not hesitate to invite the opposing team to bat first.
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Pitch Report
The track at Perth Stadium is ideal for fast bowlers because it has both pace and bounce. Batsmen who get their eyes in do well on this track because the ball comes onto the bat nicely. Spinners struggle on this track because there is little help for them.
Perth would have partly cloudy skies during the game on February 4. We anticipate the ball moving around on the green and bouncy surface. Batsmen would have to be wary of the new ball. On this track, the team that bats first in this game would be happy to score 170 runs.
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Prediction
The Brisbane Heat has done well to reach the final after a poor start in which they lost four of their first five games. However, the absence of key players for this final game has severely harmed the team. To win this game, they will have to punch above their weight. The Perth Scorchers have a strong bowling attack and an enviable home record. Their batsmen are in good form, making them favourites to win the tournament for the fifth time. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Perth Scorchers is the favourite to beat Brisbane Heat at the odds of 1.40.
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Ashton Turner has had a huge impact for the Scorchers this season, bailing them out of a number of sticky situations. This season, he has 328 runs scored in 13 innings, averaging 41 and striking out 154 times. Turner has three fifties in the tournament and is still a key player in this match.