The Challenger of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat on 4th February at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Brisbane Heat , being the underdogs have performed exceptionally well and have reached the challenger match of BBL, it is going to be a tough clash between both the teams.
Perth Scorchers Team Updates:
The Scorchers have historically been one of the most formidable outfits of this competition, and this season hasn’t been an exception.
They were handed a defeat by Sydney Sixers in the qualifiers and will be desperate to make turnarounds in this game.
Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy will probably open the inning for the Perth Scorchers team. Both are very talented players and played many attacking innings in previous matches.
Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh will form the middle order.
Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie will take care of the lower order.
Ashton Turner will lead the Perth Scorchers team as a Captain. He is also good Batsman.
Josh Inglis will do the wicket keeping for Perth Scorchers team.
Fawad Ahmed will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Jason Behrendorff , Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye will lead the pace attack of the team.
Brisbane Heat Team Updates:
Brisbane Heat have practically come out of nowhere and have placed themselves in what is virtually the semi-final match of Big Bash League 2020-21.
They are currently on a run of 4 straight wins, 2 of which were high-voltage playoff clashes.
Chris Lynn and Sam Heazlett will probably open the inning for the Brisbane Heat team. Both are well known inning openers.
Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne, Jimmy Peirson (wk) will form the middle order of the team.
Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory will take care of the lower order.
Chris Lynn will lead the Brisbane Heat team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Jimmy Peirson will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Brisbane Heat team.
Marnus Labuschagne will lead the spin attack of the team.
Ben Laughlin , Mark Stekeete and Xavier Bartlett will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Last 3 Head to Head:
Perth Scorchers: 2 Won Brisbane Heat: 1 Won
Colin Munro has been the best performer with the bat for Perth Scorchers in this competition. He has scored 441 runs for his team.
Chris Lynn has scored 436 runs at an average of over 35 and an equally impressive strike rate of over 155.
Marnus , in 5 games he has played , has scored 161 runs and has picked up 10 wickets.
Jason Roy can be a very dangerous player when he gets going. He has scored 355 runs at an average of over 30.
Jhye Richardson has undoubtedly been the most consistent performer. He has scalped 27 wickets.
Jimmy Peirson is another batting option from the Brisbane Heat who can be a good budget pick. He has scored 309 runs at a fantastic average of over 50.
In wicket keeping, both the wicket keepers are good. You can choose anyone.
Top order batsman may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Options – Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn
Vice-Captain Options – Jhye Richardson, Colin Munro
Must pick bowlers: Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Mark Stekeete
Perth Scorchers Squad :
Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis(WK), Ashton Turner(C), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed, Matthew Kelly, Ashton Agar, Liam Guthrie, Joel Paris, Jason Roy, Cameron Green, Sam Whiteman(WK), Kurtis Patterson, Cameron Gannon, Corey Rocchiccioli
Brisbane Heat Squad :
Joe Denly, Chris Lynn(C), Marnus Labuschagne, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson(WK), Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Xavier Bartlett, Mitchell Swepson, Morne Morkel, Ben Laughlin, Mark Steketee, Simon Milenko, Jack Sinfield, Lachy Pfeffer(WK), Jack Wildermuth, Matthew Kuhnemann, Max Bryant, Connor Sully, Tom Cooper, Jack Wood, James Bazley, Matthew Willans