MLR vs PER Match Preview

The Renegades possess a formidable batting lineup and will rely on it to achieve success. Nic Maddinson and Joe Clarke are expected to take on the opening duties. Jake Fraser-McGurk's impressive performance in domestic cricket has translated into the T20 format as well, as he managed to score 48 runs.

All-rounder Will Sutherland showcased his batting prowess by scoring 51 runs, despite his team's defeat. Additionally, he displayed his bowling skills by taking 2 wickets for 21 runs.

In the seam attack, Sutherland will be accompanied by Tom Rogers and Kane Richardson, while Mujeeb ur Rahman and Adam Zampa will handle the spin department.

Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Green, and Peter Hatzoglou have all departed from the Scorchers, creating opportunities for emerging talents to showcase their skills. Liam Haskett and Hamish McKenzie are poised to make their BBL debut, while Sam Whiteman rejoins the Scorchers after a two-season stint with Sydney Thunder.

Aaron Hardie, who emerged as the top run-scorer in BBL 12, will once again play a crucial role in the team's batting lineup. Josh Inglis, a key member of the World Cup-winning squad, will contribute in the middle order.

In terms of bowling, Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye are expected to lead the attack with the new ball, while Jason Behrendorff will provide support. However, the spin department may pose a challenge for the Scorchers, particularly with Ashton Agar recovering from a calf injury.

Weather Report

The weather is likely to be overcast throughout the day with temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Simmonds Stadium is well-balanced and we can expect a good contest between the bat and the ball. The ball does seam and move around a bit, especially when it is new, and the batsmen will need to be a bit cautious. However, as the ball gets older, it does get easier to bat on. The team batting first will look to score at least 150 runs to give the bowlers something to play with.

Notable stats

Will Sutherland: Value Pick

Will Sutherland is emerging as a reliable all-rounder in the BBL. He has scored 378 runs in his career at a strike rate of 133.10 and has also picked up 22 wickets.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


MLR vs PER Probable 11

MLR Playing 11

  • Nic Maddinson (C)
  • Joe Clarke (Wk)
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Jordan Cox
  • Aaron Finch
  • Jonathan Wells
  • Will Sutherland
  • Tom Rogers
  • Kane Richardson
  • Adam Zampa
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman

PER Playing 11

  • Stephen Eskinazi
  • Sam Whiteman
  • Aaron Hardie
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Laurie Evans
  • Cooper Connolly
  • Ashton Turner (C)
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Andrew Tye
  • Matthew Kelly
  • Jason Behrendorff
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Perth Scorchers to win this match. They have been one of the strongest teams in past BBL editions and this season looks no different. Also, the Scorchers have been very dominant in head-to-head encounters against the Renegades. 


Top Picks

Aaron Hardie: Aaron Hardie was the top-scorer of the tournament last season. He scored 460 runs at an average of 41.81 and a strike rate of 141.10.

Andrew Tye: Andrew Tye was the leading wicket-taker for the Scorchers last season with 26 wickets picked up at a bowling average of 20.15.

Aaron Finch: Aaron Finch is one of the leading run-scorers in BBL history. He has scored 3278 runs in his career at an average of 35.25 and a strike rate of 131.86. 


MLR vs PER Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Inglis

Batters: A Finch, A Turner, J Fraser-McGurk

All-rounders: A Hardie (C), W Sutherland (VC), C Connolly

Bowlers: A Zampa, J Behrendorff, J Richardson, A Tye

MLR vs PER Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction