MLS vs PER Match Preview

Despite possessing a formidable batting lineup, the Stars failed to capitalize on their strengths and suffered a significant defeat at the hands of Brisbane, losing by a staggering margin of 108 runs. Tom Rogers and Sam Harper are expected to open the batting for the Stars, aiming to provide the team with a solid foundation.

The middle order boasts some talented batsmen, including Joe Burns, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis. Since none of them will be participating in the upcoming Test match against Pakistan, they will be available for this match. Additionally, the Stars have the services of all-rounders Hilton Cartwright and Liam Dawson, both of whom possess the ability to unleash powerful shots.

Unfortunately, the team's bowling performance on the opening night was highly disappointing, conceding over 200 runs. The seam attack, comprising Joel Paris, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Olly Stone, will be eager to claim early wickets, while Usama Mir and Liam Dawson will handle the spin department.

The BBL has witnessed the Scorchers' remarkable consistency, as they have clinched the title a record-breaking 5 times. With their core players retained, the team is optimistic about delivering another impressive performance. Cooper Connolly, who played a pivotal role in the Scorchers' triumph in BBL 12, is expected to be promoted to the opening slot alongside Stevie Eskinazi.

In the middle order, the Scorchers boast a formidable lineup consisting of Aaron Hardie, who emerged as the top run-scorer in the previous season, Josh Inglis, Ashton Turner, Nick Hobson, and Laurie Evans. The team also possesses a strong seam attack with the likes of Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, and Jason Behrendorff, who bring a wealth of experience to the format.

As for the spin department, Hamish McKenzie is likely to assume the role of the specialist spinner in the team.


Weather Report

There is a forecast for rain and thunderstorms throughout the day which may lead to delays or interruptions. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the MCG is well-balanced, providing for an even contest between the bat and the ball. The seamers will get some help early on as the ball swings and seams a bit. However, as the ball gets older, it becomes easier for the batsmen to play their shots.

A score of between 140-150 is a par score on this surface.

Notable stats

Marcus Stoinis: Impact All-rounder

Known for his explosive brand of batting, Marcus Stoinis has scored 178 runs in his last 6 innings at a strike rate of 167.92 and an average of 35.60.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


MLS vs PER Probable 11

MLS Playing 11

  • Thomas Rogers
  • Sam Harper (Wk)
  • Erin Burns
  • Glenn Maxwell (C)
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Liam Dawson
  • Usama Mir
  • Joel Paris
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Olly Stone

PER Playing 11

  • Stevie Eskinazi
  • Cooper Connelly
  • Aaron Hardie
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Ashton Turner (C)
  • Laurie Evans
  • Nick Hobson
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Andrew Tye
  • Jason Behrendorff
  • Hamish McKenzie
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 a brilliant record against the Melbourne Stars in the last few seasons and that should give the team a huge psychological advantage.

Also, the team has some top performers who can easily overcome any challenge thrown their way. 


Top Picks

Aaron Hardie: Aaron Hardie was the top-scorer of BBL 12 with 460 runs scored at an average of 41.81 and a strike rate of 141.10.

Laurie Evans: Evans has scored 361 runs in his BBL career at an average of 40.11 and a strike rate of 144.40.

Hilton Cartwright: Hilton Cartwright has scored 1638 runs at an average of 28.24 and a strike rate of 123.07. 


MLS vs PER Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Inglis

Batters: A Turner, H Cartwright, L Evans, T Fraser Rogers

All-rounders: M Stoinis, A Hardie (C), C Connolly

Bowlers: J Behrendorff (VC), N Coulter-Nile, A Tye

MLS vs PER Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction