PER vs MLR Match Preview

The Scorchers secured another victory on Saturday when they triumphed over the Hobart Hurricanes by 9 wickets. Zak Crawley, making his first appearance of the season, showcased his exceptional skills by scoring an unbeaten half-century. It is anticipated that he will partner with Cooper Connolly as the opening batsmen.

Aaron Hardie, who was the highest run-scorer in the previous BBL tournament, has continued to impress by accumulating 125 runs. With the inclusion of Josh Inglis, Ashton Turner, and Laurie Evans in the middle order, the team is poised for another formidable batting display.

Jason Behrendorff has been in outstanding form with the ball, claiming 7 wickets in just 2 innings. He will join forces with Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye to form a formidable seam attack. Ashton Agar, who displayed great economy in the last match, is expected to fulfill the role of specialist spinner.

The Renegades squad boasts a plethora of talented players, yet their performance as a cohesive unit has been lacking. In their recent match against the Hurricanes, Joe Clarke and Quinton de Kock provided the team with a strong start, and they will aim to replicate that success once again.

Jake Fraser-McGurk has emerged as the leading run-scorer, accumulating an impressive 103 runs, and his contributions in the middle overs will be crucial. Will Sutherland has showcased his prowess with both bat and ball, scoring 70 runs and taking 3 wickets. However, the team will be looking for more impactful performances from their seasoned campaigners, Nic Maddinson and Aaron Finch.

The new ball will be entrusted to Tom Rogers and Kane Richardson, both of whom have already claimed 3 wickets each. The spin attack will be spearheaded by Adam Zampa and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be pleasant with temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Perth Stadium is one of the quickest and bounciest in Australia and the seamers will be quite effective with the new ball. The batsmen will need to tread carefully during the first few overs. However, as the ball gets older and softer, things get better for the batsmen. A score of around 180 is a par score. There is limited help for the slower bowlers. 


Notable stats

Zak Crawley: About to Peak?

Zak Crawley scored a half-century in the last match, which was the 2nd 50-plus score of his BBL career. He has scored 250 runs so far at an average of 35.71 and a strike rate of 123.15.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


PER vs MLR Probable 11

PER Playing 11

  • Zak Crawley
  • Cooper Connolly
  • Aaron Hardie
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Ashton Turner (C)
  • Laurie Evans
  • Ashton Agar
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Andrew Tye
  • Jason Behrendorff
  • Lance Morris

MLR Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Joe Clarke
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Nic Maddinson (C)
  • Aaron Finch
  • Jonathan Wells
  • Will Sutherland
  • Tom Rogers
  • Adam Zampa
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Kane Richardson
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 an excellent record against the Melbourne Renegades which will give the team a psychological advantage. The Renegades on the other hand aren’t in the best of forms and are likely to struggle against a quality opponent like the Scorchers. 


Top Picks

Aaron Hardie: Hardie has been a consistent performer in the BBL. He has scored 831 runs in his career at an average of 31.96 and a strike rate of 138.50.

Jason Behrendorff: Behrendorff is the leading wicket-taker of this season with 7 wickets. He has picked up 114 wickets in his BBL career at an average of 19.36.

Will Sutherland: A quality all-rounder, Sutherland has scored 70 runs at a strike rate of 166.66 and has also picked up 3 wickets. 


PER vs MLR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock, J Inglis

Batters: A Finch, Z Crawley, J Fraser-McGurk

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

Bowlers: J Behrendorff, A Tye, T Stewart Rogers

PER vs MLR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction