After the decent clash in the tournament opener, it is the time for Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades to entertain the fans on Thursday. Both the sides have roped in decent players in the side to make things happen this year. Unlike earlier edition, Perth Scorchers have got fit players to play BBL 2018-19.
Mitchell Marsh likes to prove his worth:
It was unfortunate that Mitchell Marsh failed to grab the eye of Tim Paine and management for the first couple of Tests against India. Despite having the all-around services in his kitty, Mitchell Marsh has been kept out from the playing XI.
Well, he has been released by the board to play in the Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers, as there is enough time for the Third Test against India. He would like to make things count and perform for his side.
Apart from Marsh, they got the likes of Klinger, Ashton Turner, who can make a turnaround on their day. David Willey and Hilton Cartwright are the other couple of players to make the difference.
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Aaron Finch misses for Melbourne, Tom Cooper to lead:
Meanwhile, Australia didn’t allowed Aaron Finch to play for Melbourne Renegades. In his absence, Tom Cooper will be leading the side. Cooper was in exceptional form in the previous edition, who was one of their finest batsmen.
Cameron White, Daniel Christian is the other star players, on whom, the management would rely their hopes. Mohammad Nabi also finds a place while Chris Tremain also released to play in the clash.
Date and Time: 20th December 2018, 1:45 PM IST.
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Pitch Conditions: The Dockland Stadium in Melbourne is expected to be bowler-friendly. However, as usual in Australia, if the batsman gets set, one can see a high-scoring game.
Weather Conditions: It will wave around 17 Degrees Celsius and no chances of rain despite being cloudy in the morning.
Perth Scorchers: Mitchell Marsh(c), Josh Inglis, Michael Klinger, Sam Whiteman(w), Ashton Turner, Hilton Cartwright, David Willey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Ashton Agar, Usman Qadir
Melbourne Renegades: Cameron White, Kane Richardson, Tom Cooper(c), Daniel Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Tim Ludeman(w), Will Sutherland, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Tremain, Cameron Boyce, Samiullah Shenwari, Kelvin Smith, Sam Harper