So after a month of exciting cricket we are at the business end off the tournament. This time BigBash was really exciting as we didn’t knew the semifinalist team till last few days. All team played really hard upto there potential, but the hard fact is only 4 team qualify and rest go home packing there bags. So this time four teams that qualified for semifinals are Brisbane Heats, Perth Scorchers,Melbourne Stars, Sydney Sixers.
Today, the first semifinal is between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers. The match is scheduled to be played at Perth,WACA the home ground of scorchers. The tickets are already sold out and the fans will act as 12th man for Scorchers. It will be an uphill task for Stars to beat them on there own backyard. The Stars hold a 6-4 advantage in the club’s head-to-head record, having won the past three encounters. The two Clubs will remarkably face off in the BBL semi-finals for the fifth time in six seasons.
Melbourne Stars :
Stars batting is heavily dependent on its top three batsman Rob Quiney, Luke Wright, Kevin Pietersen. Apart from that star’s will miss, star all rounder Glen Maxwell and James Faulkner who are on there international duties. But good news is Marcus Stoinis is back, he will certainly play crucial role with both bat and ball. Besides this Melbourne Star have made two changes too there 13 man squad for the semi final
Melbourne Stars 13-player squad
David Hussey (c) , Michael Beer, Scot Boland, Liam Bowe, Jackson Coleman, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulibs, Ben Hilifenhaus, Kevin Pietersen, Rob Quiney, Marcus Stoinis, Luke Wright, Dan Worrall
Rested : Sam Harper, Cameron Gannon
Key Players : Pietersen, Wright, Quiney, Stoinis
Perth Scorchers :
Perth had announced same 13 man squad which beat Hobart Hurricanes in their last match. It will be interesting too see wether they field with same team.
Perth Scorchers 13 man squad :
Adam Voges (c), Ashton Agar, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Hilton Cartwright, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Cameron Valente, Sam Whiteman.
Rested : No Players
Key Players : Michael Klinger, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh
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