|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Melbourne Stars
||vs|| Perth Scorchers
ScheduleWednesday, 21 January 2015 at 08:40 GMT / 08:40 UK / 14:10 IST
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground
The Big Bash League 2014-15, is approaching towards its final destination with a couple of pool matches remaining before the semi-finals. Two formidable sides of the event, Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers, will face each other for the last time to ascertain their points before the big games. The former clinched an important match against Sydney Thunder by a hefty margin of eight wickets. They have accumulated eight points from seven games while winning four, losing three and carry a net run rate of +0.337. Perth Scorchers defeated Hobart Hurricanes by a margin of 18 runs in the previous match and have attained 10 points out of seven matches comprising five triumphs with a net run rate of +0.848.
Two prominent players of Melbourne Stars, Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner, have been summoned up to the national squad and their absence will be felt badly by their team. Kevin Pietersen continued with his brilliant form, remained unbeaten for 67 vs. Sydney Thunder and Cameron White contributed 23. Luke Wright and Tom Triffitt are batting smartly in the tournament while John Hastings, Jackson Bird, Scott Boland and Michael Beer are their main bowlers with positive results.
Ashton Turner, Sam Whiteman, Adam Voges and Marcus Harris were the main scorers for Perth Scorchers against Hobart Hurricanes whereas Michael Klinger and Michael Carberry have scored most of the runs for their team. Jason Behrendorff is their main bowling weapon and has gathered 13 wickets as Andrew Tye, Yasir Arafat and Ashton Agar are providing him vital assistance.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 08:40 GMT, 19:40 local at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The game may be spoiled by rain with the temperatures around 18-32ᵒC.
The skippers from both sides will most probably opt to field after winning the toss though Perth Scorchers have preferred to bat most of the times.
The wicket will favour the batsmen with perfect technique and the bowlers who bowl according to their line and length.
Melbourne Stars – Cameron White (C), Luke Wright, Kevin Pietesen, Peter Handscomb , Rob Quiney, Tom Triffitt, John Hastings, Clint McKay, Scott Boland, Jackson Bird, Michael Beer.
Perth Scorchers – Adam Voges (C), Michael Carberry, Marcus Harris, Michael Klinger, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Sam Whiteman, Andrew Tye, Yasir Arafat, Jason Behrendorff, Brad Hogg.
Perth Scorchers can register their sixth win of the event.