|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Perth Scorchers
||vs|| Adelaide Strikers
ScheduleMonday, 22 December 2014 at 08:10 GMT / 08:10 UK / 13:40 IST
VenueWestern Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
The title holders of the previous championship, Perth Scorchers, will try to defend it with much better performance in the Big Bash League, 2014-15. They defeated Hobart Hurricanes in the final by 39 runs in a one sided game and deserved the victory. Adelaide Strikers tasted their first win of the current tournament when they outplayed Melbourne Stars in the opening match by a visible margin of eight wickets. Perth Scorchers will try to maintain their reputation by grasping the game against Adelaide Strikers who will go all out in the second game for their successive victory.
Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh displayed fine batting performance during last season but they might be required by the national team. Michael Klinger, Sam Whiteman, Adam Voges, Michael Carberry and Ashton Turner are the main batsmen of Perth Scorchers. Yasir Arafat, Jason Behendorff, Brad Hogg and Nathan Coulter- Nile are their match winning bowlers.
Tim Ludeman and Craig Simmons exhibited a match winning opening partnership of 83 off 5.3 mere overs for Adelaide Strikers against Melbourne Stars. The former remained unbeaten for 92 from just 44 balls, Simmons scored 30, Travis Head contributed 22 while Brad Hodge and Kieron Pollard are class all-rounders. Kane Richardson, Ben Laughlin, Johan Botha and Adam Zimpa were the most successful bowlers in the last game.
Monday, December 22, 2014 @ 08:10 GMT, 16:10 local at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth.
Superb weather conditions with the temperatures around 16-28ᵒC.
The winning captains have decided to field most of the times in the event.
The nicely laid down track will be an ideal wicket for the stroke players and the bowlers as well.
Perth Scorchers – Adam Voges (C), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Michael Carberry, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brad Hogg, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, James Muirhead, Joel Paris, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Yasir Arafat.
Adelaide Strikers – Johan Botha (C), Craig Simmons, Tim Ludeman, Travis Head, Brad Hodge, Ben Laughlin, Kieron Pollard, Kane Richardson, Alex Ross, Shaun Tait, Adam Zampa.
Adelaide Strikers will possibly win their second match.