|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Perth Scorchers
||vs|| Brisbane Heat
ScheduleThursday, 8 January 2015 at 08:10 GMT / 08:10 UK / 13:40 IST
VenueWestern Australia Cricket Association Ground (WACA), Perth
Last year's champs Perth Scorchers will host bottom team of this year so far Brisbane Heat at WACA on Thursday. Perth have not a good start of the tournament but they are catching up with No. 1 team so far Adelaide Strikers. Perth lost their last encounter against Sydney Thunders thanks to Kallis's all round performance. They can't afford to lose more matches and would push for a victory at their home ground. Perth will have home ground advantage. Perth have been good in defending the score so if they win the toss they would bat first to score 170+ in order to defend it successfully.
Veteran Hogg stuns everyone with his superb spin and tight bowling in the match against Adelaide Strikers. He gave only 11 runs and picked 2 key wickets in his 4 overs spell which turned the tide of match in Perth's favour. His 4 overs will be very crucial for PS specially if they are defending.
Scorchers don't have a very good record at home. Out of 3 matches played at their home ground WACA they have managed to win only one. They will be looking forward to improve their home record.
Perth Scorchers are favourite to win this match.
Perth should prefer to win toss and bat first as this is their tried and tested formula for victories in Big Bash.
While we are miserable and sick of dull, cloudy and cold British weather it's glorious sunshine in Australia. It will be a clear Thursday but bit of hot with 33 degree C temperature. It's going to be a bit windy but Kangaroos are used to such weather so it's all good on weather front.