Melbourne Stars will play the 1st semi final against Perth Scorchers at WACA Ground

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 | 0

Melbourne Stars is one of the four team which has passed the group stage and ready to compete in semi final. The group stage matches of ongoing Big Bash League 2016/17 has already over and from 24th January, 2017 the playoff as well as semi final matches will start. Melbourne Stars is scheduled to play the first semi final match in BBL against Perth Scorchers. According to the rules, the first place holder team will have to play against the 4th ranked team and 2nd ranked team will play with the 3rd place holder team. So, Perth has finished the group stage by standing in top position where Stars is in 4th position. So, they will play the first semi final match. Their match will be staged in 24th January, 2016 at the WACA Ground which is the home venue of Perth Scorchers.

Melbourne Stars will play the 1st semi final against Perth Scorchers at WACA Ground

However, Melbourne Stars was the finalist of the last season of BBL and also started the ongoing season as one of the two top favourite. Basically, their batting line up is very strong but in bowling, they have suffered. They total played eight matches in group stage like the others and won four of them. They could not use their full batting power because their couple of players were called from Australia national team. But, in semi final, they are regarded as the favourite and might destroy the Perth Scorchers.

On the other side, Perth Scorchers is the most successful team in Big Bash League history which won the title highest twice times consecutively. They were also the semi finalist of the last season of BBL but this time, their batting line up is no match with Stars. But, they are one step ahead of their bowling side. They have the ability to tie the opponent team with mere runs.

However, in this season of BBL, this both teams have faced against each other once in group stage where Melbourne Stars defeated Perth Scorchers by seven wickets. But, that statistics would not help Stars to save the match. They have to act in field.

The winner between them will proceed to the final where they will face Brisbane Heat or Sydney Sixers. The second semi final match will be staged in 25th January and the final will be placed in 28th January, 2017.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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