Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Pitch Report: The surface at the Perth Stadium has been very good for batting of late, with the ball coming nicely on to the bat. The bowlers will have to put in extra efforts to get breakthroughs on this track. There have been no issues batting second. Notably, four out of five matches have been won by the chasing teams this season. Therefore, the captain winning the toss would want to bowl first.
Match Preview: Perth Scorchers will clash against Hobart Hurricanes in the 46th match of the Big Bash League 2022-23 at Optus Stadium in Perth on Wednesday January 18. The Scorchers suffered a narrow six-run defeat against Sydney Sixers in their last game but they remain at the top of the table with 17 points from the opening 11 matches. Peter Hatzoglou took two wickets while the opener Stephen Eskinazi top-scored unbeaten 66 off 54 against the Sixers.
Perth Scorchers (SCO):
Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
Hobart Hurricanes (HUR):
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Zak Crawley, Tim David, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Andrews, Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith