Both these teams have played twice so far this season, and both have won one and lost the other, although Adelaide have more points, thanks to the bonus they’ve collected.
Adelaide started the tournament with a close defeat to Melbourne Renegades but then avenged that loss with a crushing 49-run win over the same opponents.
Their batting, in both their games, has failed to truly click but their bowlers were exceptional in the last game, bundling out the Renegades for a mere 100.
While the bowling unit, owing to the talent they have, will continue to shine, the batters must step up and pull their weight. The top order appears to get starts but in the two games, none of the batters have hung around for long enough, which is something the management must sort out.
Perth Scorchers have only played one match so far in this tournament, registering a slim win over Brisbane Heat.
Their batters had done a modest job for a total of 157, which is not the biggest total by any means. Thus, their bowlers were required to be extra efficient, and that they were, especially Matthew Kelly, who picked up four wickets for just 28 runs in his quota of overs.
A pair of wickets for Kelly up top and then a pair again at the death proved pivotal in Scorchers’ bid to get off the mark.
Such a performance is not an everyday occurrence and so the Scorchers’ batters will have to do better in the games to come.
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