09 February 2019 05:30
After an emotional farewell at Optus Stadium last Sunday when the veteran opener helped the Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars, Klinger will not play the final match against the Strikers at Adelaide Oval today. Sean Terry, who took a Test catch as a substitute for England and played six one-day and Twenty20 internationals for Ireland, is on the verge of adding to his colourful cricket journey with a Scorchers debut. The Melville batsman, whose father Paul played Test cricket for England before moving to Perth, will play in the game that will decide the wooden spoon. Hilton Cartwright was left out of the Scorchers squad to play for South Perth today as he prepares for a return to Sheffield Shield cricket this month. Klinger scored 30 last Sunday to maintain his BBL average when the Scorchers beat the Stars in his final match.
The West Australian Play Video Video Michael Klinger's kids had some humorous advice ahead of the Scorcher's veteran's last home game. Test batsman Travis Head will return to the Strikers as captain in the game to be played for the Jason Gillespie Trophy. Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions BBL- Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers Both Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers don't stand a chance to qualify for the playoffs and will be playing their last match. Perth Scorchers won the last match to end their losing streak but have won only four out of their 13 games. Defending champions Adelaide Strikers have had a change of fate from the last season as they are with just five wins.
The Scorchers have rewarded local Melville batsman Sean Terry for his recent career-best form in Western Australia's Premier Cricket T20 competition, with a spot in the BBL squad. Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers Perth Scorchers Squad: Mitch Marsh ©, Ashton Turner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Guthrie, Nick Hobson, Clint Hinchliffe, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Michael Klinger, Sean Terry, Andrew Tye. Adelaide Striker and Perth Scorchers will have a face off in a dead-rubber in the BBL. Both the teams have powerful names, however, they still failed to perform and would look to end the season with a win. Scorchers had one of the worst BBL seasons with only 4 wins in 13 matches. In their last encounter, the team managed to notch a 27 run win against the Melbourne Stars and would be looking for the same against Strikers.
Their final match on Saturday against Adelaide Strikers will decide which of the past two champions receives the wooden spoon. Even having compiled their highest score of the season last match against Melbourne Stars, the Scorchers' run-rate of 7.20 remains the league's lowest. However, the Scorchers have lacked a homeground edge at the 60,000-seat Perth Stadium and won just three of eight matches there, including last season's semi-final defeat to Hurricanes.