Last season's pair between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars is the 2 semi-final of Australia's T20 Championship this year. The two teams are fighting for the finals ticket to the Sydney Sixers and for me the Perth Scorchers finalists are able to take the lead in the show and they have the advantage of the home.
The Perth team has also participated in the 3 finals of previous events. Last year he managed to conquer for the first time and want to defend their crown. For another year, they have invested a lot in bowling, with players like Behrendorff and Arafat, who are in the top three wicket takers of the championship. Beyond that, players such as Marsh, Klinger, Carberry and Voges can make sure they score a number of runs in each match.
Stars have a dismemberment topic lately. Two major batting line-up players, White and Wright, can not score a large number of runs. Of course, they have the great Kevin Pietersen who carries the scoring main weight every time, but I do not know if that will be enough against the mighty bowling of the Scorchers.
The Scorchers have shown that they know how to go to the final, every year they are outperforming any opponent either inside or off, and I think they will be able to take advantage of their seats this year and be in the final of the event.