HEA vs STA Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars – 7 January 2020 (Queensland). Both teams have some pinch hitters, and they can score piles of runs on this small ground.
Brisbane Heat will take on Melbourne Stars in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at The Metricon Stadium in Queensland.
Brisbane Heat have won their last two games and are in brilliant form. Chris Lynn’s return is a huge bonus, whereas Denly and Burns are also batting well for this side. The bowling of Mujeeb ur Rahman and Mark Steketee has been excellent, whereas Lewis Gregory is also supporting them. This team is looking a little stable after some handy inclusions.
Melbourne Stars have won three of their seven games in the tournament. Marcus Stoinis played a blinder in the last game, whereas the form of Glenn Maxwell is also excellent for this side. The likes of Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, and Adam Zampa are taking care of the bowling duties. This team needs a victory in this game to maintain their momentum.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score in BBL 10 at this ground is 170 runs.
Total BBL 10 Games Played: 4; Bat 1st Won: 0; Bat 2nd Won: 4.
Match Details :
Time:- 3:50 PM IST, Live on Sony Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Brisbane Heat – Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson, James Bazley, Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Xavier Bartlett.
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher, Haris Rauf.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Mujeeb ur Rahman, and Liam Hatcher.
HEA vs STA Team Wicket-Keeper
Nicholas Pooran (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Pooran has scored one half-century this season, whereas his T20 strike-rate is 145.11. He is the best pick in this category.
HEA vs STA Team Batsmen
Hilton Cartwright (Price 8.5) will be our batsman from the Melbourne Stars. Cartwright scored 230 runs last season at an average of 38.33. He batted beautifully in the last game, whereas he can bowl a few overs as well.
Chris Lynn (Price 10.5), Max Bryant (Price 8.5), and Joe Denly (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Brisbane Heat. Bryant has scored 179 runs in the tournament, whereas his average has been 25.57. Lynn is the highest ever run-scorer of the BBL, whereas Denly scored an impressive half-century in the last game. All three of them bat in the top-order.
HEA vs STA Team All-Rounders
Marcus Stoinis (Price 10.5) and Glenn Maxwell (Price 10) will be our all-rounders from the Melbourne Stars. Maxi has scored 255 runs this season at an average of 51, whereas he has scalped a few wickets as well. Stoinis is the highest run-scorer of the last season, whereas he played a blinder of 97 runs in the last game. Both of them are champion players.
HEA vs STA Team Bowlers
Haris Rauf (Price 8.5) and Liam Hatcher (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Stars. Hatcher has scalped ten wickets in the tournament, whereas Rauf scalped twenty in ten games last season. Both of them are wicket-taking pacers.
Mujeeb ur Rahman (Price 9) and Mark Steketee (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Brisbane Heat. Mujeeb is a mystery spinner, whereas Steketee is a tall pacer. Rahman has scalped eleven wickets in the tournament, whereas Steketee has scalped twelve. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Melbourne Stars are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Marcus Stoinis and Mujeeb ur Rahman
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.