Big Bash League T20 – Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars | HEA VS STA Dream11 Prediction
It’ll be a battle between two teams struggling to get into a rhythm at the beginning stages of this season. Brisbane Heat is currently sitting 5th in the table with 2 wins and 3 losses to their name and a net run rate of -0.178. Melbourne Stars stay firmly in 7th with an abysmal run rate of -1.551 and a mere 7 points to their name. Despite this poor start to the season, both teams have the opportunity to turn their fortunes around and jump to 4th place in the Big Bash League. High stakes make this encounter a blockbuster one with both teams aiming for nothing but a win.
- Date: 27th December 2021
- Time: 3:35 pm
- Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia
- Live Stream: Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv
Head to Head: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars
- Matches Played: 14
- Brisbane Heat Won: 9
- Melbourne Stars Won: 5
- Draw: 0
Brisbane Heat has enjoyed a dominant spell over the Melbourne Stars and will be looking to add to this tally on the 27th of December. However, a poor start to the league means the Melbourne Stars will have every chance of walking away with a win.
- Chris Lynn (Batsman)
A fan favorite, the experience of Chris Lynn hasn’t helped Brisbane Heat all that much. His 32 runs against the Renegades helped Brisbane stroll to victory. Although he hasn’t hit his top form yet, Chris Lynn always has it in him to be the difference-maker as he has shown many times in earlier campaigns.
2. Xavier Bartlett (Bowler)
On a side that has massively underperformed, Xavier Bartlett has claimed 5 wickets in 4 matches. He has been the stand-out bowler for the Brisbane Heat and will look to take more wickets next match to stand amongst the top wicket-takers in the league.
3. James Bazley (All-Rounder)
5 wickets in 4 matches mean James Bazley is performing stunningly on an otherwise poor side. He has also chipped in with over 50 runs this season helping Brisbane to a win this season. Against the Stars, he will look to perform with the bat and ball to help the Brisbane outfit claim their third victory this season and propel them to 3rd in the table.
- Glenn Maxwell (All-Rounder)
In a star-studded team, Glenn Maxwell is the only player that has emerged to help his team chase down targets to register two vital wins in the league. He scored a whopping 103 runs including 12 4’s and 6 6’s against the mighty Sydney Sixers. Despite his heroics, Sydney Sixers claimed the win with 2 balls to spare.
2. Andre Russell (All-Rounder)
Andre Russell’s batting and bowling prowess are always handy and he has displayed his abilities with both the bat and bowl on several occasions for the Melbourne Stars. He hasn’t hit his top form this season and will be looking to turn his fortunes around against the Stars.
3. Nathan Coulter-Nile (Bowler)
Topping off this list is another world-class athlete and player Nathan Coulter-Nile. He hasn’t hit top form just yet this season but still has 3 wickets to his name in 4 matches. He leads the bowling lineup for the Stars and will look to make a difference against the Melbourne Stars.
B Duckett (wk), C Lynn ( C ), T Cooper, M Bryant, S Heazlett, J Bazley, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, M Swepson, X Bartlett, M Steketee, C Gannon
Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright
- Brisbane Heat: 55%
- Melbourne Stars: 45%
- Our Prediction: Melbourne Stars Win
- Wicket-Keeper: B. Duckett
- Bowling: L. Guthrie, M. Steketee, X Bartlett, and N. Coulter-Nile
- All-Rounders: A. Russell, James Bazley, and G. Maxwell
- Batsman: C. Lynn, H. Cartwright, and N. Larkin