Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, Match 51, Dream 11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket
Melbourne Stars are struggling at the bottom of the table with three wins from the opening 12 games.
In Match 51 of KFC Big Bash League (BBL), Brisbane Heat (HEA) meets Melbourne Stars (STA) at The Gabba in Brisbane on January 22, 2023 (Sunday).
Brisbane Heat take on Melbourne Stars in Match 51 of the 2022-23 Big Bash League at The Gabba on Sunday afternoon. Heat sits in fifth place with 11 points from 12 games and has won their last three games. Melbourne Stars are bottom of the table and already eliminated from the tournament. Read on as we preview this game.
Brisbane Heat are full of confidence after three wins from their last three games. They beat the Melbourne Stars with the last ball on Monday and will calculate their chances of another win in this match.
It's been a miserable tournament for Melbourne Stars who have narrowly lost their last two games. Winning the gabba would not change their chances of advancing in the competition.
Brisbane Heat (HEA) meets Melbourne Stars (STA) in game 51 of the 2022-23 Big Bash League at The Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday. Brisbane Heat beat the Hobart Hurricanes by 12 runs in their last game to move up to fifth place in the league table. Matt Renshaw 41 of 31 and Sam Hain added 33* to help the Heat make 162 while batting first and then Michael Neser took three wickets to limit the Hurricanes to 150 tuns.
Melbourne Stars suffered their ninth loss of the season with a narrow three-wicket loss to the Brisbane Heat in their last game. Nick Larking's 58-of-36 knock helped the Stars go 159/7 while batting first, but the Heat managed to chase the goal in the last ball of an inning, despite Liam Hatcher and Adam Zampa taking two wickets for the Stars.
The pitch at The Gabba is a great help to batters in T20 games. The first-innings average here is 165, but fans can witness a low-scoring game on Sunday that has seen both teams' batsmen struggle lately.
In the last two games at the Gabba, the captain who won the toss chose to perform first. We expect both skippers to want to do the same in this match.
The weather will be generally cloudy but warm during this game. Expect the temperature to be no higher than 27 degrees.
The Stars have some good players but their season is already over and the Heat are far too strong at the moment with Renshaw and Neser at the top of their games.
The teams are historically a good match, with Brisbane averaging a 9-7 record overall, but the Heat will play hard for a playoff spot and it won't be easy. The odds suggest the Stars will bring you better returns, but we have faith in Brisbane to claim victory in this matchup.
Bet on Brisbane to win.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Usman Khawaja(C), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, SR Hain, Josh Brown, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Swepson, SH Johnson.
HWR Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Tom Rogers, James Seymour, BJ Webster, JM Clarke, NM Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, CD Hinchliffe, L Wood, A Zampa(C).
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Brisbane Heat Key Players
Matt Renshaw the 26-year-old left-hander has hit 131 runs in his last two innings in BBL 12 and won a wicket in both games. He's at the top of his game at the moment.
Josh Brown the right-hander, has seen his returns wane midway through this season after a brilliant start to his BBL career. He continues to play very offensively.
Michael Neser Fast, right-arm medium bowler took his second four-wicket draw of the campaign in the final game against the Stars. He fired Joe Clarke, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Melbourne Stars Key Players
Joe Clarke the England opener has scored a century and one hundred and fifty this campaign. He very rarely gets fired for a single digit score.
Luke Wood the English left-arm pace bowler has been expensive throughout the tournament, conceding 400 runs but has won an impressive 17 wickets.
Nathan Coulter-Nile the former Australia international should be enjoying bowling on this fast wicket in Brisbane. He had a very strong second half of the season.