Cricket Prediction Big Bash League – Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars – Brisbane Heat play Melbourne Stars in a crucial game

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Cricket match date: 08th February 2019

Cricket match time03:10 pm IST

Cricket match location: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Big Bash League

Team A:  Brisbane Heat

Team B: Melbourne Stars

Team A Captain:  Chris Lynn

Team B Captain: Glen Maxwell

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Cricket Match Preview:

It has come a bit too late in the day for Brisbane Heat but the last two consecutive victories have kept them in the reckoning of the next round. However, their fate is not in their hands as plenty of other results need to go their way for them to qualify for the next round. Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, are still well and truly in control of their fate with two group cricket games to go.

Brisbane Heat have struggled in this format and the biggest reason has been the failure of their strongest suit, which is their batting. None of their top three has performed to the best of their ability and that is the reason why they are at their current position. In the last two cricket games, however, their batting has found some rhythm courtesy Matthew Renshaw, who has been brilliant.

Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, have won three cricket games out of the last five played. In their last cricket game against Perth Scorchers, they came up short as they failed to chase down the total of 182 runs set by them. Glenn Maxwell finally scored a half-century in this tournament but that did not prove to be enough for Stars.

Stars still need just one more win out of their remaining two cricket games to qualify for the next round. They would be fancying their chances against Brisbane Heat as they beat them in a close encounter just a few days ago. In that cricket game, Stars had set a modest total of 134 runs for Heat to win and Heat fell short by 5 runs. That cricket game could prove to be the difference between either of these sides qualifying to the next round.

Brisbane Heat would hope to learn from that cricket game. They would like to give a fine farewell to Brendon McCullum, who has been such a big part of their team in the last few years. The crowd would hope to see ‘bash brothers’ bash it for one final time in their home ground.

Cricket Match Information:

Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars will clash with each other once again at Gabba. It will be the final cricket game for Brisbane Heat in this edition of Big Bash League. Melbourne Stars, meanwhile, will be playing their 13th cricket game of the cricket tournament. Brisbane Heat are on the 6th position, whereas Melbourne Stars are 4th on the points table.

Brisbane Heat

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Brisbane Heat will be playing their final group cricket game. They have just 5 wins out of 13 cricket games so far. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last cricket game.

  • Chris Lynn
  • Brendon McCullum
  • Max Bryant
  • Jack Prestwidge
  • AL Ross
  • Ben Cutting
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • JJ Peirson
  • JK Lalor
  • MJ Sweepson
  • MT Steketee

Melbourne Stars

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Melbourne Stars have made an inspirational comeback after a slow start in the first few cricket games. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Ben Dunk
  • EP Gulbis
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Peter Handscomb
  • TL O’Connell
  • Liam Plunkett
  • Adam Zampa
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Nick Maddinson
  • Jackson Bird

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Brendon McCullum could be playing his last Big Bash cricket game ever. It will be great if he can score some quickfire runs in his typical fashion. Our prediction is of a good performance from him in this game of cricket.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

Brisbane Heat have not been great at their home cricket ground. They managed to win their last cricket game played here against Perth Scorchers. Our prediction is of the score of around 160 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Melbourne Stars will begin the game of cricket as the favourites. They are coming into this game of cricket with better form than Brisbane Heat and they also have more at stake currently than Heat. Hence, our prediction is of a Melbourne Stars’ win.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Marcus Stoinis (MS) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Marcus Stonis (MS) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Glenn Maxwell (MS)

LOGO 2 Odds

Brisbane Heat – 2.00

Melbourne Stars – 1.66

*odds may change anytime

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