Cricket Match Information:
Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat will be the second cricket game for these two sides against each other. The first cricket game was won by Stars easily by 22 runs. This cricket game has a lot at stake for Brisbane Heat than Melbourne Stars as Stars are al but ensured of top-two finish. Heat, on the other hand, have to fight against the sudden loss of momentum and tough competition in their next two cricket games. Our prediction is of a comeback win for Stars after suffering from a couple of losses.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 1:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 25.01.2020
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Weather: Temperature: 27 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Melbourne Stars
- Team B: Brisbane Heat
- Team A Captain: Glenn Maxwell
- Team B Captain: Chris Lynn
Melbourne Stars are being led by Glenn Maxwell in this season of Big Bash League. They have already qualified for the playoffs and are all set to get into it as a top-two team.
All of a sudden, Stars have lost two back-to-back cricket games, which has halted their unbelievable run until that momentum. Stars would like to arrest this slide and get into the playoffs in a better frame of mind.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:
- MP Stoinis
- NCR Larkin
- GJ Maxwell
- Nick Maddinson
- CD Hinchliffe
- DJ Worrall
- Sandeep Lamichhane
- Peter Handscomb
- Adam Zampa
- LR Morris
- SE Gotch
Brisbane Heat’s campaign has not quite turned out the way they expected with AB de Villiers’ arrival. Heat have succumbed to back-to-back losses in the last few cricket games.
Skipper Chris Lynn went on to describe their meltdown against Melbourne Renegades as ‘piss poor’. After being 84 for 0 after 6 overs in reply to 165 runs set by Renegades, Heat collapsed spectacularly and got bowled out for 120 runs with five overs remaining. Even in their next cricket game, the skipper’s outburst did not work as they once again got restricted for the score of 126 runs.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Marnus Labuschagne in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Brisbane Heat’s playing XI:
- Chris Lynn
- SD Heazlett
- Ben Cutting
- James Pattinson
- JK Lalor
- MJ Swepson
- AB de Villiers
- Matt Renshaw
- Marnus Labuchagne
- JJ Peirson
- Mujeeb ur Rahman
Expert Prediction: STA vs HEA
Chris Lynn’s outburst against his own side did not quite work as his side once again succumbed to the defeat against Sydney Sixers. Heat’s batting was once again poor as they got restricted to the low score of 126 runs. Star players like AB de Villiers, Ben Cutting and the skipper himself failed in this cricket game.
Melbourne Stars are also in their first downward slide this season. They are coming into this cricket game with two back-to-back losses. Although it has the least implications on their progress, they would like to get back to winning ways.
Big Bash League has undergone a change in format this year. As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top-two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
In the last five encounters between the two sides, Brisbane Heat have been the winner on three occasions. However, with current form against Brisbane Heat, our prediction is of Melbourne Stars’ win.
Astrology Prediction: STA vs HEA
Things are not going Heat’s way and it is expected to continue that way for the remainder of the tournament. Hence, our prediction is of Melbourne Stars’ win.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Melbourne Stars
Top Batsman – Marcus Stoinis (STA), Chris Lynn (HEA)
Top Bowler – Adam Zampa (STA), MJ Swepson (HEA)
Most Sixes – Marcus Stoinis (STA), Chris Lynn (HEA)
Man of the Match – Marcus Stoinis (STA)
Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Stars (170+), Brisbane Heat (130+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat
Melbourne Stars – 1.71
Brisbane Heat – 1.95
*odds may change anytime