Melbourne Stars are set to play against Brisbane Heat in the 53rd match of the Big Bash League 2019-20. This match is happening at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars is the best team of the BBL 09 so far but they have gone out of form in recent matches. With two consecutive losses, the team has lost its winning momentum. Meanwhile, the Brisbane Heat has been playing very inconsistent cricket in this tournament. And for that reason, they have the least chance of making through to the playoffs of BBL 09.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground has always provided pitches that have suited competitive cricket between both bat and ball. Captains have preferred to bat first here as setting up the target is the best option to win T20 matches here. You can get betting information like this by using the Big Bash betting tips from Bhaiji.
Melbourne Stars has won 10 matches while lost 3 in the BBL 09 this season. But their performances in the past few matches have been way below-par.
In their previous matches against Adelaide Strikers, the bowling unit of Melbourne Stars performed decently and restricted the opposition to a low target. Clint Hinchliffe and captain Glenn Maxwell were the top performers with the ball. Although the batting department for Melbourne Stars did very poorly as none of the top order batsmen got going. Only Peter Handscomb in the middle order provided some resistance to take the team close to the target, but his performance wasn’t enough to get the win.
Upcoming match against the Brisbane Heat is very important for Melbourne Stars as they need to get their consistency back and play in the playoffs round of BBL 09 with more confidence.
Players to watch out for Melbourne Stars are Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb, Clint Hinchliffe, and Daniel Worrall.
Melbourne Stars Squad - Glenn Maxwell ©, Clint Hinchliffe, Peter Handscomb (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Brown (England), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch, Tom O'Connell, Ben Dunk (wk), Adam Zampa, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Haris Rauf, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Brisbane Heat had a massive dip in their form as they have lost 3 matches in a row. With that, there have gone way behind in the BBL 09 standings and are one more loss away from getting knocked out of the race for the playoffs.
The batting unit of Brisbane Heat has been the biggest problem for the team this season as they have been the worst performers. Against Sydney Sixers, they scored at just over 6 run rate that is not good enough for T20 Cricket. With a very low total to defend, Brisbane Heat bowling unit did give their top effort with James Pattinson leading the attack well. But their performance was too little and too late as Brisbane Heat lost the match by a big margin.
Players of the Brisbane Heat are very low on confidence after that tough loss. But they have to get back to winning ways against Melbourne Stars in the upcoming match or else they have no other chance of getting to BBL playoffs.
Players to watch out for Brisbane Heat are Chris Lynn, AB De Villiers, James Pattinson, and Ben Laughlin.
Brisbane Heat Squad - Chris Lynn ©, Josh Lalor, Marnus Labuschagne, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Matt Renshaw, Ben Laughlin, Cameron Gannon, Matthew Kuhnemann, Tom Banton (England), Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Mitch Swepson, Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, AB De Villiers (South Africa), James Pattinson, Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Jack Prestwidge, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Mark Steketee, Matthew Willians.
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