Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Odds and Predictions:
With the IPL fever down, BBL is set to carry the baton with some entertaining cricket for the 10th straight year. The 10th season gets underway on 10th December with the Hurricanes taking on Sixers followed by Melbourne Stars facing Brisbane Heat in an interesting matchup on 11th.
Melbourne Stars are coming to the season after a complete team effort in 2019 season whereas the Heat would be looking to get rid off the blues after a forgettable for the franchise. With new rules in place and additions to the squad, it will be quite interesting to watch this encounter.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Odds and Predictions Summary
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Odds and Predictions: 2019 performance
Melbourne Stars had one of the best seasons in Big Bash barring that hiccup in the finals against Sydney Sixers. They were in hot form in the league stage, emerging victorious on 10 occasions in 14 games helping them reach the top spot in the points table.
Their cause was helped by Marcus Stoinis with the bat and by Adam Zampa with the ball. They lost to Sixers in the Qualifier against Sixers but made a comeback against Thunder in the Challenger. But they were again hunted down by Sydney Sixers in the finals to deny them the BBL title for the third time.
It has been quite a dry run for Brisbane Heat for a while after winning the BBL title in 2012-13 season. This is because of the fact that they have made just one semifinal in the last 7 seasons.
Their 2019 season was quite similar with yet another disappointing performance in the league stage. They managed to win just 6 games out of 14 putting them in 7th position in the table which meant that they failed to make it to the next stage for the third straight season.
With a new season in sight, the side are in desperate need for some redemption when they go out this season.
Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat predictions and betting: H2H
Matches – 12 : Stars – 4 :Heat – 8
Recent Meeting – Heat defeated Stars by 71 runs at the MCG.
Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat predictions and betting: Team News
The Melbourne Stars have succeeded to put up a strong side for this edition of the BBL. Their captain Glenn Maxwell is coming off some match winning performances in the international arena. The wicket keeping responsibility will be shared by Ben Dunk, Nicholas Pooran and Seb Gotch.
The batting lineup consists of Clint Hinchcliffe, Nic Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Will Pucovski. Larkin is an important candidate in the eleven who has averaged 35.07 and has a strike rate of 128.81. Maddinson has been highly inconsistent and needs to do a better job for the side.
The all-rounder list has the skipper Mohammed Shami, Hilton Cartwright and Marcus Stoinis. Maxwell has not only played some explosive knocks but has also contributed with the ball. Marcus Stoinis scored more than 700 runs for the side and would like to replicate the same this season.
As far as the bowling is concerned, they have the support of Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter Nile, Adam Zampa and Liam Hatcher. Billy Stanlake will be the frontline pacer in the eleven along with Nathan Coulter Nile who has so many variations in his armory. Adam Zampa will be a key spinner who has taken close to 53 wickets at an economy of 7.06.
Looking at the Brisbane Heat, they have managed to bring in some talented players into the side. The side led by Chris Lynn will be looking to break the jinx with a good run this season. The batting lineup looks stronger than ever with Chris Lynn, Joe Burns, Tom Banton. Labuschagne and Max Bryant in the fray.
Chris Lynn has been their highest run getter after scoring 2332 runs in 75 innings at 150 strike-rate whereas Joe Burns has contributed with more than a thousand runs. They will be looking for the likes of Marnus and Banton to play a responsible role for the side with the bat.
Jimmy Peirson will don the gloves for the side and is very sharp behind the stumps. Looking at their all-rounders, the team consists of three medium-fast bowling all-rounder and a spinner all-rounder in Dan Lawrence.
Their bowling attack looks quite strong with Ben Laughlin and Morne Morkel leading the pace attack while they have Mujeeb Ur Rehman to take care of the spin department. Ben Laughlin has accounted to 15 wickets in 13 outings for the side whereas Mujeeb Ur Rehman has been a very accurate bowler going for just 6.08 runs per over in 18 games.
Swepson is another crucial spinner in the eleven who has taken 39 wickets in 41 innings at under 8 runs per over.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The clash between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat is scheduled to be held in the Manuka Oval on 11th December at 7.15 pm local time.
The pitch in Canberra is expected to be a batting paradise with little assistance for the bowlers. The average score in this ground is around 175 and the team that wins the toss will be willing to chase with the deck getting easier to bat in the later half.
According to Big Bash predictions, Stars are put in the drivers’ seat with favorable odds whereas the Heat require a bug effort to overturn this.
Looking at other platforms who give accurate odds, Stars have been tipped to grab the victory with 1.73 odds while the Heat have odds of 2.16.
The best odds for this encounter is at 8/11 for Melbourne based franchise whereas Heat have got 6/5 ahead of the clash.