Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction KFC Big Bash League 2019-20 - Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat
The 53rd match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars are placed at the top of the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table with 10 wins and 3 losses from 13 games. The Stars have 20 points and a net run rate of + 0.891.
Brisbane Heat are placed at the 6th spot in the BBL points table with 5 wins and 7 losses from 11 matches. The Heat have 10 points and a net run rate of - 0.748.
Chris Lynn is the top run-scorer for Brisbane Heat with 339 runs from 12 games, including the best of 94. Lynn has struck at 160. AB de Villiers and Matt Renshaw are also expected to score big.
Among the bowlers, Ben Laughlin and Josh Lalor have picked up the maximum wickets for the team with 14 and 11 scalps respectively.
All-rounder Marcus Stoinis is the highest run-scorer for the Stars with 590 runs from 13 innings at an average of 65. He has struck at 133, with the best of unbeaten 147. Skipper Glenn Maxwell is behind him with 372 runs and an impressive strike rate of 155+. He has the best of 83*.
Haris Rauf is the top wicket-taker for the team with 16 scalps from 7 matches but will be unavailable due to a Pakistan call-up. Sandeep Lamichhane is their next best bowler with 14 scalps from 12 games.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Brisbane Heat - Chris Lynn (c), Sam Heazlett, Matt Renshaw, AB de Villiers, Marnus Labuschagne, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Ben Cutting, James Pattinson, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Melbourne Stars - Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb (c), Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch (wk), Sandeep Lamichhane, Clint Hinchliffe, Lance Morris
Who will win the toss? - Brisbane Heat
Who will win? – Melbourne Stars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat), Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ben Laughlin (Brisbane Heat), Sandeep Lamichhane (Melbourne Stars)
Most Sixes – Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat), Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars)
Player of the Match – Glenn Maxwell
Team Scores Batting first – Brisbane Heat 160+, Melbourne Stars 180+
Match Handicap Melbourne Stars
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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