Brisbane Heat will take on Melbourne Stars in the 5th match of Big Bash League 2019-20 at Carrara Oval in Queensland. We will provide HEA vs STA Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Top Fantasy Picks, and Probable Playing XI.
The heat had a disappointing start this season as they lost to Sydney Thunder in their first match. Bowling first, Brisbane Heat bowlers picked up some early wickets, but later, they just missed the rhythm and gave away many runs. Mitchell Swepson picked up 2 wickets while Josh Lalor, Mark Steketee, Ben Laughlin, Ben Cutting picked up a wicket each.
With 173 runs to chase, Brisbane Heat looked pretty confident with the batting line up they had, but they got all out for just 143 runs. They played some unnecessary shots and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Ben Cutting 28 and Matt Renshaw 26 runs were the leading run-scorers for the Brisbane Heat. They would want to forget their first loss and focus on winning their next match.
Stars are one of the most successful teams in the Big Bash League. They were the runner up’s in the last season of Big Bash League. They have qualified for playoffs every time except for the 7th season. Though they have qualified 7 out of 8 times in the Big Bash League, they haven’t won the title once. They would want to win the title at least this year after so many disappointments in the previous season.
Melbourne Stars under the captaincy of the destructive all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and with players like Ben Dunk, Pete Handscomb, all-rounders like Nathan Coulter Nile and Marcus Stonis and the young spinner Lamichane looks a promising side. They have a lot of depth in their batting line up and good bowling options too. They would be very confident about winning the title this time.
Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars have played 10 matches till now, and Brisbane Heat has managed to win 7 of them.
HEA vs STA, 5th Match, Big Bash League 2019-2020
Carrara Oval, Queensland
01:40 PM, 20th December 2019
Average 1st innings score: 108
Average 2nd innings score: 87
Not many matches have been played at this venue. This ground generally provides a neutral track where the batsman can score runs if they bat sensibly, and bowlers can pick up wickets too if they hit the right line and lengths. There is no forecast of rain on the match day.
Tom Baton(wk), Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(c), Matt Renshaw, Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Mark Steketee, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan, Jimmy Peirson, Cameron Gannon.
Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Pete Handscomb (wk), Clint Hinchliffe, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sandeep Lamichhane, Haris Rauf, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall.
HEA vs STA Dream11 Team News
- They have unchanged their 13-man squad.
- Tom Banton and Max Bryant will open the innings for the Heat while Chris Lynn will bat at no. 1 position. Matt Renshaw and Sam Heazlett will follow them.
- Ben Cutting will be the power hitter for the Brisbane Heat team.
- Josh Lalor, Mark Steketee, and Ben Laughlin will handle the pace attack while Ben Cutting will assist them.
- Zahir Khan and Mitchell Swepson will be the spinners.
- Most probably, they will go with the same playing XI.
- They have named 13-man squad for their first match of this season.
- Haris Rauf replaces the injured Dale Steyn in the 13-man squad for the first match.
- The squad includes new signings Nathan Coulter-Nile, Hilton Cartwright, Clint Hinchliffe, and Pakistan bowler, Haris Rauf.
- Nic Maddinson and Ben Dunk will open the innings. Skipper Glenn Maxwell expected to bat at no. 1 while All-rounder Marcus Stoinis expected to bat at number 2. Peter Handscomb and Nick Larkin will follow them.
- Nathan-colter-Nile, Daniel Worrall, and Haris Rauf will handle the pace attacks, and M Stoinis will assist them.
- Sandeep Lamichhane and Adam Zampa will be the spinners.
Probable Playing XI
Tom Baton(wk), Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(c), Matt Renshaw, Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Mark Steketee, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Zahir Khan.
Bench: Jimmy Peirson, Cameron Gannon.
Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb (wk), Nick Larkin, Haris Rauf/Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall.
Bench: Hilton Cartwright/Haris Rauf, Clint Hinchliffe.
Top picks for HEA vs STA Dream11 Prediction
Skipper Lynn is a destructive batsman. He is known for his big shots and massive strike. Chris Lynn got out cheaply in the previous match, but if he gets settled, then it is very tough to get him out. He will be a must-pick in HEA vs. THU Dream11 team.
The 21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman opens the innings for Brisbane Heat and is a good striker of the ball. He scored 18 runs in the last match but looked impressive in his short stay at the crease.
He is an all-rounder who can hit some big shots down the order and bowl at a perfect pace too. He picked up one wicket and scored 28 runs in the last match.
He is an outstanding batsman and opens along with Tom Banton. He is a consistent batsman but was able to score only 10 runs in the previous match.
He is a very talented batsman and can also bowl 1-2 overs if required. He scored 26 runs in the last match.
This Right-arm leg break bowler bowls well and has picked up 2 wickets for just 11 runs in his two overs.
This pacer a bowls pretty well and can take some early wickets. He picked up 1 wicket in the last match.
Left-arm fast-medium bowler took one wicket in the previous match.
He is a batting all-rounder, but he is mostly known for his destructive batting. Maxwell has a wide range of shorts and can smash the bowlers all over the park. He had scored 330 runs in 11 innings with a strike rate of 145.37 and picked up 3 wickets also.
He is one of the top all-rounders in the Big Bash League. Stoinis is equally good with both bat and ball. He scored 494 runs at an average of 54.89 and picked up 14 wickets with and an average of 14.80 in the last season. Stoinis is very good to pick in Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Fantasy Team.
He is a bowling all-rounder and can hit some big shots down the order. He picked up 14 wickets and scored 102 runs at a strike rate of 164.52 in the last season.
Left-handed batsman will open the innings for the Melbourne Stars. He scored 285 runs in 15 innings in the last season.
Peter Handscomb: The wicket-keeper batsman bats sensibly according to the situation of the match. He scored 191 runs in the 9 innings in the last season.
He is a decent leg-spin bowler and has the wicket-taking ability in the middle overs. He picked up 12 wickets in the last season.
The young leg spinner is a brilliant leg spinner and adapts to conditions very quickly. He picked up 11 wickets and maintained a reasonable economy rate in the last season.
HEA vs STA Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- Ben Laughlin, Sandeep Lamichhane and Adam Zampa are also good bowlers.
- You can pick Daniel Worrall in place of Haris Rauf.
- M Stoinis and Ben Cutting are also good for C and Vc.
STA vs HEA Captain and Vice-captain
Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Marcus Stoinis, Tom Banton, Ben Cutting, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
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