HEA vs STA Dream11 Team Prediction, Big Bash League 2023-24

HEA vs STA Dream11 Team Prediction, Big Bash League 2023-24

HEA vs STA Dream11 Team Prediction, Probable Playing 11, Pitch report, head-to-head stats and Fantasy Cricket Tips of Big Bash League 2023-24.

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars will play in the 1st match of the Big Bash League 2023-24 at The Gabba, Brisbane.

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Match Details

MatchBrisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, 1st Match
SeriesBig Bash League 2023-24
Date7 Dec 2023
Time1:45 PM
VenueThe Gabba, Brisbane
Live ScoreHEA vs STA Live Score
HEA vs STA Match Details

Preview:

Its that time of the year again, some of the best T20 action is coming your way in the next few months starting from Big Bash League kick starting off from the 7th of December. It has always been pleasure to watch the quality of cricket in this league and this season will be no different. The first game will see the Brisbane Heat take on the Melbourne Stars.

Brisbane Heat:

The Heat made into the finals of the last edition of the Big Bash League after finishing at 5th position on the points table. They have a pretty similar squad compared to the last season.

With the bat, Skipper Usman Khawaja is likely to open the innings along with Josh Brown followed by Colin Munro and Marnus Labuschagne. Sam Billings and Michael Neser will do the finishing duties.

With the ball, Spencer Johnson is expected to lead the pace attack along with Xavier Bartlett and Michael Neser. Jack Wildermuth and Paul Walter will be the third and fourth pace bowling options. Matthew Kuhnemann and Mitch Swepson are expected to be their spinners for the game.

Melbourne Stars:

Melbourne Stars had a horrible season in their last campaign and managed win just 3 out of their 14 encounters and will look to play better this time around with their regular skipper Glenn Maxwell fully fit.

With the bat, Tom Rogers and Joe Burns are expected to open the innings followed by Sam Harper and Glenn Maxwell in the middle order. Hilton Cartwright and Marcus Stoinis will look to finish the game.

With the ball, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Olly Stone and Brody Couch are expected to be their three pacers. Whereas, Usama Mir and Liam Dawson will handle spin department. Their bowling attack looks strong on paper.

HEA vs STA Pitch Report 2023

Average 1st Innings score: 166

Average 2nd innings score: 146

(The average score based on the T20 matches played on the ground so far)

The pitch in BBL have generally been excellent to bat on with the ball coming nicely on to the bat. Gabba is no different and a high scoring encounter can be expected. The square boundaries are huge which would benefit the bowlers in the death. Overall, a score of 180-190+ can be expected from the team batting first.

HEA vs STA Weather Report

There is no chance of rain in the game and a full game of cricket can be expected in this match.

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Live Streaming

The live streaming of Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, 1st Match of the Big Bash League 2023-24 will be available on Hotstar application for free of cost.

You can also catch the live commentary, scorecard, and latest updates of the 1st Match match between HEA vs STA by clicking here HEA vs STA Live Cricket Score.

HEA vs STA Head to Head

Matches Played: 18

HEA Won: 7

STA Won: 11

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars recent form

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Team News (HEA vs STA)

Brisbane Heat:

  • They have announced a 14-member squad for the opening game.

Melbourne Stars:

  • They have announced a 14-member squad ahead of this clash.

HEA vs STA Probable Playing 11

Brisbane Heat:

Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja (C), Marnus Labuschagne, Sam Billings (WK), Max Bryant, Michael Neser, Paul Walter, Jack Wildermuth/Mitch Swepson, Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson.

Max Bryant can also open.

Bench – Lachlan Hearne, Jack Wood, Josh Brown

Brisbane Heat Squad for 7 December
Source: Brisbane Heat Twitter

Melbourne Stars:

Joe Burns, T Rogers, Sam Harper (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Liam Dawson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Usama Mir, Brody Couch, Olly Stone.

Bench – Joel Paris, Corey Rocchiccioli, Jono Merlo.

Melbourne Stars squad BBL 2023-24
Source: Melbourne Stars Twitter

Top picks for HEA vs STA Dream11 Team

Brisbane Heat Top picks for Dream11 Team

Michael Neser:

(88 M, 548 R, 14 A + 99 W)

He is an quality all-rounder was brilliant in the last season. Neser will bowl in the powerplay and can also do some late hitting with the bat and is a very good pick for C & VC in HEA vs STA Dream11 Prediction.

Marnus Labuschagne:

(25 M, 468 R, 20 A)

He needs no introduction and can also contribute with the ball in this league. Labuschagne will be a must-have pick for this game and is another good pick for C & VC.

Usman Khawaja:

(67 M, 2067 R, 33 A)

He will open the innings and is an experienced player. A score of above 30-40 runs is expected from him.

Spencer Johnson:

(10 M, 9 W)

He is their key pacer and will bowl in the death. Johnson is another crucial pick to have and will be a high selected player.

Xavier Bartlett:

(29 M, 28 W)

He has been a consistent performer for the team. Bartlett will bowl in the powerplay and is also handy with the bat in hand lower down the order.

Melbourne Stars Player Stats

Glenn Maxwell:

(100 M, 2673 R, 33 A + 37 W)

He is one of the best players in this format and is an experienced player. Maxwell is coming into this league with some brilliant form and is a default pick for C & VC in HEA vs STA Dream11 Team.

Marcus Stoinis:

(91 M, 2497 R, 34 A + 38 W)

He will bat in the middle order and will also bowl 2-3 overs with the ball. Stoinis can also be promoted up the order and is a must-have pick to have. He is another good option for C & VC.

Nathan Coulter-Nile:

(74 M, 90 W)

He is an experienced bowler and will bowl in powerplay and death. Nile was brilliant in the last season and is another crucial pick to have.

Sam Harper:

(73 M, 1443 R, 20 A)

Harper will do the keeping duties and is expected to bat in the top order. He can be a good differential pick in this game.

Olly Stone:

(Debut for the stars this season)- International stats ( 1 M, 4 O, 0 W)

He will bowl in the powerplay and death and is a quality bowler. Stone can pick up wickets in the death and can be crucial.

HEA vs STA Dream11 Team Trump Card Picks

(These are low selected fantasy players who could have a big impact on the game)*

Josh Brown:

(14 M, 258 R, 18 A)

If plays, Brown will open the innings and is an aggressive player. He was brilliant in the last season and was introduced in the second half. Brown is sure shot trump card pick who could make things happen in the grand leagues and mini leagues.

HEA vs STA Dream11 Team Prediction

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers: S Billings

Batters: U Khawaja, C Munro, M Labuschagne

All-rounders: G Maxwell (C), M Neser, M Stoinis (Vc), P Walter

Bowlers: N Coulter Nile, X Bartlett, S Johnson

HEA vs STA Dream11 Prediction BBL 2023-24
HEA vs STA Dream11 Prediction BBL 2023-24

Captain and Vice-Captain choices

  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Micheal Neser
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Usman Khawaja
  • C Munro

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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