Two underperforming sides meet for a chance to reach the finalsCricket Betting
|Andre Fletcher||c: Bartlett b: Ur Rahman||15||13||2||0||115.38|
|Marcus Stoinis||c: Peirson b: Gregory||34||20||4||1||170.00|
|Nicholas Pooran||c: Gregory b: Steketee||16||5||1||2||320.00|
|Glenn Maxwell||c: Bartlett b: Steketee||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Hilton Cartwright||c: Bryant b: Steketee||7||3||0||1||233.33|
|Nick Larkin||not out||35||16||4||2||218.75|
|Seb Gotch||not out||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Total||(10.0 Ov, RR: 11.10)||111/5|
|Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Andre Fletcher, 4.4), 4-66 (Marcus Stoinis, 6.4), 2-59 (Nicholas Pooran, 5.4), 3-60 (Glenn Maxwell, 5.6), 5-72 (Hilton Cartwright, 7.2), 6-110 (Seb Gotch, 9.6)|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||2.0||0||23||1||11.50||0||0|
|Max Bryant||c: Stoinis b: Zampa||31||23||4||1||134.78|
|Chris Lynn||b: Maxwell||48||23||3||4||208.70|
|Joe Denly||lbw: Zampa||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Joe Burns||not out||22||11||3||1||200.00|
|Lewis Gregory||not out||9||3||0||1||300.00|
|Total||(10.0 Ov, RR: 11.50)||115/3|
|Fall of wickets: 1-68 (Max Bryant, 6.4), 3-85 (Chris Lynn, 8.3), 2-68 (Joe Denly, 6.5)|
Brisbane Heat take on the Melbourne Stars in match number 32 of this 10th season of the Big Bash League (BBL). Both teams have had an up and down season so far and consistency will be on the agenda of both teams as the BBL 10 heads into the second half. The Carrara Oval in Queensland will be the host for this game.
Brisbane Heat didn’t have a great start by any means. They lost four out of their first five games and three of those losses were by pretty close margins. In fact, two losses had margins of one run and two runs. However, they have turned things around really well in the last couple of games. They have chased down totals of 166 and 175 with seven and five balls to spare respectively. The Heat may be lying low at the sixth position on the points table but they definitely have some momentum in their favour.
Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars have had an iffy tournament so far. The Glenn Maxwell-led side took off really well at the start of the season before they went on four-match winless streak, in which they lost three games and one was washed out. However, the Stars bounced back pretty well in their last game against the Hobart Hurricanes whom they beat by 10 runs while defending 183. Hence, they will be hoping to continue the good run and a win in this game could see them enter the top four once again.
The head to head record favours the Brisbane Heat. They have won eight games against the Melbourne Stars who have won just five in this rivalry. These two sides did face each other in their respective first games of this season and it was the Stars who romped home with a comfortable win.
Team news: Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat skipper Chris Lynn who made an appearance as the X-factor substitute in the last game is all set to return to the playing XI. They have named an 18-man squad for this game.
Team news: Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars are likely to remain unchanged for this game too. Haris Rauf is going to join the squad soon and may be available from the next game.
Brisbane Heat: Chris Lynn, Joe Burns, Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Jack Wildermuth, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Lewis Gregory, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Melbourne Stars: Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell (c), Seb Gotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake
Chris Lynn: Chris Lynn will most likely return to the playing XI in this game and he will add a lot of firepower to a team that has done well in the last few games. The Brisbane Heat captain has played just three games in the ongoing BBL season so far and despite that, he has looked good with the bat. The hard-hitting Queensland batsman has scores of 20, 69 and 30 in this tournament. Moreover, he has a strike-rate of 148.75. Thus, Lynn is going to be absolutely key for the Heat.
Glenn Maxwell: Glenn Maxwell has been in sublime form this season. Barring the last game where he scored just 6 against the Hobart Hurricanes, Maxwell has not registered a single score under 20 in this current BBL season. The Melbourne Stars skipper has amassed 255 runs in this BBL 10 which is the third-most at the moment. He averages 51.00 and strikes at 153.61. Moreover, Maxwell has chipped in with quite a few economical spells with the ball and has even taken a couple of wickets. Thus, he will be the star player to watch out for.