Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat BBL T20 Match Prediction

2020-12-11 13:45:00
Melbourne Stars MLS Melbourne Stars
Brisbane Heat BRH Brisbane Heat

Betting Tips

  • The form of Glen Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will be a big boost for this Melbourne Stars squad. Both of them have been sensational in the last few weeks.  
  • Brisbane Heat are missing some of their key players who are a part of the Australian squad that's going to play a 4 Test series against India.
  • Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Billy Stanlake form a balanced bowling attack and is expected to pose a stern challenge to the Brisbane Heat batsmen. Zampa especially was terrific against India.
Melbourne Stars

Our Pick Melbourne Stars are favorites to win

Posted On 11th December 2020 04:58:44
Posted by Kavin

MLS vs BRH T20 Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020

Melbourne Stars will take on Brisbane Heat in the 2nd match of the Big Bash League. The match will be played on the Manuka Oval, Canberra and is all set to take place at 7:15 PM Local time

After a fabulous last season where they came second to Sydney Sixers in the finals, Melbourne Stars come into this tournament with great expectations. Brisbane Heat on the other hand would want to get rid off the blues after a disastrous 2019-20 season where they finished  last in the points table. With new rules in place, this years BBL is all set for a cracking tournament.

Glen Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis were the two top performers for Melbourne Stars in the previous season and both of them are coming back from some scintillating performances in the past month. Once again, the form of these two superstars will determine the fate of Melbourne Stars.

In Glen Maxwell, Seb Gotch, Ben Dunk, Andre Fletcher and Will Pucovski, they poses a dangerous batting line up. All of them are match winners on their day but their consistency is something Melbourne Stars will be keeping their fingers crosses for.

For us, the most valuable batsmen for this Melbourne Stars team will be Nic Larkin who's been one of the most consistent performer in the tournament. Hilton Cartwright and Marcus Stonis add depth to this batting line up. Stoinis specially has been in terrific form, both with the bat and ball.

In Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Liam Hatcher, they have a decent bowling attack as well.

For Brisbane Heat, they're hammered in the previous edition but look a lot more balanced unit this time around. Their batting look exceptionally strong with Chris Lynn, Jimmy Pierson, Tom Cooper and Max Bryant in the fray.  

Chris Lynn has been their highest run getter with 2332 runs in 75 matches and will be their main man with the bat.  Tom Cooper is another player to watch out for.

In the bowling department,  Ben Laughlin will be their ace pacer. He'll get support from young Australian pacers Xavier Barlet and Connor Sully. Laughlin has been one of their most consistent performers with 15 wickets in 13 games.

Mitchell Swepson will miss the match as he'll be the part of the warm up game against India.  Mujeeb ur Rahman  also won't be available for the first few games after testing positive for Covid-19. Jack Wood will most probably find a place in the squad in place of Swepson.

Looking at both teams, Melbourne Stars looks a slightly stronger but Brisbane Heat has traditionally dominated Melbourne Stars in this tournament so don't completely count them off.

MLS vs BRH Live Streaming:

BBL 2020 can be watched live  in Australia on Fox Cricket. In India, the Sony Network will telecast BBL 2020 live, while in the United Kingdom, the matches will be broadcasted on BT Sport.

Live Streaming: BBL 2020 will be telecasted live in Australia on Kayo and Foxtel GO. In India, Sony Liv has the rights for live streaming, while in the UK, the BTSport app will stream the matches.

MLS vs BRH Toss Prediction

It's a bat first wicket and both teams would want to call the coin right

Weather Report

The weather is not very promising with showers expected during the match

Pitch Report

It's a good wicket to bat on, little slow but a belter.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, BBL 2020

Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

MLS Team News

Andre Fletcher will replace Jonny Bairstow in Melbourne Stars in BBL 2020 after the latter was called by the ECB for international duties. Similarly, the BBL technical committee has approved Dilbar Hussain as a replacement for Zakir Khan who's serving his quarantine period.

MLS Team Form

  • Glen Maxwell - Glen Maxwell has been on a roll in the last few month. He had a fabulous series against India and will be looking to carry on his form in the BBL as well.
  • Marcus Stonis - Marcus Stoinis played a crucial role in Melbourne Stars success in the previous edition. He's fully recovered from the injury and will be eager to start off well in Australia's prestigious T-20 league.
  • Adam Zampa - Adam Zampa was the leading wicket taker for Stars last time around. He once again will hold the key with the ball.

MLS Team Form

Melbourne Stars finished as runners up in the previous edition but it's a new tournament so we'll have to wait for the match to see how prepared they are.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Glen Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Seb Gotch (WK), Ben Dunk, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Larkin, Dilbar Hussain, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher.

Brisbane Heat Team News & Playing 11

BRH Team News

Heat's ace spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman was tested won't be the part of the first few games . Mitchell Swepson too will miss the first few games as he's been included in the Australia A squad for the warm up game against India.  Tom Banton have also withdrawn his name from the league due to bio bubble fatigue while Marnus Labuschagne will be busy in Australia's Test series against India.

BRH Key Players

  • Chris Lynn - Chris Lynn has been the best performer for Brisbane Heat in the history of Big Bash League. He's a destructive batsmen that can win a game on his own.
  • Max Bryant - He's another star player in the Australian domestic circuit. Players like him need to step up in the absence of their key players
  • Ben Laughlin - Ben Laughlin is an experienced candidate in this format of the game. He'll lead Heat's charge with the ball

BRH Team Form

The last few seasons have not been good for Heat but they'll hope for a change in their fortunes this time around.

Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11

Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Jimmy Pierson(WK), Tom Cooper, Daniel Lawrence, Simon Milenko, Xavier Barlett, Connor Sully, Ben Laughlin, Jack Wood, James Bazley.

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Team Form in Last Five Matches



MLS vs BRH Head to Head

Both teams have met 12 times with Brisbane Heat leading Melbourne Stars 8-4

MLS vs BRH Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played MLS Won BRH Won Tie No Result
12 4 8 0 0

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Betting Odds

Melbourne Stars Bet365 Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.66 to win
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.25 and Glenn Maxwell at 4.0 are the top batsmen for Melbourne Stars. Other players you can consider placing your bet on are Ben Dunk and Andre Fletcher at 4.0, and Hilton Cartwright at 5.0
  • MLS top team bowler: Adam Zampa at 3.25, Nathan Coulter-Nile at 4.00, Dilbar Hussain at 4.50 and Billy Stanlake at 4.50 are the best bowlers

Brisbane Heat Bet365 Odds

  • BRH to win: Brisbane Heat are 2.20 to win
  • BRH top team batsman: Chris Lynn at 3.00, Max Bryant at 4.00 are the two top batsmen for Brisbane Heat. Other batsmen you can place your bet are Dan Lawrence, Lewis Gregory and Tom Cooper at 5.0, 7.0 and 7.0
  • BRH top team bowler: Ben Laughlin, JJ Bazley, Matthews Kuhnemann and Xavier Bartlett are their best bowlers that can be backed at 3.25, 5.00, 5.0 and 5.00 respectively.

Melbourne Stars Betway Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.66 to win
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.00 and Glen Maxwell at 3.75 are their to batsmen along with Andre Fletcher at 4.50, Ben Dunk at 5.50 and Hilton Cartwright at 5.50.
  • MLS top team bowler: Adam Zampa at 3.25 can be backed as the top bowler for Melbourne Stars. He is followed by Nathan Coulter-Nile, Billy Stanlake and Dilbar Hussain at 3.75, 4.33 and 4.33 each.

Brisbane Heat Betway Odds

  • BRH to win: Brisbane Heat are 2.20 to win
  • BRH top team batsman: Chris Lynn at 2.87 is the best batsmen from Brisbane Heat along with Max Bryant at 4.00, Sam Heazlett at 4.00 and Dan Lawrence at 5.0
  • BRH top team bowler: At 3.25, Ben Laughlin is the top bowler. Other bowlers you can consider are Xavier Bartlett at 4.33 and Matthew Kuhnemann at 5.50

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Prediction

It's the first match for the teams so their form is yet to be seen but on paper, Melbourne Stars have a very strong all round team with destructive batsmen and quality bowlers. They're our preferred pick for the match.

Final Verdict

Melbourne Stars to beat Brisbane Heat at 1.66 on Bet365 and 1.66 on Betway

MLS vs BRH Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Jimmy Pierson and Seb Gotch at 8.0 are cool picks. Both of them have a reputation of big hitters in the Australian domestic circuit. Seb Gotch has 323 runs in 27 matches in the BBL while Pierson has 836 runs in 60 matches at a strike rate of 123.

  • Batsmen

    The destructive Chris Lynn is available for selection at 10.5 credits. He's one of the greats in this format of the game. He's the leading run scorer for Brisbane Heat and is a wonderful buy for you. Andre Fletcher is another batsmen that can be very dangerous. He'll available at 9.0 credits and must be there in your team. Tom Cooper at 9.0, Nic Larkin and Max Bryant at 8.5 will boost your batting strength. All of them hasn't played much cricket of late but their past past record in the tournament has been exceptional.

  • All rounder

    Marcus Stonis at 10.5 and Glen Maxwell at  10 are two of the biggest players from both teams. Stoinis had a successful IPL but missed the T-20 series against India due to injury. Glenn Maxwell on the other hand had a miserable IPL but turned on his beast mode against India. Both are great selections

  • Bowlers

    Adam Zampa was the leading wicket taker for Stars in the previous season and can be selected at 9.0 along with Ben Laughlin, who's been very consistent in this tournament at 9.0 and Nathan Coulter-Nile who was superb for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

  • Captain/Vice Captain

    Chris Lynn is a great choice for the skipper as he's one player that can play real big innings. Glen Maxwell, the kind of form he's in, both with the bat and ball can be backed as his deputy.

MLS vs BRH Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Chris Lynn(C), Nic Larkin, Max Bryant

  • All Rounder:Glen Maxwell(VC), Marcus Stoinis, Dan Lawrence

  • Wicket Keeper:Jimmy Pierson, Seb Gotch

  • Bowler:Adam Zampa, Ben Laughlin, Nathan Coulter Nile

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  • Sharad prakash

    U should also mention that how n when unfavourate team can grip on the match....means when they ll be favourite during the match while bowling or batting.

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  • Vivan

    Melbourne to win today

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