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Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat BBL T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Jan 16, 2023
  • Start Time 13:45 IST / 8:15 GMT
  • Stadium Name Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Stars MLS
Brisbane Heat BRH
159/7 (20)
160/7 (20)
Brisbane Heat won by 3 wkts

MLS vs BRH Betting Tips

  • Joe Clarke has scored 342 runs across BBL12 and the keeper-batter is our pick for Melbourne Stars’ highest run scorer in this game. Luke Wood has found a way to pick up wickets irrespective of the opponents and the pitch. The left-arm pace bowler is a strong choice for Melbourne Stars’ top wicket taker against Brisbane Heat.
  • Marnus Labuschagne hit 46 runs from 33 balls against a strong Adelaide Strikers attack in the last game. He is well worth backing as Brisbane Heat’s highest run scorer in this clash. With the ball, spinner Matthew Kuhnemann should get some turn from this surface and took 2-26 on Saturday. He is our tip for Heat’s top wicket taker in this match.
  • Although Labuschangne hit the most runs for his side in Adelaide, the real acceleration and aggression comes from other players. We recommend backing Brisbane Heat to hit the most sixes in this match.

MLS vs BRH Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Brisbane Heat are favorites to win

STA vs HEA T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2023

Match 44 of the 2022-23 Big Bash League sees Melbourne Stars welcome Brisbane Heat to the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday evening. The Stars are bottom of the BBL table with six points from 11 games but Brisbane Heat are only one place above them with seven points from 10. Read on as we preview this game. The match gets underway at the MCG at 18:45 local time.

The hopes of Melbourne Stars’ supporters were raised after their win over Adelaide Strikers but they soon turned to disappointment with the Melbourne derby defeat. The Stars must win this game to keep their very slight hopes alive.

Brisbane Heat have left it late to string some results together to get into the play-offs. But, with their Test batters back and firing, they could do it and will fancy their chances in Melbourne.

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Cricket, FoxTel and the Sony Network.

Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go, FoxTel and Sony Liv.

STA vs HEA Match Toss Prediction

The Stars won the last game at the MCG by nine wickets after winning the toss and choosing to field first. It would be a surprise if either captain chose to bat first after winning the toss.

STA vs HEA, Melbourne Cricket Ground Pitch Report

This has been a good batting pitch throughout BBL12 although there have been some teams who have struggled on it. A par score will be over 160.

Melbourne Weather Report

Sunny conditions throughout the early parts of the game in Melbourne with the temperature up at 27 degrees. The humidity will be constant from start to finish.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, BBL 2023

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Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

STA Team News

This game will come too soon for batting all-rounder Marcus Stoinis who is still recovering from a hamstring injury. Brody Couch may struggle to keep his place in the team after conceding 40 runs from three overs against Melbourne Renegades but there are not many options to come into the team.

STA Key Players

  • Joe Clarke- only Matthew Short and Chris Lynn have hit more runs that Clarke in BBL 2022-23. He still has the highest score to date in the tournament (101).
  • Liam Hatcher- the right-arm fast medium bowler has found his wicket taking touch in recent games. He comes into this clash looking to add to his nine wickets from the last four games.
  • Luke Wood- the English left-arm pace bowler has picked up 17 wickets across the tournament and only two bowlers have taken more wickets.

STA Team Form

Melbourne Stars have won only one of their last five matches although that victory was a nine-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers.

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Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, James Seymour, Clint Hinchcliffe, Luke Wood, Brody Couch, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa

MLS vs BRH Prediction
Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Match Prediction

Brisbane Heat Team News & Playing 11

HEA Team News

Jack Wildermuth was ruled out of Saturday’s trip to Adelaide with a back complaint and he is not expected to have recovered in time for this match. In their second game back in the team. Marnus Labuschagne and Matt Renshaw hit a crucial 71 runs and we are not anticipating any changed to Heat’s line-up.

HEA Key Players

  • Josh Brown- the right-handed 29 year old opener continues to play in a fearless manner. He scored 26 in the last game but from only 16 balls and immediately puts bowlers off their stride.
  • Marnus Labuschagne- the confident Australian top-order batter top scored in the win over Adelaide Strikers on Saturday, hitting five fours.
  • Matthew Kuhnemann- the 26 year old left-arm spinner has found more joy in the last few games with the pitches turning more. He has 11 wickets across the tournament.

HEA Team Form

Brisbane Heat picked up their third win of the campaign on Saturday which ended a two-game losing streak.

Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11

Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann

MLS vs BRH Team Form in Last Five Matches



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Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Head to Head

The two teams have been pretty well matched over the seasons with Brisbane Heat bringing a 9-7 lead into this game. This is their first contest in BBL12 after Melbourne Stars won both last year.

MLS vs BRH Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played STA Won HEA Won Tie No Result
Overall 16 7 9 0 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Betting Odds

With both teams at the bottom end of the table, this may not be the game with the most quality on show. The bookies have installed Brisbane Heat as favourites.

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Who will win Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat T20 Match?

A look at the batting line-ups of both teams shows the big difference in quality. Joe Clarke aside, Melbourne Stars do not have the consistent run scorers to keep up with Brisbane Heat’s Test players.

MLS vs BRH Top Team Batsmen

We are backing Joe Clarke, Hilton Cartwright and Thomas Rogers with the bat for Melbourne Stars. Clarke has been their standout performer throughout the competition and has the top odds with the bookies. Rogers hit 51 not out in the last game at the MCG.

Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne and Josh Brown are our batting selections for Brisbane Heat. Although Khawaja has not made a big score in the two innings since returning from the Test team, he has been in fantastic form over the last 18 months. Brown was an unknown three weeks ago but has caught the eye with his aggressive hitting at the top of the order.

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MLS vs BRH Top Team Bowlers

Luke Wood, Adam Zampa and Liam Hatcher are our bowling choices for Melbourne Stars. Wood has consistently taken wickets throughout the tournament and is still in contention to finish as the top wicket taker. Hatcher comes into this match in excellent form and took 2-18 in his last match at the MCG.

We recommend Michael Neser, Josh Bazley and Matt Kuhnemann for Brisbane Heat with the ball. Neser is not as fast as he used to be but has still picked up 11 wickets across this year’s competition. Bazley comes into this match after taking 3-30 against Adelaide Strikers on Saturday.

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🏆 Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Prediction

Although not mathematically guaranteed, a defeat for either team will probably see them eliminated from this year’s tournament so the stakes could not be higher ahead of this match. Both sides have beaten Adelaide Strikers in recent games and will carry that confidence into this clash. We think that both teams have good bowling attacks and the game will be settled by the batters. In that department, we expect Brisbane Heat to have the edge and are backing them to win Match 44.

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Posted On 16th January 2023 09:44:00 AM
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