STA vs HEA Dream11 Prediction: Melbourne Stars would be hosting the Brisbane Heat in the second clash of the season in what could possibly be a ripper of a contest for both the competing teams. The first faceoff held earlier this season saw Melbourne Stars surface victorious, courtesy a Glenn Maxwell show which included 39-ball 83 with 7-fours and 5-sixes. This time as well, with the present squads and performances, one could expect top-notch performance from the Stars, considering it is the home conditions they would be competing in.
Although the Stars have lost their last two matches, including a narrow defeat at the hands of Adelaide Strikers lately, one could still vouch for the Men in Green to rack up a fantabulous display at MCG. They have already booked a seat for themselves in the qualifiers and would look to end the league run on a winning note.
On the other hand, it is a do or die situation for the Brisbane Heat if they are planning to stay alive in the ongoing edition of BBL. They have lost three games in a row and a fourth defeat would nearly take away their chances of making it to the knockouts. In the points table, the Chris Lynn-led side is currently seated at the seventh spot with six wins in twelve matches and needs two more wins to make it to the playoffs. Although there is a chance this time around for teams with six wins under their belt to compete in the knockouts, it would be interesting to see whether Heat gets bowled out under pressure or manage to put up a stupendous display.
Date: January 25, Saturday.
Time: 1:40 PM IST.
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Head to Head in BBL
Matches Played: 11
Melbourne Stars: 4 Wins
Brisbane Heat: 7 Wins
Head to Head at MCG
Matches Played: 4
Melbourne Stars: 1 Win
Brisbane Heat: 3 Wins
Form Guide in BBL 2019-20
Melbourne Stars: L-L-W-W-W
Brisbane Heat: L-L-L-W-L
Squad Updates & Playing XI
Dilbar Hussain and Nathan Coulter-Nile have been added into the squad in place of Hilton Cartwright and Lance Morris.
Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch (wk), Sandeep Lamichhane, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile
Pacer Jack Prestwidge comes in place of Joe Burns in the 13-man squad.
AB de Villiers, Ben Laughlin, James Pattinson, Chris Lynn (c), Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Matt Renshaw, Marnus Labuschagne, Sam Heazlett, Jack Prestwidge, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
STA vs HEA Dream11 Fantasy Picks
Captain & Vice-captain options
Captain: M Stoinis, G Maxwell, C Lynn
Vice-captain: B Cutting, M Renshaw, AB de Villiers
STA vs HEA Dream11 Team
Suggested Playing XI No 1
Suggested Playing XI No 2