BBL07: Game 15 – Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat

Tuesday January 2 — 7:10pm AEST

Having dropped their first two games, the Melbourne Stars will be desperate to post their first win against the inconsistent Brisbane Heat at the MCG on Tuesday.

Melbourne Stars

The Stars succumbed to their second defeat against the Perth Scorchers on Boxing Day. After international all-rounder James Faulkner (2/19 off three overs) made early inroads, the Scorchers scrapped their way to 6/142 off their 20 overs with leg-spinner Adam Zampa (1/36 off four overs) putting in another disappointing display. However it was the Stars’ batsmen who were particularly underwhelming again as they were kept to 8/129, recovering from 6/97 courtesy of some late hitting from Faulkner (35 not out off 31 balls).

Brisbane Heat

Brisbane’s last outing resulted in a disappointing 56 run loss to the Adelaide Strikers on New Year’s Eve, despite three wickets from Jack Lalor helping to keep the Strikers to just 7/147 batting first. However much like the Stars, it was the Heat’s much vaunted batting line-up which really failed to fire, knocked over for just 91 with paceman Cameron Gannon (23 off 28 balls) the only batsman to pass 20. In a clash of two similarly underwhelming bowling attacks and power-packed batting units, I think the visitors look on the larger side here.

Key Stats

  • The Heat have won five out of seven matches against the Stars, including the last four straight.
  • The Stars have never beaten the Heat at the MCG.
  • The Stars have won only one of their past five matches at the MCG.

Betting Strategy

BACK Brisbane Heat at 2.16 or bigger for 1 unit

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