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Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Tips

Both sides find themselves outside of the top five and need to win this game if they are to stand a chance of making the finals.
  • Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Melbourne Stars Form
  • Melbourne Stars Team News
  • Brisbane Heat Form
  • Brisbane Heat Team News
  • Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat FAQs

Both the Stars and Heat have been affected significantly by Covid during this tournament and have been left with a lot of work to do. I'm backing the Stars to edge this one with home advantage.

  • Melbourne Stars have won 2 of their last 3 matches against Brisbane Heat.
  • Melbourne Stars beat Brisbane Heat by 20 runs in the last meeting.
  • Brisbane Heat have lost 5 of their last 6 matches.

Head to Head

Brisbane Heat hold the head to head advantage with a 9-6 record against the Melbourne Stars.

Melbourne Stars Form

The Stars were beaten by 23 runs by the Adelaide Strikers to miss out on a chance to move into the finals spots.

It was a second defeat in the last four matches having also gone down to the Perth Scorchers, while defeating the Strikers and Melbourne Renegades.

The Stars realistically need to win their final two matches to make the finals.

Melbourne Stars Team News

Marcus Stoinis returned to action in against the Strikers, while Nathan Coulter-Nile could be back to face the Heat.

Squad: Qais Ahmad, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Elliott, Syed Faridoun, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchcliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf (from December 27), Ahmed Daniyal (from December 10)

Brisbane Heat Form

Brisbane Heat find themselves in seventh spot on the ladder, but still have three games to play - more than any other team.

The Heat will need a form improvement if they are to make the finals, however, after losing five of their last six matches amidst a Covid outbreak.

Brisbane have lost three in a row to the Melbourne Renegades, Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers, who they went down by 71 runs to in their last outing

Brisbane Heat Team News

Fakhar Zaman should be available for the Heat, who continue to get some of their players back with captain Jimmy Pierson likely to be back.

Squad: Tom Abell (Fakhar Zaman, three games from January 6), Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Ben Duckett, Liam Guthrie, Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne (Nathan McSweeney), Chris Lynn, Michael Neser (Cameron Gannon), Jimmy Pierson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Will Prestwidge, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson (Hugo Burdon), Jack Wildermuth

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat FAQs

Where can I watch Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat live stream?

Our BBL live streaming calendar shows you where to watch a Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat live stream.

What time does Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat start?

The match starts at 7.15pm AEST on Sunday, January 16, at the MCG.



Both sides need to win this game if they are to stand a chance of making the finals. I'm backing the Stars to edge it with home advantage.

Best Bet: Melbourne Stars Win Match Result $1.72 at Picklebet - 3 Units

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