Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, 53rd T20 Match Prediction 25 Jan 2020


Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, 53rd T20 Match Prediction


Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Stars

6.51 115/10 in 17.4
9.30 186/5 in 20.0

Brisbane Heat

6.51 115/10 in 17.4
9.30 186/5 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Brisbane Heat won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Brisbane Heat beat Melbourne Stars by 71 runs

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat cricket betting odds

MLS 1.95
BRH 1.76

MS vs BH Prediction

Manish Khorgade

It’s a do or die match for Brisbane Heat against top-ranked Melbourne Stars who already secured the berth in the playoffs!


  • Head to head, in last five encounters, Melbourne Stars have won 2 matches, while Brisbane Heat have won 3
  • This season, Melbourne Stars won the match against Brisbane Heat played at Carrara, which is home-ground for Heat
  • Stars have already qualified for the playoffs while Brisbane Heat need to win both their matches to stay in the contest

Melbourne Stars will defeat Brisbane Heat!

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Match Preview

Melbourne Stars have achieved the irreplaceable position in the points table with 10 wins in 13 games, as they are at the top of the points table with 20 points. They have affirmed their berth in the first qualifier already while 3 other spots for the playoffs are yet to be confirmed.

Brisbane Heat is in the sixth position right now with 10 points in 12 games they played so far. They must win their next two matches and hope for favorable results from others' matches. For Stars, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell are the key players while Brisbane Heat, Chris Lynn and Ben Laughlin are the prime players.

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Teams Preview

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars have played 13 and lost just 3 games in the tournament so far – the losses were against Adelaide Strikers (twice) and Hobart Hurricanes. In their previous outing, they lost to Adelaide Strikers who are now in the second position. The Stars have now faced two losses in a row after defeating Perth Scorchers in the low-scoring game by 10 runs at Melbourne. They lost to Sixers at Sydney by 21 runs (D/L method) and then at Adelaide they received the second defeat from the Strikers. Chasing 163, the side barely crossed 150 and eventually lost the game by 11 runs. Hinchliffe’s 3-for-19 and Maxwell’s 1-for-19 restricted the side to 162, despite expensive overs from Worrall (4 overs 41 0 wickets), Zampa (4 overs 38 0 wickets) and Lamichhane (3 overs 24 0 wickets).

The debacle in their batting, especially the top and middle-order batsmen cost them the game. Except for the skipper, Handscomb (39 balls 65) no other batsmen crossed even 20 runs. The top-ranked team has got the jolt at the right time and they have time to correct their mistakes before the playoffs.

Marcus Stoinis (460 runs in last 10 matches) is the leading run-scorer followed by Glenn Maxwell (244 runs in 10 innings) while Sandeep Lamichhane leads to bowling section with his 11 wickets in previous 9 games followed by Haris Rauf with 9 wickets in previous 5 outings.

Key Players: Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichhane, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Sebastian Gotch, Peter Handscomb, Dilbar Hussain, N Larkin

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI

Peter Handscomb (c), Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch (wk), Sandeep Lamichhane, Clint Hinchliffe, Lance Morris

Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat stares at the BBL exit as a single mistake, a single defeat can open the exit door for the team. With just 10 points in 12 games, they cannot afford to lose a game. Heat already lost the previous encounter with Melbourne Stars at Carrara and they enter this game with 3 consecutive losses from their previous outings. Lack of runs is the common factor in their previous 3 matches.

Despite the presence of Lynn and de Villiers, they scored 100, 120 and 126 against Strikers, Renegades, and Sixers respectively, highlighting a big issue in the batting department in terms of dependability and accountability. Only de Villiers (25 off 26) and Pattinson (27 off 15 balls) crossed 20 from the entire team against Sixers. Laughlin and Pattinson claimed 1 wicket each, but Sydney Sixers won the game comfortably. Unless their batsmen fire, they hold a thin chance of making to the playoffs.  

In the last 10 games, Chris Lynn (324 runs, strike rate 167.01) is the top-scorer for the team, followed by Matt Renshaw (208 runs, strike rate 132.48). Among the bowlers, Ben Laughlin (13 wickets) and Josh Lalor (10 wickets) are the key bowlers.

Key Players - Chris Lynn, Ben Laughlin, AB de Villiers

Brisbane Heat Actual Playing XI:

Ben Cutting, AB de Villiers, James Pattinson, Ben Laughlin, Sam Heazlett, Matt Renshaw, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Jack Prestwidge, Mitchell Swepson, Marnus Labuschagne

Brisbane Heat Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Pattinson 27 15 1 2 180
A de Villiers 25 26 0 0 96.15
B Cutting 16 21 2 0 76.19
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Pattinson 3.5 0 19 1 4.96
B Laughlin 3.0 0 30 1 10
M Ur Rahman 4.0 0 32 0 8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Pattinson 3.5 0 19 1 4.96
B Laughlin 3.0 0 30 1 10
M Ur Rahman 4.0 0 32 0 8

Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing XI

Chris Lynn (c), Sam Heazlett, Matt Renshaw, AB de Villiers, Marnus Labuschagne, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Ben Cutting, James Pattinson, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Pitch And Weather Conditions

On the match day, the weather at Melbourne is expected to be partly cloudy. Daytime temperature can reach 27°c while nighttime minimum temperature is expected to be around 17°c. It will be dry with no precipitation and cloud covering 12% of the sky, the humidity will be around 55%.

Venue Details

The venue for the match is Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Toss Prediction

The average first and second innings score on this surface is 139 and 131, while the highest total is 184 by India against Australia. The highest total chased is 172 while the lowest defended is 127. Out of 13 T20Is played here, five times the teams batting first have won while 7 times the teams chasing have won, and one game was abandoned. The surface looks very good for batting throughout the match.The team winning the toss should opt to bowl first.

Winning Prediction

Overall head to head statistics of Brisbane Heat is better against Melbourne Stars (In 11 encounters, Heat won 7, Stars won 4), while in this tournament, Stars have performed exceptionally well to stay at the top of the points table and the first team to qualify for the playoffs, while Heat has a thin chance of making to the playoffs if they win their remaining two games. Brisbane Heat are not able to put up enough runs on the boards consistently.

Melbourne Stars do not have any pressure upon them as they host the match against Brisbane Heat.

Melbourne Stars will defeat Brisbane Heat!

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