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Australia T20 League: Melbourne Stars vs. Brisbane Heat Match Prediction

The business end of the on-going season of Australia T20 League is soon approaching as Melbourne Stars, and Brisbane Heat get set for the 53rd match of the season. The teams will be meeting each other for the 2nd time on January 25th at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. The game will set in motion at 1:40 PM IST. 

Melbourne Stars are ruling the points table with 10 wins from 13 and 20 points at a net run rate (NRR) of +0.891. However, their campaign has slowed down a bit with back-to-back defeats in their last two games. Thus, in the upcoming match, they shall be looking forward to jumping back in the game with a bang. 

Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, is struggling since the start of the tournament as they are placed at the 6th spot with just 5 wins from 12 games. Their point tally stands at 10 points with a net run rate of -0.587. They were made to shake hands with defeat in the last three games and thus, they will be wanting to get back in the race and end their winless streak. 

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Batmen are expected to get benefitted by the pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Bowlers shall be getting a bounce, but the pitch won’t favour spinners much. The team winning the toss is expected to bowl first. 

Rain will not be playing a spoilsport as the weather reports suggest a clear and sunny day. The temperature will be between 19-24 degrees Celsius. 

Probable Playing XI

Melbourne Stars

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

Brisbane Heat

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

Key Players 

Melbourne Stars

AB de Villiers 

Chris Lynn

Brisbane Heat

Glenn Maxwell

Peter Handscomb


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