HEA vs STA Dream11 Prediction: 1st Match of Big Bash League, 2023-24 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Dream11 Team

Updated on: Dec 8, 2023 3:13 pm IST

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars 1st match of BBL 2023-24 Dream11

The 1st match of the Big Bash League 2023 will see Brisbane Heat (HEA) squaring off against Melbourne Stars (STA) at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane on Thursday, December 7.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, Match 1 of Big Bash League, 2023-24

7 December, 1.45 PM IST

Gabba Stadium, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia

HEA vs STA Preview

The tournament opener will be played between two of the bottom-placed teams of BBL 2022. Melbourne Stars won 7 of their 14 matches of BBL 2022, while Brisbane Heat won only 3 of their 14 matches. Now they will try their best to start the 2023 season on the right note.

Form Guide

Brisbane Heat – LWWWL
Melbourne Stars – LLLLW

Brisbane Cricket Ground Pitch Report

The pitch at Gabba Stadium in Brisbane is completely new and unused. Batter-friendly and pacers will get help. The last T20I match was played in 2022 between England and New Zealand, where batters and pacers dominated.

Last T20I result at the venue (Nov 1, 2022)

ENG – 179/6 (Pacers – 3w, Spinners – 2w)

NZ – 159/6 (Pacers – 6w, Spinners – 0w)

South Africa won by 149 runs.

HEA Playing 11

  1. Usman Khawaja
  2. Mat Renshaw
  3. Sam Billings (wk)
  4. Marnus Labuschagne
  5. Will Prestige
  6. Josh Brown
  7. Jack Wildermuth
  8. Michael Neser
  9. Mitchell Swepson
  10. Spencer Johnson
  11. Matthew Kuhnemann

Brisbane Heat Team News

  • No injury update yet.
  • Batting order should remain same.

HEA Key Players

M Neser Stats vs STA in BBL

Last 5 bowling figures in T20 Last 5 Scores in T20 T20 Bowling vs Stars T20 Batting vs Stars Bowling Stats at Gabba Captain or Vice captain choice
0/37, 2/28, 2/33, 0/9, 4/ 35 0, 48*, DNB, DNB, 3 11 Wickets in 11 Matches 45 Runs in 7 Innings 17 Wickets in 14 Innings         ✅  

Usman Khawaja vs STA in BBL

Last 5 Scores in T20 T20 Batting vs Stars Batting Stats at Gabba Vice captain choice
59, 94, 10, 24, 18 388 Runs in 12 Matches 129 Runs in 6 Matches         ✅  

STA Playing 11

  1. Sam Harper (wk)
  2. Joe Burns
  3. Marcus Stoinis
  4. Tom Fraser Rogers
  5. Hilton Cartwright
  6. Glenn Maxwell
  7. Jono Merlo
  8. Liam Dawson
  9. Nathan Coulter-Nile
  10. Joel Paris
  11. Olly Stone

Melbourne Stars Team News

  • Scott Boland and Imad Wasim are not available for the 1st match
  • Batting order should remain the same.

STA Key Players

Marcus Stoinis Stats vs HEA in BBL

Last 5 bowling figures in T20 Last 5 Scores in T20 T20 Bowling vs Stars T20 Batting vs Stars Batting Stats at Gabba Bowling Stats at Gabba Captain or Vice captain choice
DNB, 1/27, DNB, 1/40, 1/23 17, 45, DNB, 13, 3 7 Wickets in 6 Innings 379 Runs in 15 Innings 227 Runs in 5 Innings 3 Wickets in 6 Matches         ✅  

Glenn Maxwell Stats vs HEA in BBL

Last 5 bowling figures in T20 Last 5 Scores in T20 T20 Bowling vs Stars T20 Batting vs Stars Batting Stats at Gabba Bowling Stats at Gabba Vice Captain choice
0/30, 0/38, 0/28, 0/9, 0/20 104*, 12, 32, 10, 19 4 Wickets in 10 Innings 258 Runs in 13 Innings 28 Runs in 5 Innings 2 Wickets in 4 Matches         ✅  

Who will win today match between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars (Match 1 of Big Bash League, 2023-24)?

  • 18 times they clashed with each other, Brisbane has a lead of 11-7.
  • When they clashed with each other at Gabba, Brisbane Heat also dominated over Stars with a result of 5-3.

HEA vs STA Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: S Billings

Batsmen: M Labuschagne, T Fraser Rogers, U Khawaja

All-rounders: G Maxwell, M Neser, M Stoinis, M Renshaw

Bowlers: N Coulter-Nile, S Johnson, O Stone/ X Bartlett

Who are the Best Captain or Vice Captain Options for HEA vs STA Dream11 Team?

For Small League, Head to Head contest: M Stoinis, G Maxwell

For Grand League, Mega Contest: M Neser, M Labuschagne.

What are HEA vs STA Fantasy Tips?

  • As the pitch is expected to be good for batters, it is advisable to make a team keeping that in mind.
  • Making openers or hard hitting batters the captain or vice-captain is another good way to gain maximum points and win grand leagues.

Where to watch HEA vs STA Live?

Star Sports Network and Hotstar

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