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| On Jan 16, 2022 10:30 AM IST

STA vs HEA Dream11 Prediction Big Bash League T20 Live Score, Pitch Report, Player Stats, Dream11 Team for Today’s Match


STA vs HEA Dream11 Prediction: The sixth-placed Melbourne Stars will face the Brisbane Heat in the 51st match of BBL 11. The Stars have sealed 5 wins in 12 matches, faced 7 defeats, and have a total of 18 points in their purse. Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat, in spite of being seventh-placed in the rankings, are still in contention for a spot in the playoffs, however, that would require the former champions to win their remaining matches. As of present, the Heat have mustered 3 wins in 11 matches, and they have three more matches to go before their league run comes to a conclusion. Both Stars and Heat lost to the Adelaide Strikers in their last outing; Stars suffered a 23-run defeat while chasing 156, meanwhile, the Heat tasted a 71-run drubbing in a 162-run chase.  For the Heat, the rematch gives them a chance to settle the scores for their loss in their previous faceoff, which witnessed Chris Lynn and Ben Duckett’s fifties being trumped by spinner Qais Ahmed’s masterclass. 

STA vs HEA Big Bash League T20 Match Details

Fixture Name: Match 51, Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat

Competition: Big Bash League T20

Date: 16 January

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

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Big Bash League T20 Pitch Report

The wicket has been a batters’ graveyard in the last two matches in BBL 11. So one can surely expect a score of 150-165 as a safe total for this feud. Picking quality bowlers and batters, who are enjoying a great run with the willow, becomes all the more important from a fantasy cricket perspective. 

Team Form Guide:
STA (recent last): L W L W L
HEA (recent last): L L L W L 

STA vs HEA Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

STA Playing 11 (likely)

Marcus Stoinis
Joe Clarke
Glenn Maxwell
Beau Webster
Hilton Cartwright
Joe Burns
Brody Couch
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Clint Hinchcliffe
Sam Rainbird
Adam Zampa

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  • Glenn Maxwell will captain the Melbourne Stars.
  • Joe Clarke will take the wicket-keeper’s role.
  • Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke and Glenn Maxwell have each scored over 250 runs in BBL 11.
  • Pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile and Xavier Crone have been added to the squad.
  • Among the bowlers, Sam Rainbird, Brody Couch and Nathan Coulter-Nile can be expected to trouble the Heat’s batters.

Joe Clarke Stats in T20

The wicket-keeper batter had dazzled the Heat in their previous outing, wherein he scored a 44-ball 85 that comprised 7 fours and 5 sixes. He ranks second in the scoring charts for the Stars in BBL 11, amassing 322 runs across 11 innings with 4 fifties and a strike rate of over 140. 

Matches Runs Strike Rate
104 2065 154.17



Glenn Maxwell Stats in T20

A few off outings with the bat can’t take away the fact that Maxwell’s a legend in his own right, and how big a player he is in this tournament. The veteran has amassed 277 runs across 11 innings played in BBL 11, while striking close to 140 and averaging a modest 27.70, which includes a fifty and a hundred. 

Matches Runs Strike Rate
339 7528 150.59

HEA Playing 11 (likely)

Chris Lynn
Jimmy Peirson
Fakhar Zaman
Ben Duckett
Sam Heazlett
Tom Cooper
James Bazley
Xavier Bartlett
Mark Steketee
Michael Neser
Mitchell Swepson

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  • Brisbane Heat have announced an 18-man squad.
  • Jimmy Peirson will captain the side, and it’s likely that he’d keep the gloves.
  • From the batting line-up, the likes of Chris Lynn, Sam Heazlett and Ben Duckett can be banked to come up with decent totals.
  • All-rounder James Bazley is back in the squad.
  • Mitchell Swepson and Michael Neser have returned from the international commitment.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman has returned to Afghanistan owing to international duties.
  • In the bowling line-up, the quartet of Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett can be backed for a satisfactory outing.

Chris Lynn Stats in T20

The legendary BBL cricketer will be competing in his 100th match for the Brisbane Heat and though he has had a forgettable run so far, there’s a good hunch that the opening batter to go bonkers onto the Stars’ bowlers. Lynn, who smashed a 34-ball 57 in the previous matchup against the Stars, can be a punt pick from the Heat in the upcoming matchup. 

Matches Runs Strike Rate
227 6086 142.49



Ben Duckett Stats in T20

The Englishman’s been striking at 138.28 with two fifties (78 and 54) and ranks second among the Heat’s leading run-getters for BBL 11. With Sam Heazlett looking pale with the willow, the mantle now lies on Duckett for offering consistent scores to the Heat in what is a must-win fixture for the former BBL winners. 

Matches Runs Strike Rate
138 3299 135.76

Who will win STA vs HEA today match?

Both Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat have had a few of their vital players return ahead of the fixture. Still, the Stars look like a force to deal with over the Heat, considering the sheer consistency of their batting and bowling line-up. Nathan Coulter-Nile’s addition to the squad bolsters an already well-toned bowling attack, while the likes of Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright and Joe Clarke can be anticipated to prance at any moment onto the opposition. As per STA vs HEA today match prediction and Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat cricket betting tips, the Stars are heavy favorites to get the upper hand at MCG.

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STA vs HEA Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett
BATTERS: Chris Lynn, Hilton Cartwright, Sam Heazlett
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell, Michael Neser, James Bazley
BOWLERS: Adam Zampa, Xavier Bartlett, Brody Couch

STA vs HEA Dream11 Prediction Captain & Vice Captain Choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contest: Glenn Maxwell, Ben Duckett

For Grand League: Chris Lynn, Joe Clarke

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