Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat: The Melbourne Stars will play the Brisbane Heat in the 51st Match of The Big Bash League.
The Match Will Take Place in Melbourne Stars Home ground – The Melbourne Cricket Ground on 15 January 2022.
Melbourne Stars Current Situation
The Melbourne Stars are in the sixth spot on the Big Bash League points table.
The Stars have played 12 matches, won five Matches and lost 7 of their games. They Played their Last Second Last Match against Melbourne Renegades and Won.
The Melbourne Renegades made their First Innings score – 122 runs in their 20 Overs. In Return, the Stars chased down the Total with 33 Balls Left to play. “The Heroic Innings of Glenn Maxwell led his team to Victory.”
Therefore, The Stars played their Previous Match on 13 January against Adelaide Strikers.
The Strikers set a target of 155 Runs in their 20 Overs. Jonathan Wells was the Highest Scorer with 73 runs in 49 Balls. “He hit six fours and 1 Six in his impactful innings.”
The Melbourne Stars started the Run chase with the Two Openers, Joe Clarke and Glenn Maxwell. The Openers didn’t last long in the crease and gave a poor start to their side. “Clarke scored 9 of 11 Balls, and Maxwell scored two sixes and was out in 16 runs.”
The Stars Middle Order – Hilton fought with his hard made 49 runs of 35 Balls. Hence soon, Henry Thornton dismissed him, and Stars lost their last hope.
The Melbourne Stars played their 20 Overs and only scored 132 on the Board, losing eight wickets. “Adelaide Strikers defeated Melbourne Stars by 23 Runs.”
The Melbourne Stars will be facing Brisbane Heat in their Next Must Win Encounter – on 15 January 2022 – BBL.
Brisbane Heat Current Situation
The Brisbane Heat has played 11 matches, won 3 matches and lost 8th of their games.
There are currently in the 7th spot, below Melbourne Stars on the Big Bash League points table.
The Heat have faced two consecutive defeats against Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes PREVIOUSLY.
In the last Match against Hobart Hurricanes, the Heats Bat first and scored their first innings total of 144 on the Board. ” “The First down Heat Batsman, Lachlan Prefer was the Highest Scorer with 69 runs in 52 Balls.”
In Return, the Hobart Hurricanes with the Power-packed Innings of Ben McDermott chased down the Total. “Ben McDermott won hearts with his incredible innings of 93 in 61 balls.”
Peter Hands comb and Darcy Short Finished the Game for Hobart Hurricane in the 17th over. “The Hurricanes dominated the Heats in the Last Match and won.”
The Hurricanes defeated the Heats with eight wickets and 16 balls left to play.
The Brisbane Heats is in a challenging situation, and they need to pull off back to back wins. It is the only way to keep their hopes alive in the Tournament.
Melbourne Stars Vs Brisbane Heat – Last Match Encounter – Match 23 – BBL
The Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell won the toss and decided to bat first at the Gabba.
The Melbourne Stars openers Marcus Stoinis and Joe Clarke made their way onto the crease.
Steketee bowled the First Over to Marcus Stoinis. He bowls the Second Ball – A Ripping In swinger – Stoinis goes for Square Cut, Edges the Ball back to the keeper. “Heat gets the First Breakthrough, Steketee Delighted.”
The Left Arm Fast Bowler Guthrie Comes in the Second Over and bowls a bouncer to Joe Clarke. Clarke makes the most of the short Ball; he pulls it into the fine leg area for a maximum. “Clarke Creates pressure back to the Heats”
Guthrie bowls the Next Ball, Clarke takes a single, the first down batsman, Burns into the Strike. “Guthrie knocks Burns in the 5th ball and sends him out of the Stadium” ” Heats Fans goes crazy and celebrate, Stars 9 for 2.”
Joe Clarke Continues the Run Scoring after consecutive Falling Wickets. “He Scoops Steketee delicately in the 3rd over and gets a boundary” “Clarke shows Versatility and Confidence.”
Maxwell gets in the strike in the 5th Ball of the 3rd over. Steketee bowls a pacer bouncer; Maxwell tries to wip it for a six, gets a leading edge and out caught. “Heat Consistent with taking Wickets” ” 3rd Wicket goes down in no time, Stars 16 for 3.”
Melbourne Stars in Trouble
Joe Clarke constantly keeps on scoring boundaries and takes charge of Hahnemann. “He goes straight down the ground in the 4th over and scores successive Boundaries.”
Cartwright joins the Party and goes downtown over the Head of the Bowler for a Maximum. “Mujeeb got hit For a Massive Six over the Side Screen.”
Cartwright goes again, this time against Guthrie, and scores a maximum. Guthrie bowls a short pitch ball; Cartwright reads it early and dispatches the Ball out of the Ground. “Cartwright bring the team 50 with a six in the 7th over.”
Spinners Got Hit
Mujeeb returns to bowl in the 8th over. Clarke times him gently into the third man area to add a valuable boundary on the Scorecard. “Clarke Reaches 26 of 14 Balls”
Fortune Favours the Best; Cartwright gets a top edge in the 9th over. The Ball lands safe in the third man area and goes for a boundary.
In the 10th over, Cartwright smashes Steketee over the top of Mid-off Fielder and scores a six. “He reaches his fifty in style with the 5th six of the Innings” ” A Power House fifty in a pressure situation in only 31 balls.”
Cartwright Becomes Unstoppable
Cartwright, after his half-century, hits back to back Boundaries and sixes to get his team ahead of the game. “He smashes Bazley all around the Ground.”
The Opener, Joe Clarke, gets his fifty with a massive six over Mid-Wicket. “Clarke slogs Guthrie to reach his fifty in style.”
The Best Six of the Stars Innings comes in the 14th over. Cartwright powerfully Slogs Guthrie from the middle of his bat, 10 Rows back into the Stadium. “What A Performance by Both the Stars batter, Cartwright and Clarke.”
The Heat Bowlers were Completely Dominated
Guthrie was hit for 70 runs in his four overs. The Stars batters Cartwright and Clarke completely took charge of him. In the 15th over, he was smashed for 24 runs to finish his bowling spell.
Hence, Guthrie Dismissed Cartwright in his last Ball, and he went for 79 runs in 43 Balls “Bad Day for the Bowlers.” What an innings from the Young Man”
Russell comes in the fifth down and goes back without troubling the bowlers. He was LBL out by THE Heat Spin Bowler – Mujeeb. “A String of Low Scores Continues for Andre Russell”
The Last 4 Overs
Clarke increases his strike rate in the last overs and goes downtown. He hits Mujeeb for a boundary and six, takes Stars to 173 runs in the 17th over.
In the Last Bowl of 17th over, Mujeeb bowls a pacing Yorker and knocks the Stumps of Joe Clarke. “Clarke goes for a well-deserved inning of 85 runs in 44 balls.”
Therefore After the 20 Overs, the Stars finish their innings with 207 on the Board.
The Brisbane Heat need to chase 208 runs to get the victory against the Melbourne Stars.
The Brisbane Heat Comes to Chase
The Brisbane Heat Openers Bryant and Lynn starts the Run Chase.
In the Second Ball, Bryant goes hard and gets a top edge. The Big Man, Andre Russell, runs back and safely takes the catch. “Melbourne Stars gets the First Wickets, Bryant goes for 2 of 2 Balls.”
The Brisbane Heat Captain, Tom Cooper, comes in the 1st down. He scores a boundary in his first Ball of Couch over with a leading edge over the third man.
Copper again takes on Cough in the next Ball. He goes over long-off and scores consecutive Boundaries. Cough returns back in the next Ball and gets Tom Cooper out with a top edge. “Maxwell takes an easy catch; Cooper goes for 8 of 3 balls.”
Duckett comes in the second down and scoops Maxwell for two Consecutive Boundaries. “Duckett looks confident and in good touch.”
In the 3rd over, Coulter Nike comes fast and bowls a length delivery to Chris Lynn. Lynn accepts the bad bowl and wicks it over mid-on for a flat-six.
Duckett orthodox Shots
In the 4th over, Ducklett efficiently reverses sweeps Adam Zampa for consecutive boundaries.
In the 5th over, Ducklett powerfully rever sweeps Qais Ahmed for a flat-six. “What an Unbelievable Shot” ” shot of the season for Duckett”
Chris Lynn hits the biggest six of the Match in the 7th over. Lynn pulls Couch in his second over into the second tier of the Stadium. In the very next Ball, he smashes Cough again for a boundary. “What an incredible ongoing innings”
Ducklett Pulls Coulter-Nile in the 10th over and reaches his fifty with a six. “Ducklett scores fifty in only 54 balls”
In the Next Ball, Ducks goes for a similar shot, gets a top edge, out caught in the deep. “He returns for an appreciating inning.”
Chris Lynn Power-Packed Sixes
Chris Lynn Goes Hard in the 10th over against Coulter-Nile and slogs him for two massive sixes over Mid-on and mid-off. “Lynn reaches 42 of 25 balls.”
Lynn takes on every bowler of the Stars Side. This time he times Adam Zampa over COVERS for a long six. “It seems impossible to stop the Power hitter – Chris Lynn.”
In the Next Ball, Chris goes hard and Square to reach his fifty. “What a well-deserving innings of Applause” “Lynn got his side in the game.”
The Winning Hope Goes Shatter for the Heats
Adam Zampa bowls the 13th over and gets the Power Hitter Chris Lynn. Zampa flights the Ball, Lynn goes flat and is caught by Andre Russell in the Mid-off region. “Lynn goes for 57 of 33 balls.”
After Chris Lynn Dismissal, Key Players like Hazlet, Mujeeb and the other down orders players get out and the innings Collapse.
The Brisbane Heat Played 20 overs, losing nine wickets and with 187 runs on the Board.
The Melbourne Stars Defeated the Brisbane Heat in Match 23 By 20 Runs.
The Melbourne Stars will play the Brisbane Heat in Melbourne Cricket Ground on 16 January 2022.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground is a big Stadium to hit sixes and score runs. Hence batters would like to score more runs with singles and doubles.
The Ground is generally a batting pitch, but we have witnessed some low scores in the last few matches.
The Spinner would have a crucial impact on the game. They will fight the deliveries forcing the batters to go for the big shot and get out caught.
The weather report is clear. We will see a 20 over Match with a shining sun in the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 15 January.
Melbourne Stars Vs Brisbane Heat – Match Prediction
Melbourne Stars Player Analysis
Glenn Maxwell is in incredible form. After his Return from Covid, he has performed well for his side. In his second-last Match against Melbourne Renegades, Maxwell scored a half-century. Also, he led his team to the last overs and won the game for his side. “Key player for Stars in the Next Match.”
Joe Clarke is a fantastic hitter of the Cricket ball. His delicate Scoops and shot selection makes him one of the impactful players in world cricket. He will open the innings in the coming matches and would love to contribute with his bat. “Brisbane Heat needs to get him off in the early overs.”
Hilton Cartwright is one of the biggest hitters of the cricket ball. We have witnessed him stand and deliver in the last overs of the game. Also, he scored a fifty in the previous Match against the Heat and dominated all their bowlers.
Brisbane Heat Player Analysis
Chris Lynn has the ability to win the Match – single-handedly. Hence he needs to build his consistency with the bat in the upcoming games. Lynn has performed decent in the 11th edition, but he still is a dangerous player to watch out for in the next game.
The Right Arm Afghan off Spinner Mujeeb is outstanding with his spin bowling. He has performed well in the 11 Seasons of Bbl. for the Brisbane heats. Hence he would get some assistance from the pitch in the next Match to dismiss the opponents in a low score.
The Pakistan Player – Fakher Zaman has the ability to pull off big sixes and score for his side. Hence he has played fewer games, and heats need to back him in the upcoming games.
The Melbourne Stars will defeat the Brisbane Heat in the Next Match.
Melbourne Stars Expected Playing 11 against Brisbane Heat
- Joe Clarke (wk.)
- Glenn Maxwell (c)
- Hilton Cartwright
- Qais Ahmad
- Brody Couch
- Haris Rauf
- Beau Webster
- Joe Burns
- Nick Larkin
- Sam Rainbird
- Adam Zampa
Brisbane Heat Expected Playing 11 against Melbourne Stars
- Max Bryant
- Chris Lynn
- Fakhar Zaman
- Jimmy Peirson (c & wk)
- Ben Duckett
- Sam Heazlett
- James Bazley
- Mark Steketee
- Michael Neser
- Mitchell Swepson
- Liam Guthrie