The 32nd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat at the Carrara Oval in Queensland.
As far as points table is concerned, this will be an important game for both the sides if they want to reach at playoffs.
Brisbane Heat Team Updates:
Brisbane Heat are sitting just behind Stars in the points table having 6th position.
They have registered 3 wins, but have lost a game more than their opposition.
Heat have won 2 back to back games and this will definetly give them a boost.
Max Bryant and Chris Lynn will probably open the inning for the Brisbane Heat team.
Joe Denly, Joe Burns and J Peirson will take care of the middle order.
Jack Wildermuth, Lewis Gregory will take care of the lower order of the team.
Chris Lynn will lead the Brisbane Heat team as a Captain. He is also good batsman.
Jimmy Peirson will do the wicket keeping for Brisbane Heat team.
Mujeeb Ur Rehman will take care of the spin attack of the team.
Jack Wildermuth, Lewis Gregory and Xavier Bartlett will lead the pace attack of the team.
Melbourne Stars Team Updates:
Stars are occupying the fifth position, having won 3 of their 7 games, while one game did not yield any result.
Marcus Stoinis and Andre Fletcher will probably open the inning for the Melbourne Stars team.
Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell and N Pooran will form the middle order.
H Cartwright and Seb Gotch will form the lower order of the team.
Glenn Maxwell will lead the Melbourne Stars team as a Captain. He is also a good Alrounder.
Nicholas Pooran will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Melbourne Stars team.
Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell will lead the spin attack of the team.
Sam Rainbird, Liam Hatcher and Billy Stanlake will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Head to Head:
Brisbane Heat: 1 Won Melbourne Stars: 4 Won
Glenn Maxwell is having a fantastic BBL season. He has scored 255 runs at an average of over 50. Maxwell also has picked up 2 wickets.
M Stoinis scored a brilliant 97, which included 7 fours and as many sixes in the last game, he has found his rhythym back.
Chris Lynn batted well in the first two games but was ruled out for the next few games because of an injury. He made a comeback in the last match by scoring a crucial 30, which included 3 fours and a couple of sixes.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman has taken 11 dismissals and has maintained an economy rate of just over 6 runs per over.
Liam Hatcher has registered 10 wickets for stars, he has been consistent with his bowling.
In wicket keeping, both the wicket keepers are good. However Nicholas Pooran will be better choice.
Allrounders may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn
Vice-Captain Options – Marcus Stoinis, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
As there are chances of rain to make the game of less overs, try to pick top order batsman like : M Stoinis, C Lynn, G Maxwell and Attacking bowlers like: B Stanlake, J Wildermuth and X Bartlet
Brisbane Heat Squad :
Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(C), Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson(WK), Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, James Bazley, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Swepson, Simon Milenko, Jack Sinfield, Lachy Pfeffer(WK), Dan Lawrence, Connor Sully, Tom Cooper, Jack Wood, Sam Heazlett, Ben Laughlin, Morne Morkel, Matthew Willans, Matthew Kuhnemann
Melbourne Stars Squad :
Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran(WK), Glenn Maxwell(C), Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch(WK), Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Jackson Coleman, Lance Morris, Will Pucovski, Tom OConnell, Zahir Khan, Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Sam Elliot, Ben Dunk(WK), Liam Hatcher