BBL 2021/22, Match 51: STA vs HEA Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Brisbane Heat are back with a full-length squad and are expected to do well in this match.

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Melbourne Stars will host Brisbane Heat in the 51st match of the BBL 2021/22 on Sunday. Melbourne Stars are on the verge of getting knocked out of the playoffs race. They must win their remaining two matches to give themselves a slight hope of qualifying into the playoffs. They lost to Adelaide Strikers by 23 runs in their previous encounter and are placed at the 6th spot in the standings with 18 points.

Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, had a terrible last few matches with most of their players testing positive for COVID-19, and as a result, they lost 3 consecutive matches in a row. Their qualification contention still hangs in balance. With 3 wins and 8 losses, they are at the 7th spot in the standings with 15 points.

Match Details:

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, Match 51

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Date & Time: January 16th 1:45 PM IST and 7:15 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

It’s always tricky to set the target here as there will be more helpful for the bowlers in the initial overs of play. The team’s chasing has an excellent track record in recent times and hence bowling first is a good option.

Probable Playing XIs STA vs HEA:

Melbourne Stars

Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Burns, Clint Hinchliffe, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa, Brody Couch, Ahmed Daniyal

Brisbane Heat

Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson, Liam Guthrie

Top Picks for STA vs HEA Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Hilton Cartwright is the top performer with the bat for Melbourne Stars in this BBL. In 12 matches, he has struck 344 runs at an average of 31.27 and a strike rate of 142.14.

Chris Lynn hasn’t performed up to his standards in this tournament. In 9 matches so far, he has scored 161 runs at an average of 17.88. He is still a good pick for your fantasy teams.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Glenn Maxwell has managed to score 277 runs in 11 matches in this league at a strike rate of 139.19 and has picked up 2 wickets as well.

James Bazley is back again in the Heat squad. In 8 matches so far in this league, he has picked up 11 wickets at an economy of 7.45 and has also scored 96 runs with the bat.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Brody Couch is the joint leading wicket-taker for Melbourne Stars in this competition. The right-arm quick has scalped 13 wickets in 12 matches at an economy of 8.18.

Mark Steketee has featured in only 5 matches in this tournament, but he has picked up 10 wickets at an economy of 7.7 and has also scored 62 runs with the bat.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Joe Clarke is your first choice wicketkeeping option for your fantasy teams. In 11 matches in this BBL, he has scored 322 runs at an average of 29.27 with the highest score of 85.

STA vs HEA Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Tournament) Dream11 Points
Hilton Cartwright 344 runs 566
Glenn Maxwell 277 runs and 2 wickets 478
Joe Clarke 322 runs 555
Chris Lynn 161 runs 249
Mark Steketee 10 wickets and 62 runs 397

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for STA vs HEA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Joe Clarke (c), Ben Duckett (vc), Chris Lynn, Hilton Cartwright, Sam Heazlett, Glenn Maxwell, Beau Webster, James Bazley, Adam Zampa, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for STA vs HEA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Chris Lynn (vc), Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Sam Heazlett, Glenn Maxwell (c), Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Liam Guthrie, Brody Couch

STA vs HEA Risky Captaincy Choice:

Sam Heazlett has struck 246 runs in 11 matches so far in this league at an average of 24.6. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Since Joe Clarke and Ben Duckett are the mainstream wicketkeepers, it’s better to avoid Jimmy Peirson while making your fantasy teams.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.