BBL 2022-23: Match 51, HEA vs STA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars?

Brisbane are currently in fifth on the points table and with a win, they can eventually topple Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder to move to third on the table.

HEA vs STA Match Prediction
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After winning three matches on a trot, the Brisbane Heat franchise is all set to take on Melbourne Stars, who currently are at the bottom of the Big Bash League Points Table 2023. The Usman Khawaja-led side are currently in fifth and with a win, they can eventually topple Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder to move to third on the table.

For the Stars, nothing has really gone in their favour this season. They have managed to win only three of their twelve games and are currently at the deep end of the sea. Nick Larkin was the hero with the bat in the last match but other batters need to step up in order to finish the season on a higher note. With the ball, Liam Hatcher and Adam Zampa clinched two wickets each and that kept Stars in the game but Matthew Renshaw hit a boundary in the final delivery of the game to take the match away from Stars’ hands. 

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For Heat, they would hope to continue with the same momentum when they host Stars on Sunday, January 22 at The Gabba. Matt Renshaw played a remarkable innings in the previous match and the team management would expect him to repeat the same. With the ball, Michael Neser picked up three wickets in the previous match while Spencer Johnson, James Bazley and Renshaw picked up one each.

Match Details

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

Date & Time: January 22, 8:10 AM IST

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv App

Pitch Report

The surface at the Gabba has been balanced so far. The team winning the toss would prefer to field first and any score above 170 can be considered to be a good one on this wicket.

Predicted Playing XIs for HEA vs STA

Brisbane Heat (HEA):

Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson(w), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann

Melbourne Stars (STA):

Joe Clarke(w), Thomas Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, James Seymour, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa(c)

Probable Best Performers for HEA vs STA

Probable Best Batter: Matt Renshaw

The all-rounder is currently in tremendous form and can once again make a difference. At a strike rate of 127.42, he has amassed 223 runs from eight matches and definitely is one of the players to watch out for in the upcoming match.

Probable Best Bowler: Michael Neser

Michael Neser picked up 18 wickets from 11 matches so far in the ongoing BBL. He has been Brisbane’s wrecker-in-chief in the bowl and if he manages to continue with the same form, Heat can manage to get the win over Stars.

Today’s Match Prediction: Brisbane Heat to win the match

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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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