Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Fire, the two sides that will compete at Carrara Oval for the 32nd match of the BBL 2020/21, are currently out of the top 4. The Stars are in fifth place, having won 3 of their 7 games, while one game did not produce any results.
On the other side, Brisbane Heat is sitting just behind them. They’ve also recorded three victories, but they’ve lost more than their opposition. Although the rankings might be alarming, these two teams need to comfort that they both scored a win in their last game. Winning two on the trot, which both teams will strive for, will serve as a spring in the footsteps.
This segment is not something cricket fans are going to be cheerful about. There are significant changes that the game will be washed out since there are forecasts for rain before 10 p.m. However, the possible heavy shower of the morning is likely to be reduced to a sporadic drizzle by 3 p.m., which is why we should hope for at least a rain-curtailed game.
The Carrara Oval served spicy wickets with something for both the batsmen and the bowlers in BBL 2021. The ball is expected to come on the bat nicely in the initial phases after which the pitch is likely to slow down.
Ideally, the spinners will turn some of the surfaces off, while the fast bowlers will return to off-pace deliveries. Batting first should be the preferred choice for both BBL teams to win the toss, with 160-170 being a reasonable total at this venue.
Chris Lynn (c), Jimmy Peirson (wk), Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Jack Wildermuth, Joe Burns, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Lewis Gregory
Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch, Adam Zampa, Nick Larkin, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Sam Rainbird
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Dream 11:
Chris Lynn (c), Jimmy Peirson (wk), Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Lewis Gregory, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Brisbane Heat is coming back from back to back wins, but we have some questions about their batsmen’s quality. On the other hand, the Stars boast of a destructive batting line up and, with Maxwell, Pooran and Stoinis in good shape, we expect Melbourne Stars to emerge victorious in this match. Let’s support your favourite cricket team at baji.live now!