Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat – 11/12/2020

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December 11, 2020
Manuka Oval, Canberra
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Stars v Heat – BBL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 11/12/2020

The Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat will contest the second fixture of the Big Bash League in Australia.

Discover our free cricket betting tips and predictions for today’s match. We also have information about how to be involved with the best INR betting sites.

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat Betting Tips
Best Bet Marcus Stoinis to be the Stars’ top batsman at 3.24 with 22Bet
Value Bet Mitchell Swepson to be Heat’s top bowler at 4.0 with 1xBet
Next Best Bet A century to be scored in the match at 10.0 with Funbet

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat – Match Preview

The last five Big Bash matches between these two sides have brought three victories for the Heat over the Stars.

The Heat won the 2012-13 BBL, while the Stars are still chasing a maiden title after reaching but losing three finals.

Where: Manuka Oval, Canberra

When: Friday, 11 December 2020

Start time: 13:45 IST (08:15 GMT)

Pitch conditions: This stadium hosted the first T20I between Australia and India less than a week ago. It’ll be interesting to see if the same pitch is used. If so, it’ll likely prove a bit slower. A first-innings score of around 170 should be competitive.

Weather conditions: Plenty of rain is predicted in Canberra a day prior to the match, but could clear in time for the first delivery. The pitch might spend an extended time under covers, leaving it to sweat and help the bowlers more.

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Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat – Latest Odds

Parimatch are among the best betting sites in India and often price matches up early. They impressed during the IPL and we look forward to more in the BBL.

For this fixture, they have the Stars priced as 1.68 favourites and Heat 2.18 underdogs. There is enough margin there to fancy a bet on Brisbane.

Take a look at Parimatch’s odds for what will happen with the first delivery of the match, too. They have some interesting choices and good prices around a wicket falling or runs being scored.

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Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat – Team News

The Stars have welcomed a string of locals, including Will Pucovski, Lewis Hatcher and Billy Stanlake. Pucovski won’t play this match, though, as he is involved with the Australian Test squad.

They have lost Peter Handscomb and Sandeep Lamichhane to the Hobart Hurricanes, though. They were meant to have Jonny Bairstow, but he has been replaced by West Indian batsman Andre Fletcher.

Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa, otherwise, are the core of the Stars XI. They all have recent international and IPL experience.

The Heat lost a few players to the Melbourne Renegades, but gained some from the same franchise, including Tom Cooper and Jack Wildermuth. Both are a big boost to the batting ranks.

They won’t have South African batsman AB de Villiers this BBL season at all, but fellow former Proteas star Morne Morkel is a great addition to the bowling department.

Stars v Heat – Squads

Glenn Maxwell (captain) Chris Lynn
Hilton Cartwright Xavier Bartlett
Jackson Coleman Max Bryant
Nathan Coulter-Nile Joe Burns
Ben Dunk Tom Cooper
Andre Fletcher Lewis Gregory
Seb Gotch Sam Heazlett
Lewis Hatcher Matthew Kuhnemann
Clint Hinchliffe Marnus Labuschagne
Dilbar Hussain Ben Laughlin
Zahir Khan Dan Lawrence
Nick Larkin Simon Milenko
Nic Maddinson Morne Morkel
Jono Merlo Jimmy Peirson
Lance Morris Lachlan Pfeffer
Tom O’Connell Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Nicholas Pooran Mark Steketee
Will Pucovski Mitchell Swepson
Billy Stanlake Jack Wildermuth
Marcus Stoinis Matthew Willans
Adam Zampa Jack Wood

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat – Betting Tips and Prediction

Here are more free BBL betting tips to help you with choices for this match. Our predictions are based on the generous odds offered by the best Indian betting sites.

Select Stoinis to Be the Top Batsman for the Stars

Marcus Stoinis was the leading run-scorer in last season’s BBL. This year, he was a key player in the Delhi Capitals’ IPL campaign.

He won’t be rusty, instead going into this match on the back of a game time for Australia v India – and has overcome an injury he sustained during that T20I series.

Stoinis is a promising pick at 3.24 with 22Bet to be the Stars’ top batsman in this match. Have a look at their popular accumulator outcomes, too.

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Bet on Swepson as the Heat’s Top Bowler

There should be two particularly good leg-spinners on display in this match – Adam Zampa and Mitchell Swepson. You can bet on them both.

We particularly like 1xBet’s price of 4.0 for Swepson to be the top bowler for Brisbane. He was a late addition to the Australian T20I squad recently and is coming into his own.

Conditions at the Manuka Oval could suit his approach as well. If not much turn, there could be extra bounce on offer for him.

Choose a Century to Be Scored

The BBL has produced 24 centuries in nine seasons. A 25th will could come along soon enough – perhaps as early as this first match.

Several INR betting sites had prices around a century to be scored during the IPL and CPL, but none as long as the 10.0 Funbet have on offer for it to happen in this match.

With so many big-hitters on display – Stoinis, Chris Lynn and many others – this could be the right time to back the three figures to happen.

Read our round-up of the best and free BBL match betting tips.

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What is the start time for Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat?

The Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat in the BBL 2020 is scheduled to start at 13:45 IST (08:15 GMT) on Friday, 11 December. The match will be played in Canberra.

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