When? Tuesday, 2nd January
Where? Melbourne Cricket Ground
Weather? Temperatures of 20-21c are expected but no rain in Melbourne that should affect play.
What channel is it on? Channel TEN in Australia & BT Sport 2 in the UK
Are tickets still available? http://www.melbournestars.com.au/tickets
Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website
Last five meetings: Melbourne Stars W4, Brisbane Heat W1
All-time meetings: Melbourne Stars W5, Brisbane Heat W2
Coach: Stephen Fleming
Captain: John Hastings
Coach: Daniel Vettori
Captain: Brendon McCullum
The Heat were skittled for 91 last time out against the Adelaide Strikers on New Year’s Eve so they have now won two and lost two of their four matches in BBL07 and they will be keen to improve that against a Stars team which they have beaten in their last four meetings.
The Stars have given very little indication so far that they will produce what has been expected of them as pre-tournament favourites in their opening two losses. They could and should raise their game at any time but they remain unpredictable amid talk of their poor attitudes. The Heat will be desperate to bounce back after being bowled out for an embarrassing 91 against the Strikers but this is a tough assignment for them and they may just be meeting a Stars’ side that is angry and motivated.