Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Preview & Prediction
When is Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat taking place? Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat will take place on Sunday 16th January, 2022 at 08:15 (UK)
Where is Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat taking place? Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat will take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne
What is the expected weather for Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat? 28c in partly cloudy skies
Where can I get tickets for Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat? Click here for the latest ticket information for Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat
What TV channel is Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat on in the UK? Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat will be televised live on Sky Sports
Where can I stream Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat live on Sky Go
THE TEAM NEWS
- Melbourne Stars’ hopes of making the knockout phase of the Big Bash League were handed a huge blow as they failed to take their chance to leapfrog Adelaide Strikers on the ladder by going down to their rivals in their latest contest.
- The Strikers ran out 23-run winners thanks to a solid bowling performance with Hilton Cartwright’s effort of 49 from 35 balls not proving to be enough to see his side chase down the required total.
- Brisbane Heat suffered a third consecutive loss as they were on the end of a hammering at the hands of Adelaide Strikers last time out, leaving them with a mountain to climb to remain in the tournament having won just three of their 11 games to date.
- The Heat were able to name a strong side but they failed to perform and were skittled for just 90 runs in pursuit of 162 for the win and the pressure is now firmly on the Brisbane outfit with three wins to end their campaign potentially not even enough to advance to the knockouts.
This is last-chance saloon for Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat with a loss for either side here set to end their participation in this year’s Big Bash League. The pair have been hit by COVID-19 outbreaks of late but even though they are now able to call upon their key men, they have failed to fire. The manner of the Heat’s loss to Adelaide Strikers last time out is a huge worry and while the Stars fell to the same opponent, they were at least somewhat competitive and they showed enough to suggest that they can be the side to edge the win in this one.