Big Bash League 2016-17- 17 Jan- Prediction- Brisbane Heat Vs Melbourne Stars- Who Will Win?

BH takes on MS in 28th match of Big Bash League 2016-17 at Melbourne on 17 Jan. Both teams have been forced to change players due to other commitments/injuries/ban.

Currently, MS is at Number 1 position and BH is at Number 2 position in the Points Table.

Can Heat trounce Stars to move to top of the table?  Just wait and watch.

Please Note

  • Analysis is based on my statistics and pick of players. Playing Eleven may be different.
  • Freak performances (batting, bowling) can change course of game.
  • I am not an astrologer.
  • Just read on and enjoy the game.

BH

  • P-6, W-4 (AS, ST, HH, PS), L- 2 (SS, PS)
  • C Lynn and B McCullum not available.
  • Ben Cuttinga has failed with bat and ball.
  • Swepson can cause damage with spin bowling.
  • Limited bowling options. Costly pacers.
  • J Pierson- 45, S Hazelet- 15, A Ross- 25.
  • B Cutting- 15, J Burns- 30. M Laburcharge- 30.
  • Wicket takers- T Mills, Swepson, Steketee.

MS

  • P- 6, W- 4 (HH, MR, AS, PS), L- 2 (MR, ST)
  • J Faulkner,  G Maxwell, P Handscombe not avaialable.
  • K Pietersen is regular scorer- may hit a low.
  • Very strong top order in form.
  • Good pace attack.
  • Good all rounders.
  • A Quiney- 30, L Wright- 45, D Hussey- 35.
  • K Pietersen- 20, S Harper- 20, M Stoinis- 20.
  • Wicket takers – B Hilfenhaus, S Boland, A Zampa.

Comparison

  • BH has a brittle batting line up.
  • BH devoid of B McCullum and C Lynn.
  • MS has stronger batsmen and all rounders.
  • BH bowling line up is weaker.
  • Overall, MS is a better team going by the form (won last 3 matches in a row).

Prediction- Likely Winner- MS

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