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STA vs HEA Dream11 Prediction, BBL 2021-22, Match 51: Playing XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Team, Weather Updates and Pitch Report

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Preview for STA vs HEA Dream11 Contest:

Melbourne Stars will be taking on Brisbane Heat in Match 51 of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22 on Sunday (January 16).

The fixture to be held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground is vital to both teams’ slender hopes of reaching the playoffs for the tournament.

Stars are positioned sixth in the eight-team table with five wins and seven losses. The Heat are placed seventh with only three victories and eight defeats.

While Heat’s fate looks sealed at the moment, the Stars still have a thin chance of making it through to the final round.

Probable Playing XI

Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Beau Webster, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Burns, Brody Couch, Ahmed Daniyal, Clint Hinchliffe, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa

Brisbane Heat – Chris Lynn (c), Nathan McSweeney, Lachlan Pfeffer (wk), Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Jake Lehmann, Xavier Bartlett, Will Prestwidge, Matthew Kuhnemann, Liam Guthrie, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Weather Update: Partly cloudy; 28 degrees C; wind 23 km/h

Pitch Report: Expect a good batting surface at MCG that shall aid a high-scoring fixture.

STA vs HEA Dream11 Prediction

STA vs HEA Dream11 Prediction

Melbourne Stars will be facing Brisbane Heat in the important STA vs HEA Dream11 BBL game.

Stars do look the stronger of the two teams heading into this game. Even though both sides are languishing in the bottom half of the points table, the Stars have performed better than Heat have in the competition. Expect them to overpower Heat at their den in MCG.

STA vs HEA Dream11 Captaincy Picks

1. Glenn Maxwell (10 credits) – Maxwell may have not been at his very best but has been one of the better performers of an otherwise struggling Stars batting unit. He has made 277 runs at a strike-rate of 139.19, including one hundred and one fifty.

2. Xavier Bartlett (8.5 credits) – Barlett has bowled well for the Brisbane Heat in BBL 2021-22, taking 11 wickets from his seven outings at an economy rate of 8.79.

3. Hilton Cartwright (9 credits) – Cartwright is Stars’ top run-getter of the competition with 344 runs at an average of 31.27 and strike-rate of 142.14.

STA vs HEA Dream11 Budget Picks

1. Adam Zampa (8.5 credits) – Stars wristspinner Zampa had an indifferent outing with the ball against Adelaide Strikers last match but has been reasonably good in the competition otherwise. He has taken 8 wickets with an economy rate of 7.71.

2. Sam Rainbird (8.5 credits) – Rainbird bowled an impressive spell of 2 for 25 off his 4 overs in Stars’ defeat versus the Strikers. He can be a handy budget pick if he continues in this vein.

3. Clint Hinchliffe (8 credits) – left-arm wristspinner Hinchliffe also bowled a fine spell of 2/21 in the game against Strikers for Stars. With the rarity of his left-arm angle, the wristspinner is expected to take more wickets in the next two league games for Stars.

Mega League Team for STA vs HEA Dream11 Contest

STA vs HEA Dream11 Team BBL 2021-22 Match 51Joe Clarke (wk), Ben Duckett (wk), Chris Lynn, Hilton Cartwright (vc), Sam Heazlett, Glenn Maxwell (c), Adam Zampa, Sam Rainbird, Clint Hinchliffe, Xavier Barlett, Brody Couch

Small/Head to Head Team for STA vs HEA Dream11 Contest

Joe Clarke (wk), Ben Duckett (wk), Chris Lynn, Hilton Cartwright, Sam Heazlett, Glenn Maxwell (c), Adam Zampa, Sam Rainbird, Clint Hinchliffe, Xavier Barlett (vc), Brody Couch



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