Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Both the teams are coming off a loss but the loss will hurt the Brisbane Heat more than the Stars. The reason for that is the Heat are yet to be qualified and the Stars have already qualified.
The Brisbane Heat team not only have to win their remaining games but hope for some other results to go their way if they want to qualify for the playoffs. On the other hand, the Stars are sitting comfortably at the top of the table. The Stars might try a few players before the playoffs, so that would be a good opportunity for the Heat to take advantage.
This game has T20 superstars on either side and with the Heat, in a must-win situation, it promises to be a cracker of a game.
The temperature will hover in the low 20s and mid-20s with no chance of rain on the 25th of January at the MCG.
41 T20s have been played at the MCG where there is a clear dominance of the teams batting second who have won 24 out of the 41. The average score batting first is 157 whereas the highest score is 219/1 by the Melbourne Stars.
Injury and Availability News:
The Australian players who weren’t available due to the ODI series against India will now be available.
Probable Playing XIs:
Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Seb Gotch, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichanne, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris
Bench – Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jonathon Merlo, Ben Dunk, Lance Morris, Jackman Coleman, Tom O Connell
Chris Lynn (C), Sam Hazlet, AB De Villiers, Matt Renshaw, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Cutting, James Pierson (WK), James Pattinson, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mitchell Swepson
Bench – Max Bryant, Cameron Gannon, Jack Prestwidge
The four T20 superstars Chris Lynn, AB De Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis would be the top picks for this game. Along with them a couple of spinners could be the top picks.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Glenn Maxwell, AB De Villiers Marcus Stoinis
Vice-Captain – Chris Lynn, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Seb Gotch
Batsmen – AB De Villiers (C), Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Peter Handscomb
All-rounders – Marcus Stoinis (VC), Ben Cutting, Matt Renshaw
Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – James Pierson
Batsmen – Chris Lynn (VC), AB De Villiers, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larin
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis, Ben Cutting
Bowlers – Sandeep Lamichanne, Mitchell Swepson, James Pattinson
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
There hasn’t been an ABD special innings from Mr.360 and it has to come in do or die game, so you could bet on ABD smashing a few in the crowd. The likes of Maxwell and Stoinis are in good form so no point in keeping them out. Both the teams have a couple of spinners so it would be a good strategy to pick them in your team.
The Melbourne Stars have lost a bit of momentum and the Heat are in a must-win situation so it wouldn’t be surprising if the Heat end up winning this game
The 53rd match of the Big Bash League will take place between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on the 25th of January.
The match starts at 1:40 PM IST (18:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.