Date: December 27, Monday
Time: 3:35 PM IST
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
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Brisbane Heat is set to take on Melbourne Stars in the 23rd match of KFC Big Bash League on December 27, Monday at Sydney Showground Stadium. Although, both the teams have equal share of loss and victory in the series so far, still the Heat seem to be in the better position with 8-points in the table. They are at 5th position in the table while Stars are placed at 7th position, with 7 points.
Brisbane Heat is up on the ladder and would seek to continue that, due to Ben Duckett’s impressive knock of 78 off 47 balls in the team’s easy win against Adelaide Strikers. Sam Heazlett, 40 off 39 balls, and Max Bryant’s 32 off 20 balls helped the team to reach a mammoth total of 208 in 20 overs. Steketee was the pick of the bowlers with 3/27, while Bazley and Guthrie did a fine job too. Heats provide a decent option in batting and bowling as well, and can have a handful of players in the fantasy team.
On the other hand, Melbourne Stars lost their last match against Hobart Hurricanes by a margin of 24 runs, while chasing the total of 180 runs. The team could only manage to secure 156 runs in the 20 overs quota. Five of their players could not even cross 2-run mark in the second innings, while Joe Clarke (wk) could be a pick as he performed well and scored 52 off 40 balls. Also Glen Maxwell is a must pick from the team for the talent he possesses and has the potential to turn things around at any moment.
Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Joe Burns, Glenn Maxwell (c), Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch
Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Tom Cooper, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matthew Kuhnemann, Liam Guthrie
Wicketkeepers: Joe Clarke, Peirson
Batters: Ben Duckett, Chris Lynn, Marcus Stoinis, Joe Burns, Sam Heazlett, Mark Steketee
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Glen Maxwell
Bowlers: Coulter-Nile, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mark Steketee, Mujeeb Ur Rahman,
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