Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Betting Tips

After hosting the first T20I between Australia and India, the Manuka Oval in Canberra is all set to host the second Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Brisbane Heat on 11th December 2020 at 13:45 IST. A win here for either team will give them confidence for the rest of the tournament.

Melbourne Stars Form & Team News

The Melbourne Stars had a perfect season until the playoffs of the 2019 Big Bash League. They were bundled out by the Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier and the Final. Marcus Stoinis had a brilliant season with the bat, scoring 705 runs at a massive average of 54.23 and also he was the leading runscorer in the tournament by a fair margin. Adam Zampa and Haris Rauf broke into the top five with 20 wickets each. 

They have dropped Peter Handscomb, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane, but have got in Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan. The Australia test match against India will not affect the Stars team, with most of the Stars core expected to play the Big Bash.

Brisbane Heat Form & Team News

After winning the Big Bash League back in 2013, the Brisbane Heat haven’t been at their best. They finished in the seventh position with just six wins in 14 matches. The leading scorer for the Heat was Chris Lynn, who managed to score just 387 runs in 14 matches. Even the top wicket-taker for the Heat managed just 15 wickets. 

The Brisbane Heat have made several changes in their squad for this season and have got in Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory,  Simon Milenko, Morne Morkel at the expense of AB De Villiers, Ben Cutting, James Pattinson, Tom Banton, Cameron Green to add a different dimension for their squad.

Odds by Casumo

According to the sportsbooks, the Melbourne Stars are the favorites to win the match. At the Casumo sportsbook, the odds available for the Melbourne Stars are 1.67 and 2.20 for the Brisbane Heat. 

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Our Tipster’s Angle

The Melbourne Stars will be looking to make amends for the last season’s loss in the final against the Sydney Sixers. 

Tip 1: Melbourne Stars to win

In the last four head to head matches, it’s a stalemate with two wins for the Stars and two for the Heat. The Heat will be without the services of AB De Villiers and Ben Cutting, which will dent their batting and the bulk of the responsibilities will be on their captain Cris Lynn. On the other hand, Marcus Stoinis and Glen Maxwell are in some good scoring form. Both the teams have won just one of their last three matches, but considering the team composition and the players’ form, the Melbourne Stars are more likely to come out on the top at the end at 1.67 odds on the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Highest Opening Partnership – Melbourne Stars

Chris Lynn and Max Bryant are expected to open for the Heat. Chris Lynn was the leading scorer for the Heat last season, while Bryant had an ordinary season. Lynn did not get a single chance in the IPL and also the ODI series against India, so due to the low game time, Lynn might not be high on confidence. Marcus Stoinis and Ben Dunk are expected to open for the Stars. Stoinis is coming off an excellent IPL and will be high on confidence. In the last four head to head matches, both the teams have outscored each other for the opening stand on two occasions each. There was a 158* run opening partnership for the Heat in one of the matches, which was by the courtesy of Ben Cutting’s unbeaten 81 runs, who is traded out this season. So the Melbourne Stars are expected to put on more runs for the opening stand at 1.80 odds available on the Casumo sportsbook.


Melbourne Stars will be looking to go one better than last season, while the Brisbane Heat will be hoping to make the playoffs this season. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above

  1. Melbourne Stars to win @ 1.67
  2. Highest Opening Partnership – Melbourne Stars @ 1.80

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