Melbourne Stars (STA) will clash against Brisbane Heat (HEA) in the 44th match of the Big Bash League 2022-23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday (January 16). Melbourne Stars lost against the Renegades in the crosstown derby in their last match by just six runs. They were restricted to 156/7 while chasing a 163-run target and are now placed at the bottom of the table with just three wins from the opening eleven games. Brisbane Heat beat Adelaide Strikers by 17 runs in their last match to register their only third win this season. James Bazley took three wickets while defending 154 runs, while Matthew Kuhnemann grabbed two. They now sit in the seventh position with seven points from ten games. However, they lost against the Stars this season and have lost three of their last five encounters as well.
Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, 44th Match
Big Bash League, 16 Jan 2023, Mon, 1:45 PM IST, Melbourne
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
HWR Cartwright, Nick Larkin, MP Stoinis, Tom Rogers, BJ Webster, JM Clarke, Brody Couch, Liam Hatcher, CD Hinchliffe, L Wood, A Zampa(C)
BENCH : Trent Boult, Joe Burns, NM Coulter-Nile, GJ Maxwell, Campbell Kellaway, T O’Connell, Sam Elliott, Cameron McClure, Pavel Florin, James Seymour, TJ O’Donnell
Usman Khawaja(C), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, SR Hain, Josh Brown, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Swepson, SH Johnson
BENCH : Xavier Bartlett, Sam Billings, Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, C Munro, Mark Steketee, RA Whiteley, Jack Wildermuth, Will Prestwidge, NA McSweeney