Stars have won four in a row and play host to a very ordinary Heat team at the MCG tonight.
Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat
Melbourne lost their first two fixtures this year, but since then have gone on a four-game unbeaten run, mainly built on the strength of their bowling. The average score against them in these four games has been 145, which is pretty misely when you look at their batting line-up. However, the Stars will be without Hastings, Maxwell, Faulkner and Boland, who are all away on international duty.
In the batting department this is less of a worry as the two Poms, KP and Luke wright have scored the majority of the runs. Peter Handscomb looked in decent form last time out and is averaging 56 this year however they’ll be wanting more going into finals from Stoinis who has got 107 runs in six innings.
Brisbane Heat beat an injury-hit Sixers last time but, as mentioned, this wasn’t enough to get them off the bottom. The Heat have struggled the whole way through this competition, especially with the ball, with not one bowler taking over four wickets. Badree was meant to be the spearhead of the attack - he’s kept the run rate down but has failed to take wickets to put pressure on middle to lower orders. Batting wise, they have Lynn and that’s about it. Burns has come in to add a bit of class but he’s never going to steal the show in T20 cricket.
Stars are massive favourites but I can’t see this going any other way even with so many players away with Australia. If the Stars dismiss Lynn early then Heat will be in a world of trouble, and I’d also back Stars to chase down any total against this bowling attack. Don’t be put off by the price.
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You can buy 11.5 six’s, which is essentially backing there to be 12 or more sixes, every six is worth your stake. If you buy at $10 per six you’ll make $10 for every six hit over 11.5. For example, if there were 15 sixes in the game you’d win $35. Being quite a controlled market our bigger punters might want to increase there stake.
Or if you’re feeling more adventures and want to win more money then you have a go at the Multi-sixes. Which multiplies the first innings sixes by the second innings sixes, we’re buying at 34. There for if both teams hit six 6’s we will be making profit (36 points). If both teams clear the fence with ease we’ll be in for a big profit. For example if the Stars bat first and hit ten 6’s and then the Heat his seven in return you’ll get 70 points backing making $340.
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