Heat vs Stars Dream11 Prediction: The Big Bash League 2023–24 season will kick off on December 7. This is the 13th edition of the BBL. The first match of the season will be contested between the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars at The Gabba.
The Heat were the runner-up of last season when they lost the final to the Perth Scorchers.
Heat vs Stars Dream11 Prediction: BBL 2023-24
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Team News
In the drafts, the Brisbane Heat retained Colin Munro, Sam Billings, and Paul Walter. The Melbourne Stars had drafted in England’s young sensation Harry Brook, but Brook pulled out of the competition to manage his workload. The Stars have been given even a bigger dent with uncertainty about the availability of fast bowler Haris Rauf.
According to reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board has delayed giving the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to Rauf, and he will miss at least the first match of the season for the Stars, and that delay could be even extended. Rauf will also miss the BBL action in mid-January due to a 5-T20I series against New Zealand. Rauf is one of the marquee players for the Melbourne Stars and the BBL. Usama Mir is also unlikely to be available for the Stars’ first game due to the National T20 tournament in Pakistan.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Date and time
As per the Heat vs Stars Dream11 Prediction, The Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars will clash on December 7, Thursday, at The Gabba in Brisbane at 06:15 PM local time, which is 1.45 PM IST.
BBL Match 1 Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Prediction Probable 11s
Brisbane Heat predicted XI:
Usman Khawaja, Max Bryant, Marnus Labuschagne, Matthew Renshaw, Jimmy Peirson, Sam Billings (C, wk), Paul Walter, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Michael Neser, Matthew Kuhnemann
Melbourne Stars predicted XI:
Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Sam Harper (wk), Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Liam Dawson, Tom Rogers, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Scott Boland, Mark Steketee
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Pitch and weather report
The surface at the Gabba is one of the bounciest ones in Australia, but it is also good for playing strokes as the ball sits up nicely. Expect pacers to go short and hard lengths to the batters. Spinners won’t get any help here. The weather is expected to remain clear for the opening match of the BBL 2023/24.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Dream 11 Captaincy Prediction
Without a doubt, Glenn Maxwell remains the best captaincy choice for your Dream 11 team for the first BBL fixture. He is in great form with the bat and can also chip in with a couple of overs with the ball.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Prediction: Who will win today’s BBL Match 1
For the Heat vs Stars Dream11 Prediction, we predict that Brisbane Heat will defeat Melbourne Stars in Match number 1 of the BBL 2023.