Match date · 20 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars match prediction

Brisbane Heat will take on last year’s runners up Melbourne Stars in match number five of the Big Bash League 2019-2020 season at Carrara Oval in Queensland on Friday. Brisbane Heat came up short in the first match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 season against Sydney Thunder, who were being considered as the underdogs in that particular match but at the end they comfortably outshone Chris Lynn and co. Now they will be up against a strengthened Melbourne Stars side, who will look to replicate their last season’s performance. With a cracker of a game in our hands, it is time for me to talk a little more about the money, which I am going to help you to make. You still think I must be joking, if I had to goof around, I would not have taken the pain of writing this article for you punters!

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Dunk in super form

Ben Dunk to be the top batsman for Melbourne Stars @ 5.00

Woaah! How does earning five times your investment sound? CRAZY right? It is not as difficult as it sounds and is definitely achievable and you can count on my statistics for the same. Ben Dunk is coming into this tournament on the back of an outstanding campaign in the Mzansi Super League in South Africa. Dunk was the leading run scorer in the recently concluded Mzansi Super League having amassed 415 runs in 11 matches at a staggering average of 51.87 and also scored three half centuries as well. Therefore, it is not going to be difficult for you to understand that Dunk is in real good form with the bat. You must be wondering why did I choose Dunk over stars like Glenn Maxwell and Nic Maddinson? It is because both players have not played in this format of the game for a while now and we are unsure how they are going to perform in this season of the BBL. In the previous season, the left-handed batsman from Queensland, was the second-highest run scorer for Melbourne Stars and managed to rack up 342 runs which includes three fifties. Bet 365 is offering odds of 5.00 for Dunk to be the top batsman for Melbourne Stars and that could well be your way to becoming rich with a bet on this market.

Heat on a winning streak

Brisbane Heat to win @ 1.95

Since both teams are stacked up with enough firepower for the upcoming fixture at Carrara Oval, it is understandable why the match is going to a mouth watering one. However, since it is Heat against Stars, there is a reason behind my choice. Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars have collided 10 times in the past and the former has had the last laugh in seven occasions. Moreover, in the last seven matches, Stars have managed to win only once; I am not kidding when I am saying this, ONLY ONCE! Heat and Stars will be playing for the first time at the Carrara Oval in Queensland and it is going to be a fascinating encounter. Lynn and Co will be desperate to get back on track with a win over Stars and amend their mistakes  they had made against Sydney Thunder. Bet 365 is offering a wonderful odds of 1.95 for Heat to win against Stars and you might as well take the plunge and double up your investment.

Good value on english youngster

Tom Banton to score over 24.5 @ 1.83

TOM BANTON – A name that has been doing the rounds of T20 cricket for some time now. Why? That is because of his prowess with the bat and it did not go unnoticed either in the Vitality T20 Blast in England and as well as in the recently concluded Abu Dhabi T10. In the Vitality T20 Blast earlier this year, he was the second highest run scorer for Somerset and in the tournament after Babar Azam. Banton piled up 549 runs in 13 matches at an average of 42.23 along with four half centuries and a hundred under his belt. The stylish right-hander got off to a fiery start in the first game scoring 16 from just seven balls but unfortunately got caught. The intent was there to go big and stay there at the crease for long, but it did not happen. He was one of the most prolific hitters in this format of the game and can be your money changer. With Bet 365 offering odds of 1.83, you should go for this hard-hitting batsman.

Stats Window:

;*** Ben Dunk was the top scorer in the recently concluded Mzansi Super League.

;*** In the last seven meetings, Heat have won six times.

*** Tom Banton was the second highest run scorer in the Vitality T20 Blast

My picks:

Ben Dunk to be top batsman for Stars – 5.00

Brisbane Heat to win – 1.95

Tom Banton to score over 24.5 – 1.83