BH vs MLS Match Preview

Brisbane has a reputation for being slow at the beginning of a season, but they are determined to change that this time. They are relying on their strong bowling attack to perform well this season. Spencer Johnson impressed last season and will be a bowler to keep an eye on.

He will be joined by Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, and Will Prestwidge in the seam department. The spin attack will be led by Matthew Kuhnemann and Mitchell Swepson. In terms of batting, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne will be playing in this match, along with Sam Billings and Colin Munro.

With such talented players, we can expect the Heat to score a high total.

The return of Glenn Maxwell is undoubtedly the biggest news for the Stars. After missing the entire previous season due to injury, his presence in this match will provide a significant boost, especially considering his recent excellent performance. Alongside Maxwell, the Stars also boast a talented group of all-rounders including Imad Wasim, Marcus Stoinis, and Nathan Coulter-Nile, all of whom possess the ability to make valuable contributions with both bat and ball.

During the Sheffield Shield tournament, Sam Harper has displayed impressive form and is expected to open the batting alongside Tom Rogers. Haris Rauf and Joel Paris are likely to lead the attack with the new ball, while Usama Mir will showcase his skills as a specialist spinner. 


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be clear with temperatures between 23 and 25 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Gabba is generally good to bat on. The average first-inning score here is close to 170. The pitch remains true throughout the match, offering plenty of pace and bounce, and allowing the batsmen to play their shots. The seamers who are disciplined with their line and length will be rewarded.

Notable stats

Michael Neser: Value Pick

Michael Neser was among the leading wicket-takers for the last season with 26 wickets. He had a bowling average of 19.03 and a strike rate of 13.40.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


BH vs MLS Probable 11

BH Playing 11

  • Usman Khawaja (C)
  • Colin Munro
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Sam Billings (Wk)
  • Josh Brown
  • Michael Neser
  • Max Bryant
  • Paul Walter
  • Xavier Bartlett
  • Mitchell Swepson
  • Spencer Johnson

MLS Playing 11

  • Tom Rogers
  • Sam Harper (Wk)
  • Glenn Maxwell (C)
  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Beau Webster
  • Liam Dawson
  • Usama Mir
  • Haris Rauf
  • Joel Paris
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Brisbane Heat to win this match. They played some brilliant cricket last season and finished as the runner-up. The Heat have managed to retain their core team and the changes made have only strengthened the squad. 


Top Picks

Glenn Maxwell: Maxwell is in red-hot form in the build-up to this tournament. He has an average of 33.84 in the BBL and a strike rate of 150.85.

Usman Khawaja: Khawaja has scored 2067 runs in his BBL career at a strike rate of 130.74 and an average of 33.89.

Sam Billings: Sam Billings has an average of 30.73 and a strike rate of 141.62 in the BBL and has scored a total of 1014 runs. 


BH vs MLS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Billings

Batters: M Labuschagne, T Fraser Rogers, U Khawaja, C Munro

All-rounders: G Maxwell (C), M Stoinis, M Neser (VC)

Bowlers: H Rauf, N Coulter-Nile, S Johnson

BH vs MLS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction