|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Brisbane Heat
||vs|| Melbourne Stars
ScheduleSunday, 28 December 2014 at 08:10 GMT / 08:10 UK / 13:40 IST
VenueBrisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Brisbane Heat tasted its first defeat of the Big Bash League, 2014-15, when Sydney Thunders outplayed them by 56 runs. Melbourne Stars were humiliated by Adelaide Strikers with a huge margin of eight wickets followed by another loss in the next game from Hobart Hurricanes while falling short of 52 runs. The two suffering teams will take over each other in the coming game with a positive approach.
Nathan Reardon top scored for Brisbane Heat vs. Sydney Thunder with 49, Chris Lynn and Joe Burns got 40 and 28 runs. Daniel Christaian, Simon Milenko and Jimmy Peirson are required to concentrate on their batting while and all-round performance from Andrew Flintoff can lift the morale of his side. James Hopes, Daniel Christian, Ryan Duffield and Daniel Vettori should be more lethal in their bowling.
Kevin Pietersen, Cameron White and Luke Wright were the only batsmen who scored reasonable runs for Melbourne Stars and rest of their batting should contribute with their willows. John Hastings has picked up five wickets for his team, Jackson Bird and James Faulkner got one each from two games but that is not an encouraging result and they need to improve.
Sunday, December 28, 2014 @ 08:10 GMT, 18:10 local at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane.
A hopeless weather for the match with prediction of persistent rain and the temperatures around 21-27ᵒC.
The winning captains have preferred to field most of the times after winning the toss.
The green top wicket assists the fast bowlers and carries a lot of bounce.
Brisbane Heat – James Hopes (C), Daniel Christian, Simon Milenko, Joe Burns, Chris Lynn, Nathan Reardon, Jimmy Peirson, Andrew Flintoff, Daniel Vettori, Cameron Gannon, Ryan Duffield.
Melbourne Stars – Cameron White (C), Luke Wright, Kevin Pietersen, Glenn Maxwell, David Hussey, James Faulkner, Tom Triffitt, John Hastings, Daniel Worrall, Jackson Bird, Michael Beer.
The star studded Melbourne Stars might wake up and win the match.