BBL $20,000 Heat v Stars Lineup Tips

How good is it that the Big Bash is back! Last night BBL07 opened with a thrilling last ball victory to the Sydney Thunder. Tonight we have a clash of the tournament heavy weights with the Brisbane Heat hosting the Melbourne Stars. The Heat boast a formidable batting lineup and look poised to make a huge score whereas the Stars are a team brimming with international talent. Whatever the result is tonight, one thing is guaranteed, there will be fireworks.


Here is a team you may consider for the BBL $20k+ Heat v Stars competition:


Brendon McCullum ($19,400)

McCullum is one of the best T20 minds in the game, and also one of the cleanest hitters. He makes up one half of the Bash Brothers who were a revelation in last year’s tournament. McCullum loves to attack at the top of the innings and more often is able to score very quickly. On the small Gabba, he is a real chance to hit multiple sixes and he should get a good strike rate bonus.

Kevin Pietersen ($13,150)

Fresh from boring all of Australia in the commentary box, Pietersen returns to on field action once again for the Stars after a typically brilliant campaign last year. Pietersen is a dominant T20 batsmen who is also extremely consistent, which is ideal for a batsmen on Draftstars. Look for Pietersen to be batting at his consistent self and deliver a big score.


Mitchell Swepson ($14,050)

The young leggie has been a revelation in the past couple of Big Bashes and should be able to continue his upward trajectory this year. Swepson is an attacking bowler who can rip through a batting lineup, but also manages to keep the runs down. The Stars have a series of right handed middle order batsmen in Maxwell, Pietersen, Stoinis and Faulkner, which plays into Swepson’s hands.

Adam Zampa ($13,050)

Another young leggie on an upward spiral, Zampa is a gun T20 bowler who has excellent control. Whilst he will be bowling in the middle overs when Chris Lynn is likely to be batting, Zampa will be spinning the ball away from him, which may cause some issues for Lynn. Look for Zampa to keep it fairly tight and to take a couple of wickets.


Glenn Maxwell ($19,650)

Maxwell will most likely bat at number 3 as well as bowl four overs, so he is a must pick in the all-rounder spot. Maxwell is one of the most dynamic T20 players in world cricket who is an elite batsmen, bowler and fielder in this format of the game. Look for him to make a statement tonight.


Jimmy Peirson ($8,550)

Peirson will open the batting for the Heat, just like his opposite number Ben Dunk, but he costs about one third of the salary. Peirson is a solid slogger who looks to start his innings very quickly. His role is to make runs quickly, or get out and let Lynn do his thing.


Luke Wright ($11,450)

Wright is back for another season at the top of the Stars batting order where he has made a name for himself. Wright is the consummate T20 professional, travelling around the world as a specialist batsmen and surprisingly not getting a look in for England. Wright is an explosive batsmen who is often underrated alongside the other players in the Stars lineup.

The Line Up

BAT: Brendon McCullum ($19,400)

BAT: Kevin Pietersen ($13,150)

BWL: Mitchell Swepson ($14,050)

BWL: Adan Zampa ($13,050)

AR: Glenn Maxwell ($19,650)

WK: Jimmy Peirson ($8,550)

FLEX: Luke Wright ($11,450)

Salary Remaining: $700



**All stats are provided by Fox Sports


Per Run Scored = 1 point

Boundary Bonus: 4 = 1 point

Boundary Bonus: 6 = 2 points

Strike Rate Bonus = 1 point

For every run a player scores above the amount of balls faced: (e.g. if a player scores 40 off 26 balls, they score an additional 14 points)


Dot Ball = 1 point

Maiden Over Bonus = 15 points

Wicket = 25 points

3 or More Wicket Bonus = 10 points

Extras Penalty (wide or no-ball) = -1 point

Economy Rate Bonus (4 or less runs per over) = 25 points

Economy Rate Bonus (4.01 – 5 runs per over) = 20 points

Economy Rate Bonus (5.01 – 6 runs per over) = 15 points

Economy Rate Bonus (6.01 – 7 runs per over) = 10 points

Economy Rate Bonus (7.01 – 8 runs per over) = 5 points


Catch = 10 points

Stumping = 15 points

Run Out = 20 points


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