The BBL is at the pointy end of the season with the Melbourne Stars needing to turn it around to make the playoffs.
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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 26: Nathan Coulter-Nile of the Stars bowls during the Big Bash League match between Sydney Sixers and the Melbourne Stars at Metricon Stadium, on December 26, 2020, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
The Melbourne Stars will be looking to bounce back after a loss to the Renegades as the finals fight heats up against the Perth Scorchers.
A Brisbane Heat win against the Renegades would push the Stars to fifth with just two games left while the Scorchers will be looking to go closer to securing a top two spot with a win.
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The Stars have won the toss and have chose to bowl first. The game starts at 7.15pm AEDT.
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A former Scorcher, Coulter-Nile admitted to having “mixed feelings” about Perth being his target this weekend, but promised sentiment would not get in the way.
"I’m still good friends with a lot of them and I want a lot of them to do well, but I also want the Scorchers to lose every game they play,” the 33-year-old Australian T20 representative said.
“It’s a tough one. We’re going to have to try to find some form, Hopefully we can use our MCG experience and really take it to them.
“We do play really well at the MCG. We know the ground really well and `Maxi’ (Glenn Maxwell) skippers really well there.”
– NCA NewsWire
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