After missing the Big Bash League finals last summer, the Brisbane Heat are fired up and ready for a fight. Chris Lynn leads a team that mixes local talent with a few big names from abroad, but do the Heat have enough firepower to mix it with the other contenders?
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Brisbane Heat fixture
|Melbourne Stars||Friday, December 11||Manuka Oval||7:15pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Monday, December 14||Manuka Oval||7:15pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Wednesday, December 23||The Gabba||6:15pm AEST|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Sunday, December 27||The Gabba||6:15pm AEST|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Wednesday, December 30||The Gabba||6:15pm AEST|
|Sydney Sixers||Saturday, January 2||The Gabba||7:15pm AEST|
|Sydney Thunder||Monday, January 4||The Gabba||6:15pm AEST|
|Melbourne Stars||Thursday, January 7||Metricon Stadium||8:20pm AEST|
|Sydney Sixers||Sunday, January 10||Metricon Stadium||6:15pm AEST|
|Melbourne Renegades||Thursday, January 14||Marvel Stadium||7:15pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Tuesday, January 19||Marvel Stadium||7:15pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Thursday, January 21||MCG||7:15pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Saturday, January 23||Marvel Stadium||4:05pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Tuesday, January 26||SCG||1:05pm AEDT|
Brisbane Heat players to watch
Brendon McCullum’s retirement left a big hole at the top of the order for Brisbane, but Bryant has shown that he has the tools to succeed at this level. All he needs is a little more composure and consistency.
Wildermuth heads home this season after a title-winning stint with the Melbourne Renegades. Stepping into Ben Cutting’s old role, the 27-year-old allrounder has big shoes to fill.
We might not see a heap of this guy due to his international commitments, so enjoy him while you can. Banton’s powerful legside slogging is reminiscent of Kevin Pietersen in his prime.
Brisbane Heat futures betting
The Heat missed finals last summer, and the odds at Australia’s leading online bookmakers have them around the middle of the pack this season.
Most wickets betting
He might be pushing 40, but Ben Laughlin is still one of the very best seam bowlers in T20 cricket. The BBL’s all-time leading wicket-taker should see plenty of action with James Pattinson away on international duty.
Most runs betting
With other players occupied by international duty, Chris Lynn is the obvious threat in the Brisbane top order. The burley Queenslander is now the all-time leading runscorer in the BBL and will look to widen the gap on his rivals this season.
Brisbane Heat all-time XI
- Brendan McCullum (c)
- Chris Lynn
- Joe Burns
- Peter Forrest
- Daniel Christian
- Jimmy Peirson (wk)
- Ben Cutting
- Daniel Vettori
- Mitchell Swepson
- Josh Lalor
- Mark Steketee