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Can the Brisbane Heat go one better in BBL7 and win their second title this summer?

Odds are, it’s all going to come down to two men.

Aussie sensation Chris Lynn and New Zealand champion Brendon McCullum set the competition alight last season, dominating at the top of the order to catapult the Heat to second after the end of the season – its highest ever finish on the ladder.

The Gabba became one of the hottest venues in the state as the two men put on a show, night after night.

Unfortunately for the Heat, Lynn’s call up to the Australian side and subsequent injury meant they were undermanned in the Grand Final, going down to the powerhouse Perth Scorchers.

While Lynn and McCullum will be back in action this season, the Heat will need improvement from its international recruits and second tier if they are to lift silverware.

Can the two big-hitters get some help?

We’ll look at the Heat’s odds, their squad, fixture and best betting markets in our full team preview.

About the Brisbane Heat

Established: 2011
Home ground: Gabba
Coach: Daniel Vettori (NZ)
Captain: Brendon McCullum
BBL titles: 1 (BBL2)


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Brisbane Heat fixture

Opponent Date Venue Time
Melbourne Stars Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Gabba 7.40pm AEDT
Melbourne Renegades Saturday, December 23, 2017 Etihad Stadium 7.20pm AEDT
Sydney Thunder Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Gabba 7.10pm AEDT
Adelaide Strikers Sunday, December 31, 2017 Adelaide Oval 7.10pm AEDT
Melbourne Stars Tuesday, January 2, 2018 MCG 7.10pm AEDT
Perth Scorchers Friday, January 5, 2018 Gabba 7.10pm AEDT
Hobart Hurricanes Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Gabba 7.40pm AEDT
Hobart Hurricanes Monday, January 15, 2018 Blundstone Arena 7.40pm AEDT
Sydney Sixers Thursday, January 18, 2018 SCG 7.40pm AEDT
Melbourne Renegades Saturday, January 27, 2018 Gabba 7.20pm AEDT
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Brisbane Heat squad

Brisbane Heat futures betting

The Brisbane Heat will start the 2017/2018 Big Bash League season on the third line of title betting at +500 with Interesting odds for a team that came within one match of going all the way last season and seemed to have only added to their squad since.

The Heat are also paying -142.86 at to make the top four and compete in their third finals campaign in seven seasons.

Tips for betting on the Brisbane Heat

So, we know who’s going to do the damage with the bat for the Heat, but what about the ball?

We’ve taken a look at the squads and the stats and delivered our tips for the Heat’s 2017/18 futures betting:

Most wickets betting:

While most of the market is weighed towards the quicks in the line-up like Mark Steketee and Mitch Swepson, the man who takes our eye in the most wickets betting is a veteran from Pakistan.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been a warrior for his country over the last three seasons and is a very handy pick-up for the Heat this season. At +1000 with, we expect Shah to provide tremendous value for money and get a lot of responsibility in the middle overs.

Most runs betting:

Will it be Lynn or McCullum that wins the run-making rivalry between the two big Heat-hitters?

Lynn, at $2 with CrownBet, is the favourite to pile on the runs, but we’re going to go with old man McCullum ($2.35) to do the business.

The reason?

International duty. If Chris Lynn dominates like he did last season, there’s every chance he’ll get called up for international duty for Australia during the summer, which could cost him a few games at the Gabba.

While McCullum may not be in the same kind of form as Lynn or have age on his side anymore, he’s a better bet to play every game and provide better value for money throughout the entire summer.

Brisbane Heat all-time XI

For a team that’s won a BBL title and competed in a second Grand Final, it’s quite hard to put together a best eleven for the Brisbane Heat.

That is a testament to the guys at the top of the tree – McCullum, Lynn, Christian and Vettori – who have carried their side at different stages throughout the journey.

There’s no doubt that McCullum and Lynn make up one of the best T20 opening partnerships the format has ever seen. Christian, Hopes and Cutting provide a flurry of middle and late order hitting and Samuel Badree – the number one T20 bowler in the world for a long period – is one of the most unheralded success stories for the franchise.

Mitchell Johnson, Cutting and Hopes will share responsibilities with the new ball.

1. Brendan McCullum (c)
2. Chris Lynn
3. Joe Burns
4. Peter Forrest
5. Daniel Christian
6. James Hopes
7. Chris Hartley (k)
8. Ben Cutting
9. Daniel Vettori
10. Samuel Badree
11. Mitchell Johnson

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