Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat

Title winners in the second edition of the Big Bash League in 2012/13, Brisbane Heat is a franchise based in Brisbane which is where they play their home games in Teal uniforms.

Brisbane Heat have played 105 BBL matches so far winning 47 and losing 56 of them with one tie (which they lost in super over) and 1 match ended in no-result. Overall, they have a 42% winning rate.

Approaching its 11th season in the Big Bash League, Brisbane Heat is one of the six teams to win the BBL title when they marched to a win 9 years back against Perth Scorchers. It remains their sole title so far in the first 10 seasons of BBL.

In the last season, they qualified for the playoffs being the 4th team in the points table after the league stage. They eventually lost to Perth Scorchers in the Challenger and thus were out of the league just a step before the finals.

In 2016-17, Brisbane Heat had reached the semi-finals but crashed out against Sydney Sixers in the over-over eliminator after the match was tied at the end of 20 overs each.

Brisbane’s home venue is the Brisbane Cricket Ground, popularly known as the Gabba, and it boasts of some of the largest crowds in the BBL with a seating capacity of about 42000.

They have a history of some of the best overseas recruits with AB de Villiers, one of the most sought-after T20 players in the world, being a part of the franchise since BBL|9. Overseas player, Brendon McCullum had led them from 2016 to 2018 with moderate success.

The Heat have a new captain this season in the form of Jimmy Pierson who has taken over from Chris Lynn who captained the most number of matches. They also have a new coach Wade Seccombe who replaced Darren Lehmann. Lehmann had been their head coach in the only season they emerged as winners in the Big Bash League (2012-13). Let’s see what coach Wade Seccombe brings to the table.

Brisbane Heat Fixtures

Brisbane Heat will start BBL|11 with the second match of the season against Sydney Thunder at Canberra on 6th December 2021. The Heat have the best record against Sydney Thunder with 71% wins in 14 encounters so far in BBL. They should feel confident to win the first game against the Thunder.

Brisbane Heat have highest winning rate at 71% wins against Sydney Thunder.

Cricket Betting

When is the Next Brisbane Heat Match?

When is the Next Brisbane Heat Women Match?

Brisbane Heat will next play the Perth Scorchers in an away game on 8th December 2021. The Heat have won 7 and lost 9 matches against the Scorchers in the BBL.

After another away game against Melbourne Renegades, the Brisbane Heat will play their first home game on 19th December against Sydney Thunder at the Gabba. Their first encounter against the Stars will be at home just after the boxing day on 27th December 2021.

While Brisbane Heat enjoy the best winning rate against Sydney Thunders, another franchise from Sydney – Sydney Sixers – has proven to be their headache over the years in BBL. The Heat have the worst record against the Sixers with just 3 wins in 14 games which amount to a 21% winning rate.

The Heat’s first match against the Sixers in this BBL on 29th December will be their last match of the year 2021.

As far as the remaining teams are concerned, the Heat need major improvements in the head to head records. They have a winning percentage in the thirties against the Hurricanes and Renegades whereas it’s in the forties against Scorchers and Strikers. Needless to say, the Heat needs major performance improvements this year to better their record of 42% win rate in the BBL history.

Big Bash League 2020 Table

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Sydney Sixers 14 9 5 0 0 0.257 36
2 Perth Scorchers 14 8 5 0 1 0.851 32
3 Sydney Thunder 14 8 6 0 0 0.949 31
4 Brisbane Heat 14 7 7 0 0 -0.286 29
5 Adelaide Strikers 14 7 7 0 0 0.105 28
6 Hobart Hurricanes 14 7 7 0 0 -0.187 28
7 Melbourne Stars 14 5 8 0 1 0.14 24
8 Melbourne Renegades 14 4 10 0 0 -1.727 16

Brisbane Heat Squad

Brisbane’s success formula in the past has been built on all-rounders who have lent stability to the side. Ben Cutting, Daniel Christian were massive players for them in the title-winning season. In the last season as well, despite finishing fourth after the league stage, they went on to reach the finals but lost to Sydney Sixers by 49 Runs.

This season the team will be led by their new captain and wicketkeeper Jimmy Pierson while the previous captain Chris Lynn will focus on performing with the bat.

The three foreign players in the squad are Ben Ducket, Tob Abell from England and Mujeeb us Rahman from Afghanistan. All these players will be key to Brisbane Heat’s success.

Brisbane Heat have let go of away players such as Tom Banton, Lewis Gregory, Dan Lawrence and Joe Denly and brought in Tob Abell, Ben Ducket.

They have also added Michael Neser after 10 seasons with Adelaide Strikers. The heat did not renew the contracts for Jack Wildermuth, Xavier Barlett and Marnus Labuschagne.

The absence of Labuschagne is due to the fact that he will be unavailable due to the upcoming Ashes series. That means the ex-captain Chris Lynn would have to take more responsibility with the bat. The newly appointed captain should play the role of a finisher in the team apart from being the designated wicket-keeper.

Apart from the presence of some experienced batters such as Labuschagne, Denly, Burns the team looks settled and have some exciting players in the squad to make up for the absentees.

Michael NeserAllrounder
Jack WildermuthAllrounder
James BazleyAllrounder
Tom CooperBatter
Sam HeazlettBatter
Chris LynnBatter
Marnus LabuschagneBatter
Tom AbellBatter
Max BryantBatter
Connor SullyBatter
Xavier BartlettBowler
Mujeeb ur RahmanBowler
Mark SteketeeBowler
Mitchell SwepsonBowler
Matthew WillansBowler
Ben DuckettBowler
Matt KuhnemannBowler
Jimmy Peirson (c)Wicketkeeper
Brisbane Heat BBL|11 Squad

Brisbane Heat Players

Brisbane Heat players for this season of the Big Bash League are a well-assembled lot fitting key requirements in the franchise. While their overall strength remains their spin resources and all-rounders, the individual talent in the squad is worth drooling over.

Here we glance at some key players for them this season.

Chris Lynn – The skipper of the Brisbane Heat squad is the highest run-scorer in the BBL with 2790 runs in 88 innings at an average of 37.20 and a superb strike rate of above 150. While Lynn had a tough stint in the Caribbean Premier League and never played a game in the Indian Premier League for title winners Mumbai Indians, in Australia at home in Brisbane, Lynn remains a potent threat.

Captain Jimmy Pierson is the next batsman on the list for the Heat in the current squad with 1160 BBL runs. That’s how good Chriss Lynn has been.

Newly added Michael Neser has 67 wickets in 69 innings playing for Adelaide Strikers. Mark Steketee has an overall 66 wickets in just 53 innings playing for Brisbane Heat. He has a strike rate of 16.70 and an economy of close to 9.

Brisbane Heat WBBL

Brisbane Heat’s women counterpart which is a franchise based out of Albion, Queensland have been playing in WBBL since its inception in the 2015/16 season. The team is led by Jess Jonassen who has played the most number of matches (95) in WBBL so far. In 2020, Brisbane Heat Women became the second team, after Sydney Sixer Women, to win back to back titles in WBBL|4 and WBBL|5 seasons. Both times their star player Beth Mooney was adjudged Player of the Match.

Captain Jessica Jonassen has played the most number of matches so far for Brisbane Heat Women.

Cricket Betting

In WBBL|4 Brisbane Heat Women beat Sydney Sixer Women in the finals by 3 wickets followed by a 6 wicket victory in the finals over Adelaide Strikers Women in WBBL|5 in season 2019/20. They are playing for the third title in WBBL|7.

Anneke BoschAllrounder
Jessica Jonassen*Allrounder
Courtney SippelAllrounder
Ellie JohnstonAllrounder
Georgia VollAllrounder
Grace HarrisAllrounder
Nadine De KlerkAllrounder
Nicola HancockAllrounder
Charli KnottBatter
Laura KimminceBatter
Mikayla HinkleyBatter
Georgia PrestwidgeBowler
Poonam YadavBowler
Zoe CookeBowler
Georgia RedmayneWicketkeeper

Leading Runs Scorer
  • Chris Lynn – 458 at 35.23
  • James Peirson – 324 at 46.28
  • Max Bryant – 302 at 21.57

Most runs (and average) in the last BBL season from the Brisbane Heat squad

Leading Wicket Taker
  • Mark Steketee – 24 wickets at 9.26
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman – 14 wickets at 6.26
  • Jack Wildermuth – 13 wickets at 7.42

Most wickets (and economy) in the last BBL season from the Brisbane Heat squad


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