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

Approaching its 10th season in the Big Bash League, Brisbane Heat is one of the only five teams to win the BBL title when they marched to a win in the 2012-13 edition. It remains their sole title win in the BBL.

In 2016-17, Brisbane Hear reached the semi-finals but crashed out before they could make it to the finals. In the last three editions of the tournament, Brisbane Heat has finished seventh twice, including last season, and fifth once. Brisbane’s home venue is the Brisbane Cricket Ground, and it has boasted of some of the largest crowds in the BBL.

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 last year. This time, the Heat are led by Chris Lynn and have Darren Lehmann as head coach.

Lehmann had been their head coach in the only season they emerged as winners in the Big Bash League (2012-13). With Daniel Vettori stepping aside, Lehmann returns as head coach to the franchise.

Brisbane Heat Fixtures

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11 Dec 2020, Manuka Oval, Big Bash League 10
Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars
4-129
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
125
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14 Dec 2020, Manuka Oval, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder
6-180
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
6-178
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23 Dec 2020, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 10
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
9-148
Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers
6-150
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27 Dec 2020, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 10
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
6-152
Hobart Hurricanes
Hobart Hurricanes
7-148
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30 Dec 2020, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 10
Hobart Hurricanes
Hobart Hurricanes
150
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
8-149
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02 Jan 2021, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 10
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
6-171
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
8-165
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04 Jan 2021, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 10
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
5-175
Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder
8-174
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07 Jan 2021, Metricon Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
3-115
Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars
5-111
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10 Jan 2021, Metricon Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
7-152
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
148
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14 Jan 2021, Manuka Oval, Big Bash League 10
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
5-150
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
6-149

Brisbane Heat fixtures are spread out across six venues this season. They open with a game against Melbourne Stars, the Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat on 11th December

In the same week, the Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat game is also scheduled with both games set to be held at the Manuka Oval. They return to The Gabba in Brisbane for five home games on the trot in late December and early January.

They have the following fixtures at home in Brisbane: Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers (23 December), Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes (27 December and 30 December), Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers (2 January) and Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder (4 January).

Brisbane Heat then have an array of games across the country with matches in January set to be held in Metricon Stadium, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars on 7 January and Brisbane heat vs Sydney Sixers on 10 January are in Metricon in Queensland before Heat shift to the Marvel stadium in Melbourne.

The Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades is on 14 January and Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers is on 19 January.

They then play the Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers at the MCG on 21st January and then play in the Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades again at the Marvel on 23rd January.

Their final league game is the Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers in the Sydney Cricket Ground on the 26th of January as part of a triple header on Australia Day.

Big Bash League 2020 Table

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Sydney Sixers 11 8 3 0 0 0.554 32
2 Perth Scorchers 11 6 4 0 1 0.974 24
3 Melbourne Stars 12 5 6 0 1 0.24 24
4 Sydney Thunder 11 6 5 0 0 0.919 23
5 Hobart Hurricanes 11 6 5 0 0 -0.117 23
6 Brisbane Heat 11 5 6 0 0 -0.126 21
7 Adelaide Strikers 11 5 6 0 0 -0.205 20
8 Melbourne Renegades 12 3 9 0 0 -1.964 13

Brisbane Heat Squad

The Brisbane Heat squad is a strong one this time around with the notable addition of Morne Morkel as a local player benefitted by his Australian passport. The likes of Ben Cutting, Matt Renshaw, Josh Lalor and James Pattinson left the franchise.

Their overseas recruits this time include England all-rounders Dan Lawrence and Lewis Gregory, both well-acclaimed stars in the T20 Blast in England. Jack Wildermuth returned to the club, and the Heat signed up Tom Cooper.

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.

Overseas spinners have well served them. Samuel Badree and Daniel Vettori had a good time at the franchise. Mujeeb ur Rahman has also enjoyed a few good games with Brisbane.

They followed a similar policy last time around with Zahir Khan, the left-arm chinaman spinner from Afghanistan, making an entry.

This season, the squad has nine frontline batters led by the skipper Chris Lynn and ably backed by unorthodox English opener, Tom Banton. Dan Lawrence is capable of adding batting prowess as well as key overs with his handy off-break bowling. Marnus Labuschagne and Joe Burns are part of the franchise but won’t be available for a few matches as they are in the Australia team for the Test series against India.

The bowling department is strong, with Morkel leading the pace attack. Ben Laughlin is a handy bowler to have in this format, but their biggest strength perhaps lies in their spin resources.

Dan Lawrence and Mitchell Swepson back Mujeeb. Swepson’s leg-spin has been a good success mantra for them to grab wickets. Lewis Gregory, Lawrence and Wildermuth add all-round potential to the side. James Bazley is another local player who is good in both departments.

NameRole
Lewis GregoryAllrounder
James BazleyAllrounder
Jack WildermuthAllrounder
Tom CooperBatter
Tom BantonBatter
Sam HeazlettBatter
Max BryantBatter
Marnus LabuschagneBatter
Joe BurnsBatter
Dan LawrenceBatter
Chris Lynn ©Batter
Xavier BartlettBowler
Mujeeb Ur RahmanBowler
Morne MorkelBowler
Mitch SwepsonBowler
Matthew WillansBowler
Matt KuhnemannBowler
Mark SteketeeBowler
Ben LaughlinBowler
Jimmy PeirsonWicketkeeper
Brisane Heat squad for BBL 10

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 2379 runs. Joe Burns and Ben Cutting (who left the franchise) are the only two others to score over 1000 runs for the franchise. 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.

Morne Morkel – A true dynamite fast bowler on bouncy Australian wickets, Morkel will add a lot of punch to the Brisbane Heat roster with his new ball bowling, pace and lift off the deck. That the South African has signed up as a local player and is available for the entire duration of the season makes him a keenly watched out player for this edition.

Dan Lawrence – A big part of Essex’s success in the T20 Blast, Dan Lawrence is a dynamic young cricketer who can contribute with bat and ball and is a part of the Brisbane Heat roster this season. He was named as a local icon player for the inaugural edition of the Hundred that never took off. Lawrence will add batting strength and wily off-spin all-round capabilities to the Heat this season. A smart recruit by the franchise, Lawrence fits in snugly with the team’s general strengths.

Leading Runs Scorer
  • Chris Lynn – 387 at 29.77
  • Matt Renshaw – 348 at 29.00
  • Tom Banton – 223 at 31.86

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

Leading Wicket Taker
  • Ben Laughlin – 15 at 8.77
  • Ben Cutting – 11 at 8.81
  • Josh Lalor – 11 at 7.92

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

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