Big Bash League preview: Brisbane Heat team guide
After failing to qualify for the finals for the last three seasons, Brisbane Heat hope fresh blood will give them an edge in BBL|10.
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Brisbane Heat didn't have a great run last summer. Despite signing South African superstar and T20 legend AB de Villiers, who played six matches, the team finished in seventh place and didn't qualify for the play-offs. De Villiers won't be returning this season, but the Heat have made some interesting signings that might compensate for the loss.
Batsman Tom Cooper and all-rounder Jack Wildermuth from the Melbourne Renegades will be moving to Brisbane for BBL|10, with English players Dan Lawrence and Lewis Gregory and local James Bazley joining the BBL|02 champions as well. All in all, the Queenslanders remain a team to watch as the new cricket season commences.
How to watch Brisbane Heat BBL matches
Cricket fans can watch Brisbane Heat matches live and free. While some games are on Channel 7, only Kayo Sports and Foxtel have all matches live, courtesy of Fox Cricket. For more details, check out our comprehensive guide on how to watch the BBL.
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The easiest way to keep up with Brisbane Heat is with Kayo Sports, which streams all BBL matches live via the Internet.
Brisbane Heat schedule
Brisbane Heat will kick start BBL|10 against Melbourne Stars in Canberra on Friday 11 December. You can see the team's upcoming fixtures for BBL|10 below or you can see the entire Big Bash League schedule here.
|Date||Match||Venue||Time (AEDT)||Where to watch|
|Friday, 11 December 2020||Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat||Manuka Oval||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Monday, 14 December 2020||Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat||Manuka Oval||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Wednesday, 23 December 2020||Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers||The Gabba||6:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Sunday, 27 December 2020||Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes||The Gabba||6:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Wednesday, 30 December 2020||Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat||The Gabba||6:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Saturday, 2 January 2021||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers||TBC||8:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Monday, 4 January 2021||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Thursday, 7 January 2021||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars||TBC||9:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Sunday, 10 January 2021||Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Thursday, 14 January 2021||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Tuesday, 19 January 2021||Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Thursday, 21 January 2021||Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Saturday, 23 January 2021||Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat||TBC||4:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Tuesday, 26 January 2021||Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers||TBC||1:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
Brisbane Heat squad
Besides the transfers mentioned earlier, Brisbane Heat lost regulars Ben Cutting and Matt Renshaw. Here's how the squad looks ahead of the BBL|10 season:
|Mark Steketee||26||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Ben Laughlin||38||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Morné Morkel||36||South Africa||Pace bowlers|
|Mitchell Swepson||27||Australia||Spin bowlers|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||19||Afganistan||Spin bowlers|
|Matthew Kuhnemann||24||Australia||Spin bowlers|
|Jack Wood||24||Australia||Spin bowlers|
Brisbane Heat history
After failing to qualify for the finals in the inaugural season of the BBL, Brisbane Heat turned things around and won BBL|02, their only championship title so far. Since then, they only made the semi-finals one more time, during BBL|06.
Manuka Oval and the Gabba are being used as hubs early in the campaign. The Heat traditionally play home games at The Gabba and Metricon Stadium. Darren Lehmann is the coach, while big-hitter Chris Lynn is their skipper.
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