Brisbane Heat

Team Country: Australia
Team City: Brisbane, Australia
Founded (Year): 2011
Home Ground: The Gabba
Coach: Wade Seccombe
Captain: Usman Khawaja
Forms of Cricket: Twenty20
Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat: competitions

Brisbane Heat: Twenty20 Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years Big Bash League Big Bash League 1 2012–13
Champions League Twenty20 0

Brisbane Heat: Current Squad

Marnus Labuschagne Marnus Labuschagne Batsman Mujeeb Ur Rahman Mujeeb Ur Rahman Bowler

Brisbane Heat: Australian professional men's T20 franchise

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Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat is one of the Australian professional cricket teams that participate in the BBL on a permanent basis. The home ground is the Brisbane Cricket Ground (also known as the Gabba). The color of the form is teal.

The starting season of 2011, in which Peter Forrest led the Brisbane team, began extremely poorly for the team-largely due to injuries to leading players. After losing the first four matches, they failed to qualify for the semifinals, ending the year on the fifth line of the table.

The following season, in which the outstanding South African bowler Dale Steyn joined the Brisbane team, was one of the most successful for them. Having made it to the semifinals and reached the final match without losses, they beat the Perth Scorchers, becoming champions, despite the fact that their captain James Hopes, missed the final due to injury.

Brisbane failed to repeat this success a year later – in the key match, where the fate of the ticket to the semifinals was decided, the team lost to Hobart. However, in the 2013-2014 season, one of the Brisbane players, Cameron Gannon, was recognized as the best wicket-taker of the league.

The 2015-2016 period was one of the least productive in the history of the team, which not only failed to compete for the trophy, but also received the so-called wooden spoon as a result of the draw. A year later, the Brisbane team was led by Chris Lynn, who was recognized as the best batsman of the season.

The following season, Brisbane finished in second place and, although it could not make it to the finals, that year turned out to be one of the most productive all-time performances in the league. Later, such recognized stars as Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan) and AB de Villiers (South Africa) joined the team, but the team did not rise above the middle of the table in subsequent seasons.

Brisbane Heat: players

Brisbane Heat: players

Currently, the captain of the Brisbane Heat is batsman Usman Khawaja, a graduate of the Queensland Sports Academy, who has been playing for the Australian national team since 2014. In addition to him, for Brisbane and the national team at the same time play:

  1. Batsmen Joe Burns (played for Leicestershire, Middlesex and a number of other County Championship teams) and Joe Denly (an Englishman who plays for Australia only in T20I);
  2. All-rounders Jack Wildermuth from the dynasty of Australian cricketers and Marnus Labuschagne – a native of South Africa, who moved to the Green Continent with his parents as a child;
  3. Bowlers Ben Laughlin (a veteran of the national team, playing for Australia since 2009) and Mitchell Swepson, who is also a Queensland player.

In addition, such famous foreign cricketers as Dale Steyn (South Africa), Zahir Khan (Afghanistan) and Brandon McCallum (New Zealand) have played for Brisbane at various times.

Brisbane Heat: statistics

Brisbane Heat: statistics

The Brisbane Heat are the winners of the 2012-2013 BBL season. Four years later, the team was able to reach the semifinals.

Place in the League Final position Season (years)
5 Did not make it to the semifinals 2011-2012
4 Victory 2012-2013
5 Did not make it to the semifinals 2013-2014
8 Did not make it to the semifinals 2014-2015
6 Did not make it to the semifinals 2015-2016
2 Eliminated at the semifinal stage 2016-2017
7 Did not make it to the semifinals 2017-2018
5 Did not make it to the semifinals 2018-2019
7 Did not make it to the semifinals 2019-2020
4 Eliminated at the Challenger stage 2020-2021

Brisbane Heat: record holders

During the years of active performances in the league, the Brisbane Heat most often beat the Sydney Thunder (76.92% of wins) and the Melbourne Stars (64.28% of meetings won).

  • The maximum number of runs on account of the Brisbane ex-captain Chris Lynn is 2332;
  • Max Bryant and Ben Cutting are considered the best pair of batsmen;
  • Ben Cutting has taken the most wickets (63).
Nisha Bhavani
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