The Brisbane Heat is an Australian professional Twenty20 cricket franchise team that competes in the Big Bash League. They are based out of Brisbane, Australia. Its home games are held at the Brisbane Stadium, located in Brisbane.
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About Brisbane Heat WBBL
The Women's Big Bash League (known as the WBBL and, for sponsorship purposes, the Weber WBBL) is the Australian women's domestic Twenty20 cricket league.
The team competes in the National Sports League and is dressed in a teal jersey. In addition to being the team's home stadium, the Gabba acts as the venue where they play their matches. As a result of winning the Big Bash League (BBL) for the first time in 2021, their second season, the team qualified for the Champions League Twenty20 in 2022.
Despite losing their first four games, Brisbane Heat finished the season on a high note by winning their last three games. Ultimately, they finished fifth, just one position shy of qualifying for the semi-finals.
Brisbane Heat Players List
- Tom Banton
- Jimmy Peirson
- Sam Heazlett
- Xavier Bartlett
- Mark Steketee
- Mitchell Swepson
- Lachlan Pfeffer
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Michael Neser
- Tom Abell
- Ronan McDonald
- Jack Wood
- Paddy Dooley
- Will Prestwidge
- Matthew Willans
- Tom Cooper
- Chris Lynn
- Ben Duckett
- Mujeeb ur Rahman
- Nathan McSweeney
- Cameron Gannon
- Max Bryant
- Jack Wildermuth
- James Bazley
- Matthew Kuhnemann
- Liam Guthrie
- Jake Lehmann
- Bryce Street
- Connor Sully
- Jack Clayton
- Fakhar Zaman
- Steven McGiffin
- David Grant
Brisbane Heat Women Popular Members
- Anne Bosch- Batting- All-rounder
- Zoe Cooke- Bowler
- Nadine de Klerk- All-rounder
- Nicola Hancock- All-rounder
- Laura Harris- Top-order-batter
- Grace Harris- All-rounder
Brisbane Heat Last Match Scorecard
- Adelaide Strikers defeated Brisbane Heat by eight wickets to claim their fourth consecutive victory in 2021.
- A disciplined bowling performance was followed by an unbeaten 54 off 48 by Katie Mack (ACT Meteors).
Strikers have accrued 13 points from their first 11 games and are now in fourth place.
- Despite the setback, the Heat maintained their second-place ranking with 15 points.
- Heat captain Jess Jonassen elected to bat but struggled to get going on a track that wasn't ideal for hitters in the first instance.
- Except for Laura Kimmince's 22* off 11 innings, none of the hitters scored at a strike rate more than 65, which kept Heat's total to 94/7. Amanda Wellington (South Australian Scorpions) ended the game with a record, 2 for 21.
Last year's BBL champions, the Brisbane Heat, were led by Chris Lynn and James Pierson, who batted well. They scored 458 runs and 324 runs, respectively, in the game. Max Bryant (302 runs) and Marnus Labuschagne (176 runs from 6 games) also had a successful season. As a result, their first and second orders are loaded with power.
With one of the best top-orders in the BBL, the Brisbane Heat is one of the best teams in the league. Despite this, they do not seem to have adequate depth in their batting order. They may find themselves exposed and in serious difficulty if their top-order fails to get going in the first innings. The team will miss Joe Denly, which is a significant loss.
The Brisbane Heat has made several significant acquisitions ahead of the BBL 11 season. Michael Neser rejoins the squad after last appearing for them in the 2011-12 season. Ben Duckett, an English hitter, has also been added to the roster. Furthermore, they have added Tom Abell and rising pacer Connor Sully to contracts. These players will have the chance to build a name for themselves in the BBL by competing against the top-tier competition.
The Brisbane Heat looks to be heavily dependent on their starting lineup. They will rely on the consistency of the hitters at the top of the order. If this is not the case, they may also have a disappointing season. They are also inexperienced in the fast bowling category, another weakness. There will be a lot of pressure on players like Xavier Bartlett and Jack Wildermuth to deliver on their promises.
The Big Bash League for the 2013/14 Season
- After a promising start in which they defeated their rivals, the Perth Scorchers, the squad went on to lose their next three games in their first game.
- However, the Heat finished strong, winning two of their last three games to secure the division title.
- It was the Heat's last game when the Hobart Hurricanes beat them by 40 runs. The Hurricanes were awarded the final qualifying spot, and the Heat was relegated to fifth. Fortunately, the Heat had Cameron Gannon on their side, who proved to be the most successful wicket-taker in the Big Bash, taking 18 wickets at an average of less than 12 – with his best bowling statistics of 4-10 – throughout the competition.
- With an economy rate of just over six runs per over and seven wickets in seven overs, coach Daniel Vettori had a fantastic day for the visitors at Trent Bridge.
- During the season, Chris Lynn led the Heat in run-scoring with 198 runs, closely followed by Dan Christian, who scored 186 runs for the club at an average of 46.5 runs per game.
The Big Bash League for the 2014/15 Season
- After losing the Oklahoma City Thunder in their opening match, the Brisbane Heat battled back to overcome the Melbourne Stars by one run in a thrilling contest.
- They lost five consecutive games until they beat the Hurricanes by an 18-run margin in their last game of the season. The Brisbane Heat finished last in the league, having won two of their eight games, and were eliminated from the playoffs.
- Consequently, Stuart Law resigned from his post as a coach, while James Hopes resigned from his role as captain of the squad.
- After defeating the Sydney Thunder, who had finished last in each of the previous three seasons of the BBL, the Brisbane Heat walked away with the wooden spoon for the first time.
During the 2015/16 season, the Big Bash League Came Back in Action
- The team's head coach, Daniel Vettori, who had retired from playing, signed a three-year contract following his retirement.
- Following the resignation of James Hopes as captain of the event, Chris Lynn was nominated to fill the void left by his predecessor.
- Among the newcomers to the Heat are Josh Lalor, Andrew Fekete (cricketer), Alex Doolan, and West Indians Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons, who will join the squad in the following weeks.
- In addition, the Heat have signed youngsters Jack Wildermuth and Mitchell Swepson to their squad. The Thunder beat them in their first four matches before winning the fifth.
- Later, the Heat fell to the Strikers but finished strong by beating the Sixers and Stars in their last two season games. After recording three victories and five losses, the Heat finished sixth in the rankings.
- Chris Lynn, the team's captain, was the leading run-scorer in the tournament and was also named Player of the Tournament for his efforts. In contrast, he scored 378 runs in eight games, including a century against the Hobart Hurricanes in a game that the team ultimately lost.
The Big Bash League Will Take Place between 2021 and 2022
After finishing seventh and missing the finals for the fourth time in five years from 2013, the Brisbane Heat were eliminated from contention for the title. COVID was a huge setback for the squad, as it was forced to play a roster that was largely devoid of its regulars due to the incident.
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