The Brisbane Heat are an Australian men's professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team that competes in the Big Bash League. The Heat wears a teal uniform and are based in Brisbane in the Australian state Queensland. Their home ground is the Brisbane Cricket Ground.
|Home ground||Brisbane Cricket Ground|
|BBL wins||1 (BBL02)|
|2016–17 Brisbane Heat season|
Players with international caps are in bold.
|S/N||Name||Nat.||Date of birth (age)||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|1||Max Bryant||3 October 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|5||Sam Heazlett||29 December 1990||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox||International Cap|
|15||Joe Burns||6 September 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||International Cap|
|17||AB de Villiers||17 February 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Visa Contract and International Cap|
|50||Chris Lynn||10 April 1990||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox||Captain and International Cap|
|Tom Cooper||26 November 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break||Non-Visa Dutch International|
|9||Marnus Labuschagne||22 June 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break||International Cap|
|14||Jack Prestwidge||28 February 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Jack Wildermuth||1 September 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||International Cap|
|18||Tom Banton||11 November 1998||Right-handed||–||Visa Contract and International Cap|
|59||Jimmy Peirson||13 October 1992||Right-handed||–|
|2||Josh Lalor||2 November 1987||Right-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
|6||Mark Steketee||17 January 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|21||Cameron Gannon||23 January 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Australian citizen with International Cap for the USA|
|55||Ben Laughlin||3 October 1982||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||International Cap|
|4||Mitchell Swepson||10 April 1993||Right-handed||Right Arm leg break||International Cap|
|7||Mujeeb Ur Rahman||28 March 2001||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Visa contract and International Cap|
|30||Matthew Kuhnemann||20 September 1996||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox|
|75||Zahir Khan||20 December 1998||Left-handed||Left-arm unorthodox spin||Visa contract and International Cap|
Big Bash League 2011/12Edit
The team lost their first four matches, but – still with an outside chance to reach the semi-finals – won their last three matches and were just eliminated in the last match. Brendon McCullum missed some matches as he was playing HRV Cup in New Zealand simultaneously while Daniel Vettori missed few games because of injury while the original captain James Hopes missed the whole tournament because of injury. The team ended fifth out of eight on the points table.
|16 December 2011||Sydney Sixers||Sydney Cricket Ground||Lost by 6 wickets|
|20 December 2011||Melbourne Stars||The Gabba||Lost by 8 runs|
|29 December 2011||Perth Scorchers||WACA Ground||Lost by 10 runs|
|3 January 2012||Adelaide Strikers||The Gabba||Lost by 31 runs|
|6 January 2012||Hobart Hurricanes||The Gabba||Won by 3 runs, MoM- Matthew Hayden 76 (51)|
|12 January 2012||Melbourne Renegades||Etihad Stadium||Won by 12 runs, MoM- Daniel Vettori 40 (25) and 0/27 (4 Overs)|
|17 January 2012||Sydney Thunder||The Gabba||Won by 91 runs, MoM- Daniel Christian 75* (47) and 1/17 (4 Overs)|
|Overall Record of 3–4 in BBL|01
Failed to make Semifinals, ended 5/8
Big Bash League 2012/13Edit
Captain James Hopes was unable to play due to injury. Vice-captain Chris Hartley won the toss, and elected to bat first. Joe Burns top scored for Brisbane with 43 runs off 27 balls, in a total of 167 for the loss of five wickets. Jason Behrendorff took 2 wickets for the Scorchers.
In reply, Perth Scorchers scored 133 for the loss of nine wickets from their 20 overs, losing by 34 runs. Adam Voges was the highest scorer with 49 runs from 32 deliveries. Barbadian Kemar Roach took 3 wickets for 18 runs. Nathan Hauritz was named man of the match after bowling three overs for 11 runs and taking three catches.
|9 December 2012||Hobart Hurricanes||The Gabba||Lost by 8 wickets|
|13 December 2012||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval||Won by 3 wickets, MoM- Luke Pomersbach 65 (39)|
|18 December 2012||Perth Scorchers||The Gabba||Lost by 9 wickets (D/L)|
|22 December 2012||Melbourne Renegades||Etihad Stadium||Lost by 6 wickets, MoM- Ben Cutting 2/12 (4 Overs)|
|28 December 2012||Sydney Thunder||Stadium Australia||Won by 5 wickets, MoM- Daniel Christian 5/26 (4 overs)|
|3 January 2013||Melbourne Stars||The Gabba||Won by 24 runs, MoM- James Hopes 49 (40) and 3/28 (4 Overs)|
|7 January 2013||Sydney Sixers||The Gabba||Lost by 5 wickets|
|12 January 2013||Hobart Hurricanes||Bellerive Oval||Won by 8 wickets, MoM- Luke Pomersbach 82 (42)|
|15 January 2013||Melbourne Renegades||Etihad Stadium||Won by 15 runs, MoM- Luke Pomersbach 112* (70)|
|19 January 2013||Perth Scorchers||WACA Ground||Won by 34 runs, MoM- Nathan Hauritz 0/11 (3 Overs) and 3 catches|
|Overall Record of 6–4 in BBL|02
Big Bash League Champions (1/8)
Big Bash League 2013/14Edit
The team started well, winning their first game against the Perth Scorchers. However, they lost out in many close matches over the course of the season. The Heat struggled but, managed to finish the season in 5th place. There were good signs for the Heat as Cameron Gannon led all BBL wicket-takers, snaring 18 wickets at an average of less than 12 – with best bowling of 4–10. Daniel Vettori was also miserly with the ball, going for just over six an over and picking up 7 wickets. Chris Lynn was the best of the batsman scoring 198 runs closely followed by Dan Christian who made 186 runs at an average of 46.5.
|22 December 2013||Perth Scorchers||The Gabba||Won by 3 wickets, MoM- Chris Lynn 81 (53)|
|28 December 2013||Hobart Hurricanes||The Gabba||Lost by 3 wickets|
|30 December 2013||Melbourne Renegades||Etihad Stadium||Lost by 57 runs|
|2 January 2014||Sydney Sixers||The Gabba||Lost by 4 runs|
|8 January 2014||Sydney Thunder||Stadium Australia||Won by 48 runs, MoM- Chris Lynn 56 (35)|
|11 January 2014||Melbourne Stars||The Gabba||Lost by 3 wickets|
|18 January 2014||Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval||Won by 32 runs, MoM- Daniel Vettori 2/10 (4 Overs)|
|23 January 2014||Hobart Hurricanes||Bellerive Oval||Lost by 40 runs|
|Overall Record of 3–5 in BBL|03
Failed to make Semifinals, ended 5/8
Big Bash League 2014/15Edit
Brisbane Heat finished last in the league, with a record of 2–6, which led to the resignation of Stuart Law as coach, and James Hopes as captain. Brisbane Heat were the first team to win the wooden spoon, besides the Sydney Thunder, who won the spoon in the first 3 seasons of the BBL.
|21 December 2014||Sydney Thunder||ANZ Stadium||Lost by 56 runs|
|28 December 2014||Melbourne Stars||The Gabba||Won by 1 run, MoM- Ryan Duffield 3/28 (4 overs)|
|2 January 2015||Hobart Hurricanes||Blundstone Arena||Lost by 6 wickets|
|4 January 2015||Adelaide Strikers||The Gabba||Lost by 5 wickets|
|8 January 2015||Perth Scorchers||#TheFurnace||Lost by 8 wickets|
|11 January 2015||Sydney Sixers||The Gabba||Lost by 6 wickets|
|13 January 2015||Melbourne Renegades||Etihad Stadium||Lost by 5 wickets|
|15 January 2015||Hobart Hurricanes||The Gabba||Won by 18 runs, MoM- Chris Lynn 81 (35)|
|Overall Record of 2–6 in BBL|04
Failed to make Semifinals, ended 8/8
Big Bash League 2015/16Edit
Following the retirement of Daniel Vettori's playing career, he signed a 3-year contract to become the coach of the franchise. Heat signed Josh Lalor, Andrew Fekete (cricketer), Alex Doolan. West Indian pair Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons were snapped up by Heat. Rookie players Jack Wildermuth, Mitchell Swepson were also picked up by Heat. They finished 6th in the table with 3 wins and 5 losses.
Big Bash League 2016/17Edit
Following the retirement of Brendon McCullum's international playing career, he returned as a full-time participant for the Heat for his second stint for the franchise, this time as captain. He took no part in the previous season due to BBL coinciding with the final matches of his international career. James Hopes retired from cricket. Heat signed English fast bowler Tymal Mills. Heat finished 2nd in the table with 5 wins and 3 losses. In the semi-final, they were defeated by Sydney Sixers in a super over.
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|Brendon McCullum||New Zealand||2011,2015+, 2016–2019|
|Roelof van der Merwe||Netherlands / South Africa||2011|
|Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||2011–2014|
|Thisara Perera||Sri Lanka||2012|
|Dale Steyn||South Africa||2012+|
|Samuel Badree||Trinidad and Tobago||2014+,2015-17|
|Lendl Simmons||Trinidad and Tobago||2015–16|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Afghanistan||2018–20|
|AB De Villiers||South Africa||2020|
+= Did not play a game that season
|Years||Kit Manufacturers||Chest Sponsors||Breast Sponsors|
|2012-13||Betta Home Living|
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