Brisbane Heat 2022-23 Squad Preview & Match Schedule

Brisbane Heat became the BBL Champions in the 2012-2013 season and since then they have not been able to get their hands on the beautiful Big Bash Glory trophy mainly Brisbane Heat 2022-23 because of the inconsistent performances along with too many changes in leadership and players not available for the entire season. In an official press release made by the franchise as well as CA, we now know the complete Brisbane Heat squad 2022-23 along with BBL 2022-23 schedule Brisbane Heat. In the last season, they suffered a lot of chaos after they were hit by the covid-19 impact which forced their 12 players along with the coach to go into isolation for seven days after that, they were not able to recover, and lost their last six games to finish.

Brisbane Heat 2022-23 Team Preview

Wade Seccombe along with his other coaching and support staff has all been retained by the franchise to continue the good things they achieved last year. Usman Khawaja is the new induct into the team and has been confirmed as Brisbane Heat captain 2022-23. Usman played for Sydney Thunders in the last season. 

They will most likely be the most affected franchise in terms of International commitments because many of their top International stars from Australia are in the test squad against South Africa and will most likely be selected for the upcoming Australia tour of India in 2023. Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser & Mitchell Swepson are a few International stars they will some due to Test matches. 

Complete Squad

Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Sam Billings (England), Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Spencer Johnson, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Colin Munro (New Zealand), Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Will Prestwidge, Matthew Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ross Whiteley (England), Jack Wildermuth & Marnus Labuschagne (replacement back up)

Sam Billings & Colin Munro will depart after playing half BBL 12 season due to their commitments with the International League T20. Both Billings & Munro will play for Desert Vipers in this newly launched T20 league in the UAE. 

Marnus Labuschagne will come as a replacement player once the overseas players leave the team and he is expected to play at least six matches in the back half of the BBL after the test series against South Africa finishes. 

They made quite a big change in their Brisbane Heat 2022-23 team squad by removing Chris Lynn, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Matthew Willans, Ben Duckett, Tom Abell & Connor Sully from the previous year’s squad. The latest additions in Brisbane Heat players for BBL 12 are Sam Billings, Spencer Johnson, Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Matthew Renshaw & Ross Whiteley. 

In the draft event, the strategy from the heat was not that complex. They went for the star performers who have previously done quite well for other franchises but they choose not to use the retention option. 

Usman Khawaja Brisbane Heat

Usman has been a permanent member of Sydney Thunders for so long and he has performed pretty consistently for the franchise as well. But it was a natural transition for him to take over the leadership role in a different franchise. Usman has lived and played all his cricket in Queensland and he is absolutely thrilled to finally get a chance to wear teal for the first time and play in a special atmosphere at the Gabba. Earlier, this year he signed a four-year contract with Brisbane Heat to play in KFC Big Bash League. 

So far he played 59 matches in which scored 1818 runs at an average of 34.30 with a strike rate of 129.86. His highest score in BBL is 109* and he has two centuries at the Big Bash level. 

Brisbane Heat BBL 2022-23 Fixtures & Schedule

Team Brisbane will be starting their BBL journey on the 15th of December and their first home game at the Gabba is scheduled to be played on the 23rd of December.  Below you can see Brisbane Heat BBL 12 fixtures with date, venue & opposition. 

Date and MonthTournament Details
Thu, Dec 15
08:15 AM GMT |
07:15 PM LOCAL
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, 3rd Match
Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
Wed, Dec 21
08:15 AM GMT |
07:15 PM LOCAL
Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, 10th Match
Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Fri, Dec 23
08:00 AM GMT |
06:00 PM LOCAL
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, 13th Match
The Gabba, Brisbane
Tue, Dec 27
08:15 AM GMT |
07:15 PM LOCAL
Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, 17th Match
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Thu, Dec 29
07:05 AM GMT |
05:05 PM LOCAL
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, 19th Match
Carrara Oval, Queensland
Sun, Jan 01
08:15 AM GMT |
06:15 PM LOCAL
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers, 25th Match
The Gabba, Brisbane
Wed, Jan 04
07:05 AM GMT |
06:05 PM LOCAL
Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, 28th Match
North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Sat, Jan 07
10:15 AM GMT |
06:15 PM LOCAL
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, 33rd Match
Perth Stadium, Perth
Wed, Jan 11
08:40 AM GMT |
06:40 PM LOCAL
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers, 37th Match
The Gabba, Brisbane
Sat, Jan 14
05:00 AM GMT |
03:30 PM LOCAL
Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, 40th Match
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Mon, Jan 16
08:15 AM GMT |
07:15 PM LOCAL
Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, 44th Match
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Fri, Jan 2009
00 AM GMT |
07:00 PM LOCAL
Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, 49th Match
The Gabba, Brisbane
Sun, Jan 22
02:40 AM GMT |
12:40 PM LOCAL
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, 51st Match
The Gabba, Brisbane
Wed, Jan 25
02:40 AM GMT |
01:40 PM LOCAL
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, 55th Match
Aurora Stadium, Launceston

Key Players This Season

Brisbane has got many top players in their line up but due to International commitments, there will be chops and changes in their lineup. Young prospects like Xavier Bartlett will be crucial for them to go past the group stage and we have seen some glimpses of his brilliant talent last year before covid ruined it all. Matt Renshaw is another player to watch out for as he played some important knocks for Adelaide Strikers in the previous seasons. Once Khawaja joins the team after the South Africa test series they will have a top player as an opener who can not only score runs but induct his energy on the field as a leader. 

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