Batsman Sam Heazlett Recalled to the Brisbane Heat Squad
Batsman Sam Heazlett has been recalled to the Brisbane Heat squad for tomorrow night’s KFC Big Bash League clash with the Perth Scorchers at the Gabba.
Heazlett has replaced leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson in the 13-man squad for the match, the second last home game of the summer for Brisbane.
The left-hander has been in strong form this week in the Toyota Futures League 2nd XI T20 series in Sydney, with scores of 44 off 29 balls, 32no off 14 and 30 off 22 balls as well as taking a haul of 3-8 from four overs.
It follows his 142 not out last weekend for Redlands in the Bulls Masters Premier Grade cricket competition.
The Queensland Academy of Sport has dominated the eastern conference series, racking up victories over ACT/NSW Country, NSW Metro and the Cricket Australia U-19 squad.
Queensland Premier Grade players Andrew Gode (Valley), Alecz Day (Sunshine Coast), Sam Truloff (Wests) and Nathan McSweeney (Norths) have produced a string of match-winning performances for the team coached by Andy Bichel and John Davison.
McSweeney, who made his debut for the Queensland Bulls at the start of the season, took a five-wicket haul with his off-breaks in the Futures League earlier this week after claiming a hat-trick for Norths on the way to an eight-wicket haul on the weekend.
Left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann also played in the Futures League series this week and would make his BBL debut if chosen in the Heat starting line-up tomorrow night.
Brisbane sits one point ahead of Perth on the BBL ladder and defeated the Scorchers at Optus Stadium earlier in the series.
The final two home games of the season will commence slightly later at the Gabba, with 7.40pm starts. Tickets on sale now from Ticketek.
KFC Big Bash League
Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers
Tomorrow, 7.40pm, the Gabba
Brisbane Heat Squad
50. Chris Lynn (c)
17. Max Bryant
31. Ben Cutting
35. Brendan Doggett
5. Sam Heazlett
30. Matthew Kuhnemann
2. Josh Lalor
42. Brendon McCullum (Int)
59. James Peirson
16. Jack Prestwidge
77. Matt Renshaw
49 Alex Ross
88. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Int)
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