Brisbane Heat are the pride of Queensland and one of the current favourites for the BBL crown in 2021. They play all their home games at the world-famous Gabba Stadium, an unhappy hunting ground for tourists from home and abroad. This year they will be looking to win their second-ever Big Bash League, and have all the right players to be able to do it. Find out how to watch their games and more here.
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Brisbane Heat team preview
Brisbane will be looking to continue their 2021/22 campaign in much the same vein as last year when they reached the last 4. There is no doubting that they have all the right type of players to go all the way, but we are yet to see what type of international players they will add to their squad.
The likes of Marnus Labashagne and Michael Neser are on contracts for this year, meaning that they have plenty of homegrown quality regardless of who they bring in. Add to that long-serving captain Chris Lynn and the youth Englishman, Tom Banton and you feel that they may just about have the right balance within their personnel.
Another positive in the ranks at Brisbane Heat is coach Wade Seccombe. He replaces Darren Lehmann as head of the BBL outfit after single-handedly changing the direction of Queensland cricket in all formats of the game. He is tipped by many to eventually become the Australia head coach, a job that could very well be up for grabs soon. Winning the BBL with Brisbane certainly wouldn’t harm his chances.
Brisbane Heat fixtures
Here you can find out what time the Brisbane Heat play today as well as upcoming BBL live games, and the sports streaming providers showing them live or on demand.
|Thunder vs Heat||Mon, Dec 6||7.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Scorchers vs Heat||Wed, Dec 8||9.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Heat vs Renegades||Mon, Dec 13||7.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Heat vs Thunder||Sun, Dec 19||7.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Strikers vs Heat||Thu, Dec 23||7.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
How to watch Brisbane Heat live
If you enjoy Big Bash League action then Fox Cricket (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) is the channel for you, televising every BBL game from every round Live and in HD including the finals. Select games across the season will also be available on Free to Air with Channel Seven.
Stream Brisbane Heat live and free with Kayo Sports
You can watch the Brisbane Heat with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo free trial, you will have access to these same Big Bash League broadcasts as Fox Cricket so you can stream all Heat games live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo Sports doesn’t have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.
For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after play has concluded. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
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Watch Brisbane Heat with Foxtel
Fox Cricket can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more.
You also have the option to watch the Brisbane Heat online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream Big Bash games using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Cricket comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.
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Watch sport and entertainment with a Foxtel Now’s 10 day free trial. Access TV entertainment for only $25 /month, or add sport for a further $29/month after your trial is over!
Stream Brisbane Heat cricket games with Telstra
Telstra customers can get great deals for watching the Brisbane Heat on both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack ($29) on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best offer for Kayo is on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month)! Claim this before 31 May 2022.
Watch Brisbane Heat on Channel 7
Selected games across the Big Bash season are available to watch on free to air via Seven and their streaming platform, 7Plus. This is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Brisbane Heat game from every round.
Brisbane Heat games to watch this season
The Heat have built some big rivalries over the years. Here we take a closer look at the games that bring out the best, and the worst within the Queensland outfit.
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder
Queenslanders are not too fond of New South Welshmen, and the feeling is mutual. For the Thunder, there’s a bit more to it. Whilst they have a negative record against every team (3 consecutive wooden spoons will do that for you), their history against the Heat is particularly bad.
Of their 13 clashes to date, Thunder has won only three times. It’s something that the team is acutely aware of having at one point falling to a record of 7-1. Over the past few seasons, they have started to pull things back against the Heat, and the contests are always memorable.
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat
Matches between these two always throw up tons of runs and major talking points. The Scorchers may have had the upper hand over the years, but the Heat put their Western Australian rivals to the sword in the 2013 Grand final – in Perth! This has left a bit of bad blood between the two, and games this season will be no different.
This year the Scorchers are one of the favourites, so if Brisbane wants to go all the way they will have to prove themselves again against the men in orange.
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers
These two have played each other 14 times in total in BBL, and the stats show it’s always a closely run affair. The Striker has won 8 of these meetings, with the Heat taking 6. Their first meeting this year come ob December 26, by which time we will know if either has what it takes to make another finals run. The Strikers have lots of ambition this year, but the Heat will be keen to run reign in the head-to-head stats.
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers
When the Heat takes on the Sixers there is that added spice of Queensland v New South Wales. Although the Sixers have been the better of these two teams, games are always explosive. Brisbane will be looking to make a push for title glory themselves this year so more wins over the Sixers will be vital.
Best Brisbane Heat players
There have been a few changes to personnel alongside some established names in the Brisbane Heat squad for the 2021/22 season. Check out the players we think are going to make a splash in the big bash.
There are not many in cricket circles that aren’t familiar with the name Marnus Labushagne. As well as representing Brisbane Heat since 2016, he has also been pretty handy with the bat for the national side, in all formats. Probably second only to Steve Smith, he is easily one of the best batsmen in Australia (and the world).
A man who will be forever synonymous with cricket in Queensland is Chris Lynn. Born and raised in Brisbane he has been in the Heat team since 2011 and has become a legend to the Gabba faithful. He has also represented Australia at ODI and T20I levels and played in both IPL and CPL competitions.
Michael Neser is coming back to Brisbane after spending 9 seasons with Adelaide Strikers. The bowling all-rounder can offer plenty whether chasing a run chase or choking the opposition’s run rate. The Aussie international is the perfect addition to Heat this year, and at the age of 31 comes with some great experience.
This young English batsman first came to play in Brisbane at the tender age of 20, in 2019 and has been coming back since. He is an explosive T20 batsman who has even represented his country and played in the IPL. If Chris Lynn can get him firing on all cylinders this year, you feel he will win the team plenty of games.
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Stream Big Bash with your favourite Device
Here are some of the best devices to use when streaming sport on your home TV and mobile device.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Gaming Consoles: Yes – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)