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Heat vs Stars Preview - McCullum's Farewell

06 February 2019

“Do or do not. There is no try”. It’s the make or break final game at the Gabba for the Heat for BBL|08, with the smidgin of a chance of a Finals spot if the home side can upset the favoured Stars line-up, as well as a chance to farewell a legend.

THE GAME:

Friday 8 February 2019, 7.40pm (Qld time)

 

WATCH: Incredible Catch Attempt by Baz


 

TICKETS
Tickets are flying out the door for Brendon McCullum’s last game at the Gabba – Ticketek has them on sale now, so don’t miss out!

 

FORM.
Two wins on the trot for the Heat, while the Stars have dropped two in a row, although the Melbourne team retain favouritism with a star-studded line-up. Brisbane need the Stars to stay winless, starting with Friday night.

WATCH: Strikers vs Heat Match Highlights


SQUADS
TBC 

LAST TIME THEY MET
Less than a fortnight ago, the Heat produced arguably their most disappointing game of the tournament, fumbling a run chase that was there for the taking at the MCG to lose to the Stars.

FORM AT GABBA
Brisbane has won its last start at the Gabba, against the Scorchers, and has a fairly solid record against the Stars overall.

WATCH: Scorchers vs Heat Match Highlights


KEY PLAYERS

Sandeep Lamichhane v Chris Lynn
The livewire leg-spinner returns from the Bangladesh Premier League and will immediately put the pressure onto the Heat’s No.1 bat. The first player from Nepal to play in the BBL, Lamichhane is a genuine match winner.

Josh Lalor v Glen Maxwell
Glen Maxwell has probably put memories of his fateful leave to Ryan Duffield a few seasons ago completely from his mind, but the success of another Heat left-armer in Josh Lalor will be crucial to Brisbane’s chances of springing an upset.

WATCH: McCullum's Elite Fielding


IT'S A BIG NIGHT FOR
Brendon McCullum – his last game at the Gabba in teal after announcing this is his final season with the Heat. Has scored four half centuries this series to be Brisbane’s second highest runs-scorer. His positive influence on the likes of Max Bryant and Matt Renshaw will hopefully continue to bear fruit for Brisbane.