Warwick paceman in 13 for first Heat game in BBL
CRICKET: Warwick paceman Mark Steketee is in the 13 for the Brisbane Heat clash with Adelaide Strikers on Wednesday in Adelaide.
The Heat are travelled to Adelaide today to prepare for the game. They train tomorrow afternoon at Adelaide Oval.
Steketee debuted in the Big Bash League in 2014 so is approaching his fourth season in the blue of Brisbane.
The squad of 13 was selected for the Heat extended squad of 18 so Steketee has passed the first step towards making the 11 for the first game.
The Warwick paceman has missed the early part of the Sheffield Shield season with a side strain but was the best bowler for the Cricket Australia XI in a game against the Pakistan Test team in Cairns.
He took 5-109 in two innings against Pakistan, a performance that looks even better after the Pakistani heroics in the First Test in Brisbane.
The Heat team will be led by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum who will debut for the Brisbane team. Jack Wildermuth will also make his debut if selected in the final 11.
After the game in Adelaide, the Heat will play Sydney Thunder on December 28 at Spotless Stadium.
The first home game for the Heat will be on December 30 against the Hobart Hurricanes.
TEAM FOR ADELAIDE: Brendon McCullum (c), Samuel Badree, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Andrew Fekete, Jason Floros, Chris Lynn, Jimmy Peirson, Nathan Reardon, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth
2016-17 Brisbane Heat Home Games
Friday 30th Dec v Hobart Hurricanes from 6:10
Tuesday 3rd Jan v Sydney Sixers from 6:10
Wednesday 11th Jan v Perth Scorchers from 6:40
Friday 20th Jan v Melbourne Renegades from 6:40*
- Double header with WBBL clash: Heat v Strikers from 1:10pm
The KFC T20 Big Bash League remains a family favourite event for summer with General Admission prices staying in place since the competition's first season, coming in at $8 for kids, $22 for adults and $48 for a family pass (2 adults & 2 kids).
Tickets for this season's Brisbane Heat matches at the Gabba can be purchased from Ticketmaster.com.au