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Brisbane Heat confirm their new signings Matt Renshaw and Brendan Doggett

The left-hander also expressed his willingness to work with Brendon McCullum.

Matt Renshaw of Australia
Matt Renshaw of Australia celebrates his century during day one of the Third Test. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat on Tuesday confirmed Matt Renshaw‘s inclusion in the upcoming Big Bash League season. The news had been doing rounds for a while now. Alongside Renshaw, Brisbane has also signed Brendan Doggett from Queensland. Both are expected to make their T20 debuts this season as the BBL commences.

While the availability of Renshaw during the first half of the season is dubious due to the Ashes, he’s likely to be available after the Ashes concludes in January for the late phases of the Big Bash League. The 21-year-old spoke about his aspirations for what is going to be his first ever stint in the BBL.

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Super keen to work alongside Brendon McCullum

Initially, Renshaw had been in two minds whether to play the BBL or not. “I’d probably looked at that period of the season and worked out that it was a chance to recharge the batteries and get some preparations in for the back half of the Shield season,” he was quoted by cricket.com.au.

However, he sounded really excited at the prospect of playing his first ever Big Bash season. “But it will be great to be a part of things with the Heat. Going to the games as a fan is a magic experience so I am excited to see what it is like from the players’ area.”

The left-hander also expressed his willingness to work with Brendon McCullum who is amongst one of the overseas stars alongside Shadab Khan in the Brisbane Heat lineup.

“The cricket tragic in me will also be super keen to learn what I can from Brendon McCullum who has been so successful in all formats of the game across his career.”

For the upcoming season, The Brisbane Heat have already managed to fill 15 of their 18 spots. Here’s what the current squad looks like:-

Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Jason Floros, Sam Heazlett, Shadab Khan (Overseas), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (Overseas), James Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson.

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