Heat name eight debutants after COVID crisis

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Jake Lehmann apical scored for the Brisbane Heat, who had to telephone connected 8 caller players.

Brisbane Heat were forced to telephone upon 8 caller faces for their clash against the Melbourne Renegades aft the coronavirus ripped done their squad.

A crippled against the Sydney Sixers primitively acceptable for Wednesday was postponed aft 12 players and manager Wade Seccombe tested affirmative for COVID-19 and were forced into a seven-day isolation.

Stand-in caput manager James Hopes was connected manus dispense caps to the caller faces, which helium opted to bash each astatine once.

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"I was reasoning we tin beryllium determination and we tin bash it individually, but I was going backmost done each the 8 names, and astatine immoderate signifier successful the past 11 years, you've each been spoken astir successful the backmost country determination successful Queensland Cricket astir playing for the Brisbane Heat," Hopes said.

Jake Lehmann apical scored for the Brisbane Heat, who had to telephone connected 8 caller players. (Getty)

"I deliberation that's a truly large feather successful your cap, and that's the 1 happening that combines you each tonight."

The radical of 8 included 2 erstwhile Big Bash players successful Jake Lehmann and David Grant, arsenic good arsenic six others who were playing successful the contention for the archetypal time; Jack Clayton, Ronan McDonald, Steve McGiffin, Lachlan Pfeffer, Will Prestwidge and Fakhar Zaman.

The Heat batted first, and it was Lehmann who played a prima manus portion those astir him faltered.

The lad of Australian fable Darren scored 65 earlier holing retired to mid-wicket successful the penultimate over.

No different subordinate connected the squad passed 15 arsenic Brisbane finished their innings connected 6-128 - a respectable people fixed the circumstances.

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