Brisbane Heat made their mark when they became only the second champions in Big Bash League history when they defeated the Perth Scorchers in the final of the 2012-13 season to clinch their maiden title. But, since then, they haven’t played any finals. In fact, they have only finished in the top three twice after that.
That’s why the franchise has done many experiments to improve their performance. And in doing so, they have appointed 10 captains so far for the Heat in the BBL. Jimmy Peirson is the current captain of the team, and he is leading the side in the BBL 2022–23. So let’s check the list of captains for the Brisbane Heat in the BBL.
List of Captains for Brisbane Heat
4. Jimmy Peirson (BBL 2020 to 2023)
Australian star wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson is the captain of the team in the current season. Peirson led the Heat first time in a few games during 2020 season. He has captained the team in 24 games so far and has nine wins, 14 losses, and one game with no result to his name. Peirson has been part of the team since the 2014 season and has played 105 games for them. He has scored 1610 runs and is the second highest run scorer for the Heat.
3. James Hopes (led in 27 games)
Former Australian all-rounder James Hopes was the first player to lead the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. He was part of the team until the 2016 season. Hopes captained the team in 27 games and registered nine wins and lost 18 games. He has played 33 games for the Heat in his BBL career and scored 317 runs and taken 24 wickets in total.
2. Chris Hartley (led Brisbane Heat to 2012 BBL final)
Former middle-order batsman Chris Hartley was the batter who led the Brisbane Heat to victory against the Perth Scorchers when they won the 2012 BBL title. Surprisingly, in the 2012 season, James Hopes was the captain, but he got injured before the semi-finals. Peter Forest led the Heat in the semi-final against the Melbourne Renegades, and Hartley led them in the final. Hartley has led only two games, including the 2012 final, and has two wins. He made the list because he led the Heat to their first NBA championship with the game-winning shot.
1. Chris Lynn (led Brisbane Heat in 50 games)
Explosive Australian opener Chris Lynn is the most-capped captain for the Brisbane Heat in the BBL. He joined the team in 2011 and played for 10 seasons until 2021–22. Lynn was the backbone of the team, but later the franchise released him ahead of the 2022–23 season. He led the team in 50 games during his stint with the franchise. Under his captaincy, they won 21 games, lost 28 while one game ended with no result. Lynn is the leading run-scorer for them with 3052 runs in 105 games, including one century and 24 half-centuries.