Test squad paceman Michael Neser and batsman Matthew Renshaw will return for their second Big Bash League game for the Brisbane Heat tomorrow night in Geelong.
The Heat will take on the unbeaten Melbourne Renegades for the second time in a week after losing their opening BBL|12 clash against their opponents in Cairns last week.
The duo come into the 13-man squad named today in place of Local Replacement Player Nathan McSweeney and left-arm paceman Spencer Johnson.
Neser was unavailable for the Cairns game as he was on Test squad duties with the Australia side for the Test against South Africa at the Gabba.
Renshaw, who re-joined the Heat during the winter after being released from the Adelaide Strikers, missed the opening match to be present at the birth of he and wife Josie’s first child, Charlotte.
Renshaw and fellow batsman Max Bryant are set to play their 50th BBL games tomorrow.
The Heat last played against the Renegades in Geelong last season, when Brisbane fielded a new-look squad after a COVID outbreak sidelined the bulk of their team.
The Heat will return to Brisbane on Thursday to prepare for Friday night’s first game at the Gabba when they host former captain Chris Lynn, Rashid Khan, and the front-running Adelaide Strikers.