Craig Kieswetter has made his way down under to feature in the BBL (Big Bash League) for the first time. The young Somerset wicketkeeper has been signed by the Brisbane Heat which had won the last edition of the tournament.

Kieswetter who was a regular figure in the England ODI set up at one point of time has done a lot of hard work to get himself prepared for the BBL.

Talking to the reporters a couple of days back, he said, “I have trained really hard in the last one month or so and have done a lot of hard work on all aspects of my game to get myself ready for this wonderful tournament. Now, I’m 100% fit and really looking forward to featuring for the Brisbane Heat.”

“I also want to thank the people at my club for helping me to get back to 100% fitness. They have been very kind and I am really grateful to them for that.”

“I don’t have much time to get used to the conditions here in Australia. Just 7 days later, I would be making my first appearance for Heat and that too against the team of Alfonso Thomas. The Somerset fans would certainly be interested a lot in that game.”

Brisbane Heat’s first game in the upcoming BBL will be against the Perth Scorchers. That game will be played at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane on 22nd of December.

The Brisbane Heat team is looking very strong this season. They have got guys like Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and Daniel Vettori in the squad and one can imagine them to go all the way in the tournament and defend their title.

Heat had won the last BBL by defeating Perth Scorchers in the final.