Blood­ied Ben backs Heat bats

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

BEN Cut­ting in­sists Bris­bane Heat don’t need a facelift de­spite the man him­self putting the call out for a good plas­tic sur­geon after an at­tempted catch gone wrong in the BBL.

The Bris­bane Heat all­rounder will likely be sport­ing two black eyes on Fri­day after a skied Mar­cus Har­ris drive went through his fingers and hit him in the face.

The big-hit­ter spilled the catch and some blood, de­spite claim­ing he had held onto the ball long enough be­fore throw­ing it in the air in panic.

“The first thing she (my girl­friend) said was ‘that looks like a mono­brow, we need to get that fixed’, so any good plas­tic sur­geons out there, send me a mes­sage,” Cut­ting said.

“I thought I held the ball long enough in the first place, it was an in­ter­est­ing de­ci­sion.

“And lit­er­ally a rush of blood; the adren­a­line kicked in, I saw Mu­jeeb (Ur Rah­man) out of cor­ner of eye, tried to throw it to him.”

The Heat went on to lose eas­ily to the Rene­gades (4-3), who shot to sec­ond on the lad­der and en­sured the Heat (2-4) re­mained bogged down in sev­enth.

Bris­bane man­aged just 144 on Thurs­day night, with Bren­don Mc­Cul­lum again top­scor­ing with a 46-ball 50.

The Heat lost 4-5 at the back end of their in­nings, fol­low­ing a col­lapse of 5-2 on Tues­day night in a rain-short­ened win against Syd­ney Thun­der.

Cut­ting, now a spe­cial­ist T20 jour­ney­man, in­sists the side has mid­dle or­der depth.

“I think we know how to get the best out of our top six; don’t take the shuf­fling around as a sign we don’t know what we’re do­ing,” he said.

“We’re just try­ing to get our match-ups right be­tween their bowlers and our bat­ters.”

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