Rob Quiney is a man of many talents.
The 30-year old has batted and bowled for Australia, sung “Call me maybe” on the big screen at the ‘G and on Thursday is expected to rip Brisbane Heat’s bowling line-up to shreds.
Last summer Quiney chalked up 97 runs off 60 balls at The Gabba in a pivotal 105-run partnership with David Hussey steering the Melbourne Stars to an eight-run win.
And if his recent performances at The Gabba are anything to go by, we’re in for one hell of a show. Earlier this season in a Ryobi One-Day cup game for the Victorian Bushrangers Quiney scored 119 runs boosting his side to a 190-run win.
This KFC T20 Big Bash League season has seen the handy left-handed batsman make 35 and 22 in winning matches against the Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers respectively.
To top off Quiney’s 2012, he made his Test debut against South Africa and saw first hand Australian Captain Michael Clarke belt an unbeaten 259 runs at The Gabba.
He has since been joined by Stars teammates John Hastings and Jackson Bird as Test debutants this summer, and even played alongside regulars Peter Siddle and Matthew Wade.
Recent success in both the Ryobi one-day cup and Bupa Sheffield Shield matches at The Gabba will give Quiney the confidence to again embrace foreign territory and play a key part in the Stars' quest to consolidate top spot.
The match between the Stars and the Brisbane Heat will kick off tomorrow night at 7:30pm AEDST and can be followed on Fox Sports and ABC Grandstand.