BBL: Brisbane Heat re-sign teenage sensation Max Bryant
Max Bryant scored 335 runs at a strike-rate of 150.22 opening the batting for Brisbane. © Getty

The Brisbane Heat have re-signed Max Bryant, the 19-year-old batting star, for two years.

The talented Queensland opener finished the eighth season of the Big Bash League (BBL) as Brisbane’s second-highest run-getter with 335 at at a strike-rate of 150.22.

Among his highlights was a blistering unbeaten 71 off 40 balls to help chase a target of 157 in just ten overs.

With Brendon McCullum having retired from the BBL, Bryant is looking at two years opening the batting with his skipper, Chris Lynn.

“I really tried to do the basics well – keep my head still and play to my strengths – and that certainly helped me the further we went in the season,” said Bryant. “It was a fantastic opportunity to have been part of the club while Brendon McCullum was playing. He and Chris Lynn have been a big help throughout the past two seasons. Baz has done so much in his career and just the little things he passed on were great for me. (READ: Daniel Vettori to step down as Brisbane Heat coach)

“I’m looking forward to making the most of whatever opportunities I get for the rest of the season and will then be very keen for a big off-season, so I can be ready to go again next summer.”

In September, the teenager made headlines when he hit the quickest one-day half-century in Queensland’s history.  A self-confessed fan of David Warner, Bryant then earned selection in the Cricket Australia XI that played a T20 tour game against South Africa. He scored 36 off 22 balls in a 41-run loss.