Bendigo Bowe’s product, named “The Wizard” for its resemblance to Harry Potter, was entitled to replace Handscomb in the All-Star team because the batter must stay with the Australian Testing team.
The stars, who are approaching 10,000 members, have lost their last four games against the Heat and Faulkner said they would try to slow the ball to counter “Bash Brothers” Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn.
Lynn’s hit rate is much less against bowling per turn, and stars’ leggings Adam Zampa told his teammate that he was the man who had eliminated Lynn from Gabba’s clash last month.
But Lynn retired with a bony Achilles tendon when Brisbane defeated the stars for the second consecutive year without his six machines.
“We have to win, 0-2 is not a good start,” said Faulkner.
“But there are still many games left, so they are not panic stations.”
Faulkner has conquered the new ball in the first two games and belongs next to Michael Beer and Marcus Stoinis to the few highlights of the stars.
Stoinis played 99 against Brisbane and Mitchell Johnson brought him into contact with bowling legend Dennis Lillee, who helped to play with his career.
Stars bowling coach Mick Lewis said the stars discussed using all their bowling options in the six-player power game.
“During the first two games we were very well structured with our bowling, especially our first three or four takeovers,” said Lewis.
“Now is the time to be more unpredictable.”
Zampa said before the season that he wanted the challenge of bowling in power and death.