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Here are the full Big Bash League squads and team lists for the 2020-21.
BBL10 squads are still yet to be finalised, with uncertainty around the competition fixtures and international movements due to the pandemic having an impact on player announcements. Team lists typically consist of 19 players with up to four internationals – three of which can be with the team at any one time. That’s an increase from last season, when only two overseas-based players were allowed in an XI.
We’ll keep these squads updated as each of the teams make further signings.
Adelaide Strikers squad
Travis Head (c), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Matt Renshaw, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Daniel Worrall, Jon Wells
Coach: Jason Gillespie
The Strikers made a couple of notable signings for BBL10, bringing in former Test opener Matt Renshaw and swing bowler Dan Worrall. Worrall had been a regular threat with the new ball at the Stars, while Renshaw bounced around the order for the Brisbane Heat but is set to be handed a more stable role up the top with the Strikers. Perhaps their biggest move was retaining Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan for another season.
Adelaide will no longer be able to call on the services of Billy Stanlake, with the beanpole quick swapping places with Worrall at the Stars.
Brisbane Heat squad
Chris Lynn (c), Tom Banton (England), Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin, Jimmy Peirson, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth
Coach: Darren Lehmann
Brisbane have made a couple of nice signings from the Melbourne Renegades, picking up batsman Tom Cooper and all-rounder Jack Wildermuth. They’ll also have another season of big hitting from Englishman Tom Banton, assuming the youngster isn’t made unavailable by international commitments.
Two Heat regulars have left the side fr 2020-21: all-rounder Ben Cutting has moved to the Thunder, while batsman Matt Renshaw has been lured down to Adelaide.
Hobart Hurricanes squad
Matthew Wade (c), Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Dawid Malan (England), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, D’Arcy Short, Mac Wright
Coach: Adam Griffith
A strong Hurricanes top order which boasts Matt Wade, D’Arcy Short and Ben McDermott was made even stronger with the signing of England’s world no.1 T20 batsman Dawid Malan, as well as former Australian international Peter Handscomb from the Melbourne Stars.
It’s been reported Jofra Archer won’t be a part of this year’s Big Bash due to his ever-increasing role with England. George Bailey is another loss for BBL10, the former skipper retiring at the end of last season.
Melbourne Renegades squad
Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Beau Webster
Coach: Michael Klinger
The Renegades had a tremendously disappointing 2019-20 season, coming dead last a year after winning the BBL title. As a result, there’s been some significant roster turnover, with veterans Dan Christian (Sixers), Tom Cooper and Jack Wildermuth (both Brisbane) leaving the club.
There’s an exciting group of youngsters in the team, though, with Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper and Mackenzie Harvey all committed to the red side of Melbourne, and the Renegades have retained Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. They’ve also brought back fast bowler James Pattinson after a stint with the Brisbane Heat.
Melbourne Stars squad
Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Clint Hinchliffe, Nic Maddinson, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa
Coach: David Hussey
The Stars are coming off back-to-back BBL final defeats in the last two years, and haven’t changed too much for their BBL10 squad yet. Peter Handscomb and Dan Worrall have both left the club for Hobart and Adelaide respectively, but they’ve brought in fast bowler Billy Stanlake from the Strikers.
Perth Scorchers squad
Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone (England), Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
Coach: Adam Voges
It’s a typically settled approach to list management from the Scorchers, who have retained the bulk of their list from last season. They are yet to announce any major additions or departures.
Sydney Sixers squad
Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Tom Curran (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk
Coach: Greg Shippard
The defending champions from BBL09, Sydney have only further strengthened their side by signing veteran all-rounder Dan Christian from the Melbourne Renegades. Tom Curran is the lone international player on their books at the moment, with his participation in the tournament dependent on not having any clashes with his white-ball duties for England.
Sydney Thunder squad
Callum Ferguson (c), Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
Coach: Shane Bond
The Thunder have added some BBL experience to their side through all-rounder Ben Cutting. One of the biggest hitters in the competition, Cutting arrived from the Brisbane Heat and will add some clean striking to the Thunder’s lower order.
Usman Khawaja is officially a Thunder player, although his involvement will depend on whether he’s picked for Australia this summer. The club have released wicketkeeper-batsman Jay Lenton and fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu.