Hussain injury confirmed, Thunder injury concern, Lynn & Lawrence cleared
The diagnosis on Dilbar Hussain’s hamstring injury has been confirmed and he’ll have a lengthy stint on the sidelines, while the Thunder have an injury concern and Sandeep Lamichhane is on his way.
At the time of writing, the Stars hadn’t revealed their squad for Wednesday’s game although Honeyball was able to confirm Dilbar Hussain ($72k BWL) will miss the game.
Hussain sustained a left hamstring injury in Saturday’s Stars game and will now have a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Stars said: “Dilbar Hussain has a moderate grade hamstring strain and will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. He will remain with the squad during his rehabilitation.”
Jackson Coleman ($96k BWL) won’t play either due to a hamstring injury. He’s expected to be available around Boxing Day.
The Stars will regain Nic Maddinson ($78k BAT) after Australia A duty, while the Scorchers will get no one back, with Cam Green ($62k BAT/BWL) set to play in the First Test, if he passes his concussion tests.
Jason Behrendorff ($113k BWL) is out to attend the birth of his second child in Perth but is expected back for the Scorchers’ third game. He’s not been replaced in a 15-man squad.
Scorchers squad: Ahmed, Bancroft, Clarke, Hardie, Inglis, Kelly, Marsh, Munro, Paris, Patterson, Richardson, Rocchiccioli, Turner, Tye, Whiteman
Thunder coach Shane Bond revealed during Monday night’s game that Alex Ross ($99k BAT) had injured his groin during his batting innings. On the FoxCricket coverage, Bond said: “Alex Ross has got a slight groin strain.”
He’ll likely undergo scans but that may open the door for Oliver Davies ($42k BAT).
Chris Lynn ($125k BAT) and Dan Lawrence ($117k BAT) are free to play in Round 3 despite their protocol breach, with the BBL issuing a statement where it was revealed the club and the players would be sanctioned but not suspended.
The BBL statement read: “Both players have accepted a $10,000 fine, with $4,000 suspended for the remainder of the BBL|10 season.”
Hobart recruit Sandeep Lamichhane ($138k BWL) posted on Twitter that he was flying out for Australia where he’ll link up with the Hurricanes from January. All is on track as per schedule.
The Sixers say that they’re hopeful Jackson Bird ($127k BWL) will be available to return from a calf injury for their Boxing Day match against the Stars.
There may be an injury concern for the Hurricanes’ import Keemo Paul ($125k BAT/BWL) who only bowled five overs in the first innings of the West Indies A’s match against New Zealand A which concluded on Monday.
Paul, who is a bowling all-rounder, did not bowl in the second innings, but batted and made 43 and 4.
Jason Holder ($175k BAT/BWL), Nicholas Pooran ($175k BAT/WKP) and Paul are due to fly to Australia on Wednesday for their BBL stints. As they’re coming from NZ, they won’t need to undertake the 14-day quarantine.
We’ve got one game with the Stars-Scorchers before a few days off, with the First Test starting. Round 3 starts at 11:05am AEDT/8:05am WST on Saturday (don’t get caught out!).