Rashid’s final game, Siddle ruled out, Nabi flies out, Denly dislocates finger

The Adelaide Strikers confirmed Rashid Khan’s final game and also revealed well-priced Peter Siddle is out injured, while Mohammad Nabi jetted out and Joe Denly picked up an injury.


The Adelaide Strikers named a 17-man squad to play the Melbourne Stars on Monday night in Adelaide, confirming it would be Rashid Khan’s ($207k BWL) final BBL|10 game before he flies out for Afghanistan duty.

They also revealed that Peter Siddle ($119k BWL) had sustained a fractured thumb in Friday’s loss to the Renegades and will miss the game.

The Strikers said in a statement: “Will not feature against the Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval on Monday after scans revealed a thumb fracture.

“With a five-day break before the return Stars fixture at the MCG (Jan 15), it is hopeful that Siddle will again be available for selection.”

Rashid Khan nominated Liam O’Connor ($109k BWL) as his likely replacement. Khan said: “He has the skill, he has the talent. Last year when he got an opportunity he delivered, he got wickets with a good economy.”

Strikers squad: Carey, Agar, Briggs, Conway, Gibson, Nielsen, O’Connor, Johnson, Rashid Khan, Renshaw, Salt , Scott, Short, Valente, Weatherald, Wells, Worrall

Nic Maddinson ($87k BAT) is back in the Melbourne Stars squad after an ankle sprain with the club naming a 15-man squad to play the Strikers in Adelaide on Monday.

The Stars said in a statement: “Nic Maddinson returns to the squad after recovering from a sprained ankle in place of Nicholas Pooran ($116k WKP/BAT), who has returned home.”

With Pooran gone, Zahir Khan ($85k BWL) comes into calculations as their third import too. He’s yet to take a wicket in three BBL|10 games.

Stars squad: Maxwell, Cartwright, Dunk, Fletcher, Gotch, Hatcher, Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Larkin, Maddinson, Rainbird, Haris Rauf, Stanlake, Stoinis, Zampa


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Brisbane Heat might need to change their batting line-up Joe Denly ($111k BAT) dislocating a finger on Sunday night.

The Heat said in a statement on Monday morning: “Will have an x-ray today to check the extent of a finger dislocation that he suffered in the fielding innings last night.”

Mohammad Nabi’s ($136k BAT/BWL) time with the Melbourne Renegades is over for BBL|10, despite coach Michael Klinger previously saying he’d be around for their January 14 game.

Nabi posted on Instagram that he’s flown out of Melbourne for Abu Dhabi for Afghanistan duty. Curiously, Afghanistan teammate Mujeeb Ur Rahman ($205k BWL) is expected to play in the January 14 game.


We’ll learn the squads for Round 9’s second game between the Scorchers and Hurricanes, while Round 9 will begin with the Strikers-Stars game in Adelaide.

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