Strikers reveal two potential debutants, DC baby flag, Stoinis & Coulter-Nile updates
The Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers named their squads for Tuesday’s game with some potential cheapies, while there were big updates on Dan Christian, Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
The Melbourne Renegades named an extended 17-man squad to play the Adelaide Strikers on Tuesday, with the only relevant news being Unmukt Chand ($105k BAT) was left out as their fourth import.
The Strikers selected a 13-member squad, with two replacement players included in Daniel Drew (pred $42k BAT) and Tom Kelly (pred $42k BAT). One of them or Liam Scott ($42k BAT/BWL) will definitely play.
Drew is a 25-year-old batsman, who has made one Shield appearance for SA in 2019 and is currently second top scorer in SA Premier Cricket, while Kelly is a 20-year-old batsman who debuted in the Marsh Cup for SA last month.
Fawad Ahmed ($102k BWL) wasn’t in the Strikers squad to travel to Melbourne due to an injury.
Strikers coach Jason Gillespie said: “Fawad is not travelling with us at the moment. He’s just got a little niggle in his side. We’re hopeful he’ll be available when we get back to Adelaide later in the week. We’re just getting him assessed today.”
Renegades: Richardson (c), Boyce, Evans, Finch, Fraser-McGurk, Harper, Harvey, Zahir Khan, Lalor, Merlo, Mohammad Nabi, Pattinson, Perry, Prestwidge, Seymour, Sutherland, Topley
Strikers: Siddle (c), Agar, Drew, Garton, Gibson, T.Kelly, Rashid Khan, Nielsen (wk), Scott, Short, Weatherald, Wells, Worrall
There were a few items to come out of Sunday’s game, with Sixers batsman Josh Philippe flagging Dan Christian ($184k BAT/BWL) may miss the second game of their double, against the Hobart Hurricanes on Wednesday.
Philippe said on 7Cricket: “Sean Abbott’s (partner) is due (to give birth) very soon hence why he’s back & snuck for us in today. Dan Christian as well, I think he’s due tomorrow.”
Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell provided an update on Marcus Stoinis ($163k BAT/BWL) after he missed the game with a side strain.
Maxwell said: “Hopefully next game. He played the practice game and actually hit the ball pretty well but just thought he wasn’t quite ready to go for a Big Bash game.”
He also discussed Nathan Coulter-Nile ($189k BWL) and a few other potential ins. Maxwell said: “We’ve got Coulter-Nile, Joe Burns, Qais Ahmed, (Ahmed) Daniyal from Pakistan (all coming back) and our other overseas signing (Andre Russell). We’ve got plenty of options as well as a solid number seven in Coults.”
Jason Behrendorff ($138k BWL) took a four-wicket haul in the WA Premier Cricket T20s, where Coulter-Nile was also in action before he links up with the Stars. Popular pick Nick Hobson ($42k BAT) got a duck.
Jason Behrendorff 4-22(4)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 1-28(4) & 15(8)
Ashton Turner 33*(19) & 1-17(3)
Nick Hobson 0(2)
Matt Kelly 7(9) & 0-14(3)
Andrew Tye 23*(10) & 1-22(4)
Peter Hatzoglou 0-34(4) & 16*(15)
David Moody 2-3(3) & 0*(4)