Dwarshuis named after injury, Sixers bowler out for season, Scorchers duo set for Round 3 return
Ben Dwarshuis was named for the first time this season by the Sydney Sixers whose Round 2 line-up looks unpredictable, while one of their bowlers was ruled out for the season and the Scorchers confirmed the return of their big guns next round.
Ben Dwarshuis ($181k BWL) was included to return from a side strain as the Sydney Sixers named an 18-man squad to play the Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday in Sydney.
Dwarshuis was the only inclusion, with Daniel Hughes ($65k BAT) named in the squad despite a finger concern.
The Hurricanes announced a 15-man squad with English all-rounder Jordan Thompson ($125k BAT/BWL) added to replace Jordan Cox ($125k BAT).
Sixers: Abbott, Christian, Curran, Dwarshuis, J.Edwards, M.Edwards, Henriques, Hughes, Jordan, Kerr, Manenti, Neil-Smith, O’Keefe, Philippe, Pope, Silk, Vince, Winter
Hurricanes: Andrews, David, Ellis, Handscomb, Jewell, Kann, Lamichhane, Lammonby, Paris, Parker, Rogers, Short, Thompson, Wade (c), Wright
The Perth Scorchers announced an unchanged 13-man squad to take on the Adelaide Strikers in Sydney on Saturday night, with English import Tymal Mills ($125k BWL) not included yet, in good news for Matt Kelly ($122k BWL) owners.
Scorchers coach Adam Voges clarified: “Tymal Mills is here in Sydney finishing off his quarantine. I imagine he’ll join us for that (game in Hobart on December 14).”
The Strikers named a 15-man squad to face the Scorchers with Fawad Ahmed ($102k BWL) and Harry Conway ($89k BWL) added to the group.
Scorchers: Turner (c), Agar, Bancroft, Behrendorff, Evans, Hardie, Hatzoglou, Hobson, Moody, Munro, Kelly, Patterson, Tye
Strikers: Siddle (c), Agar, Conway, Drew, Fawad Ahmed, Garton, T.Kelly, Rashid Khan, Nielsen, O’Connor, Scott, Short, Weatherald, Wells, Worrall
In unfortunate news, Ben Manenti ($82k BWL) has been ruled out for the season with a stress fracture in his neck, which may aid the job security of a player like Hayden Kerr ($83k BAT/BWL).
Manenti posted on Instagram: “Absolutely shattered to have my BBL over just as it has just begun having been ruled out with a stress fracture in my neck.”
Voges also confirmed that Australia A pair Josh Inglis ($133k WKP/BAT) and Mitch Marsh ($132k BAT/BWL) will return in time for their Round 3 game against the Hobart Hurricanes, which may impact Aaron Hardie ($102k BAT/BWL), Cameron Bancroft ($92k BAT/WKP) and Kurtis Patterson‘s ($82k BAT) job security.
Voges said: “We’ll get Mitch Marsh and Josh Inglis back for our next game in Hobart.”