Bartlett selection boost, Finch injury worry, Richardson returns for Gades & Joe Clarke injury update

Xavier Bartlett received a selection boost for the Brisbane Heat, Aaron Finch’s availability for the Melbourne Renegades is up in the air and Joe Clarke provided an update on his hamstring worry.



The Sydney Sixers named an unchanged 16-man squad to play the Brisbane Heat at the SCG on Wednesday with Shadab Khan ($148k BAT/BWL) included.

The Sixers update said: “Under BBL bio-security protocols Shadab is unable to join his teammates until he has been in Australia for a week. Has passed several PCR tests & is being RAP tested daily to ensure his health status is monitored to the minute.”

The Heat added Cameron Gannon ($69k BWL) and Nathan McSweeney ($42k BAT/BWL) to their 15-man squad for the game.

Michael Neser ($127k BAT/BWL) and Mitch Swepson ($159k BWL) were not available due to the Test squad, while Heat captain Jimmy Peirson offered an insight into Xavier Bartlett‘s ($166k BWL) potential return.

Peirson said: “Xavier & Jack (Wildermuth) have been working back to full fitness and form so we’ll look at our options based on the conditions and the likely Sixers team.”

Sixers: Abbott, Christian, Dwarshuis, J.Edwards, M.Edwards, Henriques (c), Hughes, Kerr, Shadab Khan, Murphy, Neil-Smith, Philippe, Pope, Silk, Vince, Winter

Heat: Peirson (c), Bartlett, Bazley, Bryant, Cooper, Duckett, Gannon, Guthrie, Heazlett, Kuhnemann, Lynn, McSweeney, Mujeeb, Steketee, Wildermuth

The Melbourne Renegades named a larger 15-man squad to play the Hobart Hurricanes at Marvel Stadium on Wednesday, with Kane Richardson ($188k BWL) returning from illness while James Seymour ($58k BAT/BWL) was also added.

Seymour’s addition will create some uncertainty around Aaron Finch‘s ($95k BAT) availability having limped around the field on Boxing Day.

The Hurricanes named a 14-man squad to play for the game, with Scott Boland ($139k BWL) unavailable after his 6-7 heroics in the Boxing Day Test. Mitch Owen ($62k BAT/BWL) and Mac Wright ($112k BAT) drop out of the squad.

Renegades: Maddinson (c), Finch, Fraser-McGurk, Harper, Harvey, Zahir Khan, Merlo, Mohammad Nabi, Pattinson, Perry, Prestwidge, Richardson, Seymour, Sutherland, Topley

Hurricanes: Brook, David, Ellis, Handscomb, Jewell, Kann, Lamichhane, McDermott, Meredith, Parker, Rogers, Short, Thompson, Wade (c)


Joe Clarke ($82k BAT/WKP) went down with a hamstring injury which meant he didn’t field on Monday night when the Melbourne Stars beat the Brisbane Heat.

Clarke said on 7Cricket: “It’s alright… Hopefully nothing too serious and I can be out there next game.”

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