Round 9 BBL line-ups predicted and explained from a SuperCoach perspective

Round 8 was full of twists and turns and suddenly Round 9 offers up the depleted Brisbane Heat on a double alongside the Adelaide Strikers, while the Perth Scorchers have already had their scheduled double game.


Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes – Wednesday 6:05pm AEDT @ Adelaide Oval


Fawad Ahmed has been dropped after an expensive spell last game, while George Garton is out for the England T20Is. Daniel Worrall will likely get the nod ahead of Harry Conway, while Garton’s absence means Matt Short should bowl four overs again.

Probable Ins: D.Worrall

Probable Outs: Fawad Ahmed

Unavailable: A.Carey (Ashes), T.Head (Ashes), R.Gibson (inj), S.Johnson (inj), G.Garton (England T20Is)

1 J.Weatherald
2 M.Short
3 M.Renshaw
4 J.Wells
5 H.Hunt
6 T.Kelly
7 H.Nielsen (wk)
8 Rashid Khan
9 D.Worrall
10 W.Agar
11 P.Siddle
12th L.Scott/H.Conway


The Canes have lost fast bowler Nathan Ellis to a side injury while all-rounder Josh Kann is unavailable as a close COVID-19 contact. As a result, Mitch Owen or Wil Parker will likely play as one of their bowling options. The situation may boost D’Arcy Short’s chances of more bowling overs.

Probable Ins: M.Owen

Probable Outs: N.Ellis

Unavailable: J.Paris (inj), S.Boland (Ashes), N.Ellis (side), J.Kann (close contact)

1 M.Wade (wk)
2 B.McDermott
3 D.Short
4 P.Handscomb
5 H.Brook
6 T.David
7 J.Thompson
8 M.Owen
9 T.Rogers
10 R.Meredith
11 Sandeep Lamichhane
12th C.Jewell/W.Parker

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers – Wednesday 9:15pm AEDT @ Metricon Stadium


The Heat will reveal on Wednesday morning which players have been ruled out with COVID-19 and which replacement players have been signed, which will dictate selection.

Probable Ins: J.Wildermuth

Probable Outs: L.Guthrie

Unavailable: M.Labuschagne (Ashes), C.Sully (inj), M.Willans (inj), M.Neser (Ashes), M.Swepson (Ashes), T.Abell (inj), Fakhar Zaman (Qld border rules)

1 C.Lynn
2 J.Peirson (wk)
3 B.Duckett
4 S.Heazlett
5 M.Bryant
6 X.Bartlett
7 J.Wildermuth
8 J.Bazley
9 M.Steketee
10 M.Kuhnemann
11 Mujeeb Ur Rahman
12th L.Guthrie/T.Cooper


Dan Hughes should return after missing Tuesday’s game after feeling unwell and going for a precautionary COVID-19 test. He’d replace Jack Edwards, while Lloyd Pope or Todd Murphy should get a chance as their spinner with Shadab Khan out due to border rules and Steve O’Keefe hurting his finger against the Scorchers.

Probable Ins: L.Pope, D.Hughes

Probable Outs: S.O’Keefe (inj), J.Edwards

Unavailable: N.Lyon (Ashes), B.Manenti (inj), T.Curran (inj), C.Jordan (stint over), Shadab Khan (Qld border rules)

1 J.Philippe (wk)
2 J.Vince
3 D.Hughes
4 M.Henriques
5 J.Silk
6 D.Christian
7 S.Abbott
8 H.Kerr
9 B.Dwarshuis
10 J,Bird
11 L.Pope
12th J.Edwards/T.Murphy

Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat – Thursday 6:05pm AEDT @ GMHBA Stadium


James Pattinson has missed the past two games awaiting a PCR test but should return at all-rounder Will Sutherland’s expense. Sutherland was X-factored out last game for James Seymour but that was circumstantial after Nic Maddinson’s success with his part-time spin. Reece Topley’s stint is over meaning an opportunity for either Zak Evans or Josh Lalor. Topley’s departure could open the door for Unmukt Chand as their third import although the Gades batting line-up is at full strength.

Probable Ins: J.Pattinson, Z.Evans

Probable Outs: W.Sutherland, R.Topley

Unavailable: M.Harris (Ashes), C.Boyce (inj), R.Topley (England T20Is)

1 S.Harper (wk)
2 A.Finch
3 S.Marsh
4 N.Maddinson
5 M.Harvey
6 Mohammad Nabi
7 J.Prestwidge
8 J.Pattinson
9 K.Richardson
10 Z.Evans
11 Zahir Khan
12th J.Seymour/J.Merlo


Selection will be dependent on performance in the first game of Brisbane’s double.

Probable Ins: Fakhar Zaman

Probable Outs: M.Bryant

Unavailable: M.Labuschagne (Ashes), C.Sully (inj), M.Willans (inj), M.Neser (Ashes), M.Swepson (Ashes), T.Abell (inj)

1 C.Lynn
2 Fakhar Zaman
3 B.Duckett
4 S.Heazlett
5 J,Peirson (wk)
6 X.Bartlett
7 J.Wildermuth
8 J.Bazley
9 M.Steketee
10 M.Kuhnemann
11 Mujeeb Ur Rahman
12th L.Guthrie/M.Bryant

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder – Thursday 9:15pm AEDT @ Metricon Stadium


Tymal Mills’ stint isn’t over, contrary to previous reports, so he’ll play one more and Jason Behrendorff should come in to replace Lance Morris who did well against the Sixers on Tuesday. Matt Kelly is available but will probably miss out.

Probable Ins: J.Behrendorff

Probable Outs: L.Morris

Unavailable: C.Connolly (U19 World Cup), J.Richardson (Ashes), M.Marsh (Ashes), J.Inglis (Ashes), N.Hobson (COVID-19), M.Kelly (close contact), T.Mills (England T20I)

1 K.Patterson
2 C.Bancroft (wk)
3 C.Munro
4 L.Evans
5 A.Turner
6 A.Hardie
7 A.Agar
8 A.Tye
9 J.Behrendorff
10 P.Hatzoglou
11 T.Mills
12th C.Sabburg/M.Kelly


The Thunder will still have Sam Billings and Saqib Mahmood for this game. Alex Hales is available after having COVID-19 so he’ll return for Arjun Nair and force Ben Cutting down the order. Muhammad Hasnain cannot enter Queensland due to their border rules and Nathan McAndrew is his likely replacement. Brendan Doggett could also replace Gurinder Sandhu in their attack.

Probable Ins: A.Hales, N.McAndrew

Probable Outs: A.Nair, M.Hasnain

Unavailable: U.Khawaja (Ashes), S.Whiteman, T.Sangha, A.Ross (all COVID-19), M.Hasnain (border rules)

1 M.Gilkes
2 A.Hales
3 J.Sangha
4 S.Billings
5 O.Davies
6 D.Sams
7 B.Cutting
8 N.McAndrew
9 C.Green
10 S.Mahmood
11 G.Sandhu
12th B.Doggett/L.Hearne

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars – Friday 7:15pm AEDT @ Adelaide Oval


Selection will be dependent on performance in the first game of Adelaide’s double.

Probable Ins: TBC

Probable Outs: TBC

Unavailable: A.Carey (Ashes), T.Head (Ashes), R.Gibson (inj), S.Johnson (inj), G.Garton (England T20Is)

1 J.Weatherald
2 M.Short
3 M.Renshaw
4 J.Wells
5 T.Kelly
6 H.Nielsen (wk)
7 G.Garton
8 Rashid Khan
9 D.Worrall
10 P.Siddle
11 Fawad Ahmed
12th H.Hunt/W.Agar


We are awaiting news on the Stars’ players’ release from isolation and whether they can enter SA. Glenn Maxwell is out.

Probable Ins: TBC

Probable Outs: G.Maxwell (COVID-19)

Unavailable: B.Stanlake (inj), S.Gotch (inj), L.Hatcher (inj), A.Russell (stint over), J.Clarke, T.Rogers, J.Burns, N.Coulter-Nile, S.Elliott, C.Hinchliffe, N.Larkin, P.Nevill, S.Rainbird, B.Webster, A.Zampa, M.Stoinis (all COVID-19).

1 J.Avendano
2 T.Dean
4 H.Cartwright
5 C.Wakim
6 P.Rowe
7 T.O’Connell
8 Qais Ahmad
9 Ahmad Daniyal
10 Haris Rauf
11 B.Couch
12th L.Bangs/X.Crone


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