Abbott and Henriques named, Green late out, SuperCoach BBL Round 11-12 fixtures and doubles confirmed

The SuperCoach BBL fixtures were re-scheduled with the doubles confirmed for Rounds 11-13, while Sean Abbott and Moises Henriques were named amid COVID-19 rumours and Chris Green was a shock absentee.

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FIXTURE CHANGES

The BBL announced a raft of fixture updates in light of the postponed games, which has a lot of relevance for the remaining SuperCoach BBL rounds, with doubles and no byes. See our graphic below for a simplified breakdown.

It’s important to note that there is an unscheduled Sydney Sixers-Brisbane Heat game which needs to be added.

The BBL update said: “The KFC Big Bash League has confirmed an adjusted schedule for the week of January 10-16, which includes two of the matches previously postponed.”

Revised KFC BBL|11 Schedule: January 10-16

January 10, 2:10pm AEDT: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, Melbourne Cricket Ground.

January 10, 7:15pm AEDT: Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Cricket Ground.

January 11, 2:10pm AEDT: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, GMHBA Stadium.

January 11: 7:15pm AEDT: Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers, GMHBA Stadium.

January 12, 6:15pm AEST: Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers, Gabba.

January 13, 3:45pm AEDT: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes, Marvel Stadium.

January 13, 7:35pm AEDT: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, Marvel Stadium.

January 14, 10:10am ACDT: Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers, Adelaide Oval.

January 15, 10:10am ACDT: Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Oval.

January 15, 6:40pm AEDT: Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, Sydney Cricket Ground.

January 16, 7:15pm AEDT: Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Cricket Ground.

TEAM NEWS

The Sydney Sixers named a 17-man squad to play the Perth Scorchers in Coffs Harbour on Sunday, with Sean Abbott ($244k BWL) and Moises Henriques ($116k BAT) both included despite Code Sports reporting that they have tested positive to COVID-19. The Sixers had confirmed four players have tested positive on Thursday.

The Sixers have added Justin Avendano ($53k BAT), Shadab Khan ($138k BAT/BWL) and Lawrence Neil-Smith ($42k BWL), with opener James Vince ($81k BAT) having exited for the England T20Is.

Top-order bat Avendano, who played for the Stars earlier this season, comes into the squad as a replacement player.

He replaces Steve O’Keefe ($139k BWL) who the Sixers clarified: “Suffered a right hand injury in the Sixers’ loss to the Scorchers on the Gold Coast last week.”

The Scorchers hadn’t provided their squad at the time of writing.

Sixers: Abbott, Avendano, Bird, Christian, Dwarshuis, J.Edwards, M.Edwards, Henriques, Hughes, Kerr, Murphy, N-Smith, Philippe, Pope, Shadab, Silk, Winter

UPDATES

Sydney Thunder stand-in captain Chris Green ($128k BWL) was ruled out of Saturday’s game at late notice. The Thunder explained in an update: “Will be isolated from the squad – and miss matches – over the next seven days after he was deemed a close contact with a person who tested positive to a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test.”

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