Maxwell named, Stoinis in doubt, Renshaw to miss Strikers double, Abbott & Henriques named
Marcus Stoinis is in doubt for the Melbourne Stars’ double due to injury, while Matt Renshaw will miss the Adelaide Strikers double due to COVID-19 and isolated pair Sean Abbott and Moises Henriques were strangely named by the Sydney Sixers.
The Melbourne Stars are due to play the Perth Scorchers from 2:10pm AEDT on Tuesday to open the new SuperCoach round, with the Stars confirming their wider 18-man squad on Tuesday morning with Glenn Maxwell ($165k BAT/BWL) named.
The Stars revealed Maxwell’s positive test on January 5, but stated in that release it occurred after the Melbourne Renegades game which was on January 3, meaning he has served his mandatory seven-day isolation period and is available.
Marcus Stoinis ($81k BAT/BWL) missed the Stars’ Monday game with the Adelaide Strikers due to injury, putting him in doubt for Tuesday too.
The Stars update said: “Marcus Stoinis has a slight back injury as we continue to manage his recovery from a week in isolation.”
The Scorchers named a 14-man squad with Jason Behrendorff ($125k BWL) cleared to be available. The club said: “Behrendorff is in the mix to play after returning successive negative rapid tests. Behrendorff missed Perth’s last game as a precaution because he came in contact with Munro, prior to the batter testing positive.”
Stars: Qais, Burns, Cartwright, Clarke, Couch, Crone, Dean, Elliott, Hinchliffe, Larkin, Maxwell (c), O’Connell, Rainbird, Rauf, Rowe, Stoinis, Webster, Zampa
Scorchers: Turner (c), Agar, Bancroft, Behrendorff, Evans, Hardie, Hatzoglou, Hobson, Kelly, Moody, Morris, Patterson, Sabburg, Tye
The Sydney Sixers named an unchanged 17-man squad to play the Melbourne Renegades on Tuesday, with Sean Abbott and Moises Henriques named.
The pair are in isolation having tested positive to COVID-19, with the Sixers initially revealing the positive tests on January 6, meaning it is expected they will still be in isolation (typically seven days) for this game.
The Renegades named a 13-man squad with Mohammed Nabi ($64k BAT/BWL) out and opting to end his BBL|11 campaign early. The Renegades update said: “Nabi has had to return home for family reasons.”
James Pattinson ($73k BWL) is also unavailable for the rest of the season. The Gades update said: “Pattinson requires time off from playing to manage his body after recent demands.”
Spinner Cameron Boyce ($106k BWL) gets a chance having not played all season due to a calf injury, with James Seymour ($45k BAT/BWL) making way.
Sixers: Abbott, Avendano, Bird, Christian, Dwarshuis, J.Edwards, M.Edwards, Henriques, Hughes, Kerr, Murphy, Neil-Smith, Philippe, Pope, Shadab, Silk, Winter
Renegades: Boyce, Evans, Finch, Fraser-McGurk, Harper, Harvey, Zahir, Lalor, Maddinson (c), Marsh, Merlo, Richardson, Sutherland
Matt Renshaw ($124k BAT/BWL) will be out of action for the Adelaide Strikers’ upcoming double.
The Strikers update said: “Renshaw has returned a positive PCR test for COVID-19 and will complete an isolation period in line with government requirements. All other players and staff have since returned multiple negative tests.”
Renshaw will not be out of isolation until January 17, with the Strikers’ double games on January 14 and 15.
The BBL also confirmed a central pool of Local Replacement Players (LRPs) has been created for the remainder of the BBL|11 season. Each player will live under BBL protocols & be assigned a ‘home’ Club for logistical purposes. A player can then be contracted by any club as an LRP.
The players are Nicholas Bertus (Sixers), Jake Carder (Scorchers), Iain Carlisle (Hurricanes), Daniel Drew (Strikers), Jake Doran (Stars), Lachlan Hearne (Thunder), Lachlan Pfeffer (Heat) and Brayden Stepien (Renegades).