Marsh and Inglis return confirmed, Munro back from COVID-19, Agar doubt, Hasnain uncertainty
The Perth Scorchers confirmed the return of Australia duo Mitch Marsh and Josh Inglis, while Ashton Agar is under an injury cloud and Colin Munro returns from injury and there’s uncertainty on Mohammad Hasnain.
The Adelaide Strikers named an unchanged 16-man squad to play the Sydney Sixers on Monday afternoon (5:05pm AEDT) at Adelaide Oval.
The Sixers confirmed their 16-man squad early on Monday, with Jordan Silk ($79k BAT) out with a hamstring strain and Justin Avendano ($47k BAT) into the group.
Strikers: Siddle (c), Cockbain, Conway, Fawad, Gibson, Hunt, Kelly, Nielsen, O’Connor, Renshaw, Scott, Short, Thornton, Weatherald, Wells, Worrall
Sixers: Abbott, Avendano, Bird, Christian, Dwarshuis, J.Edwards, M.Edwards, Henriques (c), Hughes, Kerr, Murphy, Neil-Smith, O’Keefe, Philippe, Pope, Winter
The Perth Scorchers named a 14-man squad for Monday’s game against the Brisbane Heat at Marvel Stadium (8:15pm AEDT).
Mitch Marsh ($244k BAT/BWL) and Josh Inglis ($86k WKP/BAT) were the big inclusions after being released from the Test squad, while Colin Munro ($153k BAT) has linked up with the squad after COVID-19.
The Scorchers update said: “Munro, who flew from Coffs Harbour to Melbourne on Saturday and trained alongside the rest of Perth’s team this (Sunday) evening.”
Laurie Evans ($110k BAT) is out with a broken toe, while Ashton Agar ($172k BAT/BWL) is no lock to play. The update said: “Agar’s fitness will be assessed before the game after he missed the Scorchers’ match against Adelaide Strikers on Friday with a left shoulder complaint.”
The Heat confirmed their 17-man squad on Monday, with Jack Wildermuth ($140k BAT/BWL) out of the side for personal reasons.
Heat: Peirson (c), Bartlett, Bazley, Bryant, Cooper, Dooley, Duckett, Guthrie, Heazlett, Kuhnemann, Lynn, McSweeney, Neser, Pfeffer, Prestwidge, Steketee, Swepson
Scorchers: Turner (c), Agar, Behrendorff, Hardie, Hatzoglou, Hobson, Inglis, Marsh, Moody, Morris, Munro, Patterson, Sabburg, Tye
The Brisbane Heat revealed that Fakhar Zaman ($114k BAT) would not be available for any more BBL games, contrary to previous information.
The Heat statement said: “The Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed it had rescinded its permission for Fakhar to play our remaining games, along with all Pakistan players currently involved in the BBL, and summonsed him to return immediately to prepare for the PSL.”
This may have implications on Pakistani players Ahmed Daniyal ($67k BWL), Syed Faridoun ($59k BWL) and Mohammad Hasnain ($162k BWL), although the former played on Sunday.
It is understood, that the Stars will retain Daniyal and Faridoun for the rest of the BBL, but Hasnain will leave the Thunder prematurely.