Labuschagne, Boland, Lyon and Khawaja to return in final BBL games after Ashes

Several Ashes heroes will return to BBL line-ups for the last games ahead of the finals including Scott Boland, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon and Usman Khawaja which will impact final XIs.



The Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat named their 17-man squads for Wednesday’s early game at the Gabba, with Nathan Lyon ($89k BWL) and Marnus Labuschagne ($247k BAT/BWL) coming in for both sides.

The Sixers have named Jordan Silk ($79k BAT) who is “day-to-day” after a hamstring strain, while Steve O’Keefe ($145k BWL) is in the mix to return, along with Lyon.

Labuschagne comes into the Heat squad for Nathan McSweeney ($42k BAT/BWL) who’ll drop out of their XI.

Sixers: Abbott, Avendano, Bird, Christian, Dwarshuis, J.Edwards, M.Edwards, Henriques (c), Hughes, Kerr, Lyon, Murphy, Neil-Smith, O’Keefe, Philippe, Pope, Silk

Heat: Peirson (c), Bartlett, Bazley, Bryant, Cooper, Dooley, Duckett, Guthrie, Heazlett, Kuhnemann, Labuschagne, Lynn, Neser, Pfeffer, Prestwidge, Steketee, Swepson

The Sydney Thunder named a 19-man squad to play the Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday, with Usman Khawaja ($93k BAT) named to return after the Ashes.

The Gades hadn’t submitted their squad at the time of writing.

Thunder: Cook, Cutting, Davies, Doggett, Gilkes, Green, Hales, Hearne, Holt, Khawaja, McAndrew, Nair, Ross, Sams, Sandhu, J.Sangha T.Sangha, Tremain, Whiteman

The Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes named their squads for their Wednesday evening game at the MCG.

Syed Faridoun ($59k BWL) dropped out for the Stars making him a NPP loop option, while Scott Boland ($139k BWL) returns for the Hurricanes which will force someone out of Tuesday’s side.

Nathan Ellis ($150k BWL) and Joel Paris ($99k BWL) were both left out due to injury.

Stars: Burns, Cartwright, Clarke, Couch, C-Nile, Crone, Daniyal, Elliott, Hinchliffe, Larkin, Maxwell (c), O’Connell, Rainbird, Rowe, Stoinis, Webster, Zampa

Hurricanes: Bell, Boland, David, Handscomb, Jewell, Kann, Lamichhane, McDermott, Meredith, Owen, Parker, Rogers, Sanders, Short, Thompson, Wade (c), Wright

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