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BBL Gears Up: Who’s In, Who’s Out for BBL|14?

Sumant Mandal
4 weeks ago

BBL Gears Up: Who’s In, Who’s Out for BBL|14?

Cricket fans rejoice!

The wait is nearly over as the Big Bash League (BBL) prepares for its 14th season.

Promising another summer filled with explosive sixes, heart-stopping chases, and electric atmospheres.

But before the first ball is bowled, let’s get you up to speed on all the player movement that’s shaken up the squads!

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Fresh Blood Pumps Through the Veins of the BBL

This year’s BBL draft saw a bunch of exciting young guns secure their spots alongside the league’s established stars.

The Hobart Hurricanes, fresh off a disappointing BBL|13 campaign, surprised everyone by snatching talented all-rounder Will Sutherland with the top pick.

Meanwhile, the Sydney Thunder sent a strong message by drafting explosive batsman Jake Fraser-McGurk, signaling their intent to challenge for their maiden BBL title.

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BBL Gears Up: Who’s In, Who’s Out for BBL|14?

Big Names on the Move: Who’s Traded Where?

The BBL player market was buzzing this off-season with some high-profile trades. The biggest shocker was Tom Curran’s switch from the Sydney Sixers to the Melbourne Stars.

The English all-rounder, boasting the third-most wickets by an overseas player in BBL history, brings experience and firepower to a Stars outfit hungry for finals glory.

But will this gamble pay off for the Stars, or will the Sixers regret letting go of such a valuable asset?

BBL Leadership Shuffle

With Glenn Maxwell stepping down after a successful stint, the Melbourne Stars are on the hunt for a new leader. Could the ever-reliable Marcus Stoinis be handed the reins? Over at the Perth Scorchers, skipper Ashton Agar will be looking to maintain their dominance after their BBL|13 near miss.

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Adelaide Strikers Squad

Men

James Bazley, Jordan Buckingham, Cameron Boyce, Brendan Doggett, Alex Ross, D’Arcy Short, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald

In Jordan Buckingham, Alex Ross (Thunder)
Out Wes Agar (Thunder)

Women Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Brisbane Heat BBL

Men

Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Kuhnemann, Nathan McSweeney, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Will Prestwidge, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson

Out Josh Brown (Renegades), Sam Billings (Thunder)

Women

Nadine de Klerk, Laura Harris, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Ellie Johnston, Jess Jonassen, Charli Knott, Georgia Redmayne

Hobart Hurricanes

Men

Nikhil Chaudhary, Tim David, Paddy Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Peter Hatzoglou, Caleb Jewell, Chris Jordan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Matthew Wade, Charlie Wakim, Mac Wright

In Charlie Wakim

Women

Nicola Carey, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Lauren Smith, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman

In Lauren Smith (Thunder)

Melbourne Renegades

Men

Josh Brown, Harry Dixon, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Nathan Lyon, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Adam Zampa

In Josh Brown
Out Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh

Women Josie Dooley, Ella Hayward, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb

Melbourne Stars BBL

Men

Scott Boland, Hilton Cartwright, Tom Curran, Sam Harper, Campbell Kellaway, Glenn Maxwell, Joel Paris, Tom Rogers, Mark Steketee, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster

In Tom Curran (Sixers)
Out Nick Larkin

Women Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Kim Garth, Meg Lanning, Annabel Sutherland

Perth Scorchers Squad

Men

Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Mitchell Marsh, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner

Women Chloe Ainsworth, Stella Campbell, Piepa Cleary, Maddy Darke, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Chloe Piparo

Sydney Sixers

Men

Sean Abbott, Joel Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Todd Murphy, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk

Out Steve O’Keefe, Tom Curran (Stars)

Women Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Amelia Kerr, Kate Pelle, Ellyse Perry, Kate Peterson

Sydney Thunder

Men

Wes Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Sam Billings, Ollie Davies, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Sam Konstas, Nathan McAndrew, Will Salzmann, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha

In Wes Agar, Sam Billings
Out Alex Ross (Strikers)

Women

Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Saskia Horley, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Claire Moore, Tahlia Wilson

Out Lauren Smith (Hurricanes)

Who are you most excited to see in action this BBL season?

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