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BBL 12 To Feature Australian Stars Back After Test Series

At halfway stage, Big Bash League is going to get more entertaining with inclusion of some big stars. The Big Bash League has attracted some of the biggest stars in Australian cricket, including Steve Smith and David Warner. The series against South Africa has ended and now all of players are free to take part in the league.

As all clubs navigate the transfer of outgoing internationals ahead of the finals race, the addition of our Test stars will benefit five of the eight BBL teams.

Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers sitting comfortably positioned at the top the BBL standings and have added Steve Smith to their lineups to add some explosive batting power.

Despite already having one of the best bowling assaults in the league, the Sixers will now have Nathan Lyon back which will make their bowling lineup more experienced and lethal to attack.

Sydney Thunder

For the first time in over a decade, the Thunder will have David Warner play in the BBL, and he is the ideal like-for-like replacement for outgoing starter Alex Hales.

Despite playing more than 100 IPL games during the same time period, the ace opener has only played in three Big Bash matches, one of which was for the Sydney Sixers.

However, in both of the innings he has handled for the Thunder, he has elevated his bat.

Ollie Davies, a Thunder young gun, acknowledges the team is still having trouble securing a number three batsman despite returning Warner for the remainder of the campaign.

Brisbane Heat

With their main run scorer Colin Munro out for the series and Sam Billings also injured, the Heat haven’t been able to put together a complete 40-over effort thus far in the competition. However, there are still time to make a comeback.

For the remainder of the series, they’ll have Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja, and Matt Renshaw back, but since they’re now in second place on the table, the Heat are probably still lacking a strike bowler for a serious finals push.

Adelaide Strikers

With Alex Carey and Travis Head back in the lineup, the Strikers have more hitting options once more. They will get better than ever before after having sweet and sour season so far.

Travis Head can easily fill in as a batting while Harry Neilson is expected to make way for Carey.

Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers are already a perfectionist in the business. They have been so consistent with their advanced bowling and batting line-up that they can take over any star studded team on any given day.

Given the enormous number of players moving in and out each week, Perth skipper Ashton Turner said BBL clubs needed to demonstrate their depth if they were to succeed. He will be joined by Ashton Agar and Lance Morris.

Lance Morris has already played one match, he went for few runs but made a remarkable comeback picking up three wickets. Agar was out of the team due to his inclusion to the Australian test team.