UPDATE: BBL Final Teams Announced For T20 Season 07 (2017/18)
It’s set to be the biggest Big Bash season yet, and the complete team squads are being locked away by the eight T20 sides competing for the trophy.
Updated: December 12
Each year, the Big Bash finds another gear and takes the entertainment to a new level. Season 7, better known as Big Bash 07, commences 19 December and it’s going to be huge. The schedule has been extended by an additional two rounds, bringing the total number of games up from 35 to 43, all of which will be completed in just 45 days. Much like the running between the wickets, the action is set to be a fast and frantic dash for the other end. Who will come out the victor? Can the Perth Scorchers do it again?
As a sponsor of Network Ten's Big Bash broadcast coverage, we've been paying close attention to the upcoming season. Perhaps you caught our Big Bash Most Entertaining Awards, using our Big Bash Entertainment Index (BBEI). A huge part of the build up to any Big Bash season is the announcements about each team’s squad. There are 18 players signed to each team’s squad and the cut-off date for the final announcements is 8 December. Some teams have already finalised their squads, while a few have a handful of spots still to fill. Below, you will find updated lists of all the teams.
What are the Big Bash international player rules?
Before we take a look at the teams, here's a quick overview of the rules for player signings. A squad must include 18 individuals, with a maximum of two international players and a minimum of two rookies. Each team can also have two additional international players on their books as replacements. This is to cover for the main international players if they are called up to their national squads for games or otherwise need to leave the tournament. If this occurs, the replacement effectively subs into the squad.Science says these are the most entertaining BBL teams and grounds!
Final Big Bash team squads – Season 7
Final Brisbane Heat Squad Revealed
Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Jason Floros, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Shadab Khan (PAK), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (NZ, captain), Jimmy Peirson, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Cameron Valente.
Note: Yasir Shah (PAK) has been signed as a replacement player for when Khan is on international duty.
Final Melbourne Stars Squad Revealed
Michael Beer, Scott Boland, Jackson Coleman, Ben Dunk, James Faulkner, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, John Hastings (c), Ben Hilfenhaus, Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen (UK), Rob Quiney, Marcus Stoinis, Dan Worrall, Luke Wright (UK), Adam Zampa.
Final Adelaide Strikers Squad Revealed
Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Michael Cormack, Jono Dean, Daniel Drew, David Grant, Travis Head (Captain), Colin Ingram (SAF), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Rashid Khan (AFG), Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Nick Winter.
Final Hobart Hurricanes Squad Revealed
Jofra Archer (WI), George Bailey (c), James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Hamish Kingston, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills (UK), Tim Paine, Jake Reed, Sam Rainbird, Nathan Reardon, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade.
Final Melbourne Renegades Squad Revealed
Dwayne Bravo (WI), Tom Cooper, Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (AFG), James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Matt Short, Will Sutherland, Chris Tremain, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth.
Note: Kieron Pollard (WI) has been signed as a replacement player for when Nabi is on international duty. Guy Walker has also been announced as a signing, but is likely to miss the final 18 cut.
Final Perth Scorchers Squad Revealed
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey (UK), Adam Voges (c).
Final Sydney Sixers Squad Revealed
Sean Abbott, Sam Billings (UK), Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Harry Conway, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, Jason Roy (UK), Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, Henry Thornton.
Final Sydney Thunder Squad Revealed
Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Jos Buttler (UK), Pat Cummins, Andrew Fekete, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ), Clint McKay, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson (c).
Note: Jos Buttler is only available for the first six games, so expect a standby international player to be announced at a later date. This is unless rookie Blake Macdonald, who is also part of the grander squad, comes into the frame.
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