The Strikers have made five changes to their squad from last summer, with England paceman Chris Jordan and former Hurricanes batsman Ben Dunk the big additions for this season. Key batsman Alex Ross has left to join the Heat, while Adil Rashid will be with England’s squad in India.

SQUAD:

Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jonathon Dean, Ben Dunk, Travis Head, Brad Hodge (c), Jon Holland, Chris Jordan (OS), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Tim Ludeman, Michael Neser, Kieron Pollard (OS), Kane Richardson, Craig Simmons, Kelvin Smith, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald.

BRISBANE HEAT

The signing of Alex Ross from the Strikers is the biggest of the three new names on the Heat’s roster this year, while skipper Brendon McCullum will be available this summer after missing BBL|05 due to international duty. Young Bulls batsmen Sam Heazlett and Marnus Labuschagne are the other new faces, while James Hopes (retired) leads the outs.

SQUAD:

Samuel Badree (OS), Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Alex Doolan, Andrew Fekete, Luke Feldman, Jason Floros, Sam Heazlett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (c, OS), James Peirson, Nathan Reardon, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth.

HOBART HURRICANES

The Hurricanes have made five changes from last season, with England paceman Stuart Broad replacing Darren Sammy as the side’s second overseas player. Star batsman Ben Dunk (Strikers) and Test quick Joe Mennie (Sixers) are the biggest names to drop out of the squad this summer.

SQUAD:

George Bailey, James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Stuart Broad (OS), Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Ben McDermott, Dominic Michael, Simon Milenko, Tim Paine (c), Sam Rainbird, Jake Reed, Clive Rose, Kumar Sangakkara (OS), D’Arcy Short, Shaun Tait, Beau Webster, Jonathan Wells.

MELBOURNE RENEGADES

The Renegades have made three changes for this season, luring big-name spinners Brad Hogg and Sunil Narine to Melbourne as well as former Scorchers batsman Marcus Harris. Narine takes the overseas spot left vacant by fellow West Indian Chris Gayle.

SQUAD:

Tom Beaton, Dwayne Bravo (OS), Tom Cooper, Xavier Doherty, Callum Ferguson, Aaron Finch (c), Marcus Harris, Brad Hogg, Sunil Narine (OS), Peter Nevill, James Pattinson, Nathan Rimmington, Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade, Cameron White, Nick Winter.

MELBOURNE STARS

Last years’s finalists have made no changes to their 18-man squad for this season.

SQUAD:

Michael Beer, Scott Boland, James Faulkner, Sebastian Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, John Hastings, Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen (OS), Robert Quiney, Marcus Stoinis, Tom Triffitt, Dan Worrall, Luke Wright (OS), Adam Zampa.

PERTH SCORCHERS

The Scorchers have made four changes for this season, with former Ashes rivals Mitchell Johnson and Ian Bell headlining the new faces. Bell replaces fellow Englishman Michael Carberry as their second overseas player.

SQUAD:

Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Ian Bell (OS), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, James Muirhead, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Adam Voges (c), Sam Whiteman, David Willey (OS).

SYDNEY SIXERS

England duo Jason Roy and Sam Billings headlined the four new faces at the Sixers for BBL|06, although both players will miss the back end of the season due to international duty. New Australian citizen Johan Botha is no longer classified as an overseas player, while NSW batsman Dan Hughes and Test quick Joe Mennie also join the club. Ed Cowan and Australia captain Steve Smith – who hasn’t played for the Sixers since BBL|03 – headline the big names to drop out.

SQUAD:

Sean Abbott, Sam Billings (OS), Jackson Bird, Doug Bollinger, Johan Botha, Ryan Carters, Ben Dwarshuis, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Joe Mennie, Stephen O’Keefe, Jason Roy (OS), Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc.

SYDNEY THUNDER

The defending champions have made four changes to their title-winning roster as they look to fill the sizeable gaps left by Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis. England skipper Eoin Morgan returns to the Thunder, but he’ll miss the back end of the season due to international duty, while Shane Watson will be unavailable for the early rounds of the competition as he recovers from a calf injury.

SQUAD:

Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Patrick Cummins, Jake Doran, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Chris Hartley, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Alister McDermott, Clint McKay, Eoin Morgan (OS), Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell (OS), Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson (c).

Courtesy: www.cricket.com.au.