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BBL: Perth Scorchers won the bottom of the table clash against the Melbourne Renegades, winning by six wickets at GMHBA Stadium.

Moises Henriques is in more than 30 per cent of teams. Picture: Phil HillayrdSource:News Corp Australia

Several Australian ODI players will play in the Big Bash on Wednesday before travelling to India for their imminent ODI series.

Adelaide Strikers skipper Alex Carey and Sydney Sixers paceman Josh Hazlewood will play in the evening clash at Adelaide Oval, while Stars duo Adam Zampa and Pete Handscomb have been named for their side’s match against Sydney Thunder.

It means SuperCoaches won’t have to scramble to trade out Carey and Hazlewood before Round 7 lockout.

Spinner Adam Zampa will head to India with the Australian ODI team after game one of Melbourne Stars’ Round 7 double.

Spinner Adam Zampa will head to India with the Australian ODI team after game one of Melbourne Stars’ Round 7 double.Source:AAP

Their unexpected selection presents a dilemma for SuperCoaches with Zampa and Handscomb as they will play one game in the Stars’ double game round before flying to India.

Do you hold and hope they come up trumps against the Thunder, or look to bring in another Stars gun who has two chances?

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It’s worth remembering Haris Rauf (108) and Sandeep Lamichhane (102) scored above 100 despite only playing once in Round 5.

The Aussies begin their three match series on the 14th of January, playing their last fixture on the 19th.

Players are expected to return to the BBL for Round 12 of SuperCoach.

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James Pattinson hopes to make his BBL return for Brisbane Heat on January 11. Picture. Phil Hillyard

James Pattinson hopes to make his BBL return for Brisbane Heat on January 11. Picture. Phil HillyardSource:News Corp Australia

BURNS BACK, NO PATTINSON FOR HEAT

Test opener Joe Burns will feature for Brisbane Heat in Round 7, but those hoping to bring James Pattinson into their SuperCoach teams will have to be patient. Burns has been included in the squad to face Hobart Hurricanes, but Pattinson has been given time to recover after featuring in the last two Tests against New Zealand. The Heat said Pattinson will target their January 11 match against the Scorchers for his first match of BBL09.

WADE BACK, BUT NOT WITH THE GLOVES

Test batsman Matthew Wade will play his first match of BBL09 in the Hurricane’s matchup with the Heat in Brisbane.

While he will take the captaincy reigns from Ben McDermott, he won't take the gloves from his teammate. It means Wade will be in the outfield and will have less scoring avenues than last season, when he the leading wicketkeeper in SuperCoach.

AB DE VLLIERS HERE FOR ROUND 9

Pencil it in your diaries – AB de Villiers will make his Brisbane Heat debut on the 14th of January.

The South African superstar is one of the most prolific T20 players in the world, and the Heat have announced he will play his first Big Bash game against the Strikers in Round 9.

He comes at a hefty price-tag of $225k but contigency plans should be made in advance to nab to the big-hitter.

Afghan wizz-kid Mujeeeb ur Rahman is also expected to join the Heat some time next week, and is another to put on the watchlist. The 18-year-old starred in his debut season in BBL08, claiming 12 wickets with a tidy economy rate of 6.04.

HEAD, LYON LEFT OUT

Returning Test players Travis Head and Nathan Lyon will not feature in the Adelaide Strikers matchup against the Sydney Sixers on Wednesday night.

Head and Lyon were left out of Strikers squad despite the Aussies finishing their Test match against New Zealand a day early.

Alex Carey remained in their 13-man squad.

Cheapie Wes Agar and keeper Harry Nielsen ($75k) are the inclusions, replacing Liam O’Connor and veteran Cameron White.

The Sixers have gone in unchanged.

Travis Head will not play in the Strikers next fixture. Picture: AAP Image/Sam Wundke

Travis Head will not play in the Strikers next fixture. Picture: AAP Image/Sam WundkeSource:AAP

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GUESS WHO’S BACK… BACK AGAIN

Another injury setback for a Melbourne Stars international signing has opened the door yet again for Pakistan speedster Haris Rauf.

Young English quick Pat Brown was set to replace South African superstar Dale Steyn as the Stars’ second international player before he was ruled out for the season with a stress fracture in his back.

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Rauf has taken the BBL09 by storm this season as an injury replacement. He currently sits equal third in total wickets despite playing just three matches, claiming 10 scalps at a remarkable average of 7.1.

The lightning-quick paceman boasts the best SuperCoach average in BBL09, posting 114.7 points per game, including a monster 156-point total in Round 2.

It makes Rauf just about a must-have for SuperCoaches ahead of the Stars’ double game week in Round 7.

Rauf is priced at $159.7k and following his 108 point outing in his last match, his price is set to skyrocket.

Haris Rauf has been a revelation in BBL09.

Haris Rauf has been a revelation in BBL09.Source:Getty Images

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HENRIQUES MISSES AGAIN

Sixers skipper Moises Henriques is in more than 25 per cent of SuperCoach teams and is the ninth most popular player in the game.

But it is time to trade the all-rounder out.

Henriques was a late scratching for the Sixers’ clash with the Strikers for the most important delivery of his life, and will miss again in Round 7.

Moises Henriques is a late scratching for the Sixers’ clash

Moises Henriques is a late scratching for the Sixers’ clashSource:Getty Images

The BBL veteran left teammates at training in Coffs Harbour to rush back to wife in Sydney for the pending birth of their first child.

MEREDITH JOINS FAULKNER ON SIDELINES

Emerging paceman Riley Meredith will join injured teammate James Faulkner on the sidelines after being ruled out for the rest of the season with side strain.

Meredith has been the pick of the Hurricanes bowlers this tournament and a promising SuperCoach scorer, averaging 64.5 points per game.

The 23-year-old is in 12 per cent of teams and must be moved on considering his $173.2k price tag.

Faulkner’s replacement Scott Boland posted 84 points in his first match of BBL09 and should keep his spot in the Hurricanes side following Meredith’s injury.

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Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers, Adelaide Oval, Wednesday 3:40pm AEDT

STRIKERS

Alex Carey (c)

Wes Agar

Harry Conway

Rashid Khan

Michael Neser

Harry Nielsen

Phil Salt

Matt Short

Peter Siddle

Billy Stanlake

Cameron Valente

Jake Weatherald

Jon Wells

SIXERS

Dan Hughes (c)

Justin Avendano

Jackson Bird

Tom Curran

Ben Dwarshuis

Jack Edwards

Josh Hazlewood

Ben Manenti

Steve O’Keefe

Josh Philippe

Lloyd Pope

Jordan Silk

James Vince

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, MCG, Wednesday 7:10pm AEDT

STARS

Glenn Maxwell (c)

Hilton Cartwright

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Ben Dunk

Pete Handscomb

Clint Hinchliffe

Sandeep Lamichhane

Nick Larkin

Nic Maddinson

Haris Rauf

Marcus Stoinis

Daniel Worrall

Adam Zampa

THUNDER

Callum Ferguson (c)

Jonathan Cook

Brendan Doggett

Matthew Gilkes

Chris Green

Alex Hales

Usman Khawaja

Nathan McAndrew

Chris Morris

Arjun Nair

Alex Ross

Daniel Sams

Chris Tremain

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, MCG, Wednesday 7:10pm AEDT

HEAT

Chris Lynn (c)
Tom Banton
Max Bryant
Joe Burns
Ben Cutting
Josh Lalor
Ben Laughlin
Jimmy Peirson
Jack Prestwidge
Matt Renshaw
Mark Steketee
Mitch Swepson
Zahir Khan

HURRICANES

Matthew Wade (c)

Qais Ahmad

George Bailey

Scott Boland

Nathan Ellis

Caleb Jewell

Ben McDermott (wk)

Simon Milenko

David Miller

David Moody

Tom Rogers

Clive Rose

Mac Wright

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