By CricketCountry Staff
Sydney: Jul 27, 2011
KFC BigBash T20 was officially kicked-off on Tuesday night in Sydney. The first season of the revamped Australian domestic tournament will start from December 16.
Australian Marcus North and Tim Paine will captain Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes. Pakistan all rounder Shahid Afridi will play for Melbourne Renegades. England T20 World Cup winning captain Paul Collingwood and former South African Herschelle Gibbs will represent Perth Scorchers. West Indian big-hitter Kieron Pollard is set to play for Adelaide Strikers.
Each team can sign up to 18 players including upto two overseas players.
The league will see eight teams play each other once with four teams making it to the knock-outs.
Captain: Michael Klinger
Coach: Darren Berry
Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Borgas, Lee Carseldine, Tom Cooper, Adam Crosthwaite, Theo Doropoulos, Brendan Drew, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Harris, Nathan Lyon, Aaron O'Brien, Gary Putland, Kane Richardson
Overseas players: Kieron Pollard
Captain: James Hopes
Coach: Darren Lehmann
Ryan Broad, Nick Buchanan, Daniel Christian, Ben Cutting, Peter Forrest, Ryan Harris, Nathan Hauritz, Chris Lynn, Michael Neser, Chris Swan,
Overseas players: Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori
Captain: Tim Paine
Coach: Ali de Winter
Travis Birt, Mark Cosgrove, Xavier Doherty, Luke Feldman, Evan Gulbis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Hogan, Phil Jaques, Matt Johnston, Jason Krejza, Nick Kruger, Ben Laughlin, Rhett Lockyear, Ricky Ponting.
Overseas players: Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Owais Shah.
Captain: Andrew McDonald
Coach: Simon Helmot
Ryan Carters, Aaron Finch, Shane Harwood, Aaron Heal, Jayde Herrick, Michael Hill, Brad Hodge, Glenn Maxwell, Brenton McDonald, Dirk Nannes, Nathan Reardon, Will Sheridan, Shaun Tait.
Overseas players: Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi.
Captain: Cameron White
Coach: Greg Shipperd.
George Bailey, James Faulkner, John Hastings, Jon Holland, David Hussey, Alex Keath, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Rob Quiney, Peter Siddle, Chris Simpson, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade
Overseas players: Luke Wright.
Captain: Marcus North
Coach: Mickey Arthur
Tom Beaton, Michael Beer, Mark Cameron, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Edmondson, Michael Hussey, Simon Katich, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Luke Pomersbach, Nathan Rimmington, Luke Ronchi.
Overseas players: Paul Collingwood, Herschelle Gibbs
Captain: Brad Haddin
Coach: Trevor Bayliss
Ed Cowan, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Brett Lee, Nic Maddinson, Ian Moran, Peter Nevill, Steve O'Keefe, Ben Rohrer, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Dominic Thornely, Shane Watson.
Overseas players: Michael Lumb
Captain: David Warner
Coach: Shane Duff
Sean Abbott, Tim Armstrong, Nic Bills, Doug Bollinger, Luke Butterworth, Scott Coyte, Tim Cruickshank, Matthew Day, Luke Doran, Ben Dunk, Jason Floros, Phillip Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Craig Philipson, Daniel Smith, David Warner.
Overseas players: Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle.