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Full squads: Every club's list (so far) for BBL|14

Keep up to date on all the ins and outs this off-season ahead of KFC BBL|14

Strikers | Heat | Hurricanes | Renegades | Stars | Scorchers | Sixers | Thunder

Adelaide Strikers

Head coach: To be announced

 

Contracted for BBL|14: James Bazley, Jordan Buckingham, Cameron Boyce, Brendan Doggett, Chris Lynn, Alex Ross, D'Arcy Short, Matt Short, Henry Thornton, Jake Weatherald

 

Ins: Jordan Buckingham, Alex Ross (Thunder)

 

Outs: Wes Agar (Thunder)

 

Out of contract: Alex Carey, Travis Head, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Ben Manenti, Harry Nielsen

Adelaide Strikers will be treated to a full season of 'Lynnsanity' for the first time with Chris Lynn recommitting for the entire BBL|14 campaign including finals.

Henry Thornton has also recommitted on a two-year deal, and they've added emerging SA quick Jordan Buckingham to their list after trading out Wes Agar and their second-round pick to Sydney Thunder to strengthen their draft position, moving up in the order from their 13th selection to the Thunder's pick 11.

Alex Ross, who was out of contract at the Thunder, will also return to where his T20 career began in 2014, signing a two-year deal to join the Strikers until the end of BBL|15, boosting their middle-order depth.

Leggie Cameron Boyce was rewarded with a two-year extension in February after leading the Strikers revival in the second half of last season as the leading spinner in BBL|13 with 14 wickets and an economy rate of 6.92.

The Strikers will have a new coach next season after Jason Gillespie resigned from both Adelaide and South Australia roles to take charge of Pakistan's Test side.

Brisbane Heat

Head coach: Johan Botha

 

Contracted for BBL|14: Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Kuhnemann, Nathan McSweeney, Colin Munro (direct overseas signing), Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Will Prestwidge, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson

 

Outs: Josh Brown (Renegades), Sam Billings (Thunder)

 

Out of contract: Max Bryant, Marnus Labuschagne, Jack Wildermuth, Jack Wood

Former South African international Johan Botha is the man appointed to lead the Heat's title defence, signing a three-year deal as head coach after Wade Seccombe didn't seek an extension to his Queensland and Brisbane Heat contracts.

Botha's first move was to secure the return of Kiwi journeyman Colin Munro for another two seasons as the club's direct overseas signing. After the losses of Josh Brown to Melbourne Renegades, who was in hot demand following his 57-ball 140 to put the Heat into the final, and Sam Billings to Sydney Thunder, re-signing Munro will help keep some stability at the top of the order for the reigning champions.

Botha takes the reins following title-winning coach Seccombe's resignation in March, with the former Queensland and Heat mentor since joining Brown at the Renegades as their T20 high performance boss.

Apart from Brown, the Heat locked away most of their BBL|13 title-winning squad prior to the end of last season, including Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson and Xavier Bartlett who are staying put until at least the end of BBL|15.

Aussie star Marnus Labuschagne has only ever played for the Heat and is believed to be keen to return for a ninth season.

Hobart Hurricanes

Head coach: Jeff Vaughan

 

Contracted for BBL|14: Iain Carlisle, Nikhil Chaudhary, Tim David, Paddy Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Peter Hatzoglou, Caleb Jewell, Chris Jordan (direct overseas signing), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Matthew Wade, Charlie Wakim, Mac Wright

 

Ins: Charlie Wakim

 

Out of contract: Liam Guthrie, Sam Heazlett, Billy Stanlake

Another club with a stable list, the underperforming Hurricanes have secured the return of star England allrounder Chris Jordan as their direct overseas signing on a two-year deal. They've also announced the re-signings of Mac Wright and Nikhil Chaudhary, with emerging quick Iain Carlisle also earning a new two-year deal to bolster an already strong pace attack they hope can deliver that elusive first title.

Tasmanian batter Charlie Wakim has also joined the squad for next season after spending the past few summers as a local replacement player, including opening alongside Josh Brown for the Heat when they beat the Strikers in the Challenger.

Melbourne Renegades

Head coach: Cameron White

 

Contracted for BBL|14: Josh Brown, Harry Dixon, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Nathan Lyon, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Adam Zampa

 

Ins: Josh Brown (Heat)

 

Outs: Aaron Finch (retired), Shaun Marsh (retired)

 

Out of contract: Mackenzie Harvey, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Nic Maddinson, Fergus O'Neill, Peter Siddle, Jon Wells

Cameron White will lead the Renegades into a new era in BBL|14 after signing a three-year deal to replace David Saker as head coach, who was let go despite having a year to go on his contract following a disappointing campaign where the club returned to the bottom half of the table for the fourth time in five seasons.

The positive is they've secured their future with young talents Jake Fraser-McGurk and Will Sutherland signing on for another four and three years respectively, and they also won the race for the big-hitting Josh Brown, which is timely given the retirements of greats Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh at the end of last season.

Melbourne Stars

Head coach: Peter Moores

 

Contracted for BBL|14: Scott Boland, Hilton Cartwright, Tom Curran (direct overseas signing), Sam Harper, Campbell Kellaway, Glenn Maxwell, Joel Paris, Tom Rogers, Mark Steketee, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster

 

Ins: Tom Curran (Sixers)

 

Outs: Nick Larkin (retired)

 

Out of contract: Joe Burns, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Corey Rocchiccioli

World Cup-bound Aussie Marcus Stoinis has re-committed to the Stars for another three seasons and he could be in line to captain the club in BBL|14 after Glenn Maxwell announced his intention to step down from the role at the end of last season.

Maxwell had captained the club since BBL|08, leading them to the final in both of his first two seasons in charge, but told teammates after their final game of BBL|13 that he wanted to focus on just playing next season.

A big scoop for the Stars saw them lure experienced English allrounder Tom Curran – the league's third most prolific overseas bowler of all-time with 51 wickets – from the Sixers as their direct overseas signing on a two-year deal.

There were positives for the Stars under new coach Peter Moores last season, winning four games on the trot after Christmas to put themselves in contention for finals.

However, three losses to finish saw them slip to sixth and miss the playoffs for a fourth straight year.

Perth Scorchers

Head coach: Adam Voges

 

Contracted for BBL|14: Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner

 

Out of contract: Liam Haskett, Hamish McKenzie, Sam Whiteman, Andrew Tye

It's been a quiet off-season for the competition's most successful club who managed to lock away most of their core players before the end of the season. Local boy Nick Hobson returns for BBL|14 as he looks to build on his success as the Scorchers finisher.

They were hit by injuries in BBL|13 and dearly missed skipper Ashton Turner, who suffered a season ending knee injury before Christmas, but expect the Scorchers to be right up there again next summer.

Sydney Sixers

Head coach: Greg Shipperd

 

Contracted for BBL|14: Sean Abbott, Joel Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Todd Murphy, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk

 

Outs: Steve O'Keefe (retired), Tom Curran (Stars)

 

Out of contract: Jackson Bird, Mitch Perry, Steve Smith

The Sixers are another club that have continuity with their list, securing Sean Abbott, Todd Murphy, Ben Dwarshuis and Josh Philippe for another two seasons prior to the BBL|13 decider, as well emerging allrounder Jack Edwards for another three.

Veteran batter Daniel Hughes turned down offers from rival teams to re-commit to a club that's "like a family" to him for another season. "We've kept the core of the same group together for a long time ... and we have two special leaders in 'Shippy' (coach Greg Shipperd) and Moises (Henriques)," said the 35-year-old, who notched his 100th BBL appearance last summer.

They'll be looking to young spinners Murphy and Joel Davies to continue their development in BBL|14 following the retirement of club legend Steve O'Keefe.

Sydney Thunder

Head coach: Trevor Bayliss

 

Contracted for BBL|14: Wes Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Sam Billings (direct overseas signing), Ollie Davies, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Sam Konstas, Nathan McAndrew, William Salzmann, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha

 

Ins: Wes Agar (Strikers), Sam Billings (Heat)

 

Outs: Alex Ross (Strikers)

 

Out of contract: Liam Doddrell, Blake Nikitaras, Gurinder Sandhu, David Warner

A huge coup for the Thunder as they lured English star Sam Billings from the Heat for the next three seasons under the league's new multi-year contracting mechanism for overseas players. He was the first men's player to be signed under the new rule and the 32-year-old will be available for all of the next three seasons, including finals. The club beat several Big Bash rivals as well as UAE and South African T20 franchises in the race for the wicketkeeper-batter's services.

New general manager Trent Copeland got straight to work following the club's last-place finish in BBL|13, adding depth to the pace stocks by acquiring Wes Agar from the Strikers.

He'll no doubt be keen to re-sign Aussie great David Warner following his international retirement, while they secured the signatures of leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha and quicks Daniel Sams and Nathan McAndrew until at least the end BBL|15 during the season.

Head coach Trevor Bayliss has accepted a one-year extension to lead the club in BBL|14 and Copeland declared he expected the experienced mentor to take "the team on an upward trajectory this season", and they've locked in rising talent and recent U19 World Cup winner Sam Konstas on a two-year deal.