Gillette ODI Series 2018

How the ODIs impact your Big Bash team

A team-by-team look as the BBL heats up and Australia and England switch to the 50-over format

Adam Burnett

11 January 2018, 07:00 PM AEST

Adelaide Strikers

The Strikers aren't hugely affected in terms of quantity but they do lose their skipper and arguably their most dangerous batsman in Travis Head. The left-hander who has scored one half-century in BBL|07, has established himself as a regular middle-order man in the Australia ODI side over the past 18 months. South African Colin Ingram is set to take on the captaincy in his stead.

Jan 2017: Head posts maiden ODI century on home turf

Brisbane Heat

Big-hitting superstar Chris Lynn was a shock loss for the Heat to the Aussie set-up so soon after his early return to action following a shoulder reconstruction. The 'Lynn curse' then struck again, however, with a calf injury sidelining him from both formats for at least the next couple of weeks. With Shadab Khan playing limited-overs cricket for Pakistan in New Zealand, Yasir Shah has ably filled the spot of his countryman, however the youngster could be back for the finals should the Heat qualify.

Yasir grabs two wickets in BBL debut

Hobart Hurricanes

Tim Paine's shock call-up to Test duties this summer meant the 'Canes were a wicketkeeper down, however they picked up the man he replaced – Matthew Wade - in a trade with the Renegades, meaning Hobart effectively finished up even. The same now applies with the ODIs; no Paine in purple, but Wade stays in the side, and the hard-hitting leftie might just be entering a purple patch with the bat.

Heavy-hitting Hurricanes entertain Hobart masses

Melbourne Renegades

The Renegades are used to losing their dynamic skipper Aaron Finch to the ODI team at this time of year, but it never gets any easier. And this year it will be even tougher, with in-form batsmen Cameron White - who had been set to replace Finch as captain - handed a last-minute call-up to the ODI squad in place of the injured Chris Lynn. However the 'Gades do have plenty of talent they can shuffle up the order; Brad Hodge, who will step in as skipper, has put his hand up, and Tim Ludeman, who has been listed as low as No.9 this summer, is another option. The Renegades will also lose Afghan allrounder Mohammad Nabi following Friday’s Melbourne Derby, with Kieron Pollard set to replace him.

Flying Finch puts Renegades on track for win

Melbourne Stars

The Stars could have been thoroughly decimated by the ODI series, but as it stands they will lose just the two players to Australia – batting allrounder Marcus Stoinis and leg-spinner Adam Zampa. Glenn Maxwell and other ODI players of the recent past – James Faulkner and Peter Handscomb – will be on hand to help the star-studded side attempt to make another late run for the finals after missing out on selection for the series against England.

Maxwell reaches 50 for Stars at MCG

Perth Scorchers

There's good news and bad news, Scorchers fans. Let's start with the good. In the batting department, the Scorchers see one of the BBL's most prolific run-scorers return in the in-form Shaun Marsh, though the veteran left-hander picked up a quad strain in the Sydney Test so will sit out the Thunder clash on Thursday night. Fellow Test batsman Cameron Bancroft also returns for the men from the west. In less exciting news, the defending champs are a victim of their own success, with quicks Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye earning maiden call-ups to the ODI squad, and David Willey set to join the England squad. The Scorchers have recruited Tim Bresnan for the back-end of their campaign however, while Mitchell Marsh hasn't played in BBL|07 and is another in the Aussie squad.

Shaun Marsh adds second Ashes century

Sydney Sixers

Jackson Bird played his first game back for the struggling Sixers in their defeat to Hobart on Monday night, and the right-arm quick will be a regular in the squad from now. So too will Nathan Lyon, fresh from his Ashes-winning exploits and still unable to force his way into the selectors' 50-over thinking. Where the Sixers are hurt is with their England internationals, Sam Billings and Jason Roy, who both join Eoin Morgan's squad. Replacing them will be countryman Joe Denly and big-hitting West Indian allrounder Carlos Brathwaite, while Mitchell Starc is another who stays with Australia through the change of format.

BBL|06: Brathwaite dabs his way to two wickets on debut

Sydney Thunder

Ashes players Usman Khawaja and James Vince have been added to the Thunder set-up, which could come as a timely boost for the BBL|05 champs, though they do lose the impressive Jos Buttler. Speedster Patrick Cummins remains with the Aussies for the ODIs.

Khawaja's brilliant maiden Ashes century

2017-18 International Fixtures

Gillette ODI Series v England

Australia ODI squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.

England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

First ODI MCG, January 14. Tickets

Second ODI Gabba, January 19. Tickets

Third ODI SCG, January 21. Tickets

Fourth ODI Adelaide Oval, January 26. Tickets

Fifth ODI Perth Stadium, January 28. Tickets

Prime Minister's XI

PM's XI v England Manuka Oval, February 2. Tickets

Gillette T20 trans-Tasman Tri-Series

England T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood.

First T20I Australia v NZ, SCG, February 3. Tickets

Second T20I Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7. Tickets

Third T20I Australia v England, MCG, February 10. Tickets

Fourth T20I NZ v England, Wellington, February 14

Fifth T20I NZ v Australia, Eden Park, February 16

Sixth T20I NZ v England, Seddon Park, February 18

Final TBC, Eden Park, February 21

2017-18 International Results

Magellan Ashes Series

First Test Australia won by 10 wickets. Scorecard

Second Test Australia won by 120 runs (Day-Night). Scorecard

Third Test Australia won by an innings and 41 runs. Scorecard

Fourth Test Match drawn. Scorecard

Fifth Test Australia win by an innings and 123 runs. Scorecard