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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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