Adelaide Strikers

Strikers have had a terrible season, with only one win in eight games, but Covid-19 has had little effect on them so far. Despite this, they have lost successive games to a depleted Sydney Thunder in recent days. George Garton, a left-arm seamer, will return to the UK as part of England’s T20I squad, but he was pulled out of the loss to Thunder on Sunday due to a poor run of play.

Brisbane Heat

Heat have had an inconsistent season, despite the fact that they appear to be rounding into form amid some stability, and no player has tested positive for Covid-19. However, they were without English import Tom Abell, who suffered a knee injury while playing in his second BBL game of the season. As they look to qualify for the playoffs, the Heat have signed Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman to bolster their batting.

Hobart Hurricanes

The Hurricanes, one of the season’s most anticipated teams, have only shown glimpses of their promise thus far in a patchwork performance. They don’t have to deal with any Covid-19 controversy, and their team is consistent, which could be an opportunity for them to finally find stability.

Melbourne Renegades

Renegades have avoided the Covid-19 turmoil that has engulfed crosstown rival Stars, but they are awaiting a test result for James Pattinson ahead of tonight’s Melbourne derby at the MCG, which is normally the most-attended BBL game of the year.

Melbourne Stars

The Stars have been the team with the most players who have tested positive for Covid-19, with openers Joe Clarke and Tom Rogers being the most recent to do so. They now have 12 players who have tested positive, while eight members of the staff are still in seclusion. Along with Stars WBBL coach Jarrod Loughman and former wicket keeper Adam Crosthwaite, Victoria coach Chris Rogers has had to assume the reins.

Sydney Thunder

With important players, Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Tanveer Sangha, and Sam Whiteman testing positive, the Thunder are the second-most afflicted team. It required them to reinforce their team with the additions of Arjun Nair, a former Thunder player, and Lachlan Hearne, an NSW Sheffield Shield batter. Thunder are also shorthanded as Sam Billings and Saqib Mahmood return to the United Kingdom.

Sydney Sixers

The Sixers have not been hammered as hard as the Thunder, with none of their players now on the sidelines. The two-time defending champions, who are presently second on the table, will, however, bid farewell to James Vince, who is on England’s Caribbean tour. However, he has had a disappointing season, allowing only 144 runs in seven innings with a high of 44 in the season opener against the Stars. After an injury, Jackson Bird is back in the lineup.

Perth Scorchers

The Scorchers appeared to be the team most vulnerable this season, having been forced to stay on the road due to Western Australia’s stringent border controls. The Scorchers have been hit by recent league-wide developments, with batsman Nick Hobson testing positive and fast Matt Kelly omitted as a close contact.