News – Cricket: There are selection headaches for Australia, following the current round of State Cricket.


  • THE Heat have secured a major Big Bash coup after netting Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
  • Shah has signed with Brisbane as an international replacement player for the upcoming BBL.
  • The Heat decided to sign Shah as a replacement player in case the improving Khan is elevated to Pakistan’s T20 squad and is unavailable for selection.
  • Under BBL rules, teams are only allowed to field two international players, but can have four on their books, and the Heat already have Kiwi gun Brendon McCullum.
  • “He’s a very accomplished player in Test, one day and T20 formats, and having him around will also benefit the slow bowlers in our squad, especially someone like Mitch Swepson who is a young bowler rapidly gaining more experience transitioning between white and red ball cricket.

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