Pre Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat
#31 Ben Cutting – Unavailable / ODI Duty – Called into the Australian ODI squad for the first time on the eve of the Sixers clash and is in Melbourne for the opening clash against Sri Lanka on Friday. Was the Heat's leading wicket-taker (8) and economy rate leader (6.07rpo) after 7 rounds.
#71 Thisara Perera – Unavailable / ODI Duty – Flew out of Brisbane the day after the win over Melbourne Stars to join the Sri Lankan one-day squad preparing for the Commonwealth Bank Series against Australia.
#25 Mitchell Johnson – Unavailable – On Test duty with Australia after being withdrawn by CA for the Renegades game.
#33 Shane Watson – Unavailable / Injured – Injured a calf in the second Test against Sri Lanka. Played the opening game against the Hurricanes.
#45 Ryan Harris – Unavailable / Shoulder – Decided before Round 2 to withdraw from the Heat squad on medical grounds and try to build more slowly for the second half of summer. Has been playing Grade cricket as a specialist batsman and recently returned to the bowling crease. Replaced by Matthew Gale.
#11 Dan Vettori – Unavailable / Achilles – Hurt his Achilles a week out from the start of the season and has been ruled out for the entire tournament. Like Steyn, he is eligible for Champions League. Replaced by Thisara Perera.
#1 Dale Steyn – Unavailable / Withdrawn – Had his availability pulled by Cricket South Africa at the 11th hour. His one-game stint with the Heat has becomes nil but he remains contracted for the Champions League should the Heat qualify.