Players To Watch - Batsmen
The Scorchers have built a new squad after last season's wooden spoon, and the Stars will hope to top last season's show
Can the Hurricanes maintain a run through the knockouts and how will the defending champions go?
The Strikers are looking to bounce back from a poor season and all eyes will be on AB de Villiers when he joins the Heat
Allrounder will captain his side in the upcoming Big Bash season
He has been called up to replace Usman Shinwari who has withdrawn due to international duty commitments