With IPL10 launching in Bangalore on Wednesday, we take a look at the Aussies playing abroad in 2017.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore kick off proceedings tonight, with David Warner skippering a Sunrisers outfit that includes four Australians in the squad.
Steve Smith (Rising Pune Supergiants) and Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab) will also captain their sides, after staying on in the subcontinent following Australia's Test tour of India.
Six Australians were snapped up at the 2017 auction:
- Pat Cummins (Delhi Daredevils)
- Mitchell Johnson (Mumbai Indians)
- Nathan Coulter-Nile (Kolkata Knight Riders)
- Daniel Christian (Rising Pune Supergiants)
- Ben Laughlin (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
- Billy Stanlake (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
The County Championship gets underway on Friday, with a mix of contracted and non-contracted players making their way over for another season.
James Pattinson is a big inclusion into the Nottinghamshire bowling attack, as he looks to put his name forward for Australian selection again, following his return to cricket in 2016/17 after a lengthy break with shin and back problems.
Jason Gillespie has signed for a part-time assistant coaching role at Kent as the club awaits the arrival of Allan Donald following a visa delay. The former quick led Yorkshire to first division promotion in 2017.