The big guns
David Warner Sydney 6s $115,500
Brad Hodge Melb Stars $80,000
Travis Birt Hobart $109,600
You don't have to think too long about these guys - genuine superstars of the T20 arena. Birt was the competition's highest run scorer while Warner scored a hundred in his only match.
Shaun Marsh Perth $96,300
Recall last season when Marsh was in Test contention? He played only two matches but one included a sizzling 99*. He's done it all before in the IPL too, so don't let the recent off-field misdemeanours deter you.
Phil Hughes Adelaide $87,500
Yes. Skilled, exciting and attacking batsman who is in form. Far from the most expensive too. Didn't play any matches
Nic Maddinson Sydney 6s $85,900
Maddinson was the eventual premiers' leading run-scorer last season, and he often batted quite high up the order. Pretty pricey for a young guy.
Aaron Finch Melb Renegades $81,800
The Renegades' great-white-hope will need to fire if they are any chance of winning consistently - and he's been in scintillating form too - so why couldn't he?
Cameron White Melb Stars $77,800
Has White past his use-by date? Hasn't been extremely convincing lately, so I'll pass.
Marcus North Perth $75,400
Relinquished the WA and the Scorchers' captaincy, so will it free him up a bit? He opens the innings for Perth so every chance of a big score.
George Bailey Hobart $70,000
Don't forget, he's Australia's T20 captain. He had seven innings last year but failed to do anything really with them.
Worth a shot
Aiden Blizzard Hobart $69,700
Couldn't crack it as a specialist one-day player for Victoria but doing a lot of good things for SA at the moment.
Rob Quiney Melb Stars $69,000
Australia's latest test player is a Star in every sense of the word when it comes to limited overs cricket. Under-priced and should be well-picked.
Michael Klinger Adelaide $58,100
The veteran is very cheap this year, so hopefully he opens the batting for the Strikers - there will be plenty of points on offer if so.
Tom Cooper Melb Renegades $56,400
A very handy player and a great acquisition for the Renegades. Great value for money but his scores will depend on the Renegades' top order.
Cal Ferguson Adelaide $44,700
The forgotten man of Australian cricket and Ferg is back in form. I reckon he's a bargain.
Nathan Reardon Adelaide $36,000
No-one hits a bigger ball in Australia. Is there a regular game for him in Adelaide?
Usman Khawaja Syd Thunder $38,300
Severely underpriced after a horror Big Bash last year. This year though, Khawaja looks reinvented and at that price, it's hard to go wrong.
Herschelle Gibbs Perth $109,900
Gibbs scored the third most runs at last year's Big Bash - 302 runs with four 50s. Very expensive but a strong fielder also.
Chris Gayle Syd Thunder $95,000
Gayle smashed the Big Bash in typical fashion last season and his highest score was 100*. Belted the ball at a SR of 150 and can bowl a bit as well.
Maritn Guptill Syd Thunder $80,900
The Kiwi international has a very good T20 record (an average of 34 in 90 matches), but we all know that New Zealanders never do well in Australia.
Owais Shah Hobart $79,000
The surprise packet of the inaugural BBL for me - Shah scored 282 runs at an average of 70 and a SR of 149! Can he deliver again?
Will they play?
You could lock in all these lads if you could guarantee match time, but with an emphasis on Test cricket, it's probably unlikely they'll play regularly. Clarke didn't play last year while Hussey and Ponting played one match each.
Michael Clarke Syd Thunder $77,800
Mike Hussey Perth $66,000
Ricky Ponting Hobart $66,000
Peter Forrest Brisbane $52,500
This season his form has been appalling. T20 isn't the place to turn it around.
Adam Voges Perth $50,000
Doesn't offer enough and didn't deliver last Big Bash. Averaged only 19 points per game and his bowling is rarely used these days.
Chris Rogers Syd Thunder $80,900
His form for Victoria has been very handy, but the Thunder top order is strong and he hasn't the best T20 record.