BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 30: Samuel Badree of the Heat celebrates taking the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara of the Hurricanes during the Big Bash League between the Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes at The Gabba on December 30, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat leg-spinner Samuel Badree has been included in the 13-man squad to host the Sydney Sixers on Wednesday.

Badree is returning from a hamstring injury he suffered in their loss to the Sixers at the start of the month, which caused him to miss four matches.

The Heats form dipped during the No.1 ranked T20I bowler’s absence, losing two of their final four matches.

He replaces paceman Nick Buchanan in the squad for the semi-final, which is close to a sell-out, with only 4000 tickets remaining.

For the Sixers Jordan Silk replacing Will Somerville is the only change to their 13-man squad.

Brisbane Heat’s 13-man squad: Brendon McCullum (c), Samuel Badree, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Alex Doolan, Sam Heazlett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Jimmy Peirson, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth.

Sydney Sixers 13-man squad: Moises Henriques (C), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Doug Bollinger, Johan Botha, Ben Dwarshuis, Brad Haddin, Daniel Hughes, Michael Lumb, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Colin Munro, Jordan Silk.