Moises Henriques during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers at Spotless Stadium on December 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

Every year in the BBL many players have breakout seasons that either help their side's prospects, earn a selection into their country's white-ball squads, or both.

Whether it be veterans, internationals or emerging locals, a plethora of players have delivered in spades to help their sides to a nice start to the season.

Whilst superstars Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and Rashid Khan have failed to get to their brilliant best so far, other familiar faces such as Josh Philippe, Kane Richardson and Moises Henriques have all managed to return to form.

In the first Team of the Week for Zero Wicket, we name three Sixers players, two Thunder players, two Scorchers, two Renegades and one player each for the Hurricanes and Stars.

Meanwhile, the Strikers and the Heat have no representatives.

1. Colin Munro

Averaging 117 runs at 148.1 SR

Whilst the New Zealand international had a poor start to his BBL campaign, he followed it up with the best individual performance of the season thus far, hitting a massive 114 off 73 balls against the Strikers.

His big-hitting will be of great importance for the Scorchers going forward as they aim to win their fourth title.

Another good candidate here would be Matthew Short, who has had three blistering starts in all of his games to date.

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2. Josh Philippe

Averaging 53.3 runs at 153.9 SR

Josh Philippe shows us again and again how good of a young talent he is.

He possesses an amazing amount of power combined with precision. This rare fusion has gone on to help him play for Australia's T20 side.

With two scores over 50 and a Man of the Match award already, Philippe looks set for a massive BBL season.

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3. Matthew Wade

Averaging 56.5 runs at 176.6 SR

Following his heroics for Australia in the World Cup, Wade has since backed it up in the BBL this season.

Like Munro, Wade had a reasonably poor start to the season but then came back to have a massive match, where he scored 93 off 46 deliveries to get the Man of the Match honours.

Wade's biggest upside is that he can bat at any time in any situation whether it be to open, to save the boat from sinking or to chase down runs quickly.

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4. Moises Henriques (C)

Averaging 175 runs at 157.6 SR

The 34-year-old veteran has started off the season as the hottest player in the competition, having averaged 175 runs across his three games.

Not only is Henriques a terrific batsman, but he is also one of the best captains in the league and for that he gets our skipper spot.

If this were an actual team, he could also be used as a part-time bowler to bowl one or two overs during the middle overs with his right arm medium pace darts.

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5. Sam Billings (W)

Averaging 48.5 runs at 112.7 SR

Sam Billings has been terrific thus far for the Thunder, providing his side with a lot of stability during those crucial middle overs.

His ability to wait around for the right time to get going makes him a great asset for the Thunder. This is especially important since their top order hasn't been good historically.

Whilst Wade and Philippe could have been given the gloves, I think Billings is a better keeper than the two of them, palpably highlighted by some great catches over the years.

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6. Alex Ross

155 runs not out at 146.2 SR

Despite being in the BBL for seven years prior to BBL|11, Alex Ross has recently been in career-best form, putting together some massive performances with the bat to earn the Man of the Match Award and narrowly miss another.

Having not lost his wicket all season, Ross' standout game came against the Heat in Game 1 where he dug deep to get 61 off 46 not out in a really hard-fought victory.

He can play all over the ground and would be massive in the power surge and the latter stages where teams maximise their runs.

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7. Andre Russell

59 runs not out at 197 SR

The rockstar West Indian has had a very strange but impressive start to his BBL career.

Despite not being able to go within two metres of his teammates, 'Dre Russ' has still managed to win over both his teammates and his fans with some explosive batting.

Elucidating this is his Man of the Match knock on Sunday night against the Thunder where he smashed five sixes.

Whilst he hasn't bowled well so far, the big man's figures are likely to get better as the tournament goes on.

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8. Tom Curran

Averaging 16.5 runs at 132 SR and 1.7 wickets at an economy rate of 10.04 

Whilst not having the best start to the season, Curran has still been very solid with both bat and ball.

His ability to get runs quickly at the death and bowl with great variety during his four overs makes Curran a double-threat for any opposition.

Expect him to be massive for the Sixers as they aim to defend their title this season.

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9. Kane Richardson

Averaging 2.5 wickets at an economy rate of 7.00

Not a year seems to go by without Kane Richardson making a Team of the Year.

The Renegades veteran is always a go-to for any captain in the death thanks to his variations, whilst still possessing the ability to take wickets with the new ball.

Unlike many on this list, Richardson isn't even in peak form, which is a testament to the amazing player he is.

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10. AJ Tye

Averages 2.5 wickets at an economy rate of 7.6

Whilst Tom Curran and Kane Richardson have some great variations, no one even gets close to AJ Tye when it comes to the sheer number of various deliveries he can bowl.

The amount of variations he has makes him so difficult for batsman to put away, particularly for those unsettled at the crease.

Him, Richardson, Curran and Russell could all take some of the power surge and death overs, forming a lethal bowling strikeforce.

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11. Zahir Khan

Averages 2.5 wickets at an economy rate of 7.12

Whilst being a formidable player in the BBL since entering the league in 2019, Khan is now a bonafide star spinner.

His ability to cramp batsmen for room makes him such a valuable piece for any side during those middle overs.

Inevitably, such an economic rate of bowling leads to loads of wickets for the Afghanistan international and the Renegades.

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