The incredibly in-form Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell, captain David Warner and the experienced hands of Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis already make up the backbone of an Australian T20 squad. 

But the depth of the BBL goes further. Andrew Tye, D'Arcy Short, Alex Carey and Billy Stanlake are all making names for themselves in the competition, and according to Simon Katich, deserve the nod over their test-centric Aussie counterparts.

"It is a style of game that you need guys playing their role — game in, game out — rather than chopping and changing all the time," Katich told ABC Grandstand. 

While Smith and Starc are both worth big-money in the Indian Premier League (IPL) - between $1.8 and $2.4 million to be exact - other rested stars for the current T20 series, Pat Cummins, Tim Paine and Mitch Marsh, are a bit less certain of reclaiming their places.

Australia's T20 side have struggled in the past trying to switch formats, and IPL coach Katich says the tactical nous in the T20 version is growing.

"It won't be an easy job for the selectors to try and fit those guys back into the national T20 team," Katich said.

"In form, I think any of those guys would warrant a spot back in the team, but it'll be difficult now.

"If someone comes in and makes the most of their opportunity, which a lot of these guys are doing at the moment, then the selectors will have some tough questions."

"We're seeing a lot more specific players suited to this form of the game and not necessarily always the best players."