BBL 22-23: Liam Livingstone, Rashid Khan Picked in the Overseas Players Draft
BBL 22-23: The 12th edition of the Big Bash League is all set to take place later this year and all the franchises are preparing their squad as well. England player Liam Livingstone will represent the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL after the franchise made their first pick in the inaugural draft on August 28 (Sunday)as well. Looking for more online betting sites in India for the 2022 season? Read here.
Apart from him, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and Shadab Khan were the other international stars who were selected among 24 overseas players. While Rashid was picked by the Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Strikers retained him and he is all set to represent the franchise for the sixth successive season as well. However, the Stars picked the Kiwi pacer Boult as their first pick.
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Some other key players picked in the first round included the likes of Sam Billings (Brisbane Heat), Chris Jordan (Sydney Sixers), David Willey (Sydney Thunder), and Shadab Khan (Hobart Hurricanes), while Perth Scorchers ‘passed’ on their round one selection as well. In other rounds, several other renowned players, including Joe Clarke (Stars), Alex Hales (Thunder), Tymal Mills (Scorchers), and James Vince (Sixers) were picked by their existing clubs as well.
Meanwhile English batter Laurie Evans has returned to the Perth Scorchers as a ‘retention’. Among other BBL players, Colin Munro (Heat), Phil Salt (Scorchers), and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Renegades) will play for a new franchise in BBL 2022-23 as well.
“The inaugural BBL Draft was a resounding success and the perfect way to begin the countdown to the summer of Big Bash,” Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s General Manager, Big Bash Leagues, shared. “The League is delighted to welcome a host of the world’s biggest names to the competition, complemented by the next group up and comers.”
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Notably, the 12th edition of the BBL is scheduled to start on December 13 (Tuesday), with the first match taking place between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars at the Manuka Oval. The final match of the tournament will take place on February 4, 2023, as well.
BBL 22-23 Draft Picks:
|Liam Livingstone||England||Melbourne Renegades|
|Rashid Khan (R)||Afghanistan||Adelaide Strikers|
|Trent Boult||New Zealand||Melbourne Stars|
|Sam Billings||England||Brisbane Heat|
|Chris Jordan||England||Sydney Sixers|
|David Willey||England||Sydney Thunder|
|Shadab Khan||Pakistan||Hobart Hurricanes|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Afghanistan||Melbourne Renegades|
|Joe Clarke||England||Melbourne Stars|
|Colin Munro||New Zealand||Brisbane Heat|
|Laurie Evans (R)||England||Perth Scorchers|
|James Vince||England||Sydney Sixers|
|Colin de Grandhomme||New Zealand||Adelaide Strikers|
|Alex Hales||England||Sydney Thunder|
|Asif Ali||Pakistan||Hobart Hurricanes|
|Faheem Ashraf||Pakistan||Hobart Hurricanes|
|Rilee Rossouw||South Africa||Sydney Thunder|
|Phil Salt||England||Perth Scorchers|
|Adam Hose||England||Adelaide Strikers|
|Luke Wood||England||Melbourne Stars|
|Akeal Hossein||West Indies||Melbourne Renegades|
|Ross Whiteley||England||Brisbane Heat|
|Izharulhuq Naveed||Afghanistan||Sydney Sixers|
|Tymal Mills||England||Perth Scorchers|
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