BBL draft 2022 : All you need to know including how it works and the players involved
The inaugural overseas players draft for BBL 12 is set to take place on Sunday, August 28 before the tournament begins in December.
What is it?
This is a new draft introduced where all the eight BBL clubs will take turns to pick international stars to represent their teams for the upcoming season of the Big Bash league due to commence in December.
Previously, the clubs would typically negotiate directly with the players and their respective agents, but now as part of this new overseas draft system, all those who are interested to be a part of the tournament have nominated themselves for the upcoming draft and over 330 nominated players have subsequently been placed into four salary bands: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze.
When is it?
The inaugural overseas players draft for BBL 12 is set to take place on Sunday, August 28 before the tournament begins in December. The draft will take place following the conclusion of the first Dettol ODI between Australia and Zimbabwe in Townsville.
How will it work?
The draft will consist of four rounds with, all 8 teams having 1 pick per round. The teams must take a minimum of two picks, and a maximum of three picks, and there is also the option to pass in certain rounds.
The first round will be the platinum round consisting of platinum players only, whereas the next rounds will be a mixture of categories and will be as follows:
• Round 2: Platinum or gold
• Round 3: Gold or silver
• Round 4: Silver or bronze
Pick order of the draft:
The pick order of the draft was determined using a weighted lottery system with the first three picks awarded to Melbourne Renegades, Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars as they missed out on the finals last year whereas the remaining picks were awarded to Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes.
To be eligible for retention, an overseas player must have been named in the XI or as an X-factor player for at least one game during BBL11.Each team is entitled to 1 retention pick, which they can use in any category and at any point.
The final list of players has been confirmed, and there is a wealth of talent in this year’s BBL Draft. The full list contains 332 players from various different countries. This also includes 12 platinum category players and 28 players who are eligible for retention by the team which they played for last year.
Andre Russell (West Indies) David Willey (England) Shadab Khan (Pakistan) Dwayne Bravo (West Indies) Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) Chris Jordan (England) Trent Boult (New Zealand) Liam Livingstone (England) Sam Billings (England) Kieron Pollard (West Indies) Faf du Plessis (South Africa) Jason Roy (England).
Players eligible for retentions:
Melbourne Stars: Andre Russell, Qais Ahmed, Joe Clarke, Ahmad Daniyal, Syed Faridoun.
Perth Scorchers: Laurie Evans, Tymal Mills, Colin Munro.
Sydney Sixers: Chris Jordan, Shadab Khan, Tom Curran, James Vince.
Sydney Thunders: Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Mohammad Hasnain.
Hobart Hurricanes: Jordan Cox, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tom Lammonby.
Melbourne Renegades: Unmukt Chand, Zahir Khan, Reece Topley.
Adelaide Strikers: Rashid Khan, Ian Cockbain, George Garton, Daniel Worrall.
Brisbane Heat: Tom Abell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fakhar Zaman.
Full list of players:
Afghanistan: Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Zia ur Rehman Akbar, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Usman Ghani, Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hamid Hassan, Hamza Hotak, Waqarullah Ishaq, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Nangeyalia Kharote, Gulbadin Naib, Izharulhaq Naveed, Azmatullah Omarzai, Abdul Rahman Rahmani, Waqar Salamkheil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Naveen Ul Haq Murid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ghamai Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai.
Bangladesh: Al-amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Ripon Mondol.
Bermuda: Kamau Leverock.
Canada: Kairav Sharma.
England: Colin Ackermann, Rehan Ahmed, Toby Albert, Kashif Ali, Tom Alsop, Martin Andersson, Gus Atkinson, Josh Baker, Sonny Baker, Jake Ball, Chris Benjamin, Jacob Bethell, Sam Billings, James Bracey, Henry Brookes, Pat Brown, Brydon Carse, Matthew Carter, Jordan Clark, Joe Clarke, Josh Cobb, Ian Cockbain, Jordan Cox, Mason Crane, Zak Crawley, Matt Critchley, Steven Croft, Alex Davies, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Brett D’Oliveira, Leus du Plooy, Stephen Eskinazi, Laurie Evans, Matt Fisher, James Fuller, George Garton, Ben Gibbon, Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Sam Hain, Alex Hales, Miles Hammond, Tom Hartley, Jack Haynes, Freddie Heldreich, Tom Helm, Ryan Higgins, Max Holden, Adam Hose, Benny Howell, Louis Kimber, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Chris Jordan, Danny Lamb, Tom Lammonby, Jack Leaning, Jake Lintott, Liam Livingstone, Conor McKerr, Lewis McManus, Ben Mike, Tymal Mills, Daniel Mousley, Steven Mullaney, Matthew Quinn, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Callum Parkinson, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Michael Pepper, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ben Raine, Adam Rossington, George Scrimshaw, John Simpson, Prem Sisodiya, Will Smeed, Nathan Sowter, Mitchell Stanley, Cameron Steel, Olly Stone, Callum Taylor, Jack Taylor, Tommy Taylor, Reece Topley, Liam Trevaskis, James Vince, Paul Walter, Joe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley, Chris Wood, Luke Wood, Saif Zaib, Tom Abell, Tom Banton, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Luc Benkenstein, Alex Blake, Sol Budinger, Tom Curran, Joey Evison, Luke Fletcher, Ben Geddes, Nick Gubbins, Haseeb Hameed, Tom Lawes, David Lloyd, Adam Lyth, Wayne Madsen, Tom Moores, Daniel Moriarty, Samit Patel, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, no, David Willey, Daniel Worrall, Rob Yates.
Ireland: Mark Adair, Andy Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector.
Namibia: David Wiese.
Nepal: Subash Khakurel, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Netherlands: Shariz Ahmad, Bas de Leede, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Maxwell O’Dowd, Vikramajit Singh, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Tobias Visse.
New Zealand: Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mitch McClenaghan, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, James Neesham.
Oman: Bilal Khan.
Pakistan: Tayyab Abbas, Abbas Afridi, Asif Afridi, Abrar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sohail Akhtar, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Adil Amin, Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Umaid Asif, Amad Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani, Salman Fayyaz, Zafar Gohar, Kamran Ghulam, Sameen Gul, Mohammad Hafeez, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Haris, Dilbar Hussain, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Ilyas, Ali Imran, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Imran Jnr, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Salman Irshad, Akif Javed, Usman Khalid, Azam Khan, Imran Khan, Junaid Khan, Maaz Khan, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Sohail Khan, Zaman Khan, Ahmad Daniyal Latif, Syed Faridoun Mahmood, Sohaib Maqsood, Shan Masood, Usama Mir, Salman Mirza, Mehran Mumtaz, Saad Naseem, Usman Qadir, Momin Qamar, Rumman Raees, Mamoon Ur Riaz, Wahab Riaz, Abdullah Shafique, Ali Majid Shah, Khushdil Shah, Yasir Shah, Saud Shakeel, Usman Shinwari, Haris Sohail, Hussain Talat, Imam-ul-Haq, Khalid Usman, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Yamin, Amir, Mohammad Zahid, Fakhar Zaman, Zeeshan Zameer, Mohammad Zeeshan.
PNG: Norman Vanua.
Scotland: Michael Jones, Michael Leask, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt.
South Africa: Shane Dadswell, Marchant de Lange, Faf du Plessis, Pieter Malan, Migael Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal, Dushan Hemantha, Nisala Gamage, Prabath Jayasuriya, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Ramesh Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan.
UAE: Vriitya Aravind, Rahul Bhatia, Aryan Lakra, Alishan Sharafu.
USA: Harmeet Singh Baddhan, Unmukt Chand, Karima Gore, Andries Gous, Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan, Jaskaran Malhotra, Saurabh Netravalkar, Monank Patel, Smit Patel.
West Indies: Joshua Bishop, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Rivaldo Clarke, Sheldon Cottrell, Amrit Dass, Mark Deyal, Dominic Drakes, Fidel Edwards, Matthew Forde, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Joshua James, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Anderson Phillip, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Jeavor Royal, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Jayden Seales, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh, Tion Webster, Kesrick Williams, Nyeem Young Man.
Zimbabwe: Ryan Burl, Eddie Byrom, Elton Chigumbura, Christopher Mpofu, Tawanda Muyeye, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava.