The Big Bash League 2022 draft was held on August 28.
The draft saw a total of 332 overseas players going under the hammer, with the likes of Liam Livingstone, Andre Russell, Rashid Khan and Kieron Pollard being a few of the bigger names that were involved.
Livingstone, as matter of fact, was the first pick of the first-ever BBL draft while Rashid Khan was the first player to be retained. Adelaide Strikers used their retention pick to keep the Afghanistan spin wizard.
Trent Boult (Melbourne Stars), Sam Billings (Brisbane Heat), Chris Jordan (Sydney Sixers), David Willey (Sydney Thunder) and Shadab Khan (Hobart Hurricanes) were the remaining platinum picks from the first round.
Players in the BBL 2022 draft were selected across four different salary bands with only the 12 platinum (AUD 340,000) players allowed to be selected in round one.
The players in the platinum and gold (AUD 260,000) category would be up for grabs in round two. The players in the gold and silver (AUD 175,000) category were up for grabs in round three and lastly, silver and bronze (AUD 100,000) players were up for bids in round four.
Each team can have a squad of up to 18 players in it. Here are what the squads for the teams look like so far following the Big Bash League 2022 draft.
Draft picks (AUD 700,000 spent): Liam Livingstone (Platinum), Mujeeb ur Rahman (Gold), Akeal Hosein (Bronze)
BBL 2022 Squad (13 of 18): Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Akeal Hosein (West Indies), Liam Livingstone (England), Nic Maddinson (c), Shaun Marsh, Mujeeb ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Jon Wells
Draft picks (AUD 775,000 spent): Trent Boult (Platinum), Joe Clarke (Gold), Luke Wood (Silver)
BBL 2022 squad (14 of 18): Trent Boult (New Zealand), Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke (England), Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Luke Wood (England), Adam Zampa
Draft picks (AUD 700,000 spent): Sam Billings (Platinum), Colin Munro (Gold), Ross Whiteley (Bronze)
BBL 2022 squad (16 of 18): Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Sam Billings (England), Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Colin Munro (New Zealand), Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ross Whiteley (England), Jack Wildermuth
Draft picks (AUD 700,000 spent): Chris Jordan (Platinum), James Vince (Gold), Izharulhaq Naveed (Bronze)
BBL 2022 squad (15 of 18): Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, (c), Daniel Hughes, Chris Jordan (England), Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Izharulhaq Naveed (afghanistan), Steve O'Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, James Vince (England)
Draft picks (AUD 775,000 spent): Rashid Khan – RETENTION PICK (Platinum), Colin de Grandhomme (Gold), Adam Hose (Silver)
BBL 2022 squad (16 of 18): Wes Agar, Cameron Boyce, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand), Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Adam Hose (England), Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Chris Lynn, Harry Nielsen, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald, Henry Thorton
Draft picks (AUD 535,000 spent): Laurie Evans – RETENTION PICK (Gold), Phil Salt (Silver), Tymal Mills (Bronze)
BBL 2022 squad (18 of 18): Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Laurie Evans (England), Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Tymal Mills (England), Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Phil Salt (England), Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye
Draft picks (AUD 775,000 spent): David Willey (Platinum), Alex Hales (Gold), Rilee Rossouw (Silver)
BBL 2022 squad (14 of 18): Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, David Willey (England)
Draft picks (AUD 775,000 spent): Shadab Khan (Platinum), Asif Ali (Gold), Faheem Ashraf (Silver)
BBL 2022 squad (13 of 18): Asif Ali (Pakistan), Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan), Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Caleb Jewell, Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, D'Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Matthew Wade
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