The Big Bash League 2022-23 draft is scheduled for August 28, with a total of 332 overseas players set to go under the hammer.
The BBL draft for the upcoming season will see a clear break from the existing policy of franchises signing contract deals with players.
Here’s all you need to know about the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft.
What is the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft?
Big Bash League 2022-23 draft is a process where the eight franchises will take turns to select from a pool of international players who have full availability to play in the upcoming season.
While they will be assigned with a specific salary cap, the international players will be bound to a one-year contract with their new owners. Should they opt to play in the subsequent season, the players must get themselves nominated and re-enter the draft.
What is the format for the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft?
The Big Bash League 2022-23 draft will consist of four rounds, with each team allowed one pick per round.
While allowed to pass and not pick in certain rounds, teams must have a minimum of two picks and a maximum of three picks in the BBL draft. Each franchise can have a maximum of three overseas players in their XI.
After the second round, the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft will follow a snake flow order. By this, we mean that the franchise that had the last pick in Round 2 will have the first choice to select a player in Round 3. This flow will continue, allowing the team with the last pick in Round 3 to pick the first player in Round 4.
What are the rounds in the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft?
There will be four rounds in the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft.
Round 1: Platinum
Round 2: Platinum and Gold
Round 3: Gold and Silver
Round 4: Silver and Bronze
What is the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft order?
The Big Bash League 2022-23 draft order was decided by a weighted lottery system.
Picks 1-3 were allotted to the teams that failed to make the BBL 2021-22 playoffs. Melbourne Renegades, who finished last, will be the first team to pick players in the BBL 2022-23 draft. They will be followed by Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars.
The five finalists (eventual champions Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes) are assigned picks 4-8 based on their standing on last season’s points table.
How many players can teams retain in the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft?
Each franchise is entitled to retain one player in the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft.
An overseas player is eligible for retention if they have played one game or were named as a team’s X-factor player in a BBL 2021-22 fixture. For the unversed, an X-factor player in BBL is one who at the 10-over mark of the first innings in a match last season was swapped into the playing XI instead of an individual who started the game.
There are two conditions regarding player retention:
- If Team A wants to retain a player but a different team opts for him before Team A chooses their pick in that round, Team A can use their retention pick to draft the concerned player.
- If Team A wants to use their retention pick but have already made a selection in the same round, they lose their chance of exercising their retention pick.
There are 28 players who are eligible to be retained by franchises they represented in the previous edition.
Who are the Platinum Players in the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft?
There are 12 overseas players who have been listed in the Platinum Players category for the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft. They will be paid AUSD 340,000.
The players on the Platinum List are Faf du Plessis, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Sam Billings, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, David Willey, Shadab Khan, Dwayne Bravo, Rashid Khan, Chris Jordan, and Trent Boult.
Full list of players for the Big Bash League 2022-23 draft
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 Zadra, 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, Darren Stevens, 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 Afrifi, 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
Zimbabwe: Ryan Burl, Eddie Byrom, Elton Chigumbura, Christopher Mpofu, Tawanda Muyeye, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava
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