Big Bash League: List of Players Who were Part of BBL 12 Draft 1


Big Bash League: On Sunday night, the Big Bash League (BBL) held its first-ever draft, which revealed some surprises and provided new information about how each team plans for the upcoming season. 

The eight Big Bash League clubs all chose availability over the biggest names. The teams focused on how they could get the best value for their money in terms of the number of matches a player is likely to feature in.

Given that South Africa, UAE, and Bangladesh T20 leagues run concurrently with the Big Bash League, so none of the white-ball greats Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis, Jason Roy, Kieron Pollard, and Dwayne Bravo were selected.

Big Bash League: Which players were picked in BBL Draft?

Adelaide Strikers: Rashid Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Adam Hose

Big Bash League: List of Players Who were Part of BBL 12 Draft 1
Big Bash League: List of Players Who were Part of BBL 12 Draft 1

Rashid Khan was the second pick that Melbourne Stars attempted to choose. Adelaide Strikers, however, were not having it and soon used their retention on the outstanding Afghan legspinner in Big Bash League.

To offer more depth in the middle, the Strikers also selected English all-rounder Adam Hose and New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. De Grandhomme and Hose should be available for at least the bulk of the competition.

Brisbane Heat: Sam Billings, Colin Munro, Ross Whiteley

Sam Billings and Colin Munro, two seasoned, accomplished internationals, were acquired by Brisbane Heat. Billings and Munro will give the Heat that crucial power and expertise to take the Brisbane-based club to a higher level now that Chris Lynn is no longer a member of the team.

Ross Whiteley, an English batsman aged 33, was the other selection. Whiteley, who typically bats in the middle of the order, has over 170 T20 strikeouts.

Hobart Hurricanes: Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf

The Hobart Hurricanes recruited three Pakistani players, making it a Pakistan-themed evening. Hobart, who struggled in Big Bash League 11, acquired finisher Asif Ali as well as all-rounders Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf. All three have the potential to benefit the Hurricanes.

Melbourne Renegades: Liam Livingstone, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Akeal Hosein

Melbourne Renegades, who placed last in Big Bash League 11, arguably took first place in the draft. Superstar Liam Livingstone was chosen first for the evening, then spinners Mujeeb ur Rahman and Akeal Hosein.

These options appear to be solid on paper given that the Renegades play their home games on the generally slow Marvel Stadium surface.

Melbourne Stars: Trent Boult, Luke Wood, Joe Clarke

Two left-arm seam alternatives, including Trent Boult of the highest caliber, were selected by Melbourne Stars. Boult will provide a wealth of experience to a Stars lineup that has had recent ball-control issues. Luke Wood, who has the experience, should also be a valuable addition.

Additionally, Joe Clarke, who excelled in Big Bash League 11, was chosen by the Stars. Be prepared for the Englishman to take off his gloves and possibly open them once again.

Perth Scorchers: Phil Salt, Tymal Mills, Laurie Evans

The Perth Scorchers kept Laurie Evans, who was essential to their championship season before. They also acquired the powerful Phil Salt and the adaptable Tymal Mills, who will be crucial towards the end. These signings will complement the Scorchers’ already potent roster well.

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Sydney Sixers: Chris Jordan, James Vince, Izharulhaq Naveed

No one should be shocked that the Sydney Sixers pushed hard to keep James Vince. For the guys in magenta, the Englishman has excelled over the past few seasons.

Chris Jordan was also added by the Sixers, and he will be crucial on the field and at the whistle. Additionally, they signed Afghan legspinner Izharulhaq Naveed, 18, who has taken 12 wickets in 10 T20 matches so far with an economy rate of 6.56.

Sydney Thunder: David Willey, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw

Sydney Thunder are another Big Bash League draft front-runner. Alex Hales will wear green once more, while the Thunder have added David Willey and Rilee Rossouw, two seasoned players.

In particular, on the powerplay, Willey is anticipated to pair up well with fellow left-arm seamer Daniel Sams. In T20s, Rilee Rossouw is enjoying a fantastic year in 2022 and is certain to have an effect for the Thunder.

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