For the first time in Big Bash history, the eight franchises will partake in an overseas player draft for the 2022/23 season.
A whopping 332 players from 20 different countries have put their hand up to play in what promises to be the biggest Big Bash season to date, although there will be no draft for domestic players.
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The draft will be conducted over four rounds, with the Melbourne Renegades selecting first having won the draft lottery.
Teams are required to make a minimum of two picks, but a maximum of three.
Teams can also pass in rounds, but they have to have made at least one pick by the end of round two as well as two picks by the end of the third round.
Another factor that teams must weigh up is whether to retain one of their stars from last season.
Teams will have one retention pick to use in the draft, but should they select a different player in a round, they will not be able to use the retention pick later on in the round.
There is no scope for teams to trade picks, but it could be a new factor that is implemented in future drafts.
Another element all teams will have to consider is how long they will have a player available for.
Several international stars plan on participating in overlapping T20 tournaments overseas, meaning they would not be able to play for the full BBL season.
WHEN IS THE DRAFT?
The inaugural BBL Draft will take place on August 28.
HOW TO WATCH?
The BBL Draft will be broadcast straight after Australia’s first ODI match against Zimbabwe. You can watch the BBL Draft LIVE on Foxtel and Kayo. It is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.
EXPERT’S TIPS ON WHO WILL GO FIRST
Allan Border: Rashid Kahn
Adam Gilchrist: Liam Livingstone
Michael Vaughan: Liam Livingstone
Mark Waugh: Andre Russell
BBL DRAFT ORDER
PLATINUM PLAYERS ONLY
PLATINUM AND GOLD PLAYERS
9. Melbourne Renegades
10. Melbourne Stars
11. Brisbane Heat
12. Sydney Sixers
13. Adelaide Strikers
14. Perth Scorchers
15. Sydney Thunder
16. Hobart Hurricanes
GOLD AND SILVER PLAYERS
17. Hobart Hurricanes
18. Sydney Thunder
19. Perth Scorchers
20. Adelaide Strikers
21. Sydney Sixers
22. Brisbane Heat
23. Melbourne Stars
24. Melbourne Renegades
SILVER AND BRONZE PLAYERS
25. Melbourne Renegades
26. Melbourne Stars
27. Brisbane Heat
28. Sydney Sixers
29. Adelaide Strikers
30. Perth Scorchers
31. Sydney Thunder
32. Hobart Hurricanes
FULL LIST OF NOMINATED PLAYERS
Eligible for retention: Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers), Qais Ahmad (Melbourne Stars), Mohammad Nabi (Melbourne Renegades), Mujeeb ur Rahman (Brisbane Heat), Zahir Khan (Melbourne Renegades)
Other nominees: Noor Ahmad, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Zia ur Rehman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Usman Ghani, Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hamid Hassan, Hamza Hotak, Waqarullah Ishaq, Nangeyalia Kharote, Izharulhaq Naveed, Azmatullah Omarzai, Abdul Rahman Rahmani, Waqar Salamkheil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Naveen-ul-haq Murid, Ghamai Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai
Al-amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Ripon Mondol
Subash Khakurel, Kairav Sharma
Eligible for retention: Tom Abell (Brisbane Heat), Sam Billings (Sydney Thunder), Joe Clarke (Melbourne Stars), Ian Cockbain (Adelaide Strikers), Jordan Cox (Hobart Hurricanes), Tom Curran (Sydney Sixers), Laurie Evans (Perth Scorchers), George Garton (Adelaide Strikers), Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder), Chris Jordan (Sydney Sixers), Tom Lammonby (Hobart Hurricanes), Tymal Mills (Perth Scorchers), Reece Topley (Melbourne Renegades), James Vince (Sydney Sixers), Daniel Worrall (Adelaide Strikers)
Other nominees: Rehan Ahmed, Kashif Ali, Tom Alsop, Martin Andersson, Gus Atkinson, Josh Baker, Sonny Baker, Jake Ball, Tom Banton, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Luc Benkenstein, Jacob Bethel, Alex Blake, James Bracey, Danny Briggs, Henry Brookes, Patrick Brown, Solomon Budinger, Brydon Carse, Matthew Carter, Jordan Clark, Josh Cobb, Mason Crane, Matt Critchley, Steven Croft, Liam Dawson, Alex Davies, Joe Denly, Brett D’Oliveira, Jacobus Leus Du Plooy, Stephen Eskinazi, Joey Evison, Matt Fisher, Luke Fletcher, James Fuller, Ben Geddes, Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Nicholas Gubbins, Sam Hain, Haseed Hameed, Miles Hammond, Tom Hartley, Jack Haynes, Freddie Heldreich, Tom Helm, Ryan Higgins, Max Holden, Adam Hose, Benny Howell, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Danny Lamb, Tom Lawes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leaning, Jake Lintott, Liam Livingstone, David Lloyd, Adam Lyth, Wayne Wadsen, Lewis Mcmanus, Ben Mike, Tom Moores, Daniel Moriarty, Daniel Mousley, Steven Mullaney, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Samit Patel, Callum Parkinson, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Michael Pepper, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ben Raine, Adam Rossington, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, George Scrimshaw, John Simpson, Prem Sisodiya, Nathan Sowter, Mitchell Stanley, Cameron Steel, Darren Stevens, Olly Stone, Callum Taylor, Jack Taylor, Tommy Taylor, Liam Trevaskis, Paul Walter, Joe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley, David Willey, Chris Wood, Luke Wood, Rob Yates, Saif Zaib
Mark Adair, Andy Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Josh Little, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector
Eligible for retention: Sandeep Lamichhane (Hobart Hurricanes)
Colin Ackermann, Shariz Ahmad, Bas De Leede, Brandon Glover, Maxwell O’Dowd, Fred Klassen, Vikram Singh, Timm Van Der Gugten, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Paul Van Meekeren, Tobias Vissee
Eligible for retention: Colin Munro (Perth Scorchers)
Other nominees: Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, James Neesham, Ross Taylor
Eligible for retention: Shadab Khan (Sydney Sixers), Ahmad Daniyal Latif (Melbourne Stars), Syed Faridoun Mahmood (Melbourne Stars)
Other nominees: Tayyab Abbas, Asif Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sohail Akhtar, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Faisal Akram, Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shahnawaz Dahani, Salman Fayyaz, Zafar Gohar, Muhammad Hafeez, Mohammad Haris, Dilbar Hussain, Muhammad Imran Jnr, Salman Irshad, Usman Khalid, Azam Khan, Maaz Khan, Musa Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Junaid Khan, Shan Masood, Usama Mir, Muhammad Salman, Saad Naseem, Usman Qadir, Momin Qamar, Rumman Raees, Mamoon Ur Riaz, Wahab Riaz, Ali Majid Shah, Usman Shinwari, Hussain Talat, Imad Wasim, Muhammad Zahid, Zeeshan Zameer, Muhammad Zeeshan
Papua New Guinea
Michael Jones, George Munsey, Mark Watt
Chris Benjamin, Shane Dadswell, Marchant de Lange, Faf du Plessis, Pieter Malan, Migael Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas
Dinesh Chandimal, Dushan Hemantha, Prabath Jayasuriya, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Ramesh Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lakshan Sandakan, Maheesh Theekshana
United Arab Emirates
Vriitya Aravind, Alishan Sharafu
Eligible for retention: Unmukt Chand (Melbourne Renegades)
Other nominees: Harmeet Singh Baddhan, Andries Gous, Ali Khan, Jaskaran Malhotra, Saurabh Netravalkar, Monank Patel, Smit Patel
Eligible for retention: Andre Russell (Melbourne Stars)
Other nominees: 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, Kieron Pollard, Khary Pierre, Ravi Rampaul, Jeavor Royal, Sherfane Rutherford, Jayden Seales, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh, Tion Webster, Kesrick Williams, Nyeem Young
Ryan Burl, Eddie Byrom, Elton Chigumbura, Christopher Mpofu, Blessing Muzarabani, Tawanda Muyeye, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza