England white-ball stars Liam Livingstone and Alex Hales are set to be included in the BBL’s inaugural draft for international cricketers for the Big Bash League’s 12th edition.
Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday released the full list of the nominees. The list is headlined by the likes of Liam Livingstone, Alex Hales, Reece Topley, James Vince, and Tymal Mills.
England’s nominees for the inaugural BBL Draft are in, with a whopping 70 players from the country throwing their hats into the ring.
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Already more than 180 overseas players have already been nominated for the inaugural BBL 12 draft with more nominations expected in the coming weeks.
The draft will take place on August 28.
England: Eligible for retention: Joe Clarke (Melbourne Stars), Ian Cockbain (Adelaide Strikers), Jordan Cox (Hobart Hurricanes), Laurie Evans (Perth Scorchers), George Garton (Adelaide Strikers), Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder), Tymal Mills (Perth Scorchers), Reece Topley (Melbourne Renegades), James Vince (Sydney Sixers).
Other nominees: Rehan Ahmed, Martin Andersson, Gus Atkinson, Josh Baker, Sonny Baker, Jake Ball, James Bracey, Danny Briggs, Henry Brookes, Brydon Carse, Matthew Carter, Jordan Clark, Josh Cobb, Mason Crane, Matt Critchley, Liam Dawson, Brett D'Oliveira, Leus Du Plooy, Stephen Eskinazi, Matt Fisher, James Fuller, Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Sam Hain, Miles Hammond, Tom Hartley, Jack Haynes, Freddie Heldreich, Tom Helm, Ryan Higgins, Max Holden, Benny Howell, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Danny Lamb, Jack Leaning, Jake Lintott, Liam Livingstone, Lewis McManus, Ben Mike, Daniel Mousley, Steven Mullaney, Callum Parkinson, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Michael Pepper, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ben Raine, Adam Rossington, George Scrimshaw, John Simpson, Prem Sisodiya, Olly Stone, Tommy Taylor, Liam Trevaskis, Joe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley, Chris Wood, Luke Wood, Saif Zaib.
Afghanistan: Eligible for retention: Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers), Qais Ahmad (Melbourne Stars); Other nominees: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Waqarullah Ishaq, Izharulhaq Naveed, Naveen-ul-Haq Murid, Hazratullah Zazai
Namibia: David Wiese.
Netherlands: Colin Ackermann.
New Zealand: Eligible for retention: Colin Munro (Perth Scorchers). Other nominees: Todd Astle.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis, Marchant de Lange, Rilee Rossouw.
West Indies: Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sheldon Cottrell, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Anderson Phillip, Khary Pierre, Ravi Rampaul, Sherfane Rutherford, Jayden Seales, Kevin Sinclair, Tion Webster, Nyeem Young.
BBL|12 Draft order: 1. Melbourne Renegades; 2. Melbourne Stars; 3. Brisbane Heat; 4. Sydney Sixers; 5. Adelaide Strikers; 6. Perth Scorchers; 7. Sydney Thunder; 8. Hobart Hurricanes.
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