Big Bash League: The Melbourne Renegades selected England all-rounder Liam Livingstone with the first pick from the platinum category in the Big Bash League‘s inaugural selection, which took place on Sunday.
It is anticipated that the Big Bash League 2022–23 season will start on December 13, 2022, and end on February 4, 2023. Twelve overseas players from the platinum list were selected in the Big Bash League 2022–23 draft when teams alternately chose international players from a pool of qualified players.
Among the twelve platinum players, five cricketers are still undrafted, including the West Indies trio of Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, and Dwayne Bravo, the former captain of South Africa, Faf du Plessis, and England’s Jason Roy.
Here are some of the players to keep an eye out for in the upcoming Big Bash League|12, not in any specific order based on their abilities or accomplishments.
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Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers)
Rashid Khan, the first-round selection of Adelaide in the KFC BBL|12 Draft, has been kept on as a Striker for another year. To secure the services of the crowd favourite for the upcoming summer.
Jason Gillespie called out the name of the Afghanistan prodigy in the Platinum Round of the first selection. With over 1,000 wickets in all formats, Rashid is without a doubt one of the most destructive and entertaining bowlers in the game.
Although He was named the ICC Men’s T20I Player of the Decade in 2020 and holds several other records and accolades for his remarkable career. He is also the player to reach 400 T20 wickets most quickly.
The outstanding right-arm spinner has played for Adelaide since they won the BBL|07 championship in the summer of that year. He has been chosen for every season’s BBL Team of the Tournament. And won back-to-back Strikers Most Valuable Player awards in his first two seasons with the team.
Trent Boult (Melbourne Stars)
The Melbourne Stars selected Trent Boult with the third pick in the inaugural Big Bash League international selection. Boult was prepared to take part in the prestigious local Australian Twenty20 tournament for the first time. After being released from his contract with New Zealand Cricket earlier this month.
As one of the 12 platinum players eligible for selection in the first round, the left-arm fast bowler receives a contract worth NZ$380,000. Boult, on the other hand, will only be available for half of the season. That is because in early January he will compete for the MI Emirates.
A team owned by Mumbai Indians, in the UAE’s new International League T20 (ILT20) league. Liam Livingstone of England was chosen first overall by the Renegades in the draft.
Sam Billings (Brisbane Heat)
The Brisbane Heat have chosen Sam Billings, the captain of the Kent Men’s team. In the fourth round of the BBL|12 Draft. Sam Billings was selected as a Platinum pick by the Heat, joining former Kent colleague Matt Renshaw in Queensland. Since the league’s inception in 2011. Kent players Joe Denly, Yasir Shah, Morné Morkel, and Charlie Hemphrey have donned the teal of the Brisbane Heat.
Former Kent Men’s Assistant Coach Jason Gillespie took part in the Draft as the Adelaide Strikers’ Head Coach. The Big Bash League’s Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder have both used the wicket-keeper batsman in the past. Billings, the captain of the Oval Invincibles in The Hundred, has played for England in all three formats.
The Englishman will be eligible for the opening round of the Big Bash tournament this summer. Billings excelled in several sports as a child, including cricket, tennis, and football. He was born on a farm in Kent. Even at the age of 14, he received a trial with Tottenham Hotspur F.C.