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BBL|12 Draft: More Big Names Added To Mix

03 August 2022

Another 71 players from 13 countries have nominated next month's inaugural KFC Big Bash League Draft.

The list is headlined by South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who sits fourth on the all-time T20 wicket-takers list.

England Ashes quick Craig Overton and his twin brother Jamie, a recent Test debutant, are also available to the open pool, likewise dynamic Englishman Dan Lawrence, classy Sri Lankan batter Dinesh Chandimal, and compatriot and left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya. 

Afghanistan trio Mohammad Nabi (Melbourne Renegades), Zahir Khan (Melbourne Renegades) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Brisbane Heat), Nepal's Sanddeep Lamichhane (Hobart Hurricanes), and American Unmukt Chand (Melbourne Renegades), who was previously aligned with India, are eligible to be retained by their respective teams. 

In total, 169 players from 15 countries have had their nominations rubber stamped, including title-winning Perth Scorchers players Colin Munro (New Zealand), Tymal Mills (England) and Laurie Evans (England). 

Former Scorchers powerhouse Liam Livingstone is also available for selection but cannot be automatically retained by Perth as he sat out last year’s MBBL season. The same rule stands for Brydon Carse, who was originally recruited by the Scorchers ahead of the 2021-22 MBBL season before withdrawing late because of injury. 

Perth will take picks six, 14, 19 and 30 into the Draft.

All Draft nominees announced are below, with the remainder to be revealed by Cricket Australia in the coming weeks. 

Afghanistan: Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hamid Hassan, Waqarullah Ishaq, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Mohamad Nabi, Izharulhaq Naveed, Azmatullah Omarzai, Waqar Salamkheil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Naveen Ul Haq Murid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hazratullah Zazai

Bangladesh: Al-amin Hossain, Shaiful Islam, Ripon Mondol
 
England: Colin Ackermann, Rehan Ahmed, Kashif Ali, Tom Alsop, Martin Andersson, Gus Atkinson, Josh Baker, Sonny Baker, Jake Ball, Jacob Bethel, James Bracey, Danny Briggs, Henry Brookes, Patrick Brown, Brydon Carse, Matthew Carter, Jordan Clark, Joe Clarke, Josh Cobb, Ian Cockbain, Jordan Cox, Mason Crane, Matt Critchley, Steven Croft, Liam Dawson, Alex Davies, Joe Denly, Brett D'oliveira, Jacobus Leus Du Plooy, Stephen Eskinazi, Laurie Evans, Matt Fisher, James Fuller, George Garton, 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, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Danny Lamb, Tom Lammonby, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leaning, Jake Lintott, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Mcmanus, Ben Mike, Tymal Mills, Daniel Mousley, Steven Mullaney, 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, 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
 
Ireland: Mark Adair, Andy Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delaney, Josh Little, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector

Namibia: 
David Wiese 

Nepal: Sandeep Lamichhane

Netherlands: Brandon Glover, Fred Klassen, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Pal Van Meekeren
 
New Zealand: Todd Astle, Colin Munro
 
Scotland: Michael Jones, Mark Watt

South Africa: Chris Benjamin, Shane Dadswell, Marchant de Lange, Faf du Plessis, Pieter Malan, Migael Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal, Prabath Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lakshan Sandakan, Maheesh Theekshana

UAE: Vriitya Aravind

USA: Harmeet Singh Baddhan, Unmukt Chand, Ali Khan

West Indies: Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Mark Deyal, Fidel Edwards, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Anderson Phillip, Kieron Pollard, Khary Pierre, Ravi Rampaul, Sherfane Rutherford, Jayden Seales, Kevin Sinclair, Tion Webster, Kesrick Williams, Nyeem Young

Zimbabwe: Eddie Byron, Blessing Muzarabani, Tawanda Muyeye, Sikander Raza

Perth Scorchers MBBL squad: Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner (captain), Andrew Tye