BBL 2022-23 – ‘Look after local players’

Steven Smith feels the BBL’s priority should be to look after domestic Australian cricketers. The competition offered big sums of money to overseas players in the draft recently – in the end, five of the foreign platinum players, who will earn A$340,000 (US$234,180 approx.) regardless of how many matches they will be available for, were … Read more

Hobart Hurricanes open to Tim Paine being added to BBL squad

Hobart Hurricanes have left the door ajar for former Test captain Tim Paine to make a cameo in the BBL this summer. Hurricanes coach Jeff Vaughan said Paine could potentially fill the final vacant spot on the franchise’s list. “He’s two weeks back into his training schedule again [and has] been really good in the … Read more

Team-by-team BBL draft analysis – who had the best night and what were the surprises?

Adelaide Strikers Draft signings: Rashid Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Adam HoseCurrent list: Wes Agar, Cameron Boyce, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Adam Hose, Henry Hunt, Rashid Khan, Thomas Kelly, Chris Lynn, Harry Nielsen, Matt Short, Henry Thornton, Jake Weatherald (16/18 filled) The least surprising move on draft night was … Read more

BBL 2022-23 – Colin de Grandhomme’s presence in BBL draft catches New Zealand Cricket by surprise

There was confusion over the status of Colin de Grandhomme in the BBL draft after he was selected by Adelaide Strikers, with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) saying they had not been approached by him to play in the tournament. Strikers took de Grandhomme as their second pick, with head coach Jason Gillespie citing his availability … Read more

BBL 2022 overseas draft – Liam Livingstone to Melbourne Renegades, Trent Boult to Melbourne Stars

Liam Livingstone and Trent Boult were big early signings in the inaugural BBL overseas draft, but five of the 12 platinum players went unselected, including Andre Russell and Faf du Plessis, as clubs put a strong emphasis on availability while working within their salary caps. As expected, Rashid Khan was retained by Adelaide Strikers when … Read more

BBL news – Cameron Green signs with Perth Scorchers to complete domestic list

Cameron Green will return to the BBL with Perth Scorchers after adding his name to the list of Australia Test players who will appear after the series against South Africa. Green last played in the tournament during the 2019-2020 season and could be available for six regular-season matches following the Sydney Test depending on how … Read more

All you need to know about the BBL overseas players draft

For the first time, the overseas players in the BBL will be selected via a draft. ESPNcricinfo gives you the rundown on how it will work. First thing’s first. When does it take place?August 28, starting at 6.30pm AEST, shortly after the conclusion of Australia’s first ODI against Zimbabwe. In Australia it will be broadcast … Read more

Chris Lynn signs 11-game Adelaide Strikers BBL deal to split time with ILT20

Chris Lynn, the leading run-scorer in BBL history, has signed with Adelaide Strikers in a deal that will see him play 11 of the 14 group matches before heading to the UAE to take up his ILT20 stint with Gulf Giants. In what is a significant deal, a compromise has effectively been reached for Lynn … Read more

Full BBL overseas player draft list, platinum and retention

The final list of players for the BBL draft on August 28 has been confirmed with 332 names in total. The 12 platinum names were announced on Monday and, overall, there are 28 players eligible for retention by their team of last year. Adelaide Strikers Rashid Khan, Ian Cockbain, George Garton, Daniel WorrallBrisbane Heat Tom … Read more

Big Bash League 2022-23 – Ross Taylor, Mohammad Hasnain, Will Smeed among final batch of players for BBL draft

Off the 332 players lined up for the draft, 28 are eligible for retention by clubs they played for last season. The first 12 players are part of the platinum list, which was announced on Monday, with the rest following in gold, silver and bronze categories. Source link #Big #Bash #League #Ross #Taylor #Mohammad #Hasnain … Read more