BBL 2022-23: 332 overseas players named in the final drafted list for the upcoming season

A total of 28 players are eligible for retention by their teams from the previous edition.

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The 12th edition of the Big Bash League is slated to begin on December 13, 2022, with the final championship match being scheduled for February 4, 2023. The group stage will feature a total of 56 games, which will be held at more than 15 different venues across the nation. There are 332 players on the confirmed final roster for the BBL draft on August 28.

On Monday, the 12 names under the platinum category were revealed, and a total of 28 players are eligible to be retained by their team from the previous season. 25th of December will be the only day when no game will be played, due to Christmas, between December 13 and January 25 of the group stage matches.

Thus, apart from Christmas, over the allotted period, there will be at least one scheduled contest every day. While the Qualifier and Knockout games are set for January 28 and January 29, respectively, the Eliminator will be contested on January 27. The Challenger and Finals are scheduled for February 2 and 4, respectively.

Here are the players available for retention:

Adelaide Strikers: Rashid Khan, Ian Cockbain, George Garton, Daniel Worrall

Brisbane Heat: Tom Abell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fakhar Zaman

Hobart Hurricanes: Jordan Cox, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tom Lammonby

Melbourne Renegades: Unmukt Chand, Zahir Khan, Reece Topley

Melbourne Stars: Andre Russell, Qais Ahmed, Joe Clarke, Ahmad Daniyal, Syed Faridoun

Perth Scorchers: Lauire Evans, Tymal Mills, Colin Munro

Sydney Sixers: Chris Jordan, Shadab Khan, Tom Curran, James Vince

Sydney Thunder: Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Mohammad Hasnain

Here’s the full list of the player draft that includes 332 players from 20 nations:

Afghanistan

Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Zia ur Rehman Akbar, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Usman Ghani, Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hamid Hassan, Hamza Hotak, Waqarullah Ishaq, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Nangeyalia Kharote, Gulbadin Naib, Izharulhaq Naveed, Azmatullah Omarzai, Abdul Rahman Rahmani, Waqar Salamkheil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Naveen Ul Haq Murid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ghamai Zadra, Hazratullah Zazai

Bangladesh

Al-amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Ripon Mondol

Bermuda

Kamau Leverock

Canada

Kairav Sharma

England

Colin Ackermann, Rehan Ahmed, Toby Albert, Kashif Ali, Tom Alsop, Martin Andersson, Gus Atkinson, Josh Baker, Sonny Baker, Jake Ball, Chris Benjamin, Jacob Bethell, Sam Billings, James Bracey, Henry Brookes, Patrick Brown, Brydon Carse, Matthew Carter, Jordan Clark, Joe Clarke, Josh Cobb, Ian Cockbain, Jordan Cox, Mason Crane, Zak Crawley, Matt Critchley, Steven Croft, Alex Davies, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Brett D’oliveira, Jacobus Leus Du Plooy, Stephen Eskinazi, Laurie Evans, Matt Fisher, James Fuller, George Garton, Ben Gibbon, 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, Louis Kimber, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Chris Jordan, Danny Lamb, Tom Lammonby, Jack Leaning, Jake Lintott, Liam Livingstone, Conor McKerr, Lewis McManus, Ben Mike, Tymal Mills, Daniel Mousley, Steven Mullaney, Matthew Quinn, 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, Will Smeed, 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, Tom Abell, Tom Banton, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Luc Benkenstein, Alex Blake, Solomon Budinger, Tom Curran, Joey Evison, Luke Fletcher, Ben Geddes, Nicholas Gubbins, Haseeb Hameed, Tom Lawes, David Lloyd, Adam Lyth, Wayne Madsen, Tom Moores, Daniel Moriarty, Samit Patel, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Darren Stevens, David Willey, Daniel Worrall, Rob Yates

Ireland

Mark Adair, Andy Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delaney, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector

Namibia

David Wiese

Nepal

Subash Khakurel, Sandeep Lamichhane

Netherlands

Shariz Ahmad, Bas de Leede, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Maxwell O’Dowd, Vikramajit Singh, Timm Van Der Gugten, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Paul Van Meekeren, Tobias Visse

New Zealand

Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mitch McClenaghan, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, James Neesham

Oman

Bilal Khan

Pakistan

Tayyab Abbas, Abbas Afrifi, Asif Afridi, Abrar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sohail Akhtar, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Adil Amin, Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Umaid Asif, Amad Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani, Salman Fayyaz, Zafar Gohar, Kamran Ghulam, Sameen Gul, Mohammad Hafeez, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Haris, Dilbar Hussain, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Ilyas, Ali Imran, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Imran Jnr, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Salman Irshad, Akif Javed, Usman Khalid, Azam Khan, Imran Khan, Junaid Khan, Maaz Khan, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Sohail Khan, Zaman Khan, Ahmad Daniyal Latif, Syed Faridoun Mahmood, Sohaib Maqsood, Shan Masood, Usama Mir, Salman Mirza, Mehran Mumtaz, Saad Naseem, Usman Qadir, Momin Qamar, Rumman Raees, Mamoon Ur Riaz, Wahab Riaz, Abdullah Shafique, Ali Majid Shah, Khushdil Shah, Yasir Shah, Saud Shakeel, Usman Shinwari, Haris Sohail, Hussain Talat, Imam-ul-Haq, Khalid Usman, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Yamin, Amir, Mohammad Zahid, Fakhar Zaman, Zeeshan Zameer, Mohammad Zeeshan

PNG

Norman Vanua

Scotland

Michael Jones, Michael Leask, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt

South Africa

Shane Dadswell, Marchant De Lange, Faf du Plessis, Pieter Malan, Migael Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir

Sri Lanka

Dinesh Chandimal, Dushan Hemantha, Nisala Gamage, Prabath Jayasuriya, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Ramesh Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan

UAE

Vriitya Aravind, Rahul Bhatia, Aryan Lakra, Alishan Sharafu

USA

Harmeet Singh Baddhan, Unmukt Chand, Karima Gore, Andries Gous, Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan, Jaskaran Malhotra, Saurabh Netravalkar, Monank Patel, Smit Patel

West Indies

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, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Jeavor Royal, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Jayden Seales, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh, Tion Webster, Kesrick Williams, Nyeem Young

Zimbabwe

Ryan Burl, Eddie Byrom, Elton Chigumbura, Christopher Mpofu, Tawanda Muyeye, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava