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The KFC BBL’s status as a destination of choice for players from across the globe has been further enhanced with Draft nominations from a further 71 players from 13 countries announced today.

Demand for places on BBL Club lists has never been higher, with young stars and decorated T20 champions alike making their intentions to be part of this summer’s competition clear.

In all, 169 players from 15 countries have now had their nominations for the KFC BBL|12 Draft rubber stamped. The League looks forward to announcing further players prior to the Draft, which will be held on Sunday, August 28 and shown live on Foxtel and Kayo.

Six players announced today are eligible for retention by their KFC BBL|11 clubs:

  • Mohammad Nabi (Melbourne Renegades)
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Brisbane Heat)
  • Sandeep Lamichhane (Hobart Hurricanes)
  • Zahir Khan (Melbourne Renegades)
  • Tom Lammonby (Hobart Hurricanes)
  • Unmukt Chand (Melbourne Renegades)

A further four players have previous BBL experience and will be looking to return to Australia this year:

  • Noor Ahmad (Melbourne Renegades)
  • Joe Denly (Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers),
  • Fidel Edwards (Sydney Thunder)
  • Dan Lawrence (Brisbane Heat)

The nominations also feature a host of other names familiar to Australian cricket fans, headlined by:

  • South African leg spinner Imran Tahir, who sits fourth on the all-time T20 wicket takers list
  • England Ashes quick Craig Overton, plus twin brother and recent Test debutant Jamie Overton
  • Sri Lankan quartet Dinesh Chandimal, Prabath Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Maheesh Theekshana, who all featured against Australia in their recent multi-format tour

A full list of all players announced is below and here. Nominations close on Sunday, August 21.

Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia’s General Manager, Big Bash Leagues said:

“The countdown to the inaugural KFC BBL|12 Draft is well and truly on, with less than four weeks to go until a select group of international talent secures their place on a BBL list.

“The number of nominations from around the world – 169 so far from 15 countries – is a testament to the quality of the BBL and its status as a favourite league of players worldwide.

“Excitingly, this includes 32 players who have previously played in the BBL, with 18 eligible for retention by their club they played for last season.”

KFC BBL|12 Draft details

The KFC BBL|12 Draft will be held on Sunday, August 28 and broadcast live on Fox Cricket, available on Foxtel channel 501 and Kayo Sports following Australia’s Dettol ODI series clash against Zimbabwe in Townsville.

The order of selections for the KFC BBL|12 Draft was revealed last week following two weighted lotteries conducted in the presence of authorised officials. 

More information on the KFC BBL|12 Draft can be found at cricket.com.au/big-bash

KFC BBL|12 Draft nominations

The 169 players announced as nominated for the KFC BBL|12 Draft are below. The League looks forward to announcing further nominations soon.

A full list of nominations is available at this link and below.

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

KFC BBL|12 season

The KFC BBL|12 season will begin on December 13. Download the schedule or add to your calendar via our eCal tool.

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with the latest information on the KFC BBL|12 season, including tickets and, memberships and the Draft via our website and the Australian Cricket Family. Not already an ACF member? Sign up here.

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