BBL Draft 2022 LIVE: Rashid Khan retained, Liam Livingstone goes to Melbourne, Know all picks


The Overseas Player Draft, which is new this year, will see BBL clubs take turns selecting from a pool of available overseas players to play for their side in the KFC BBL. The draft began at 6.30 p.m. (AEST). 

The inaugural BBL Draft for international players has begun, with the Melbourne Renegades selecting England white ball blaster Liam Livingstone at No.1. Rashid Khan was retained by the Adelaide Strikers after the Melbourne Stars selected him at No. 2 before opting for Trent Boult with their first-round pick.

The 332 foreign players from 20 countries have been nominated in three salary bands: gold ($260,000), silver ($175,000), and bronze ($100,000). The league’s most desired players have been promoted to platinum level ($340,000) and are the only players who can be selected in the first round with picks one through eight.

How will DRAFT work?

The draft will have four rounds:

Round 1: Platinum players only

Round 2: Platinum or Gold

Round 3: Gold or Silver

Round 4: Silver or Bronze

Round one follows the same pick order as round one, with rounds two through four following a snaking sequence.

Clubs may pass on picks, but they must sign at least two, and no more than three, players by the end of the draught. The draught will also provide clubs with one retention pick, which they can use to override another club’s selection and keep a player that played for them the previous season.

BBL: Full list of Draft Picks


1. Liam Livingstone β€” Melbourne Renegades

2. Rashid Khan β€” Adelaide Strikers (retained)

3. Trent Boult β€” Melbourne Stars

4. Sam Billings β€” Brisbane Heat

5. Chris Jordan β€” Sydney Sixers

6. Perth Scorchers β€” Pass

7. Sydney Thunder β€” David Willey

8. Hobart Hurricanes β€” Shadab Khan

Total value: $A2,380,000


9. Melbourne Renegades – Mujeeb Ur Rhaman

10. Melbourne Stars – Joe Clarke

11. Brisbane Heat – Colin Munro

12. Perth Scorchers (retained) – Laurie Evans

13. Sydney Sixers – James Vince

14. Adelaide Strikers – Colin de Grandhomme

15. Sydney Thunder – Alex Hales  

16. Hobart Hurricanes – Asif Ali

Total value: $2,080,000


17. Hobart Hurricanes

18. Sydney Thunder

19. Perth Scorchers

20. Adelaide Strikers

21. Sydney Sixers

22. Brisbane Heat

23. Melbourne Stars

24. Melbourne Renegades


25. Hobart Hurricanes

26. Sydney Thunder

27. Perth Scorchers

28. Adelaide Strikers

29. Sydney Sixers

30. Brisbane Heat

31. Melbourne Stars

32. Melbourne Renegades


Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Jason Roy (England), Liam Livingstone (England), Sam Billings (England), Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Andre Russell (West Indies), David Willey (England), Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)

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