The Best Cricket Players to Watch in Big Bash League 2023

On Sunday, the Big Bash League held its first-ever draft, with the Melbourne Renegades selecting England all-rounder Liam Livingstone with the first choice from the platinum category. The BBL 2022-23 season is expected to begin on December 13, 2022, with the last game on February 4, 2023.

The BBL 2022-23 draft included twelve overseas players from the platinum list, as teams took turns selecting international players from a pool of eligible players. Five cricketers remain undrafted among the twelve platinum players, including the West Indies trio of Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, and Dwayne Bravo, former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis, and England’s Jason Roy.

Not in any particular ranking in terms of skills or achievement, here are some of the players you ought to be on the lookout for in the upcoming BBL|12.

Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers):

Rashid Khan, Adelaide’s first-round pick in the KFC BBL|12 Draft, has been retained as a Striker for a sixth season. Jason Gillespie read out the Afghanistan prodigy’s name in the Platinum Round of the first draft to acquire the fan favorite’s services for the next summer.

Rashid is without a doubt one of the world’s most damaging and entertaining bowlers, having taken over 1,000 wickets across all forms. He is the fastest player to 400 T20 wickets, was crowned ICC Men’s T20I Player of the Decade in 2020, and has a slew of other records and honors to his name over his illustrious career.

Since joining Adelaide in the Championship-winning summer of BBL|07, the exceptional right-arm spinner has been selected to the BBL’s Team of the Tournament in every season and received back-to-back Strikers Most Valuable Player honors in his first two seasons with the team. Rashid’s skill has frequently altered the tide of matches, and he was the first Striker to win a Big Bash hat-trick against the Sydney Sixers in BBL|09. Notable players like Rashid are often part of careful considerations when releasing the best BBL Cricket betting odds at any point in the league.

Trent Boult (Melbourne Stars):

Trent Boult was taken as the third choice in the first Big Bash League international draft by the Melbourne Stars. After being freed from his New Zealand Cricket contract earlier this month, Boult became ready to participate in the high-profile local Australian Twenty20 league for the first time. The left-arm fast bowler earns a contract worth NZ$380,000 (A$340,000) as one of 12 platinum players eligible for selection in the first round.

Boult, on the other hand, will only be available for half of the season because he will play for the Mumbai Indians-owned MI Emirates squad in the UAE’s new International League T20 (ILT20) competition in early January. The Renegades selected England’s Liam Livingstone first overall in the draft.

Sam Billings (Brisbane Heat):

Sam Billings, Kent Men’s Captain, has been picked by the Brisbane Heat. Billings was taken as a Platinum pick for the Heat in the fourth round of the BBL|12 Draft, joining former Kent teammate Matt Renshaw in Queensland. Kent players that have worn the teal of the Brisbane Heat since the league’s establishment in 2011 include Joe Denly, Yasir Shah, Morné Morkel, and Charlie Hemphrey. Jason Gillespie, a former Kent Men’s Assistant Coach, participated in the Draft as the Head Coach of the Adelaide Strikers.

The wicket-keeper batsman has previously represented the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder in the BBL. Bill ings has represented England in all three forms and is now the captain of the Oval Invincibles in The Hundred. This Summer, the Englishman will be available for the first half of the Big Bash competition. Billings grew born on a farm in Kent and excelled in a variety of sports as a child, including cricket, tennis, and football. He was even given a trial with Tottenham Hotspur F.C. when he was 14 years old.

Chris Jordan (Sydney Sixers):

Sydney cubs have signed on English cricket stars, The Sixers, for one, went to Chris Jordan.

Chris Jordan’s career has taken a turn for the better since being released by Surrey at the end of the 2012 domestic season. The seaming allrounder relocated to Sussex and quickly established himself as an important member of the squad. Jordan made his one-day international debut against Australia in September 2014, and his performance in ODIs and T20s earned him his maiden Test cap in June 2014. Jordan’s limited-overs record in 2014, particularly a 5-29 against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford, earned him a spot in the team for the November tour of Sri Lanka. 


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