Twelve world-class players have been given Platinum status in the BBL 12 draft, with total nominations for Sunday’s Draft now standing at 279. The list is headlined by the 12 Platinum players from all across the world. 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), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Chris Jordan (England) and Trent Boult (New Zealand) form the list.
Roy, Billings, Russell, Willey, Shadab Khan, Jordan and Boult all appear on the BBL-12 draft nominations list for the first time. They and their fellow Platinum players are the only players eligible for selection in the first round of the Draft.
Also among the new nominations are a host of other well-known names from across the cricket world, including Carlos Brathwaite, Tom Curran, James Neesham, Wahab Riaz, and Phil Salt. They join a host of other new and returning faces previously announced as draft nominees including Laurie Evans, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and James Vince, who are among 26 players eligible for retention by their clubs from last season.
Former Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Stars and South Australia fast bowler Daniel Worrall has also nominated for the Draft. Worrall is now classified as an overseas player following his permanent move to England. He is currently playing in The Hundred in England as a local player.