Last Update on: September 3rd, 2023 at 07:40 pm
South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock will be playing his first BBL season with Melbourne Renegades who signed him up in the overseas draft. The second edition of the overseas draft was a tough one as the franchises were tactical in picking and choosing the international players.
Melbourne Stars signed England batting sensation Harry Brook while Adelaide Strikers managed to retain Rashid Khan. Zak Crawley who was in good form in the Ashes 2023 will be playing for Perth Scorchers. Both the England batters might not play the full season with England traveling to India in February-March 2024. The Renegades also picked up Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the second straight season.
Quinton de Kock To Make His BBL Debut
Rashid was initially picked up by Melbourne Stars but Adelaide Strikers used their retention card to retain the spin sensation in their ranks. Strikers also managed to buy The Hundred Player of the tournament Jamie Overton who is expected to be available for the 10 home and away matches.
The Melbourne Stars after missing out on Rashid Khan decided to invest in Harry Brook. Stars were able to buy back Haris Rauf who had played for them previously while adding Pakistan spinner Usama Mir to their ranks as well.
Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Sam Billings, and Alex Hales were the other big names who were drafted in by franchises in the draft session.
Players Chosen By Different Franchises in BBL 2023-24 Draft
Melbourne Stars Harry Brook, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir
Adelaide Strikers Rashid Khan (retained), Jamie Overton, Adam Hose
Hobart Hurricanes Chris Jordan, Sam Hain, Corey Anderson
Melbourne Renegades Quinton de Kock, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Sydney Thunder Alex Hales, Zaman Khan
Sydney Sixers Tom Curran (retained), James Vince, Rehan Ahmed
Brisbane Heat Colin Munro, Sam Billings, Paul Walter
Perth Scorchers Zak Crawley, Laurie Evans