Trio of Babar, Shaheen, Rizwan included in draft

(L-R) Pakistani cricketers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam pose with their ICC trophies at Lahores Gaddafi Stadium, on March 19, 2022. — Twitter/@iShaheenAfridi
(L-R) Pakistani cricketers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam pose with their ICC trophies at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, on March 19, 2022. — Twitter/@iShaheenAfridi

MELBOURNE: Top Pakistani cricketers Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan have been included in the draft for international players of the Big Bash League’s 12th edition, according to an Australian media report.

The Daily Telegraph reported that the draft will be held on August 28 while the tournament is scheduled to start from December 13.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and his vice captain Mohammad Rizwan are the top two ranked batters in the T20 format while Shaheen Afridi is one  of the best bowlers in the shortest format. Their inclusion in the BBL will definitely be going to create a lot of interest in the league.

The report added that the BBL had spoken to the three players during the last season but talks could not materialise.

Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan have played in the BBL previously and will be included in the draft as well.

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