Complete List: 116 International players nominated for Overseas WBBL Draft

A whopping 116 international players from 19 countries have nominated themselves for the inaugural overseas players draft for Weber’s Women’s Big Bash League. Stars like Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Nida Dar, Issy Wong, Tammy Beaumont, and many more will be part of the draft.

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Several of these players can be retained by the teams if they fulfill any of the criteria mentioned by WBBL.

Earlier WBBL had announced the 4 categories the players will be split into – Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The salary of players will be different in each category. A player in platinum will earn AUD$110,000 (₹58,76,385), players in the gold category will earn AUD$90,000 (₹48,14,835) whereas the players in Silver and Bronze will earn AUD$65,000 (₹34,77,381) and AUD$40,000 (₹21,39,926) respectively.

A total of 25 players have been elevated to the Platinum list. The players in this list will be the only players who can be picked in the first round of the draft, whereas in the second round, players from the Platinum and Gold categories will be picked.

4 rounds will take place in the historic draft, and the teams will have to pick a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 players from the overseas draft. Eventually, teams will have to pass out in at least one round.

Players like Hayley Matthews, Chamari Athapaththu, Amelia Kerr, Heather Knight, Harmanpreet Kaur, Lea Tahuhu, and many more can be retained.

Following is the list of players nominated in the draft along with the teams they can be retained by – 

Player

Country

Can be retained by

Georgia Adams

England

None

Emily Arlott

England

None

Hollie Armitage

England

None

Hannah Baker

England

None

Lauren Bell

England

None

Maia Bouchier

England

None

Alice Capsey

England

Melbourne Stars

Kate Cross

England

None

Naomi Dattani

England

None

Freya Davies

England

None

Katie George

England

None

Dani Gibson

England

None

Sarah Glenn

England

None

Kirstie Gordon

England

None

Bess Heath

England

Melbourne Stars

Eve Jones

England

Melbourne Renegades

Marie Kelly

England

None

Heather Knight

England

Sydney Thunder

Emma Lamb

England

None

Katie Levick

England

None

Kalea Moore

England

None

Fi Morris

England

None

Grace Scrivens

England

None

Seren Smale

England

None

Sophia Smale

England

None

Bryony Smith

England

None

Linsey Smith

England

None

Eleanor Threlkeld

England

None

Mady Villiers

England

None

Lauren Winfield-Hill

England

Melbourne Stars

Issy Wong

England

Hobart Hurricanes

Danni Wyatt

England

Brisbane Heat

Bernadine Bezuidenhout

New Zealand

None

Eden Carson

New Zealand

None

Sophie Devine

New Zealand

Perth Scorchers

Kate Ebrahim

New Zealand

None

Maddy Green

New Zealand

Perth Scorchers

Hayley Jensen

New Zealand

Hobart Hurricanes

Xara Jetly

New Zealand

None

Fran Jonas

New Zealand

None

Leigh Kasperek

New Zealand

None

Amelia Kerr

New Zealand

Brisbane Heat

Jessica Kerr

New Zealand

Brisbane Heat

Rosemary Mair

New Zealand

None

Nensi Patel

New Zealand

None

Molly Penfold

New Zealand

None

Lea Tahuhu

New Zealand

Sydney Thunder

Jess Watkin

New Zealand

None

Yastika Bhatia

India

None

Harmanpreet Kaur

India

Melbourne Renegades

Harleen Deol

India

None

Hurley Gala

India

None

Richa Ghosh

India

None

Mannat Kashyap

India

None

Amanjot Kaur

India

None

Veda Krishnamurthy

India

None

Shikha Pandey

India

None

Shreyanka Patil

India

None

Sneh Rana

India

None

Jemimah Rodrigues

India

Melbourne Stars

Meghana Sabbineni

India

None

Deepti Sharma

India

None

Meghna Singh

India

None

Renuka Thakur

India

None

Pooja Vastrakar

India

Brisbane Heat

Radha Yadav

India

None

Anneke Bosche

South Africa

None

Tazmin Brits

South Africa

None

Nadine de Klerk

South Africa

Brisbane Heat

Annerie Dercksen

South Africa

None

Shabnim Ismail

South Africa

Melbourne Renegades

Sinalo Jafta

South Africa

None

Marizanne Kapp

South Africa

Perth Scorchers

Michaela Kirk

South Africa

None

Masbata Klaas

South Africa

None

Sune Luus

South Africa

None

Eliz-Mari Marx

South Africa

None

Nonkululeko Mlaba

South Africa

None

Robyn Searle

South Africa

None

Chloe Tryon

South Africa

Sydney Thunder

Faye Tunnicliffe

South Africa

None

Dane van Niekerk

South Africa

None

Jane Winster

South Africa

None

Laura Wolvaardt

South Africa

Adelaide Strikers

Shamilia Connell

West Indies

None

Deandra Dottin

West Indies

Adelaide Strikers

Afy Fletcher

West Indies

None

Chinelle Henry

West Indies

None

Qiana Joseph

West Indies

None

Hayley Matthews

West Indies

Melbourne Renegades

Anisa Mohammed

West Indies

None

Karishma Ramharack

West Indies

None

Shakera Selman

West Indies

None

Stafanie Taylor

West Indies

Adelaide Strikers

Aiman Anwar

Pakistan

None

Nida Dar

Pakistan

None

Iram Javed

Pakistan

None

Fatima Sana

Pakistan

None

Syeda Aroob Shah

Pakistan

None

Jahanara Alam

Bangladesh

None

Kaia Arua

Papua New Guinea

None

Sibona Jimmy

Papua New Guinea

None

Tanya Ruma

Papua New Guinea

None

Isabel Toua

Papua New Guinea

None

Chamari Athapaththu

Sri Lanka

Melbourne Renegades

Kary Chan

Hong Kong

None

Laura Delany

Ireland

None

Gaby Lewis

Ireland

None

Orla Prendergast

Ireland

None

Sterre Kallis

Netherlands

None

Abtaha Maqsood

Scotland

None

Mary-Anne Musonda

Zimbabwe

None

Kelis Ndhlovu

Zimbabwe

None

Tara Norris

United States of America

None

Esha Oza

United Arab Emirates

None

Theertha Satish

United Arab Emirates

None

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The draft will take place on 3rd September in NEP Studios in South Melbourne at 5:30 PM Australian. Sydney Thunder, who finished in last place in the previous season, will get the right to pick the first player in this historic draft.

Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Big Bash Leagues, Alistair Dobson said “We are thrilled by the response to this year’s WBBL and BBL Drafts. The sheer volume and caliber of nominations for both Drafts speaks to the appeal of the Big Bash League for players from across the globe and reinforces the competition’s reputation for showcasing top-tier talent and providing unparalleled entertainment.”

The tournament will kick-start on 19th October with Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars playing the season opener. A total of 57 matches including finals will be played in the tournament.

Quote from cricket.com.au

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