PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Andre Russell of the Thunder prepares to bowl during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder at WACA on January 1, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

The inaugural BBL draft for international players has arrived, with over 300 players nominating to be selected by the eight clubs.

You'll be able to follow the draft as it happens live on Zero Wicket.

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8:10pm (AEST)

Thanks for joining me here on Zero Wicket this evening for our live coverage of the inaugural BBL draft.

Be sure to keep an eye out on site for all he analysis to come shortly.

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SEE MORE: Every BBL squad and best XI after the draft

8:06pm (AEST)

So then, the draft is done and dusted.

Here is every pick for the season ahead.

BBL draft order and selections
Round 1
1. Melbourne Renegades - Liam Livingstone (England)
2. Melbourne Stars - Rashid Khan (retained by Strikers). Switched to Trent Boult (New Zealand)
3. Brisbane Heat - Sam Billings (England)
4. Sydney Sixers - Chris Jordan (England)
5. Adelaide Strikers - Retention pick - Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
6. Perth Scorchers - Pass
7. Sydney Thunder - David Willey (England)
8. Hobart Hurricanes - Shadab Khan (Pakistan)

Round 2
9. Melbourne Renegades - Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Melbourne Renegades)
10. Melbourne Stars - Joe Clarke (Melbourne Stars)
11. Brisbane Heat - Colin Munro (New Zealand)
12. Sydney Sixers - Laurie Evans (retained by Scorchers). Switched to James Vince (England)
13. Adelaide Strikers - Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand)
14. Perth Scorchers - Retention pick - Laurie Evans (England)
15. Sydney Thunder - Alex Hales (England)
16. Hobart Hurricanes - Asif Ali (Pakistan)

Round 3
17. Hobart Hurricanes - Faheem Ashraf (Hobart Hurricanes)
18. Sydney Thunder - Rilee Rossouw (South Africa)
19. Perth Scorchers - Phil Salt (England)
20. Adelaide Strikers - Adam Hose (England)
21. Sydney Sixers - Pass
22. Brisbane Heat - Pass
23. Melbourne Stars - Luke Wood (England)
24. Melbourne Renegades - Pass

Round 4
25. Melbourne Renegades - Akeal Hosein (West Indies)
26. Melbourne Stars - Pass
27. Brisbane Heat - Ross Whiteley (England)
28. Sydney Sixers - Izharulhaq Naveed (Afghanistan)
29. Adelaide Strikers - Pass
30. Perth Scorchers - Tymal Mills (England)
31. Sydney Thunder - Pass
32. Hobart Hurricanes - Pass

8:05pm (AEST)

Tymal Mills will be back in orange this season after playing for the Scorchers last time around.

Adam Voges happy to have him back on board ahead of the new season.

8:04pm (AEST)

Izharulhaq Naveed - an 18-year-old Afghani leg-spinner - will join the Sixers as their final pick.

Talk is that he can spin the ball square in both directions, with the youngster added alongside Nathan Lyon and Steve O'Keefe in a three-pronged spin attack for the men in pink. His availability is unknown though - he could be picked up in the UAE.

Scorchers now to make the final pick of the night.

8:02pm (AEST)

Veteran English batsman Ross Whiteley will turn out for the Brisbane Heat this season.

8:01pm (AEST)

The Melbourne Renegades are on the clock for their final selection.

And with their final pick they take Akeal Hosein of the West Indies. They add another spinner on top of Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The Renegades reveal they are the three players they were after.

The Melbourne Stars will pass so we are straight onto the Brisbane Heat as the next team up.

7:51pm (AEST)

So, the Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars have used three picks, meaning they will be passing in Round 4.

All of the Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades still have a pick up their sleeve if they want it during the final round.

7:50pm (AEST)

The Melbourne Renegades have the final pick of the third round and the first pick of the fourth round.

They have decided to pass though so have clearly decided to go with a player there on a lower salary.

7:48pm (AEST)

The Melbourne Stars are next on the clock and have made their third pick, bringing Luke Wood into the side.

An English all-rounder. David Hussey revealed he played with him. The 27-year-old has played 69 T20 matches and has been in form for Trent during the Hundred.

7:47pm (AEST)

The Brisbane Heat join the Sydney Sixers in electing to pass.

7:46pm (AEST)

The Sydney Sixers go the pass for their third round.

"We have to live by our budget," the club say from the room.

"We think our last pick will be quite interesting."

7:45pm (AEST)

Adam Hose - an English middle-order batsman - is the next pick for the Adelaide Strikers.

Has been in good form for Birmingham during the Hundred and will be available for the entire tournament alongside Colin de Grandhomme. Their first-round pick Rashid Khan will only be available for the first half of the tournament.

7:43pm (AEST)

Phil Salt will turn out for the Perth Scorchers in the 2022-23 BBL season. The English opener has been excellent for the Adelaide Strikers in previous editions of the tournament.

Will do a good job as the replacement for Kurtis Patterson.

7:42pm (AEST)

The Sydney Thunder are next up and head to South Africa for their pick, taking Rilee Rossouw, who is an excellent top order addition for the Western Sydney club.

Has a career strike rate of 142, although will likely only be available for the first half of the season before heading home to take part in the South African competition.

7:40pm (AEST)

The Hurricanes have had the best part of ten minutes to make their mind up here and seem fairly content with their call as they (after a technological hold up) reveal another Pakistani.

Faheem Ashraf is the pick.

"A right arm fast bowler who can is a big striker at the end," Ponting said.

7:35pm (AEST)

So then, a bit of a breather before Round 3. Plenty of surprises so far in the draft. There will also be plenty of passing over the next two rounds, with seven of the eight teams only having a maximum of one pick to go. The Scorchers are the only team with two picks up their sleeve if they want them.

A reminder that Round 3 is the reverse order, so it'll be the Hobart Hurricanes on the clock to start with.

7:30pm (AEST)

So, all of Faf du Plessis, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Jason Roy will not feature in this year's BBL campaign after being looked over in the first two rounds of the draft.

7:29pm (AEST)

The Hurricanes have the last pick of the second round and the first pick of the third round here.

Ricky Ponting was surprised that Andre Russell made it through the first round, but doesn't take him, instead going for Pakistani batsman Asif Ali.

"Powerful middle order player. We want to strengthen out power in the middle and later overs of this tournament," Ponting says.

"He fits the bill really well."

7:27pm (AEST)

The Sydney Thunder are up next here with their second round pick.

The prediction is Alex Hales, and the Thunder waste no time in confirming that to be the case. The big-hitting English opening batsman will return to the Thunder for another season.

"He is a big part of our club, the fans will be happy he is coming back," Shawn Bradstreet says.

The second half of the season will see Alex Hales and David Warner form a deadly opening combination.

7:24pm (AEST)

The Adelaide Strikers go with Kiwi all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme for their second pick.

Big-hitting batter and a medium pace bowler.

"We think he complements our squad perfectly," Jason Gillespie says.

7:23pm (AEST)

And now the Sixers do go back to a past player, taking on James Vince.

The English batsman will be available for ten games according to the Sixers' brass in the draft room.

7:21pm (AEST)

The Sydney Sixers go with Laurie Evans for their Round 2 pick, ignoring both James Vince and Tom Curran who have played for the club previously.

The Scorchers have retained Evans! He is available for the entire season and was excellent for Perth in the final last year.

Adam Voges says it was the club's plan to take him for this season.

Sixers back on the clock.

7:19pm (AEST)

The Brisbane Heat go for a big hitting batsman in New Zealander Colin Munro. Played for the Perth Scorchers last year, but the men in orange decide against retaining.

Given the Scorchers passed in Round 1, it's safe to say that with the Heat not taking a platinum player means at least one of the 12-man group will not be signed to a club this season.

Sydney Sixers on the clock.

7:17pm (AEST)

The Melbourne Stars with plenty of chatter going on at the desk ahead of the pick.

Five platinum players on the table, but David Hussey and the crew ignore all of them, taking Joe Clarke who played for the Stars last year.

"Player of the season last year," Hussey says.

7:15pm (AEST)

The Melbourne Renegades get Round 2 underway just over 60 seconds into the timer, and take Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

The Afghani spinner has played in the BBL before and is incredibly difficult to pick. Will be a weapon on the slower deck at Marvel Stadium too.

The Brisbane Heat have the option to retain, but a shake of the head confirms Mujeeb will be playing for the Renegades.

Still five platinum players on the table.

7:13pm (AEST)

The second round is underway! Melbourne Renegades are on the clock.

7:05pm (AEST)

Five platinum players - Faf du Plessis, Jason Roy, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo - remain on the board after the first round.

They are still allowed to be taken in Round 2, while the gold players join the available selection pool for the second round which will kick off in a few minutes.

7:02pm (AEST)

The first round of the draft is done and dusted. Ricky Ponting and the Hurricanes wouldn't have been expecting so many powerful players still to be on the board.

They take Shadab Khan, the Pakistani spin bowler.

"We are bringing in a three-dimensional cricketer. Good availability too," Ponting says.

"Wasn't expecting Shadab and wasn't expecting Russell to be honest [to be available.]"

7:00pm (AEST)

And that means David Willey is off to the Sydney Thunder!

Willey played with the Scorchers last year and was the only remaining platinum player who is left available for the entire tournament.

The Scorchers passed because Willey didn't fit what they are after in the team, but Shawn Bradstreet - who is the assistant coach at the Thunder - sees his skill set as exactly what the Thunder are after.

Hurricanes up for the final pick of the first round.

6:59pm (AEST)

Doesn't appear to be a whole lot of discussion going on for the Scorchers... And wow! They have decided to pass.

"There are some great players available in this round and availability is a key consideration for us in the draft," Voges said.

Sounds like they aren't willing to take a punt on a player who could take off in January. They are also looking for a specific set of skills and don't feel that is available in the platinum round.

6:56pm (AEST)

The Sixers have taken English quick Chris Jordan with the fourth pick in the blog.

"Cool, calm and collected in the big moments. We are chasing a death bowler," says coach David Shepard.

Some big names still on the board as the Scorchers hit the clock. David Willey, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard are among them.

6:54pm (AEST)

The Brisbane Heat have swung a surprise, going for English batter Sam Billings. The team in the draft room suggest they are looking for a bit of extra middle order batting.

The Thunder had the option to retain, but don't activate it, so Sam Billings is off to Brisbane.

Sydney Sixers on the clock.

6:52pm (AEST)

The Stars change tact from a spinner to a quick and take Trent Boult, the New Zealander.

Boult has recently moved away from a New Zealand central contract to take up more game time around the world in T20 leagues.

Brisbane Heat up next.

6:50pm (AEST)

The Melbourne Stars use just over 60 seconds of their two minutes off the clock, and the Stars have taken Rashid Khan!.

The Adelaide Strikers have activated their retention pick! So, Rashid Khan will go to the Adelaide Strikers, with Jason Gillespie and his team wasting no time.

"Tell him he is dreaming," Gillespie says with a laugh.

Stars back on the clock.

6:48pm (AEST)

The Melbourne Renegades have taken Liam Livingstone with the first pick in the BBL draft.

"The power hitting in the middle and he bowls leg spin. We are getting two weapons there, and he is in some serious form," David Saker, Melbourne Renegades coach says.

Melbourne Stars up next.

6:46pm (AEST)

Here we go! The Renegades are the first team on the clock.

6:44pm (AEST)

If a team have a player stolen off them via a retention pick, they will get a fresh two minutes to make a new decision.

6:37pm (AEST)

"We'd love to retain Rashid [Khan]," Jason Gillespie tells Fox Sports from the draft room.

Almost certain that he will be retained by the Strikers in the opening round, so the four clubs ahead of them - the Renegades, Stars, Heat and Sixers - are likely to look in other directions.

6:35pm (AEST)

Each team will have two minutes to make their pick, while a retention pick must be called within 30 seconds. A reminder that all international player contracts are for one year only.

6:32pm (AEST)

The draft is being held in Melbourne. All eight teams have coaches and staff members in the same room.

6:30pm (AEST)

We are just about ready to go here with the inaugural BBL draft. Remember to check out our guide if you're looking to watch it on TV or stream online.

6:20pm (AEST)

Back to the draft and all reports are pointing to Liam Livingstone being taken with the first pick for the Melbourne Renegades. Trent Boult is being tipped to be taken with the second pick by the other Melbourne team, the Stars.

For full analysis on your team, who they already have and what they need, look no further.

6:18pm (AEST)

If you missed it earlier today, Australia have taken out a victory in the first home game of the summer, beating Zimbabwe in comprehensive fashion in Townsville, ultimately chasing down 200 with 16.3 overs to spare and five wickets in hand.

6:15pm (AEST)

Throughout the course of the evening, we will keep the draft order and rolling list of selections at the top of the page for ease of use.

At the completion of the draft, be sure to keep an eye out on Zero Wicket for every team's updated squad list and best XI.

6pm (AEST)

Hello, Good Evening and Welcome to Zero Wicket for our live coverage of the 2022 BBL draft. Scott Pryde here to take you through every pick.

We are due to get underway in about half an hour's time, but in the meantime, you can get everything you need to know about the draft across Zero Wicket.

How to watch the draft and how it works
What every team needs with their selections
Draft selection order
Platinum player list
Every player nominated


Over 300 players from around the world will learn whether they have a BBL club to play for this summer on Sunday evening at the inaugural BBL draft.

All eight clubs will select either two or three players across four rounds of the draft to add to their squads for the upcoming summer, which gets underway in mid-December.

The Melbourne Renegades will be first on the clock, having won the BBL draft lottery, with the Melbourne Stars to have the second pick. The second round will follow the same order as the first, before a snake formation takes place in Round 3 and 4.

Only platinum players may be taken in the first round, before the remaining platinum players (there are 12 in total) can be taken alongside gold players in Round 2.

Gold and silver players can then be taken in Round 3, before silver and bronze players can be taken in Round 4.

The platinum player list is as follows:

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)
Trent Boult (New Zealand)

Teams also have the right to retain a player who played for them last season, however, must do so in the same round that they are selected.

That means if a team - for example the Renegades in Round 1 - wanted to retain a player, they would need to select them with their pick rather than being able to use a retention pick after their own.

Teams will ultimately take 18 players into the BBL campaign, and with the Perth Scorchers currently having the most players contracted at 15, it means all teams may take three players at the draft if they so choose.