CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 14: Mohammad Hafeez (L) of Pakistan celebrates hitting the winning runs with Babar Azam (R) and victory by 8 runs during the ICC Champions Trophy Semi-Final match between England and Pakistan at the SWALEC Stadium on June 14, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The draft order for the Big Bash League has been revealed, with Melbourne Renegades set to receive the first pick, while Ricky Ponting's Hobart Hurricanes will get their first selection last.

Cricket Australia also announced that the inaugural draft will be televised during prime time on August 28 by Fox Cricket.

A number of Pakistan's stars are set to enter the draft, names like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi, according to a Daily Telegraph report.

This is sure to shake things up big time.

Azam and Rizwan are the top two ranked talent in Twenty20 international cricket, and with others like Afridi, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan, Pakistan finds itself home to arguably the best Twenty20 players.

They all find themselves blocked from playing in the IPL however, with the Indian Government preventing them from doing so because of their nationality.

The Big Bash is set to have its challenges, with the recent confirmation that all six franchises in the new South African T20 league (which will run against the BBL January), have been bought by IPL owners.

Another competitor has been sanctioned by the International Cricket Council, a privately owned United Arab Emirates league, and they too will go up against the BBL.

With these competitions not expected to start until at least January 13, the Big Bash has will have month of free air, and the a number of international stars, at least in the short term.