The excitement in the cricketing world has reached a fever pitch as the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) gears up for its much-anticipated draft auction. With 122 women players throwing their hats into the ring, the auction of the ninth WBBL promises high drama, fierce competition, and strategic manoeuvring as teams battle to secure the best talents for the upcoming season.

With the WBBL draft scheduled to kick off on Sunday at 3 pm AEST, the announcement of the nomination of 122 players adds a dynamic twist to the already soaring excitement levels among fans. Among the many illustrious names gracing the nomination list are some of the brightest stars in the women’s cricket fraternity.

A star-studded list of nominees

English skipper Heather Knight, known for her exceptional leadership skills and consistent performances, is set to be a major highlight of the draft. New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine, renowned for her all-round prowess, is another name that has ignited curiosity among fans. The list also features India’s star all-rounder Jemimah Rodrigues, whose explosive batting and agile fielding have made her a fan favourite.

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However, it’s not just the established stars who are taking the spotlight. The nomination list also showcases a host of emerging talents who have already made a mark in the cricketing world. The likes of Shreyanka Patil, Lauren Bell, Issy Wong, and Amelia Kerr promise to infuse the league with youthful exuberance and exciting gameplay.

As the draft day approaches, all eyes are on the teams as they prepare to strategize and assemble their squads from this treasure trove of cricketing talent. The diversity of skills and playing styles among the nominated players presents an intriguing puzzle for team management.

Women’s Big Bash League Draft Nominations, Complete List:

  1. Georgia Adams, England
  2. Jahanara Alam, Bangladesh
  3. Aiman Anwar, Pakistan
  4. Emily Arlott, England
  5. Hollie Armitage, England
  6. Kaia Arua, Papua New Guinea
  7. Chamari Athapaththu, Sri Lanka (Renegades)
  8. Hannah Baker, England
  9. Suzie Bates, New Zealand (Direct nomination)
  10. Tammy Beaumont, England (Direct nomination)
  11. Lauren Bell, England
  12. Bernadine Bezuidenhout, New Zealand
  13. Yastika Bhatia, India
  14. Harmanpreet Kaur, India (Renegades)
  15. Anneke Bosche, South Africa
  16. Maia Bouchier, England
  17. Tazmin Brits, South Africa
  18. Alice Capsey, England (Stars)
  19. Eden Carson, New Zealand
  20. Kary Chan, Hong Kong
  21. Shamilia Connell, West Indies
  22. Kate Cross, England
  23. Nida Dar, Pakistan
  24. Naomi Dattani, England
  25. Freya Davies, England
  26. Nadine de Klerk, South Africa (Heat)
  27. Laura Delany, Ireland
  28. Harleen Deol, India
  29. Annerie Dercksen, South Africa
  30. Sophie Devine, New Zealand (Scorchers)
  31. Deandra Dottin, West Indies (Strikers)
  32. Mignon du Preez, South Africa
  33. Sophia Dunkley, England
  34. Kate Ebrahim, New Zealand
  35. Afy Fletcher, West Indies
  36. Hurley Gala, India
  37. Katie George, England
  38. Richa Ghosh, India
  39. Dani Gibson, England
  40. Sarah Glenn, England
  41. Kirstie Gordon, England
  42. Maddy Green, New Zealand (Scorchers)
  43. Bess Heath, England (Stars)
  44. Chinelle Henry, West Indies
  45. Shabnim Ismail, South Africa (Renegades)
  46. Sinalo Jafta, South Africa
  47. Iram Javed, Pakistan
  48. Hayley Jensen, New Zealand (Hurricanes)
  49. Xara Jetly, New Zealand
  50. Sibona Jimmy, Papua New Guinea
  51. Fran Jonas, New Zealand
  52. Amy Jones, England
  53. Eve Jones, England (Renegades)
  54. Qiana Joseph, West Indies
  55. Sterre Kallis, Netherlands
  56. Marizanne Kapp, South Africa (Scorchers)
  57. Mannat Kashyap, India
  58. Leigh Kasperek, New Zealand
  59. Amanjot Kaur, India
  60. Marie Kelly, England
  61. Amelia Kerr, New Zealand (Heat)
  62. Jessica Kerr, New Zealand (Heat)
  63. Michaela Kirk, South Africa
  64. Masbata Klaas, South Africa
  65. Heather Knight, England (Thunder)
  66. Veda Krishnamurthy, India
  67. Emma Lamb, England
  68. Lizelle Lee, South Africa (Direct nomination)
  69. Katie Levick, England
  70. Gaby Lewis, Ireland
  71. Sune Luus, South Africa
  72. Rosemary Mair, New Zealand
  73. Abtaha Maqsood, Scotland
  74. Eliz-Mari Marx, South Africa
  75. Hayley Matthews, West Indies (Renegades)
  76. Nonkululeko Mlaba, South Africa
  77. Anisa Mohammed, West Indies
  78. Kalea Moore, England
  79. Fi Morris, England
  80. Mary-Anne Musonda, Zimbabwe
  81. Kelis Ndhlovu, Zimbabwe
  82. Tara Norris, USA
  83. Esha Oza, UAE
  84. Shikha Pandey, India
  85. Nensi Patel, New Zealand
  86. Shreyanka Patil, India
  87. Molly Penfold, New Zealand
  88. Orla Prendergast, Ireland
  89. Karishma Ramharack, West Indies
  90. Sneh Rana, India
  91. Jemimah Rodrigues, India (Stars)
  92. Tanya Ruma, Papua New Guinea
  93. Meghana Sabbineni, India
  94. Fatima Sana, Pakistan
  95. Theertha Satish, UAE
  96. Grace Scrivens, England
  97. Robyn Searle, South Africa
  98. Shakera Selman, West Indies
  99. Syeda Aroob Shah, Pakistan
  100. Deepti Sharma, India
  101. Meghna Singh, India
  102. Seren Smale, England
  103. Sophia Smale, England
  104. Bryony Smith, England
  105. Linsey Smith, England
  106. Lea Tahuhu, New Zealand (Thunder)
  107. Stafanie Taylor, West Indies (Strikers)
  108. Renuka Thakur, India
  109. Eleanor Threlkeld, England
  110. Isabel Toua, Papua New Guinea
  111. Chloe Tryon, South Africa (Thunder)
  112. Faye Tunnicliffe, South Africa
  113. Dane van Niekerk, South Africa
  114. Pooja Vastrakar, India (Heat)
  115. Mady Villiers, England
  116. Jess Watkin, New Zealand
  117. Lauren Winfield-Hill, England (Stars)
  118. Jane Winster, South Africa
  119. Laura Wolvaardt, South Africa (Strikers)
  120. Issy Wong, England (Hurricanes)
  121. Danni Wyatt, England (Heat)
  122. Radha Yadav, India

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