Big Bash League 2022-23 Team Squads, Replacements & New Rules

Big Bash League season 12 is scheduled to be started on 13th December 2022 at the Manuka Oval. BBL 2022/23 is one of the most watched and followed T20 cricket leagues after the Indian Premier League because of the great stadiums along with wonderful cricket commentary which is backed up by amazing young talent from Australia. Many of the Cricket Super Stars from Australia will also be available to play bbl 2022/23 most of the season which is great news for cricket fans around the world. 

BBL 2022/23 Team Players List

In an official confirmation by Cricket Australia, the complete bbl 2022-23 squad shaped up quite nicely after the official bbl 2022/23 draft event but there have been changes in the squads due to injuries and International commitments. Andre Russell was named Liam Livingston’s replacement while Faf du Plessis joined Scorchers by replacing Laurie Evans. It is noticeable that in the initial bbl 2022/23 draft event all franchises ignored Faf du Plessis but he got back as a bbl 2022-23 replacement. BBL all-team players list is as follows.

Adelaide Strikers: Travis Head, Ryan Gibson, Adam Hose, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Chris Lynn, Jake Weatherald, Colin de Grandhomme, Matthew Short, Rashid Khan, Alex Carey (wk), Harry Nielsen (wk), Wes Agar, Cameron Boyce, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle, Henry Thornton

Brisbane Heat: Usman Khawaja, Max Bryant, James Bazley, Sam Heazlett, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Colin Munro, Ross Whitely, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Jack Wildermuth, Sam Billings (wk), Jimmy Peirson (wk), Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mark Steketee, Will Prestwidge

Hobart Hurricanes: Matthew Wade (wk), D’Arcy Short, Zak Crawley, Caleb Jewell, Asif Ali, Macalister Wright, Mitchell Owen, Tim David, Faheem Ashraf, Ben McDermott, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Billy Stanlake, Wil Parker, Patrick Dooley, Chris Tremain

Melbourne Renegades: Nic Maddinson, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser McGurk, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jonathan Wells, Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Andre Russell, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Sam Harper, Zak Evans, Akeal Hosein, Kane Richardson, Jack Prestwidge, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ruwantha Kellepotha

Melbourne Stars: Brody Couch, Hilton Cartwright, Clint Hinchliffe, Joe Burns, Nik Larkin, Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Campbell Kellaway, Luke Wood, Joe Clarke (wk), Liam Hatcher, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult

Perth Scorchers: Ashton Turner, Nick Hobson, Faf du Plessis, Cooper Connolly, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Cameron Bancroft (wk), Josh Inglis (wk), Jason Behrendorff, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Matthew Kelly, Tymal Mills, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye

Sydney Sixers: Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Kurtis Patterson, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Daniel Christian, Josh Philippe, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon, Izharulhaq Naveed, Chris Jordan

Sydney Thunder: Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Rilee Rossouw, Jason Sangha, David Warner, Oliver Davies, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Baxter Holt (wk), Brendan Doggett, Nathan McAndrew, Usman Qadir, Tanveer Sangha, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Pakistani Players in BBL 2022-23

PCB had earlier granted the NOCs to around 43 top domestic and International cricketers from Pakistan but only a few of them were able to impress the selectors of bbl teams into the official draft event. The BIG Guns like Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan, and others will be busy with the Test against England as well as the white ball series against New Zealand. Only the three players from Pakistan selected which are Asif Ali & Faheem Ashraf will play for Hobart Hurricanes while Usman Qadir was drafted by Sydney Thunder in bbl 2022/23. 

Power Surge Rule in BBL 2022/23

Big Bash League has been innovating with new kinds of rules to make T20 cricket even more exciting and with this in mind, CSA introduced three unique rules to the game which were Power Surge, X-Factor & Bash Boost in the last edition. But for bbl 2022/23 only the Power Surge rule has been given a green signal while the other two innovations have been scrapped. 

What is the Power Surge Rule in BBL?

Power Surge scrapped the traditional 6-over powerplay at the start of the innings but instead, it made a four-over necessary powerplay at the start of the innings while the remaining two overs can be taken by the batting team at any point from the 11th over of the innings. This rule was also introduced in the Women’s Big Bash League this season. 

Previous Winners of Big Bash League

Big Bash League was first introduced in 2011 and since then there have been 11 editions of BBL successfully held in Australia. BBL every year unearths some very promising and exciting young cricketers from Australia who then make their presence felt in all the other leagues happening in the circuit like IPL, PSL, Abu Dhabi T10, and many more. The complete winner list of BBL is as follows.

2011-12Sydney SixersPerth Scorchers
2012-13Brisbane HeatPerth Scorchers
2013-14Perth ScorchersHobart Hurricanes
2014-15Perth ScorchersSydney Sixers
2015-16Sydney ThunderMelbourne Stars
2016-17Perth ScorchersSydney Sixers
2017-18Adelaide StrikersHobart Hurricanes
2018-19Melbourne RenegadesMelbourne Stars
2019-20Sydney SixersMelbourne Stars
2020-21Sydney SixersPerth Scorchers
2021-22Perth ScorchersSydney Sixers

Perth Scorchers has been the most consistent and the team to beat across all previous editions of the Big Bash League. BBL 12 is again going to be an exciting tournament that might unearth a new winner this time which cricket fans would love to see. Teams like Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes & Melbourne Stars have to up their game and finally win their maiden BBL title. 

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