8 Sri Lankan players in Big Bash player draft


Eight Sri Lankans have been nominated for the Player Draft of Big Bash 2022-23.

Sri Lanka’s leg-spinning all-rounders Dushan Hemantha, Ruwantha Kellepotha and off-spinner Ramesh Mendis are the latest to be included in the Player Draft of Australia’s Big Bash League cricket tournament.

Meanwhile, five Sri Lankans (Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Maheesh Theekshana, Lakshan Sandakan, Prabath Jayasuriya) had already been picked for the draft, which means altogether 8 Sri Lankans will feature in the Player Draft of Australia’s Big Bash League Cricket Tournament.

279 cricketers from 19 different countries have been nominated so far for the Player Draft which will be conducted from December 2022 to January 2023 with the participation of eight teams: Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.

Sri Lanka Players drafted:

Dinesh Chandimal, Dushan Hemantha, Prabath Jayasuriya, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Ramesh Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Maheesh Theekshana