Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Rizwan withdraw from BBL draft

Several of world cricket’s star players have withdrawn their names from the BBL (Big Bash League) draft. The West Indies’ star batter Nicholas Pooran is one of the few. It is worth noting that Pooran was all set to be a platinum pick in the BBL draft and was undoubtedly going to be one of the sought-after players in the draft due to his form and his availability.

However, several reports stated that the West Indies face England in December 2023, which could come in Pooran’s way, which caused him to withdraw from the BBL draft. Furthermore, star Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan is another player who withdrew his name from the BBL draft due to commitment issues. Pakistan will be competing against Australia in three Test matches in the first month of the upcoming BBL season, which was one of the biggest reasons why Rizwan decided to withdraw.

In other news, veteran Australian pacer Peter Siddle departed Adelaide Strikers after a long stint of six seasons. He returns to Melbourne Renegades; it is worth noting that Siddle played seven games for Renegades between 2013 and 2015, where he was one of the best players in Australia’s Test lineup.