England batter Liam Livingstone named as the first pick in Big Bash League draft

England batter Liam Livingstone named as the first pick in Big Bash League draft

In the first round of the Big Bash League draft, Melbourne Renegades selected T20 standout Liam Livingstone as the first choice.

Following a weighted lottery, the Renegades selected the batter from England, Lancashire, and Birmingham Phoenix with the first overall pick.

Sam Billings, a wicketkeeper-batter, was selected third overall by the Brisbane Heat, while Chris Jordan, a teammate from England, was selected fourth and will be returning to the Sydney Sixers. Sydney Thunder selected England all-rounder David Willey as the seventh overall choice. He has returned to Northamptonshire from Yorkshire.

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Trent Boult of New Zealand, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan (both with the Melbourne Stars), and Shadab Khan of Pakistan (Hobart Hurricanes) round up the first round of selections.

Livingstone and other BBL players Billings, Jordan, and Willey from England are expected to make close to £200,000 this year.

After being ruled out for the remainder of the Hundred with an injury, the 29-year-old Livingstone will hope there are no fitness difficulties for the competition that begins in December.

This evening, Birmingham Phoenix will play the first of their two remaining group games, but Livingstone won’t be available for those games or the playoffs, should they advance.

His participation in England’s seven Twenty20 matches in Pakistan in September and October, as well as the T20 World Cup, which begins in Australia in the middle of October, is also in doubt in light of the news of his injury.

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Beginning on December 15, the Renegades will play their first game against the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

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