Easterns batsman Shane Dadswell joins Big Bash League draft

Shane Dadswell.Shane Dadswell.

Easterns batsman Shane Dadswell is among several South Africans who have registered for the 2022-23 Big Bash League draft in Australia.

Dadswell played for the Lions during South Africa’s 2021-22 domestic season, but has been contracted by Easterns for 2022-23.

Prior to playing professional cricket, Dadswell struck a record-breaking 490 from 151 deliveries for North West University Cricket Club (Pukke) against Potch Dorp Cricket Club in the 2017-18 North West Cricket premier league.

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Other South Africans registered for BBL draft

  • Pieter Malan
  • Marchant de Lange
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Migael Pretorius
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Imran Tahir
  • Dane Vilas
  • Leus du Plooy

“The countdown to the inaugural BBL draft is well and truly on, with less than four weeks to go until a select group of international talent secures their place on a BBL list,” said Cricket Australia’s Big Bash Leagues manager Alistair Dobson.

“The number of nominations from around the world – 169 so far from 15 countries – is a testament to the quality of the BBL and its status as a favourite league of players worldwide.

“Excitingly, this includes 32 players who have previously played in the BBL, with 18 eligible for retention by their club they played for last season.”

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