Jayasuriya and Chandimal hoping to turn Test form into BBL deals

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Two Sri Lankan stars who dominated Australia in the recent Test in Galle have been nominated to play in the BBL next season with Prabath Jayasuriya and Dinesh Chandimal among the last names to headline a host of new nominations for the upcoming overseas draft.
Jayasuriya, Chandimal, Maheesh Theekshana and Bhanuka Rajapaksa have all been nominated, while England’s Overton brothers Jamie and Craig have also been named. None of these players have played in BBL before and Jayasuriya, who has taken 29 wickets in his first three Tests, has never even played a T20I for Sri Lanka.
But there are still no Pakistani players among the 169 players currently nominated after it was revealed that the PCB is refusing to issue no-objection certificates (NOCs) to Pakistani players – contracted or not – who want to compete in the upcoming BBL season .
There are some household names that have been nominated to return to the BBL, including a host of Afghan stars. Mohammad Nabi (Melbourne Renegades), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Brisbane Heat) and Zahir Khan (Melbourne Renegades) have all been nominated and are eligible for retention after playing in the BBL last season. Noor Ahmad has also nominated after playing for Renegades two seasons ago but is not eligible for retention.
South African leg pinner Imran Tahir has been nominated after signing to play for Melbourne Renegades in 2020-21 before retiring for personal reasons.

Nominations close on August 21 and the event will take place on August 28. Players who have already been nominated can change their availability status until the closing date. That gives clubs only seven days to finalize their concept strategy.

Nominated players (from August 3, 2022):

* = eligible for retention

Norwegian AhmedQais Ahmad*, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Sharafuddin AshrafFazalhaq Farooqi, Shafiqullah GhafariRahmanullah Gurbaz, Hamid HassanWaqarullah Ishaq, Rashid Khan*, Zahir Khan*, Mohammed Nabi*Izharulhaq Naveed, Azmatullah Omarzaic, Waqar Salamcheil, Hashmatullah Shahidic, Mohammed ShahzadNaveen Ul Haq Murid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman*Hazratullah Zazai

Al-Amin Hossain, Shaiful Islam, Ripon Mondol

Rehan Ahmed, Kashif Ali, Tom AlsopMartin Andersson, Gus Atkinson, Josh Baker, Sonny Baker, Jake Ball, Jacob BethelJames Bracey, Danny Briggs, Henry Brookes, Patrick BrownBrydon Carse, Matthew Carter, Jordan Clark, Joe Clarke*, Josh Cobb, Ian Cockbain*, Jordan Cox*, Mason Crane, Matt Critchley, Steven CroftLiam Dawson, Alex Davies, Joe DenlyBrett D’Oliveira, Jacobus Leus Du Plooy, Stephen Eskinazi, Laurie Evans*, Matt Fisher, James Fuller, George Garton*, Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Sam Hain, Alex Hales*, Miles Hammond, Tom Hartley, Jack Haynes, Freddie Heldreich, Tom Helm, Ryan Higgins, Max Holden, Adam Hose, Benny Howell, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Danny Lamb, Tom Lammonby*, Dan LawrenceJack Leaning, Jake Lintott, Liam Livingstone, Lewis McManus, Ben Mike, Tymal Mills*, Daniel Mousley, Steven Mullaney, Craig Overton, Jamie OvertonCallum Parkinson, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Michael Pepper, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ben Raine, Adam Rossington, George Scrimshaw, John Simpson, Prem Sisodiya, Nathan Sowter, Mitchell Stanley, Cameron Steelolly stone, Callum Taylor, Jack TaylorTommy Taylor, Reece Topley*, Liam Trevaskis, James Vince*, Paul WalterJoe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley, Chris Wood, Luke Wood, Saif Zaibo

Mark Adair, Andy Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delaney, Josh Little, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector

Colin Ackermann, Brandon Glover, Fred Klassen, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Pal Van Meekeren

Chris Benjamin, Shane DadswellMarchant de Lange, Faf du Plessis, Pieter Malan, Migael Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Imran TahiruDane Vilas

Dinesh Chandimal, Prabath Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lakshan Sandakan, Maheesh Theekshana

Harmeet Singh Baddhan, Unmukt Chand*Ali Khan

Dwayne Bravo, Johnson CharlesSheldon Cottrell, Mark Deyal, Fidel Edwards, Chandrapaul HemrajChemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Anderson Phillip, Kieron Pollard, Khary Pierre, Ravi Rampaul, Shelfane Rutherford, Jayden Seales, Kevin Sinclair, Tion Webster, Kesrick Williams, Nyeem Young

Eddie Byrom, Tawanda Muyeye, Blessing Muzarabani, Sikander Raza

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