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Scorchers land familiar faces in BBL draft

Englishmen Laurie Evans and Tymal Mills will return for the Perth Scorchers in BBL12, the duo snapped up as part of the inaugural BBL international player draft on Sunday night.

Aggressive top order batter Phil Salt was the Scorchers other selection, having previously featured in the competition for the Adelaide Strikers.

Former Scorcher Liam Livingstone was taken with pick one by the Melbourne Renegades, adding some much needed firepower to last season's wooden spooners.

With the first round dedicated to big name 'platinum' players, the reigning champions controversially passed on selecting a player, despite players of the calibre of Faf Du Plessis, Andre Russell and Keiron Pollard remaining on the draft table.

Evans was selected as the Scorchers retention pick, after last season's runners up Sydney Sixers had originally selected him as their gold player in round two.

New Zealander Colin Munro has found a new home, last season's leading run scorer for the Scorchers now finding his way to the Brisbane Heat.

Salt was taken in round four as a silver player to strengthen the top order, Kurtis Patterson having already returned to New South Wales to play for the Sydney Sixers.

In other big name signings Trent Boult was joined Melbourne Stars, Rashid Khan was retained by Adelaide Strikers and fellow Pakistani leg spinner Shadab Khan is off to the Hobart Hurricanes.

IMAGE: The West Australian.


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