Rashid is one of the household names of the BBL, having spent five seasons with Adelaide Strikers, so much so that the retention pick process within the draft has been dubbed the “Rashid Khan rule” and allows a club to retain a player they had last season if they are taken in the draft by a rival side.
When players nominate for the draft they need to state their availability and it is yet to be confirmed whether Rashid will be free for the whole tournament with Afghanistan expected to have some internationals later in January.
Pollard, who has played 598 T20 matches, and Bravo, who has claimed 596 wickets, have previously played in the BBL but not last season. Both have retired from international cricket so will not be part of the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Andre Russell, who made five appearances for Stars last season, is understood not to be among the latest nominees.
Players nominate themselves in either Gold, Silver or Bronze categories while there is an additional Platinum level where CA will place the biggest names.