Sport Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann backs draft system for Big Bash League
Starc takes five-wicket haul for NSW
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc has helped his chances of a Test recall with a five-wicket haul for NSW against Tasmania in Sydney. Paceman Mitchell Starc has boosted his chances of a Test recall with a five-wicket haul for NSW against Tasmania on day two of their Sheffield Shield clash.Starc took 3-4 on the second morning at Sydney's Drummoyne Oval on Saturday to finish with 5-40 off 24.3 overs.Tasmania were dismissed for 268, adding just 10 to their overnight score of 6-258.Spinner Steve O'Keefe made the initial breakthrough, trapping Alex Pyecroft lbw with the third ball of the day with just one run added.
Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann has backed the introduction of a draft system in the, as the competition prepares to enter its ninth season.
BBL|09 starts in December and there have been a, including a more compact tournament and a five-team finals series.
But with so many good short-form cricketers in Australia and abroad, Lehmann believes it would be a great addition for certain players.
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It was a great day for two of NSW's international players, while a Marsh brother reminded us of what he can do.It was another slow day at Drummoyne Oval as the NSW batsmen slowly got on top of the Tasmania bowlers.
“I think it could work for your out of contracted players definitely and I’m sure that’s something they’ll look at down the track” he said.
“Maybe they need to look at something new to revamp it?
"But I think it could still work in Australia."
With the inclusions ofand AB De Villiers this season and so many international stars wanting to come out here, there is perhaps more reason now to bring it in.
But Lehmann believes we won't see it in the foreseeable future.
“The Big Bash is well cemented now and has got so many good players," he said.
"At the moment I don’t think they will go into a draft.”
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