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Draft report card, Ricky Ponting, analysis, big winners, Sydney Sixers, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Stars, video

The inaugural Big Bash draft went off with a bang, with big names signings completing lists and massive names being looked over.

England’s Liam Livingstone became the competition’s first draft signing, as the Melbourne Renegades went all-in on the six-hitting all-rounder.

Ricky Ponting’s Hobart Hurricanes surprised everyone by turning to Pakistan, as they selected all three overseas players from the proud cricket nation.

While the Perth Scorchers – the kings of Big Bash cricket and last season’s champions – shocked most by opting to pass on their ‘platinum pick’ and instead opt for proven performers and in the gold and silver categories. The tactics were described as “extraordinary” by Fox Cricket’s Kath Loughnan while World Cup-winner Mike Hussey said it was a “massive call”.

Some of the world’s biggest T20 names were also snubbed too, with the West Indian trio…

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