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    The final retained men’s players for The Hundred have been named today with a series of England and overseas stars among the 57 male and female players signing up for the action-packed 100-ball competition which launches this summer.

    The men’s retention window – where teams could re-sign players who had been due to play for them in 2020 - has now closed, with Australian one-day captain Aaron Finch and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, the West Indies’ Andre Russell and England fast bowler Mark Wood among the big names unveiled today.

    The teams are also continuing to build their women’s squads with ICC Women’s World Cup winner Alex Hartley, England star Freya Davies, and New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr among a number of new signings. The women’s teams can continue to sign players until June.

    All eight men’s sides will pick the remainder of their squads in the upcoming Men’s Draft where 35 spaces will be up for grabs. Manchester Originals will be the busiest side with ten slots to fill while Welsh Fire have seven. The picks, along with further women’s signings, will be announced throughout the day on 23 February.

    The Hundred features world-class domestic and international players in men’s and women’s competitions, with family-friendly entertainment off the pitch. It will take place this summer and feature eight city-based teams based in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton and two in London. It will be screened live by the BBC and Sky.

    Birmingham Phoenix have moved to strengthen their men’s squad with the retention of overseas stars Shaheen Afridi and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson. Hard hitting Liam Livingstone and keeper-batsman Chris Cooke round off the retentions in the men’s squad. Exciting seamer Issy Wong is one of three women’s retentions with local Warwickshire players Thea Brookes and Gwen Davies also joining.

    Kane Williamson said: “I’m really pleased to be staying at Birmingham Phoenix. It's always been great to play against Moeen [Ali] and Chris [Woakes] and it’ll be exciting to line up alongside them. You want to test yourself against the best and that’s what The Hundred is all about.”

    Four England players will be lining up for London Spirit with Mason Crane, Freya Davies, Joe Denly and Mark Wood all staying at Lord’s. Aussie allrounder Glenn Maxwell and Somerset spinner Roelof Van Der Merwe are the final two men’s retentions. London Spirit have also kept three further domestic players with all-rounder Charlie Dean, spinner Hannah Jones and seamer Sophie Munro staying with the team.

    Freya Davies said: “Lord’s is a brilliant place to play cricket and it’ll be really special to call it home with London Spirit this summer. The Hundred is a fantastic opportunity, representing another important step in growing the sport for women and girls.”

    Three overseas stars will stay at Northern Superchargers with Australian white ball captain Aaron Finch and compatriot Chris Lynn lining up alongside Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The women’s side continues to develop with England bowlers Beth Langston and Linsey Smith joining Lauren Winfield-Hill’s squad. Middlesex keeper John Simpson rounds off the list of retentions for the Emerald Headingley-based side.

    Aaron Finch said: “I loved my time as a player at Yorkshire and I’m really looking forward to getting back up there and hopefully putting on a show. We have a batting line-up that can do some damage and with some smart additions at the draft we should have a very strong squad.”

    Southern Brave welcome three big-name overseas players including New Zealand legspinning allrounder Amelia Kerr, who signs as a replacement for Suzie Bates, who has had to withdraw from the competition with a shoulder injury. Kerr will line up alongside Western Storm spinner Fi Morris. West Indies’ Andre Russell and Australia’s Marcus Stoinis join an exciting men’s squad alongside England seamer Craig Overton and Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley.

    Amelia Kerr said: “I’m so excited to represent Southern Brave in The Hundred. Hopefully, I can complement what is already an incredibly talented team and it’s great to see so many amazing international players going head-to-head. I'm looking forward to putting on a show and continuing to put the women’s game on the map.”

    England and Kent’s Sam Billings is part of an impressive list of retentions at Oval Invincibles. The overseas duo of South Africa women’s team skipper Dane Van Niekerk and Nepalese spinner Sandeep Lamichhane will also stay at the Kia Oval. The women’s squad is further bolstered by Scotland international Sarah Bryce, talented young batter Alice Capsey and allrounder Jo Gardner, while Surrey pair Laurie Evans and Will Jacks have also been retained.

    There will be a local flavour to the Manchester Originals squads with England and Lancashire spinners Alex Hartley and Matt Parkinson staying at Emirates Old Trafford. Fellow Lancashire Thunder squad members Georgie Boyce, Natalie Brown, Emma Lamb and Ellie Threlkeld will link up with Hartley in the women’s squad. Experienced Derbyshire batter Wayne Madsen is the final men’s player to be retained.

    England allrounder Lewis Gregory will lead a Trent Rockets side that will be able to call upon the services of Australian duo Nathan Coulter-Nile and D’Arcy Short. Two Lightning players, Nancy Harman and Lucy Higham are joining Trent Rockets, while Ben Cox, Luke Wood and Luke Wright are also being retained.

    England men’s World Cup winner Liam Plunkett will line up alongside Afghanistan legspinner Qais Ahmad. They will be joined by the Gloucestershire pair of Ryan Higgins and David Payne at Welsh Fire. South East Stars allrounder Amy Gordon will also stay in Cardiff.

    Full list of players announced today:

    Birmingham Phoenix: Shaheen Afridi, Thea Brookes, Chris Cooke, Gwen Davies, Liam Livingstone, Isabelle Wong, Kane Williamson

    London Spirit: Charlie Dean, Mason Crane, Freya Davies, Joe Denly, Hannah Jones, Glenn Maxwell, Sophie Munro, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Mark Wood

    Manchester Originals: Georgie Boyce, Natalie Brown, Ellie Threlkeld, Alex Hartley, Emma Lamb, Wayne Madsen, Matt Parkinson,

    Northern Superchargers: Aaron Finch, Beth Langston, Brydon Carse, Chris Lynn, John Simpson, Linsey Smith, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

    Oval Invincibles: Sam Billings, Sarah Bryce, Alice Capsey, Laurie Evans, Jo Gardner, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dane Van Niekerk

    Southern Brave: Amelia Kerr, Fi Morris, Craig Overton, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, Ross Whiteley,

    Trent Rockets: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cox, Lewis Gregory, Nancy Harman, Lucy Higham, D'Arcy Short, Luke Wood, Luke Wright

    Welsh Fire: Qais Ahmad, Amy Gordon, Ryan Higgins, David Payne, Liam Plunkett
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    This is the final entrants list for The Hundred Men’s Draft. There are over 500 players (254 domestic and 252 overseas players) with the following headline names:

    Overseas players: Shakib Al Hasan, Quinton de Kock, Babar Azam, Kagiso Rabada, Tamim Iqbal, Faf du Plessis, Dale Steyn, Martin Guptill, Marnus Labuschagne, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder and David Warner.

    Domestic players: Ben Foakes, Saqib Mahmood, Olly Stone, Ravi Bopara, Jamie Overton, Jake Ball, Dom Bess, Harry Gurney and Steve Finn.


    There are 252 overseas players are vying for just seven overseas spots and 254 domestic players for the 28 domestic spots. The Men’s Draft will take place on Monday with the picks being unveiled throughout the day on Tuesday 23 February.

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    Pakistani players still hoping to be picked and their reserve price

    Azam Babar £100,000
    Afridi Shahid £80,000
    Hafeez Muhammad £60,000
    Khan Shadab £60,000
    Riaz Wahab £60,000
    Ali Hassan £48,000
    Maqsood Waqas £40,000
    Talat Hussain £40,000
    Wasim Imad £40,000
    Zaman Fakhar £40,000
    Asif Bilal £32,000
    Ahmad Iftikhar No Reserve
    Akmal Kamran No Reserve
    Ali Haider No Reserve
    Ashraf Faheem No Reserve
    Ashraf Zeeshan No Reserve
    Butt Ammad No Reserve
    Hasnain Mohammad No Reserve
    Irfan Muhammad No Reserve
    Khan Azam No Reserve
    Khan Sharjeel No Reserve
    Khan Sohail No Reserve
    Maqsood Sohaib No Reserve
    Mir Usama No Reserve
    Musa Muhammad No Reserve
    Nawaz Muhammad No Reserve
    Qadir Usman No Reserve
    Rizwan Muhammad No Reserve
    Shafiq Asad No Reserve
    Shah Khushdil No Reserve
    Shah Naseem No Reserve
    Shah Yasir No Reserve
    Shinwari Usman No Reserve
    Sohail Haris No Reserve
    Yamin Amir No Reserve
    Gohar Zafar No Reserve



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    So a maximum of 4 of Warner, Babar, De Kock, Rabada, Ferguson, Shakib, Holder, Pollard, Pooran, Tamim can be picked. Could be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    So a maximum of 4 of Warner, Babar, De Kock, Rabada, Ferguson, Shakib, Holder, Pollard, Pooran, Tamim can be picked. Could be interesting.
    Unfortunately I donít think anyone would gamble £100k on Babar, especially when players like Warner and pollard are available, imad wasim is more sensibly priced and would be a cheaper gamble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentkiller187 View Post
    Unfortunately I donít think anyone would gamble £100k on Babar, especially when players like Warner and pollard are available, imad wasim is more sensibly priced and would be a cheaper gamble.
    Actually its good. I don't want him to play all these tamasha leagues. For me, his performance in the recent test series against South Africa was unsatisfactory.

    If Pakistan is playing in that period then OK. Otherwise he should be asked (or forced) to go to NHPC during that time to work on his batting against spinners especially left arm spinners.

    Moreover, It would be better if he somehow gets a county contract (4 days competition) than these circus leagues.

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    Captain Moeen Ali. Let's go Birmingham!


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    The Hundred will make history in its opening fixture as it launches with a women’s match. The action-packed new 100-ball competition – designed to open cricket up to more families and young people - will start with Oval Invincibles hosting Manchester Originals at the Kia Oval on Wednesday 21 July before the same two men’s sides follow suit the following day.

    It will be the first time a major UK team sporting event has launched men’s and women’s competitions alongside each other and headlined with a women’s match. The match will be televised live on Sky and BBC.

    Newly announced Manchester Originals signing Sophie Ecclestone said: “The thought of making history and potentially bowling the first ball of The Hundred is really exciting. It is fantastic news that the competition is launching with a women’s match and we can’t wait to get The Hundred off to the best possible start.”

    Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of The Hundred Women’s Competition, said: “Opening The Hundred with a standalone women’s match represents a historic moment, not just for cricket and women’s cricket, but more widely for sport. We are really proud to be able to make this announcement, and I cannot wait to see our brilliant female players walk out at the Kia Oval on 21 July. The schedule really epitomises how The Hundred is changing the game – putting gender-balance at its heart and presenting men and women on the same platform, with the same scale of ambition from the very start.”

    The Hundred aims to make cricket more accessible to families and young people by fusing world-class, fast-paced cricket with family-friendly entertainment off the pitch. It features eight brand new teams based in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton and two in London.

    The entire competition, including all men’s and women’s games will be broadcast live on Sky. The Hundred will also be covered extensively across the BBC, including live television coverage of 10 men’s games and up to eight live women’s matches, including The Hundred Final and the women’s opening game.

    After the opening two matches, the rest of the schedule will see the men’s and women’s teams both playing on the same day, at the same venue, with the ambition to elevate women’s cricket through The Hundred. Tickets are incredibly good value for money and give fans the chance to see a women’s and a men’s game, plus added entertainment throughout.

    Some of the key fixtures are:

    In the opening weekend (24-25 July), Trent Rockets host Southern Brave, Northern Superchargers welcome Welsh Fire and London Spirit take on Oval Invincibles in the first derby of The Hundred
    Manchester Originals face Northern Superchargers at Emirates Old Trafford on 28 July with the reverse fixture on 12 August
    Birmingham Phoenix welcome Trent Rockets to Edgbaston on 1 August
    The group fixtures end on 18 August with London Spirit travelling to Cardiff to take on Welsh Fire
    The teams finishing second and third in the league stage will meet each other at the Kia Oval in The Hundred Eliminator on Friday 20 August to compete for a place in The Hundred Final against the league winners. Both the men’s and women’s finals will take place the following day on 21 August at Lord’s.

    Manchester Originals star Jos Buttler said: "It is brilliant that we'll be involved in the opening two games of The Hundred and that the competition is kicking off with a women's game. The rest of our squad will be announced today and I’m sure both ourselves and Oval Invincibles will take to the field with sides full of quality come the opening fixtures.”

    Tickets for The Hundred will go on sale to those signed up at thehundred.com through a priority window on 7 April, with general sale beginning on 21 April. Affordability for families has been prioritised with tickets for U16s at £5 and adult tickets starting at £10 for two games (women’s and men’s match) while kids U5 go free. Refund policies will be in place if matches are impacted by Covid.



    Full list of fixtures (all are both men’s and women’s matches unless stated)

    21 July Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (women’s), Kia Oval

    22 July Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (men’s), Kia Oval

    23 July Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit, Edgbaston

    24 July Trent Rockets v Southern Brave, Trent Bridge

    Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire, Emerald Headingley

    25 July London Spirit v Oval Invincibles, Lord’s

    Manchester Originals v Birmingham Phoenix, Emirates Old Trafford

    26 July Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers, Trent Bridge

    27 July Welsh Fire v Southern Brave, Sophia Gardens

    28 July Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers, Emirates Old Trafford

    29 July London Spirit v Trent Rockets, Lord’s

    30 July Southern Brave v Birmingham Phoenix, Ageas Bowl

    31 July Welsh Fire v Manchester Originals, Sophia Gardens

    Northern Superchargers v Oval Invincibles, Emerald Headingley

    01 August Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets, Egdbaston

    London Spirit v Southern Brave, Lord’s

    02 August Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fi, Kia Oval

    03 August London Spirit v Northern Superchargers, Lord’s

    04 August Birmingham Phoenix v Oval Invincibles, Edgbaston

    05 August Manchester Originals v Southern Brave, Emirates Old Trafford

    06 August Welsh Fire v Trent Rockets, Sophia Gardens

    07 August Southern Brave v Northern Superchargers, Ageas Bowl

    08 August Oval Invincibles v Trent Rockets, Kia Oval

    09 August Birmingham Phoenix v Welsh Fire, Edgbaston

    10 August Manchester Originals v London Spirit, Emirates Old Trafford

    11 August Southern Brave v Welsh Fire, Ageas Bowl

    12 August Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals, Emerald Headingley

    13 August Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Bridge

    14 August Oval Invincibles v London Spirit, Kia Oval

    15 August Trent Rockets v Manchester Originals, Trent Bridge

    16 August Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles, Ageas Bowl

    17 August Northern Superchargers v Birmingham Phoenix, Emerald Headingley

    18 August Welsh Fire v London Spirit, Sophia Gardens

    20 August Women's and Men's Eliminator, Kia Oval

    21 August Men's and Women's Finals, Lord’s


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    Today the latest additions to Manchester Originals for the inaugural season of The Hundred have been unveiled after the teams selected their final men’s picks in The Hundred Draft and more world class women’s signings were announced.

    With ten spaces to fill in the men’s squad before The Draft, the most of any team, West Indies all-rounder Nicholas Pooran was the first player picked. Joining him is South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and all-rounder Jamie Overton.

    Men’s team Head Coach Simon Katich also snapped up Harry Gurney, Shadab Khan, Tom Lammonby, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleeson and Tom Hartley in a busy day for the team. They join existing teammates, Jos Buttler, Phil Salt, Matt Parkinson and Wayne Madsen who were retained from last year’s squad.

    Meanwhile women’s team Head Coach Paul Shaw has welcomed England international bowler Sophie Ecclestone to his squad as their line-up continues to take shape. She will join existing teammates, bowler and team captain Kate Cross, South Africa batter Mignon Du Preez and bowler Alex Hartley, who have been retained from last year’s squad.

    Players are being signed on an individual basis by the eight teams in the women’s competition, with no equivalent Draft event. Teams will continue to fill their squads over the coming months. 

    The teams, based at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, will face seven other teams in the competition when it starts in July 2021. As well as offering world-class cricket, The Hundred aims to open the game up to more families and young people by fusing action-packed, fast-paced cricket with blockbuster entertainment off the pitch.

    In a sporting first, the competition will launch with a women’s fixture as the headline act, with Manchester Originals heading to The Kia Oval to face Oval Invincibles on Wednesday 21 July in a match televised live on Sky and BBC – with the men’s sides following suit the next day. Manchester Originals will be taking on Birmingham Phoenix on Sunday 25 July in their first home match.

    Aside from the standalone opening women’s and men’s games, each day of the competition will feature a men’s and women’s match, played at the same venue, with tickets allowing fans to watch both matches.

    All men’s and women’s games will be broadcast live on Sky. The Hundred will also be covered extensively across the BBC, including live television coverage of 10 men’s games and up to eight live women’s matches, including The Hundred Final for both the women’s and men’s competitions, which will take place at Lord’s on 21 August.

    Draft picks and more women's signings for the remaining seven teams will be announced through today.

    Nicholas Pooran said: “It’s an honour to be the first pick of The Draft and I can’t wait to meet my new teammates. In Simon we have a world-class coach and the additions of Kagiso (Rabada), Jamie (Overton) and Harry (Gurney) will make this team a force to be reckoned with. Jos is a great guy and I look forward to working with him and the boys to bring the trophy to Manchester.”

    Simon Katich, Manchester Originals Men’s Head Coach, said: “We are really pleased with the players we picked up in The Draft. (Nicholas) Pooran, (Kagiso) Rabada and Shadab Khan are world class overseas players alongside a balance of young, local guys and some more senior players. We know that we were the team with most slots to fill going into The Draft, and I feel like it’s paid off and we’ve put together a well-balanced squad that will do Manchester proud.”

    Sophie Ecclestone said: “The thought of making history and potentially bowling the first ball of The Hundred is really exciting. It is fantastic news that the competition is launching with a women’s match and we can’t wait to get The Hundred off to the best possible start.”

    Paul Shaw, Manchester Originals Women’s Head Coach, said: “First of all, it’s a huge honour to be coaching a team in the opening fixture of The Hundred – it’s an incredible step for the women’s game and I’m really looking forward to it.

    “I’m delighted to welcome Sophie (Ecclestone) to our team. When you can add the best women’s IT20 bowler in the world to your squad, it elevates everyone. She will bring immense quality and personality both on and off the pitch.”

    Sanjay Patel, Managing Director of The Hundred, said: “With the men’s Draft now complete and more stellar signings for the women’s competition, The Hundred promises to be unmissable entertainment this summer. We hope the fast new format of the game and exciting teams packed with world-class players will inspire existing fans and newcomers alike and get more people following and playing cricket.”


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    It will help Shadab develop his game. He need to get advice from Hafeez to improve his hitting.

    Suprise thing revealed by Hafeez is playing Golf has helped him in Six hitting. (e.g) impact of distance in legs, swing in line etc

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    Northern Superchargers

    The number in brackets is the order in which they were picked in the draft

    Men’s Draft

    Olly Stone (14)
    Matthew Potts (17)
    Matthew Fisher (22)
    Harry Brook (26)
    Callum Parkinson (32)

    Women’s signings

    Nicola Carey
    Alice Davidson-Richards
    Alyssa Healy

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    Welsh Fire

    Men’s Draft

    Kieron Pollard (2)
    Jhye Richardson (7)
    Jake Ball (10)
    Ian Cockbain (13)
    Josh Cobb (21)
    Matthew Critchley (31)
    David Lloyd (34)

    Women’s signings

    Jess Jonassen
    Meg Lanning
    Beth Mooney
    Bryony Smith


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    Looks really exciting. Manchester looks packed with top class players.

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    London Spirit :

    Men’s Draft

    Ravi Bopara (8)
    Chris Wood (19)

    Women’s signing

    Tammy Beaumont


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Looks really exciting. Manchester looks packed with top class players.
    Yep, top-class players there, and also during a time of the year where much isn't happening.

    There's no other spinner in the squad, so Shadab should be a regular starter.

    He will have to bowl well and bat well to do justice to his selection.

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    i actually had tickets for last years but because of covid they gave me a refund. Im gonna try again this year so probably in August..will also see if any natwest t20 games with pakistani players is on in my neck of the woods..

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    Quote Originally Posted by UzmanBeast View Post
    Yep, top-class players there, and also during a time of the year where much isn't happening.

    There's no other spinner in the squad, so Shadab should be a regular starter.

    He will have to bowl well and bat well to do justice to his selection.
    They seem to be the smartest with their picks in terms of impact. Shadab was MVP of the PSL last year and Rabada was best bowler of the IPL. Pooran needs no introduction. With their local picks, theyíve gone for proper impact players in Buttler, Salt, Clarke. I can definitely see them going all the way.

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    Southern Brave is another team that looks stacked as heck.

    Bowling attack of Archer, Jordan, Mills and batting spearheaded by Vince, Stoinis, DreRuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    They seem to be the smartest with their picks in terms of impact. Shadab was MVP of the PSL last year and Rabada was best bowler of the IPL. Pooran needs no introduction. With their local picks, they’ve gone for proper impact players in Buttler, Salt, Clarke. I can definitely see them going all the way.
    Yep, but I doubt they'll give Shadab the freedom to bat high unless he produces another standout PSL season.

    He'll probably slot in somewhere around 6 or 7, expected to finish games.

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    Making Trent Rockets’ picks was newly appointed men’s team Head Coach Andy Flower, replacing Stephen Fleming who is no longer able to join the men’s squad this summer.

    Stephen Fleming: “I’m really disappointed that I won’t be coach of the side this summer but ultimately family has to come first. The current global crisis has made it very difficult to travel and the extra time needed for quarantines has made it hard to get the right work/home balance.  Andy is a world-class coach with experience all over the world and I’m sure the Trent Rockets men’s team will have a fantastic first season of The Hundred with him behind them.”

    Andy Flower: “Stephen (Fleming) will be a tough act to follow, but the guys put together a really strong squad in the original Draft with a mix of international and local talent. We have built on it in this Draft with Van Der Gugten and Patel joining. The Hundred is a really exciting competition and we can’t wait to get going at Trent Bridge this summer.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Looks really exciting. Manchester looks packed with top class players.
    Slight problem again with any league other than IPL would be international calendar going on the side as well so we can see few overseas players going in and out. Even the proposed India tour of Eng is around that time, not sure if there will be any changes or not.

    Still a good set of players.
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    MORE of the best players in world cricket have been signed up to play in The Hundred, the new fast-paced family-friendly 100-ball cricket competition which launches this summer.

    Thirty five men’s players have been revealed after being chosen out of more than 500 overseas and English players vying for a place in the competition. Alongside this, a further eight English and eight Australian star women’s players have also been announced:

    Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, David Warner, Kagiso Rabada and Tom Abell are the top five men’s picks in The Hundred Draft to fill the remaining 35 spaces in the Men’s squads.

    Manchester Originals were the busiest team, signing 10 players. As well as Pooran and Rabada, they also drafted Harry Gurney, Jamie Overton and Shadab Khan amongst others.

    Other England stars signed up include Ravi Bopara going to London Spirit, Olly Stone joining Northern Superchargers, and Saqib Mahmood being picked up by Oval Invincibles.

    The eight teams have now filled all but one place in their Men’s squads – they each have one Vitality Wildcard pick each to fill the final slot in June.

    Men’s competition features three of world’s top five male international T20 batters and four of top five male bowlers.

    Players are being signed on an individual basis by the eight teams in the women’s competition, with no equivalent Draft event. Teams will continue to fill their squads over the coming months.

    World’s top female T20 bowler Sophie Ecclestone and leading female T20 batter Beth Mooney are among the latest women’s star signings. Women’s competition currently features three of world’s top five female international T20 batters and bowlers.

    The women’s competition will headline the start of The Hundred with Oval Invincibles taking on Manchester Originals in a standalone women’s match, live on Sky and BBC on July 21, a day before the men’s teams meet.

    The Hundred will combine fast-paced cricket featuring world-class players with entertainment off the pitch making it a great day out for families.

    The Hundred Draft featured 252 overseas players and 254 domestic players vying for the remaining places in the men’s teams.

    Men’s Draft picks were (number in brackets indicates order of pick):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Slight problem again with any league other than IPL would be international calendar going on the side as well so we can see few overseas players going in and out. Even the proposed India tour of Eng is around that time, not sure if there will be any changes or not.

    Still a good set of players.
    The England test contracted players should be available for the first half of the group stages and the semi-final/final.

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    MORE of the best players in world cricket have been signed up to play in The Hundred, the new fast-paced family-friendly 100-ball cricket competition which launches this summer.

    Thirty five men’s players have been revealed after being chosen out of more than 500 overseas and English players vying for a place in the competition. Alongside this, a further eight English and eight Australian star women’s players have also been announced:

    Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, David Warner, Kagiso Rabada and Tom Abell are the top five men’s picks in The Hundred Draft to fill the remaining 35 spaces in the Men’s squads.

    Manchester Originals were the busiest team, signing 10 players. As well as Pooran and Rabada, they also drafted Harry Gurney, Jamie Overton and Shadab Khan amongst others.

    Other England stars signed up include Ravi Bopara going to London Spirit, Olly Stone joining Northern Superchargers, and Saqib Mahmood being picked up by Oval Invincibles.

    The eight teams have now filled all but one place in their Men’s squads – they each have one Vitality Wildcard pick each to fill the final slot in June.

    Men’s competition features three of world’s top five male international T20 batters and four of top five male bowlers.

    Players are being signed on an individual basis by the eight teams in the women’s competition, with no equivalent Draft event. Teams will continue to fill their squads over the coming months.

    World’s top female T20 bowler Sophie Ecclestone and leading female T20 batter Beth Mooney are among the latest women’s star signings. Women’s competition currently features three of world’s top five female international T20 batters and bowlers.

    The women’s competition will headline the start of The Hundred with Oval Invincibles taking on Manchester Originals in a standalone women’s match, live on Sky and BBC on July 21, a day before the men’s teams meet.

    The Hundred will combine fast-paced cricket featuring world-class players with entertainment off the pitch making it a great day out for families.

    The Hundred Draft featured 252 overseas players and 254 domestic players vying for the remaining places in the men’s teams.

    Men’s Draft picks were (number in brackets indicates order of pick):

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