The players’ draft of “The Hundred” took place on 20th October 2019 at Sky Studios in Osterley. Surprisingly, some big names, including Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga, have missed out getting a team.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has brought out a new tournament “The Hundred”. It is a professional 100-ball cricket tournament in England and Wales. This tournament will be played for the first time in July 2020.
A total of eight teams will participate in the inaugural edition of “The Hundred”. All these teams participated in the recent players’ draft.
Earlier, all the teams chose one men’s central contract player, two men’s local icons and two England women’s central contracted players.
In the draft, the teams picked up remaining men’s players, including three overseas players. Each team can still add one more wildcard player after the next season’s Vitality Blast.
During that draft, each team announce their one marquee player in the women’s squad. There is no players’ draft for the women’s team. Each women’s team can finalise the squad until the end of May 2020.
However, some shocking pictures in the players’ draft were that some big players didn’t get a team. Only 10,000+ T20 run-scorer Chris Gayle, top two T20 wicket-takers – Dwayne Bravo and Lasith Malinga, all have failed to get a team.
Some of the other big names who didn’t get a team are Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Shakib Al Hasan, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis etc.
Here are the team details after the players’ draft:
Head Coach: Andrew McDonald
Players: Chris Woakes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Kane Williamson, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Shaheen Afridi, Pat Brown, Adam Hose, Cameron Delport, Henry Brookes, Adam Zampa, Riki Wessels, Chris Cooke
Head Coach: Ben Sawyer
Players: Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Devine
Head Coach: Shane Warne
Players: Rory Burns, Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood, Joe Denly, Dan Lawrence, Mason Crane, Kyle Abbott, Adam Rossington, Zak Crawley, Jade Dernbach, Luis Reece
Head Coach: Lisa Keightley
Players: Heather Knight, Freya Davies, Tammy Beaumont
Head Coach: Darren Lehmann
Players: Ben Stokes, Aaron Finch, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Richard Gleeson, Ben Foakes, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Wiese, Nathan Rimmington, Brydon Carse, Ed Barnard, John Simpson
Head Coach: Danielle Hazell
Players: Lauren Winfield, Linsey Smith, Alyssa Healy
Head Coach: Simon Katich
Players: Jos Buttler, Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas, Phil Salt, Tom Abell, Matt Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood, Dan Christian, Wayne Madsen, Wayne Parnell, Mitchell Santner, Joe Clarke, Marchant de Lange, Ed Pollock, Eddie Byrom
Head Coach: Yet To Be Announced
Players: Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Lizelle Lee
Head Coach: Tom Moody
Players: Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Hardus Viljoen, Fabian Allen, Alex Blake, Will Jacks, Chris Wood, Nathan Sowter, Laurie Evans
Head Coach: Lydia Greenway
Players: Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson, Dane van Niekerk
Head Coach: Mahela Jayawardena
Players: Jofra Archer, Andre Russell, David Warner, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Shadab Khan, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Ross Whiteley, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Pope, George Garton, Alex Davies, Max Waller, Craig Overton
Head Coach: Charlotte Edwards
Players: Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt, Suzie Bates
Head Coach: Gary Kirsten
Players: Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Colin Ingram, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Ravi Rampaul, Simon Harmer, Qais Ahmed, Liam Plunkett, Ryan ten Doeschate, David Payne, Ryan Higgins, Danny Briggs, Leus du Plooy
Head Coach: Matthew Mott
Players: Katie George, Bryony Smith, Meg Lanning
Head Coach: Stephen Fleming
Players: Joe Root, Rashid Khan, D’Arcy Short, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harry Gurney, Steven Mullaney, Matthew Carter, Luke Wood, Tom Moores, Dawid Malan, Ben Cox, Luke Fletcher, Luke Wright
Head Coach: Salliann Briggs
Players: Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Molineux