The Hundred Draft: Final squads and player prices for each team
The draft for The Hundred competition that took place in London yesterday saw Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan become the first player to be selected for the inaugural season of the tournament. However, Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga, and Kagiso Rabada were some of the big names that found no takers.
Shakib al Hasan's availability was made uncertain due to the Tests against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in July and August while Pakistan's Babar Azam is also likely to be involved in the Test series against England, and hence both found no takers.
Each team had already bought one contracted England Test player along with two ‘local icons’. A total number of 12 players were needed by each team to complete their squad yesterday.
The swashbuckling all-rounder Andre Russell was selected by Southern Brave while Australian limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch went to Northern Superchargers. The leading-wicket taker in the ICC World Cup in England and Wales earlier this year, Mitchell Starc, was taken up by Welsh Fire. The Australians were particularly in demand as the Future Tours Programme will allow them to be available for the entire tournament.
Here is how the teams look after the completion of the selection process.
England Test player: Chris Woakes
Local icons: Moeen Ali (Worcestershire, £125k), Pat Brown (Worcestershire, £60k)
Overseas players: Kane Williamson (New Zealand, £100k), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan, £60k), Adam Zampa (Australia, £40k)
Remaining squad: Liam Livingstone (Lancashire, £125k), Ravi Bopara (Sussex, £100k), Benny Howell (Gloucestershire, £75k), Tom Helm (Middlesex, £75k), Adam Hose (Warwickshire, £50k), Cameron Delport (Essex, £50k), Henry Brookes (Warwickshire, £40k), Riki Wessels (Worcestershire, £30k), Chris Cooke (Glamorgan, £30k)
England Test player: Rory Burns
Local icons: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, £125k), Dan Lawrence (Essex, £60k)
Overseas players: Glenn Maxwell (Australia, £125k), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan, £100k), Mohammad Amir (Pakistan, £100k)
Remaining squad: Mark Wood (Durham, £75k), Roelof van der Merwe (Somerset, £75k), Joe Denly (Kent, £60k), Mason Crane (Hampshire, £50k), Kyle Abbott (Hampshire, £50k), Adam Rossington (Northamptonshire, £40k), Zak Crawley (Kent, £40k), Jade Dernbach (Surrey, £30k), Luis Reece (Derbyshire, £30k)
England Test player: Jos Buttler
Local icons: Matt Parkinson (Lancashire, £75k), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire, £75k)
Overseas players: Imran Tahir (South Africa, £125k), Dan Christian (Australia, £60k), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand, £50k)
Remaining squad: Dane Vilas (Lancashire, £125k), Phil Salt (Sussex, £100k), Tom Abell (Somerset, £100k), Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire, £60k), Wayne Parnell (Worcestershire, £50k), Joe Clarke (Nottinghamshire, £40k), Marchant de Lange (Glamorgan, £40k), Ed Pollock (Warwickshire, £30k), Eddie Byrom (Somerset, £30k)
England Test player: Ben Stokes
Local icons: Adil Rashid (Yorkshire, £100k), David Willey (Yorkshire, 75k)
Overseas players: Aaron Finch (Australia, £125k), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan, £125k), Chris Lynn (Australia, £100k)
Remaining squad: Adam Lyth (Yorkshire, £75k) Richard Gleeson (Lancashire, £60k), Ben Foakes (Surrey, £60k), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorkshire, £50k), David Wiese (Sussex, £50k), Nathan Rimmington (Durham, £40k), Brydon Carse (Durham, £40k), Ed Barnard (Worcestershire, £30k), John Simpson (Middlesex, £30k)
England Test player: Sam Curran
Local icons: Jason Roy (Surrey, £125k), Tom Curran (Surrey, £75k)
Overseas players: Sunil Narine (West Indies, £125k), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal, £100k), Fabian Allen (West Indies, £50k)
Remaining squad: Sam Billings (Kent, £100k), Rilee Rossouw (Hampshire, £75k), Reece Topley (unattached, £60k), Hardus Viljoen (Kent, £60k), Alex Blake (Kent, £50k), Chris Wood (Hampshire, £40k), Will Jacks (Surrey, £40k), Nathan Sowter (Middlesex, £30k), Laurie Evans (Sussex, £30k)
England Test player: Jofra Archer
Local icons: James Vince (Hampshire, £100k), Chris Jordan (Sussex, £75k)
Overseas players: Andre Russell (West Indies, £125k), David Warner (Australia, £125k), Shadab Khan (Pakistan, £75k)
Remaining squad: Liam Dawson (Hampshire, £100k), Tymal Mills (Sussex, £60k), Ross Whiteley (Worcestershire, £60k), Delray Rawlins (Sussex, £50k), Ollie Pope (Surrey, £50k), George Garton (Sussex, 40k), Alex Davies (Lancashire, £40k), Max Waller (Somerset, £30k), Craig Overton (Somerset, £30k)
England Test player: Joe Root
Local icons: Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire, £100k), Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire, £75k)
Overseas players: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan, £125k), D'Arcy Short (Australia, £125k), Nathan Coulter-Nile (Australia, £75k)
Remaining squad: Lewis Gregory, Somerset (£100k), Steven Mullaney (Nottinghamshire, £60k), Matthew Carter (Nottinghamshire, £60k), Luke Wood (Nottinghamshire, £50k), Tom Moores (Nottinghamshire, £50k), Dawid Malan (Middlesex, 40k), Ben Cox (Worcestershire, £40k), Luke Fletcher (Nottinghamshire, £30k), Luke Wright (Sussex, £30k)
England Test player: Jonny Bairstow
Local icons: Tom Banton (Somerset, £100k), Colin Ingram (Glamorgan, £100k)
Overseas players: Steve Smith (Australia, £125k), Mitchell Starc (Australia, £125k), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan, £60k)
Remaining squad: Ravi Rampaul (Derbyshire, £75k), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire, £75k), Simon Harmer (Essex, £60k), Liam Plunkett (Surrey, £50k), Ryan ten Doeschate (Essex, £50k), David Payne (Gloucestershire, £40k), Ryan Higgins (Gloucestershire, £40k), Danny Briggs (Sussex, £30k), Leus du Plooy (Derbyshire, £30k)