'The Hundred' Draft: Amir, Shadab And Shaheen To Feature In The 100-Ball Tournament
'The Hundred' Draft: Amir, Shadab And Shaheen To Feature In The 100-Ball Tournament.Picture Courtesy © Photo Gallery

England Cricket Board (ECB) held the auction for The Hundred League in the UK. Among 35, only Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi were picked by three different teams in the draft.

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir was the first of the Pakistani trio to be picked by London Spirit. Young leggie Shadab Khan was roped in by Southern Brave. Birmingham Phoenix was quick enough to avail the services of young fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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A total of 35 Pakistani players were included in the initial list of ‘The Hundred’.draft. The top players who went unsold in the draft included Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and current T20 captain of Pakistan cricket team Babar Azam.

Some big names like Lasith Malinga and Windies opener Chris Gayle also went unsold in the draft held for the first edition of The Hundred League.

Rashid Khan became the first overall pick in the draft. The young leg-spinner was roped in by Trent Rockets. Young Afghan skipper has been the top performer in the league cricket all around the world. The 21-years old has bagged 269 wickets in T20 cricket. He averages 19.93 and has a strike rate of 16.2 with the bowl in T20s.

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The Pakistan Trio of Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi was picked at the price of £100,000, £75,000 and £60,000.

The Hundred League Teams

Eight teams will participate in the inaugural season of The Hundred League.

  1. Trent Rockets
  2. Southern Bave
  3. Northern Superchargers
  4. Welsh Fire
  5. Oval Invincibles
  6. Manchester Originals
  7. London Spirit
  8. Birmingham Phoenix

Complete Squads

Trent Rockets

Icon Player: Alex Hales

Joe Root, Rashid Khan (overseas), D’Arcy Short (overseas), Lewis Gregory, Nathan Coulter-Nile (overseas), Harry Gurney (local icon), Steven Mullaney, Matthew Carter, Luke Wood, Tom MooresDawid Malan, Ben Cox, Luke FletcherLuke Wright

Southern Brave

Icon Player: James Vince

Jofra ArcherAndre Russell (overseas)David Warner (overseas), Liam DawsonShadab Khan (overseas)Chris Jordan (local icon), Tymal MillsRoss Whiteley, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Pope, George GartonAlex DaviesMax WallerCraig Overton

Northern Superchargers

Icon Player: Adil Rashid

Ben StokesAaron Finch (overseas)Mujeeb Ur Rahman (overseas), Chris Lynn (overseas)Adam LythDavid Willey (local icon), Richard GleesonBen Foakes, Tom Kohler-CadmoreDavid WieseNathan RimmingtonBrydon CarseEd BarnardJohn Simpson

Welsh Fire

Icon Player: Colin Ingram

Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Starc (overseas)Steve Smith (overseas)Tom Banton (local icon)Ben DuckettRavi RampaulSimon HarmerQais Ahmed (overseas)Liam PlunkettRyan ten Doeschate, David PayneRyan HigginsDanny Briggs, Leus du Plooy

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Oval Invincibles

Icon Player: Jason Roy

Sam CurranSunil Narine (overseas)Sam Billings, Sandeep Lamichhane (overseas)Rilee RossouwTom Curran (local icon)Reece Topley, Hardus ViljoenFabian Allen (overseas)Alex BlakeWill Jacks, Chris WoodNathan SowterLaurie Evans

Manchester Originals

Icon Player: Saqib Mahmood

Jos Buttler, Imran Tahir (overseas), Dane Vilas, Phil Salt, Tom Abell, Matt Parkinson (local icon), Daniel Christian (overseas)Wayne MadsenWayne Parnell, Mitchell Santner (overseas)Joe Clarke, Marchant de LangeEd PollockEddie Byrom

London Spirit

Icon Player: Eoin Morgan

Rory Burns, Glenn Maxwell (overseas)Mohammad Nabi (overseas)Mohammad Amir (overseas)Roelof van der MerweMark Wood, Joe DenlyDan Lawrence (local icon), Mason CraneKyle Abbott, Adam Rossington, Zak Crawley, Jade Dernbach, Luis Reece

Birmingham Phoenix

Icon Player: Moeen Ali

Chris WoakesLiam LivingstoneKane Williamson (overseas)Ravi BoparaBenny HowellTom Helm, Shaheen Afridi (overseas)Pat Brown (local icon), Adam HoseCameron DelportHenry Brookes, Adam Zampa (overseas)Riki WesselsChris Cooke