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Quinton de Kock strikes it RICH in The Hundred draft


Proteas limited-overs duo Quinton de Kock and David Miller have been snapped up for the second edition of The Hundred tournament.

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The 100-balls-per-side tournament for both men and women will start in August this year.

Wicketkeeper-batsman De Kock was defending champions Southern Brave’s first pick at the top-price mark while Miller will join the Welsh Fire.

David Warner was not picked up in the draft, but Australia’s recent Women’s World Cup winners dominated selections on the women’s side.

Warner, along with Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Tabraiz Shamsi and Nicholas Pooran, all went undrafted from the top price bracket of £125 000 (R2.4 million) on the men’s side.

But Warner’s compatriots Beth Mooney, Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning, Alana King and Megan Schutt were all either picked up or on the move just days after playing in Australia women’s World Cup final victory against England.

Warner and Gayle were two of seven players in the draft with reserve prices at the maximum £125 000 level, and both went unsigned.

The ICC’s top-ranked T20 batter Babar and number one bowler Shamsi were also left without a contract.

London Spirit’s men’s team selected West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard with the first pick when the draft took place behind closed doors on Monday, with the results released throughout Tuesday afternoon.

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Pollard’s international team-mates Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo were also snapped up for the maximum price, with the all-rounders joining Manchester Originals and Northern Superchargers respectively.

London Spirit’s women swooped for Mooney and Schutt while Haynes – who finished the 50-over World Cup as the second-highest run scorer – joined fellow Australian Annabel Sutherland at Welsh Fire.

Fire will be captained by England opener Tammy Beaumont, who made the switch from London.

Trent Rockets signed Australia’s World Cup-winning captain Lanning as well as leg-spinner King, while McGrath has joined Southern Brave.

West Indies star Deandra Dottin made the switch to Manchester Originals from London, with her compatriot Hayley Matthews completing the overseas contingent at Fire.

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In the men’s draft, Joe Clarke was the only English player to be selected in the first round, joining Welsh Fire from Manchester Originals for £125 000.

Australia spinner Adam Zampa and Pakistan pace bowler Naseem Shah, along with Miller were selected as Welsh Fire’s overseas players, while they also re-signed England international Tom Banton.

Alongside Russell, the Originals signed English white-ball specialist Laurie Evans and Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga.

Spirit splashed out £125 000 for England spinner Liam Dawson and £75 000 for Australian fast bowler Riley Meredith as they remodel their squad after finishing bottom of last season’s standings.

Australia’s T20 World Cup winner Matthew Wade was Birmingham Phoenix’s top-round draft pick, with Kane Richardson taking the final overseas player spot, while England fast bowler Olly Stone was the team’s choice in the second round.

Several South African retained for The Hundred 2022

In other South African-related signings, former Proteas batsman Rilee Rossouw signed for the Oval Invincibles as an overseas player for £60 000 (R1.1 million).

Ex-Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis was retained by the Northern Superchargers and Marchant de Lange (Trent Rockets) and Colin Ackermann (Manchester Originals) were also retained by their respective franchises.

Fresh off their semi-final defeat at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, Proteas star Mignon du Preez was the sole South African bought at the draft as she signed for the Trent Rockets.

Du Preez joins four other Proteas women retained by their franchises for this year’s tournament, namely Dane van Niekerk (Oval Invincibles), Marizanne Kapp (Oval Invincibles), Laura Wolvaardt (Northern Superchargers) and Lizelle Lee (Manchester Originals).

The eight teams will add two additional wildcard players – one domestic and one overseas – in June.

The men’s Hundred is scheduled to run from 3 August to 3 September, while the women’s Hundred will take place from 11 August to 3 September.

Full list of men’s and women’s squads after The Hundred draft:

Oval Invincibles

Men: Sam Curran (centrally contracted), Rory Burns (centrally contracted), Sunil Narine (overseas), Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Will Jacks, Saqib Mahmood, Rilee Rossouw (overseas), Reece Topley, Danny Briggs, Hilton Cartwright (overseas), Matt Milnes, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox, Nathan Sowter

Women: Dane van Niekerk (Overseas)Marizanne Kapp (overseas), Tash Farrant, Shabnam Ismail (Overseas), Maddy Villiers, Lauden Winfield-Hill, Alice Capsey, Aylish Cranstone, Danielle Gregory, Grace Gibbs, Emily Windsor, Eva Gray, Kira Chathli, Emma Jones

London Spirit

Men: Zak Crawley, Mark Wood (both centrally contracted), Kieron Pollard (Overseas), Glenn Maxwell (Overseas), Liam Dawson, Eoin Morgan, Riley Meredith (overseas), Jordan Thompson, Mason Crane, Dan Lawrence, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Chris Wood, Adam Rossington, Ravi Bopara, Blake Cullen, Brad Wheat

Women: Heather Knight, Beth Mooney (Overseas), Amelia Kerr (Overseas), Megan Schutt (Overseas), Freya Davies, Sophie Luff, Charlie Dean, Danielle Gibson, Amara Carr, Naomi Dattani, Grace Scrivens, Alice Monaghan

Northern Superchargers

Men: Ben Stokes, Dwayne Bravo (Overseas), Adil Rashid, David Willey, Faf du Plessis (Overseas), Wahab Riaz (Overseas), Harry Brook, Adam Hose, Brydon Carse, Matthew Potts, John Simpson, Roelof van der Merwe, Adam Lyth, Luke Wright, Callum Parkinson

Women: Jemimah Rodrigues (Overseas), Alyssa Healy (Overseas), Laura Wolvaardt (Overseas), Jenny Gunn, Linsey Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Hollie Armitage, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Bess Heath, Kalea Moore, Lizz Russell, Lucy Higham

Southern Brave

Men: Jofra Archer, Quinton de Kock (Overseas), Marcus Stoinis (Overseas), James Vince, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan, George Garton, Alex Davies, Jake Lintott, Rehan Ahmed, Tim David (Overseas), Rose Whiteley, Craig Overton, Jose Weatherley, Dan Moriarty

Women: Danny Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana (Overseas), Sophia Dunkley, Anya Shrubsole, Amanda Jade-Wellington, Tahlia McGrath, Maia Bouchier, Lauren Bell, Carla Rudd, Georgia Adams, Tara Norris, Jo Gardner, Paige Schofield, Freya Kemp, Ella McCaughan

Birmingham Phoenix

Men: Chris Woakes (centrally contracted), Jack Leach (centrally contracted), Matthew Wade (overseas), Liam Livingstone, Olly Stone, Moeen Ali, Adam Milne (overseas), Benny Howell, Kane Richardson (overseas), Tom Abell, Matthew Fisher, Will Smeed, Chris Benjamin, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Henry Brookes

Women: Amy Jones, Sophie Devine (Overseas), Elysse Perry (Overseas), Sophie Molineux (Overseas), Georgia Elwiss, Kristie Gordon, Issy Wong, Eve Jones, Emily Arlott, Gwen Davies, Abtaha Maqsood, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin, Sterre Kalis

Welsh Fire

Men: Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Pope (both centrally contracted), Jo Clarke, Tom Banton, Adam Zampa (overseas), Ben Duckett, David Miller (overseas), Jake Ball, Nasim Shah (overseas), David Payne, Sam Hain, Leus Du Plooy, Matt Critchley, Ryan Higgins, Jacob Bethell, Josh Cob

Women: Tammy Beaumont, Rachael Haynes (overseas), Annabel Sutherland (overseas), Fran Wilson, Katie George, Hayley Mathews (Overseas), Alex Heartley, Claire Nicholas, Fi Morris, Georgia Hennessy, Alex Griffiths, Sarah Bryce, Hannah Baker, Lauren Filer, Nicole Harvey

Manchester Originals

Men: Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson (both centrally contracted), Andre Russell (overseas), Laurie Evans, Wanindu Hasaranga (overseas), Phil Salt, Daniel Worrall, Matt Parkinson, Sean Abbott (overseas), Jamie Overton, Tom Hartley, Tom Lammonby, Colin Ackermann, Wayne Madsen, Fred Klaassen, Calvin Harrison

Women: Sophie Ecclestone, Lizelle Lee (overseas), Kate Cross, Deandra Dottin (overseas), Emma Lamb, Amy Satterthwaite (overseas), Ellie Threlkeld, Cordelia Griffith, Hannah Jones, Ami Campbell, Georgie Boyce, Phoebe Graham, Laura Jackson, Grace Potts

Trent Rockets

Men: Joe Root, Dawid Malan (both Centrally contracted), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rashid Khan (overseas), Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Colin Munro, Ian Cockbain, Marchant de Lange (overseas), Luke Wood, Samit Patel, Matt Carter, Steven Mullaney, Sam Cook, Luke Fletcher, Tom Moores

Women: Nat Sciver, Meg Lanning (overseas), Katherine Brunt, Mignon du Preez (overseas), Sarah Glenn, Bryony Smith, Kathryn Bryce, Alana King (overseas), Abbey Freeborn, Mary Kelly, Sophie Munro, Alexa Stonehouse, Georgia Davis





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