West Indian hero Kieron Pollard and Australian captain Meg Lanning are among the international stars to play in The Hundred this summer after being signed by the draft.
London Spirit signed Windie’s all-rounder Pollard with the first pick of the draft, which also brings England’s Liam Dawson and Australian Riley Meredith to the side of the Lord, who will be coached by Trevor Bayliss after Shane Warne’s tragic death.
World Cup-winning Australians Beth Mooney and Megan Schutt joined the women’s team alongside New Zealand star Amelia Kerr.
England centrally contracted test players: Zak Crawley, Mark Wood
Foreign players: Kieron Pollard (West Indies)Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Riley Meredith (Australia)
The rest of the team: Liam DawsonEoin Morgan, Jordan ThompsonMason Crane, Dan Lawrence, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Chris WoodAdam Rossington, Ravi Bopara, Blake Cullen, Brad Wheal
Kvindetrup: Heather Knight, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Danielle Gibson, Amara Carr, Naomi Dattani, Grace Scrivens, Alice Monaghan, Beth Mooney (O), Amelia Kerr (O), Megan Schutt (O), Sophie Luff
Welsh fire brought in English batsman Tammy Beaumont as their women’s captain and also signed World Cup winners Rachael Haynes and Annabel Sutherland from Australia.
Joe Clarke and Tom Banton join the men’s side along with Australian spinner Adam Zampa and Pakistani bowler Naseem Shah.
England centrally contracted test players: Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Pope
Foreign players: Adam Zampa (Australia), David Miller (South Africa), Naseem Shah (Pakistan)
The rest of the team: Joe Clarke, Tom BantonBen Duckett, Jake Ball, David Payne, Sam HainLeus du Plooy, Matt Critchley, Ryan Higgins, Jacob BethellJosh Cobb
Kvindetrup: Katie George, Hayley Matthews (O), Claire Nicholas, Georgia Hennessy, Alex Griffiths, Hannah Baker, Lauren Filer, Nicole Harvey, Tammy Beaumont, Rachael Haynes (O), Annabel Sutherland (O), Fran Wilson, Alex Hartley, Fi Morris, Sarah Bryce
Manchester Originals welcomes West Indian star Andre Russell and Sri Lanka’s all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga as overseas signatures, while the women’s team has strengthened their squad with Windies star Deandra Dottin and Kiwi Amy Satterthwaite.
England centrally contracted test players: Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson
Foreign players: Andre Russell (Caribbean), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Sean Abbott (Australia)
The rest of the team: Laurie Evans, Phil Salt, Daniel WorrallMatt Parkinson, Jamie Overton, Tom Hartley, Tom Lammonby, Colin Ackermann, Wayne Madsen, Fred Klaassen, Calvin Harrison
Kvindetrup: Sophie Ecclestone, Lizelle Lee (O), Kate Cross, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld, Cordelia Griffith, Hannah Jones, Georgie Boyce, Laura Jackson, Deandra Dottin (O), Amy Satterthwaite (O), Ami Campbell, Phoebe Graham, Grace Potts
Northern Superchargers picked up West Indian hero Dwayne Bravo and Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz, while the triple world champion for women, Jenny Gunn, joins the Headingley-based women’s side.
England centrally contracted test players: Ben Stokes
Foreign players: Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan)
The rest of the team: Adil Rashid, David Willey, Harry Brook, Adam HoseBrydon Carse, Matthew Potts, John Simpson, Roelof van der MerweAdam Lyth, Luke WrightCallum Parkinson
Kvindetrup: Jemimah Rodrigues (O), Alyssa Healy (O), Laura Wolvaardt (O), Linsey Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Hollie Armitage, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Bess Heath, Kalea Moore, Liz Russell, Jenny Gunn, Lucy Higham
Oval invinciblethe defending women’s champions, added English batsman Lauren Winfield-Hill to their squad, while Sunil Narine has joined the men’s team at Oval.
England centrally contracted test players: Sam Curran, Rory Burns
Foreign players: Sunil Narine (Caribbean), Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Hilton Cartwright (Australia)
The rest of the team: Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Will Jacks, Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley, Danny Briggs, Matt Milnes, Jack LeaningJordan Cox, Nathan Sowter
Kvindetrup: Dané van Niekerk (O), Marizanne Kapp (O), Natasha Farrant, Shabnim Ismail (O), Mady Villiers, Alice Capsey, Danielle Gregory, Grace Gibbs, Emma Jones, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Aylish Cranstone, Emily Windsor, Eva Gray, Kira Chathili
Trained rockets made Australia World Cup-winning captain Meg Lanning their marquee signing and also secured the petrol spin sensation Alana King. The men’s side – finalists in 2021 – brought in New Zealand’s Colin Munro and the English duo Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Ian Cockbain.
England centrally contracted test players: Joe Root, David Malan
Foreign players: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Colin Munro (New Zealand)Marchant de Lange (South Africa)
The rest of the team: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Ian CockbainLuke Wood, Samit Patel, Matt Carter, Steven Mullaney, Sam Cook, Luke FletcherTom Moores
Kvindetrup: Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn, Meg Lanning (O), Mignon du Preez (O), Bryony Smith, Alana King (O), Marie Kelly, Sophie Munro, Alexa Stonehouse, Georgia Davis
Birmingham Phoenix went after Australia’s T20 World Cup winner Matthew Wade and England’s fast Olly Stone at the draft when Australia’s Sophie Molineux was confirmed as a new signing to the women’s outfit in Edgbaston.
England centrally contracted test players: Chris Woakes, Jack Leach
Foreign players: Matthew Wade (Australia)Adam Milne (New Zealand), Kane Richardson (Australia)
The rest of the team: Liam Livingstone, Olly StoneMoeen Ali, Benny Howell, Tom Abell, Matthew FisherWill Smeed, Chris Benjamin, Miles Hammond, Graeme van BuurenHenry Brookes
Kvindetrup: Amy Jones, Sophie Devine (O), Ellyse Perry (O), Georgia Elwiss, Kirstie Gordon, Issy Wong, Eve Jones, Emily Arlott, Gwen Davies, Abtaha Maqsood, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin, Sophie Molineux, Star Kalis
Southern Brave, who won the men’s tournament last summer, strengthened Mahela Jayawarden’s squad with the addition of former South African captain Quinton de Kock. The women’s team, which finished second in 2021, picked up Georgia Adams and Tahlia McGrath.
England centrally contracted test players: Jofra Archer
Foreign players: Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Marcus Stoinis (Australia), Tim David (Singapore)
The rest of the team: James Vince, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan, George Garton, Alex Davies, Jake Lintott, Rehan AhmedRoss Whiteley, Craig Overton, Joe Weatherley, Dan Moriarty
Kvindetrup: Danni Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana (O), Sophia Dunkley, Anya Shrubsole, Amanda-Jade Wellington (O), Maia Bouchier, Lauren Bell, Carla Rudd, Tara Norris, Paige Scholfield, Tahlia McGrath (O), Georgia Adams, Jo Gardner, Freya Kemp, Ella McCaughan
Following the draft, Manchester Originals signing Andre Russell said: ‘I’m excited to get over to the UK and get on the pitch for Manchester Originals this season.
‘Old Trafford always has a brilliant atmosphere and the fans seem to be really ready for it. I look forward to joining people like Wanindu, Jos, Salty and the rest of the guys and seeing what I can bring to the site. ‘
New Welsh Fire women captain Beaumont added: ‘I’m very excited to lead Welsh Fire this summer. I loved my time with London Spirit, but the opportunity to captain the Welsh Fire was something I could not refuse.
“We’re building a really talented team, full of world-class players, and we can’t wait to get out in front of our fantastic fans in Cardiff and show a show.”
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