The Hundred Men’s draft took place on Monday morning with most of the teams opting for local talent in the upcoming season of The Hundred.
Major players like Babar Azam and Nicholas Pooran couldn’t find a place on any team because of their international commitment during August month.
However, each side will have an opportunity to sign a couple of wildcard players- one domestic, one overseas-to complete their squad in July.
Spirit went all-in for Sunil Narine but had to settle for Kieron Pollard after Invincibles used Right to Match card to buy back Narine. Pollard will miss a part of the season due to his national commitment as well as CPL.
The team also bought Liam Dawson, Riley Meredith, Jordan Thompson, and Daniel-Bell Drummond.
England centrally-contracted Test players: Zak Crawley, Mark Wood
Overseas players: Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Riley Meredith (Australia)
Rest of squad: Liam Dawson, Eoin Morgan, Jordan Thompson, Mason Crane, Dan Lawrence, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Chris Wood, Adam Rossington, Ravi Bopara, Blake Cullen, Brad Wheal
Fire used the Right to Match card to retain Tom Banton when Trent Rockets attempted to sign him. The team also signed another homegrown talent Joe Clarke for the upcoming season. Adam Zampa and David Miller along wth Naseem Shah are the three overseas players in the Welsh Fire team. The team also went for Jacob Bethell, who was one of the stars in the recent U19 World Cup.
England centrally-contracted Test players: Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Pope
Overseas players: Adam Zampa (Australia), David Miller (South Africa), Naseem Shah (Pakistan)
Rest of squad: Joe Clarke, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Jake Ball, David Payne, Sam Hain, Leus du Plooy, Matt Critchley, Ryan Higgins, Jacob Bethell, Josh Cobb
Andre Russell was the first pick in the team and it was no surprise as Manchester’s coach Simon Katich has already worked with him in Kolkata Knight Riders. Wanindu Hasaranga’s availability is a concern but the team had opted for him. Sean Abbott is the 3rd Overseas player in the team.
England centrally-contracted Test players: Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson
Overseas players: Andre Russell (West Indies), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Sean Abbott (Australia)
Rest of squad: Laurie Evans, Phil Salt, Daniel Worrall, Matt Parkinson, Jamie Overton, Tom Hartley, Tom Lammonby, Colin Ackermann, Wayne Madsen, Fred Klaassen, Calvin Harrison
In a quest to nullify the leakage of runs in the death overs, the team had signed DJ Bravo and Wahab Riaz. The team struggled in the death overs last year. Faf du Plessis, who missed the last season due to a concussion he picked up in Dhaka Premier League, will play this season and is likely to captain the team.
England centrally-contracted Test players: Ben Stokes
Overseas players: Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan)
Rest of squad: Adil Rashid, David Willey, Harry Brook, Adam Hose, Brydon Carse, Matthew Potts, John Simpson, Roelof van der Merwe, Adam Lyth, Luke Wright, Callum Parkinson
Invincibles had used RTM to bring back Narine to the side. Rilee Rossouw and Hilton Cartwright are the two other overseas players in the team. The team went for Jack Leaning and Matt Milnes, who were a part of Kent’s T20 Blast winning side.
England centrally-contracted Test players: Sam Curran, Rory Burns
Overseas players: Sunil Narine (West Indies), Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Hilton Cartwright (Australia)
Rest of squad: Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Will Jacks, Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley, Danny Briggs, Matt Milnes, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox, Nathan Sowter
The team used RTM to bring back Tom Banton to the side and then signed hard-hitting batter Tom Kohler-Cadmore. They went for Quinton de Kock but Southern Brave opted to use RTM. Thus, they went for Colin Munro for the third overseas pick.
England centrally-contracted Test players: Joe Root, Dawid Malan
Overseas players: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Marchant de Lange (South Africa)
Rest of squad: Tom Kohler-Cadmore,Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Ian Cockbain, Luke Wood, Samit Patel, Matt Carter, Steven Mullaney, Sam Cook, Luke Fletcher, Tom Moores
Phoenix picked T20 World Cup-winning keeper Matthew Wade as their first pick. They have already retained Adam Milne and their third overseas pick was Kane Richardson. Olly Stone was the second biggest pick for the team as the England star is likely to be available for the season.
England centrally-contracted Test players: Chris Woakes, Jack Leach
Overseas players: Matthew Wade (Australia), Adam Milne (New Zealand), Kane Richardson (Australia)
Rest of squad: Liam Livingstone, Olly Stone, Moeen Ali, Benny Howell, Tom Abell, Matthew Fisher, Will Smeed, Chris Benjamin, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Henry Brookes
The team used RTM to retain Quinton de Kock. He is the 3rd Overseas pick for the team as the team had already retained Marcus Stoinis and Tim David. Interestingly, the team went for U19 star Rehan Ahmed, who will earn 50,000 Euro.
England centrally-contracted Test players: Jofra Archer
Overseas players: Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Marcus Stoinis (Australia), Tim David (Singapore)
Rest of squad: James Vince, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan, George Garton, Alex Davies, Jake Lintott, Rehan Ahmed, Ross Whiteley, Craig Overton, Joe Weatherley, Dan Moriarty