Australian Women Stars hit headlines in 'The Hundred' Draft Signings
The Hundred Draft Picks of the Season
Several Australian women cricketers from the recent world series winning squad have been signed in “The Hundred” draft on Tuesday. The signings include Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Rachel Haynes, Tahlia McGrath, Alana King, Megan Schutt and Annabel Sutherland. Left arm spinner Sophie Molineux who had a decent outing in the world Series was also featured in the draft list. As many as 11 Australian cricketers had pulled out of the inaugural season of the tournament due to COVID restrictions.
Among the other cricketers headlining the signing were New Zealand's Amy Satterthwaite and Amelia Kerr, South Africa's Mignon du Preez and West Indies' Deandra Dottin. Twelve other players had already signed with their respective teams earlier this year.
Alyssa Healey has been retained by Northern and will share the same dressing room as veteran seamer Jenny Gunn who didn’t play a game in the inaugural season.
Among the local stars Tammy Beaumont has left London to captain Welsh where she will play alongside Fran Wilson, Alex Hartley, Fi Morris and Sarah Bryce. Her former teammate and fellow opener Lauren Winfield Hill has moved to Oval.
Sanjai Patel, the Managing Director of the 100 ball event, said “With a host of star players confirmed, The Hundred will have fans on the edge of their seats with world-class sport, as well as bringing more family-friendly entertainment off the pitch. In the women's competition, we have the best players from across the world taking part including Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine and we are confident we will set a new benchmark for the women's domestic game”.
London: Beth Mooney, Amelia Kerr, Megan Schutt, Sophie Luff
Welsh: Tammy Beaumont, Rachael Haynes, Annabel Sutherland, Fran Wilson, Alex Hartley, Fi Morris, Sarah Bryce
Manchester: Deandra Dottin, Amy Satterthwaite, Ami Campbell, Phoebe Graham, Grace Potts
Northern: Jenny Gunn, Lucy Higham
Oval: Lauren Winfield-Hill, Aylish Cranstone, Emily Windsor, Eva Gray (Retained), Kira Chathili
Trent: Meg Lanning, Mignon du Preez, Bryony Smith, Alana King, Marie Kelly, Sophie Munro, Alexa Stonehouse, Georgia Davis (Retained)
Birmingham: Sophie Molineux, Sterre Kalis
Southern: Tahlia McGrath, Georgia Adams, Jo Gardner,Freya Kemp (Retained), Ella McCaughan (Retained)
Manchester has made big moves in the Men’ Category. They have made three high-profile signings of all-rounders - West Indian Andre Russell, Sri Lankan Wanindu Hasaranga and Australian Sean Abbott. Colin Munro, meanwhile, moved from Originals to Trent, where he will be accompanied by the English duo of Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Ian Cockbain.
London signed Kieron Pollard who however will not be available for a part of the season due to commitments in the Caribbean T20 League. Other major London signings include Liam Dawson, Riley Meridith and Jordan Thompson.
Welsh invested their faith in Australia's Adam Zampa, South Africa's David Miller and Pakistan's Naseem Shah
Birmingham’s big overseas picks include Australian Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and English pacer Olly Stone.
London: Kieron Pollard, Liam Dawson, Riley Meredith, Jordan Thompson, Daniel Bell Drummond, Chris Wood
Welsh: Joe Clarke, Tom Banton, Adam Zampa, David Miller, Naseem Shah, Sam Hain, Jacob Bethell
Manchester: Andre Russell, Laurie Evans, Wanindu Hasaranga, Daniel Worrall, Sean Abbott
Northern: Dwayne Bravo, Wahab Riaz, Adam Hose, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Luke Wright
Oval: Sunil Narine, Rilee Rossouw, Danny Briggs, Hilton Cartwright, Matt Milnes, Jack Leaning
Trent: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Colin Munro, Ian Cockbain, Luke Fletcher
Birmingham: Matthew Wade, Olly Stone, Kane Richardson, Matthew Fisher, Graeme Van Buuren
Southern: Quinton de Kock, Rehan Ahmed, Joe Weatherley, Dan Moriarty
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