Star Pakistan batters Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan didn’t find any takers at The Hundred 2023 Draft despite scoring consistently for their national side in the shortest format of the game. On the other hand, the Pakistan pace duo of Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf have been picked by the Welsh Fire franchise.
The Hundred 2023 Draft was held between 4 PM and 6 PM GMT on Thursday 23 March. The Hundred 2023 Men’s edition will begin on August 01. Defending champions Trent Rockets will contest against Southern Brave in the first game.
Apart from Babar and Rizwan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa didn’t get any buyers as well in the Hundred 2023 draft in the £125,000 category. Surprisingly, Babar Azam was the most demanded player ahead of the draft.
Babar Azam becomes the most demanded player in The Hundred receiving the highest demand public votes for The Hundred draft. He leaves behind allrounders like Russell, Stoinis and other prolific playes.— Captain ZAK (@i_captainzakk) March 23, 2023
– Fans poll vs Jutt's bias pic.twitter.com/bABei2WdIF
Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi has been picked in the £100,000 category while Trent Boult, Dwayne Bravo, and Andre Russell didn’t get picked in the same price category.
Apart from £125,000 and £100,000, the players were picked for different price categories which include £75,000, £60,000, £40,000 and £30,000 price category.
Here’s the complete list of Squads after The Hundred 2023 Draft:
Oval Invincibles – Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Saqib Mahmood, Heinrich Klassen, Ross Whiteley, Jordan Cox, Gus Atkinson, Ihsanullah, Dany Briggs, Nathan Sowter.
Southern Brave – Jofra Archer, Leus du Plooy, Tim David, James Vince, Chris Jordan, Devon Conway, Tymal Mills, Rehan Ahmed, Craig Overton, Finn Allen, George Garton, James Fuller, Alex Davies, Joe Weatherley.
Welsh Fire – Jonny Bairstow, Tom Abell, David Willey, Shaheen Afridi, Joe Clarke, Glenn Phillips, Ollie Pope, Haris Rauf, David Payne, Roelof van der Merwe, Jake Ball, Stephen Eskinazi, Daniel Douthwaite, George Scrimshaw.
Northern Superchargers – Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Harry Brook, Reece Topley, Tom Banton, Michael Bracewell, Adam Lyth, Adam Hose, Brydon Carse, Matty Potts, David Wiese, Bas de Leede, Wayne Parnell, Callum Parkinson
Trent Rockets – Joe Root, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rashid Khan, David Malan, Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Luke Wood, Colin Munro, Sam Cook, Daniel Sams, Samit Patel, Sam Hain, Brad Wheal, Matthew Carter.
Birmingham Phoenix – Chris Woakes, Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan, Adam Milne, Benny Howell, Will Smeed, Kane Richardson, Jamie Smith, Tom Helm, Miles Hammond, Chris Benjamin, Dan Mousley
London Spirit – Mark Wood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Olly Stone, Nathan Ellis, Liam Dawson, Daniel Lawrence, Zak Crawley, Jordan Thompson, Mason Crane, Adam Rossington, Chris Wood, Ravi Bopara, Michael Pepper.
Manchester Originals – Jos Buttler, Wanindu Hasaranga, Philip Salt, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner, Jamie Overton, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Paul Walter, Josh Tongue, Joshua Little, Wayne Madsen, Tom Lammonby, Mitchell Stanley