The Hundred Draft 2024: David Warner Omitted, Meg Lanning Selected

The Hundred Draft 2024: David Warner Omitted, Meg Lanning Selected

The Hundred Draft 2024: David Warner Omitted, Meg Lanning Selected

In the latest edition of The Hundred draft, there were notable omissions among big names, with David Warner being the most prominent. However, former Australia captain Meg Lanning will make her debut in the women’s competition after being drafted by London Spirit.

The men’s draft saw Northern Superchargers, led by Andrew Flintoff, select West Indies left-hander Nicholas Pooran as their first pick. Meanwhile, Birmingham Phoenix opted for England’s Amy Jones as their top pick in the women’s draft.

One of the significant moves was England Test batter Ollie Pope joining London Spirit after rejecting a retention offer. Dawid Malan, a key figure in Trent Rockets’ previous victory, has shifted to Oval Invincibles.

The tournament, scheduled to commence with a double-header between Oval Invincibles and Birmingham Phoenix on July 23, will conclude with the finals for both men’s and women’s competitions on August 18 at Lord’s.

Despite setting a reserve price of £100k, David Warner was among the big names who went unsold in the draft, alongside Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Tim David, Angelo Mathews, Sunil Narine, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. England’s Jason Roy, however, might still secure a spot as a wildcard entry.

In the women’s draft, India stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues faced a similar fate, along with Suzie Bates and Deandra Dottin.

On a positive note, several West Indies players found success in the draft, with Andre Russell, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, and Kieron Pollard securing contracts. Pakistan’s Naseem Shah and English batter Tom Kohler-Cadmore also fetched top salaries.

In the women’s draft, Australian players dominated the highest salary bracket, with Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, and Annabel Sutherland being notable picks. Originals also secured Sophie Molineux and Lauren Filer, while Smriti Mandhana returned to Southern Brave and Chamari Athapaththu joined Oval Invincibles.

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