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The Hundred draft: England stars & icon players announced

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

The team names and the first player allocations in The Hundred have been confirmed at the tournament’s official launch on Thursday, October 3.

Each side has been allocated one England Test-contracted player, with teams having priority over their local players. They have also selected two ‘local icon’ players, contracted to one of their constituent counties.

The rest of the squads will be confirmed at the televised draft on October 20, the first of its kind in British sporting history, with teams also able to pick one ‘wildcard’ during next year’s T20 Blast.

Here’s what we know so far:

Manchester Originals

Old Trafford will play host to the Manchester-based team in The Hundred

Venue: Old Trafford
Comprising: Lancashire
England Test-contracted player: Jos Buttler
Local icon players: Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson
England Women contracted players: Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone
Coaching staff: Simon Katich (head coach), Glen Chapple (assistant), Mark Chilton

Northern Superchargers

The Northern Superchargers had to pick between Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow as their England Test star

Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Comprising: Yorkshire, Durham
England Test-contracted player: Ben Stokes
Local icon players: Adil Rashid, David Willey
England Women contracted players: Lauren Winfield, Linsey Smith
Coaching staff: Darren Lehmann (head coach)

Birmingham Phoenix

Australian Andrew McDonald will coach Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Comprising: Warwickshire, Worcestershire
England Test contracted-player: Chris Woakes
Local icon players: Moeen Ali, Pat Brown
England Women contracted players: Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon
Coaching staff: Andrew McDonald (head coach), Daniel Vettori (assistant), Jim Troughton, Alex Gidman

Trent Rockets

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Comprising: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire
England Test-contracted player: Joe Root
Local icon players: Harry Gurney, Alex Hales
England Women contracted players: Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt
Coaching staff: Matthew Fleming (head coach), Mal Loye, Paul Franks

Welsh Fire

Venue: Sofia Gardens, Cardiff
Comprising: Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Somerset
England Test-contracted player: Jonny Bairstow
Local icon players: Tom Banton, Colin Ingram
England Women contracted players: Katie George, Bryony Smith
Coaching staff: Gary Kirsten (head coach)

London Spirit

Shane Warne will coach London Spirit, but who will he acquire in The Hundred player draft?

Venue: Lord’s
Comprising: MCC, Middlesex, Essex, Northamptonshire
England Test-contracted player: Rory Burns
Local icon players: Dan Lawrence, Eoin Morgan
England Women contracted players: Heather Knight, Freya Davies
Coaching staff: Shane Warne (head coach)

Oval Invincibles

Venue: The Oval, London
Comprising: Surrey, Kent
England Test-contracted player: Sam Curran
Local icon players: Tom Curran, Jason Roy
England Women contracted players: Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson
Coaching staff: Tom Moody (head coach)

Southern Brave

Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Comprising: Hampshire, Sussex
England Test-contracted player: Jofra Archer
Local icon players: Chris Jordan, James Vince
England Women contracted players: Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt
Coaching staff: Mahela Jayawardene (head coach), Shane Bond (assistant), Jimmy Adams, Richard Halsall

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