Australia’s star batsman David Warner is on the list of more than 250 players looking competing to enter the seven remaining overseas players in the draft for the inaugural edition of England’s The Hundred Competition.
The 100 balls per team franchise competition was going to launch last year but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the selections from last year’s draft have been retained by the eight franchises but there are still seven overseas places & 28 domestic positions left to be occupied. Aussie’s star player David Warner is one of the 10 overseas players in the highest reserve price bracket of $139,000 along with Pakistan’s Babar Azam, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and West Indies’ Jason Holder.
The final players selected will be decided in a virtual draft on Monday. Warner was picked in the first round by the Southern Brave franchise in 2020 but he withdrew from the list in the early stages of pandemic due to the scheduling issues. He was not expected to re-enter this year’s draft but the postponement of Australia’s tour of South Africa enabled Warner to re-enter the tournament’s draft.
Australia team-mates Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc, both of whom initially signed up with Welsh Fire, are no longer involved. Three members of England’s Test squad are included in the draft with wicketkeeper Ben Foakes, off-spinner Dom Bess and fast bowler Olly Stone all seeking a place.