The eight men’s teams in The Hundred have made their wildcard draught selections to round out their rosters. Northern Superchargers selected Durham allrounder Ben Raine as the first pick in the wildcard draught, the final opportunity for men’s teams to secure the final domestic player for this summer’s 100-ball competition. Oval Invincibles selected Kent’s Jordan Cox next, while Trent Rockets selected seamer Sam Cook third.
The draught order was determined by a draw, and the complete list is below.
- A draw determined the order of the draft and the full list is below.
- Northern Superchargers – Ben Raine (Durham)
- Oval Invincibles – Jordan Cox (Kent)
- Trent Rockets – Sam Cook (Essex)
- Southern Brave – Jake Lintott (Warwickshire)
- Manchester Originals – Fred Klaassen (Kent)
- London Spirit – Blake Cullen (Middlesex)
- Welsh Fire – Leus du Plooy (Derbyshire)
- Birmingham Phoenix – Dillon Pennington (Worcestershire)
Blake Cullen (19), Jordan Cox (20), Dillon Pennington (22) and Sam Cook (23) are all rewarded for outstanding performances in the Vitality Blast, while Jake Lintott’s remarkable journey into professional cricket continues with his selection by Southern Brave.
Leus du Plooy, who was originally drafted by Welsh Fire in 2020, returns to the squad as a Wildcard pick, while Kent left-arm seamer Fred Klaassen travels to Manchester to play for the Originals.
Ben Raine, the Norther Superchargers’ first round pick, stated in an official release: “There were a few nervous moments leading up to this, as I believe every cricketer in the country desired inclusion in The Hundred. I believed I’d had a decent Vitality Blast with the ball, which gave me hope of earning a spot.”
“Our team will have a distinct Northern flavour, which will be pleasant. There are a number of Durham lads and Yorkshire lads who I’ve played against, so there will be some familiar faces. It’s a positive sign for the region’s talent pool, and I’m extremely honoured to have been selected by the Northern team “he continued.
The Hundred, an ECB initiative, will pit eight teams against one another. On July 21, the competition’s inaugural match will be held between the women’s teams of Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals.
The Hundred is a 100-ball cricket competition that will feature prominent players (both men and women) later this summer in England.
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