West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard was the primary decide of the 2022 males’s Hundred draft whereas Australia’s World Cup winners dominated the opening girls’s alternatives.
The 34-year-old Pollard will be a part of London Spirit after going for the very best attainable worth of £125,000 when the draft came about behind closed doorways on Monday.
Spirit, who completed backside of final season’s standings, additionally snapped up England worldwide spinner Liam Dawson, on the identical worth as Pollard, and Australian quick bowler Riley Meredith for £75,000.
Daniel Bell-Drummond has made the swap from Birmingham Phoenix to Eoin Morgan’s facet, together with Jordan Thompson from Northern Superchargers and they’ll be a part of the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Zak Crawley and Mark Wooden, who’ve all been retained by Spirit.
Dawson mentioned: “It’s an honour however I used to be stunned to be one of many first picks within the draft for The Hundred this 12 months.”
Welsh Fireplace bolstered their batting with the signing of Joe Clarke for £125k.
Australian spinner Adam Zampa and South African batter David Miller will even be heading to Cardiff because the abroad signings alongside Pakistan paceman Naseem Shah. Fireplace additionally re-signed Somerset batter Tom Banton.
“To be second decide within the Hundred Draft is basically fairly one thing,” Clarke mentioned. “I’m honoured that Welsh Fireplace have chosen me to hitch their facet. I can’t wait to be at Sophia Gardens this summer season giving it our all in entrance of a packed home.
“We’ve acquired the makings of an ideal facet and we need to be up the highest of the desk.”
Australian stars have been in excessive demand within the girls’s draft, with Spirit swooping for Beth Mooney and Megan Schutt simply two days after they helped their nation to victory over England within the World Cup remaining.
England captain Heather Knight was retained by the Lord’s-based facet, who additionally added New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr. The 21-year-old was initially chosen by Southern Courageous however missed the primary version of the match because of the coronavirus pandemic.
England opener Tammy Beaumont made the swap from Spirit to Welsh Fireplace the place she might be joined by Australian duo Rachael Haynes and Annabel Sutherland, with the previous having completed because the second-highest run scorer on the World Cup.
West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews completes the abroad contingent at Fireplace, with former England pair Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley additionally shifting to Cardiff from Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals respectively.