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South African pitcher Kagiso Rabada signed for Manchester Originals in The Hundred

Kagiso Rabada, Nicholas Pooran, David Warner and Sophie Ecclestone were among the star players drafted as The Hundred teams strengthened their squads ahead of the inaugural tournament in 2021.

South African bowler Rabada, West Indies batsman Pooran and Pakistani Shadab Khan have been selected by Manchester Originals with Pooran being the first pick in the draft.

Australian drummer Warner, meanwhile, was acquired by Southern Brave, while compatriot Jhye Richardson and Kieron Pollard of the West Indies were signed by Welsh Fire.

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Nicholas Pooran from the West Indies to join Rabada at Originals this summer

Somerset’s Tom Abell was the first domestic pick in the draft, with Birmingham Phoenix rushing to sign him after being initially selected by Originals in the first draft in October 2019.

Other notable domestic picks include Olly Stone joining Northern Superchargers, Harry Gurney signing for Originals and Ravi Bopara moving to London Spirit and Saqib Mahmood joining Oval Invincibles.

A total of 35 international and domestic male stars were drafted throughout the day after being chosen from over 500 foreign and English players.

Each of the eight teams will be able to add a Wildcard Vitality Blast pick ahead of the Men’s Hundred starting July 22.

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Australian women’s captain Meg Lanning said The Hundred will help encourage young players to return to the game

Australian women’s captain Meg Lanning said The Hundred will help encourage young players to return to the game

The women’s teams also beefed up their squads ahead of their The Hundred tournament kicking off on July 21, with England player Sophie Ecclestone (Originals) and Australians Meg Lanning (Fire) and Alyssa Healy (Superchargers) as well.

The women’s teams will continue to be full over the coming months.

Here’s what the teams look like after Draft Day …

BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX

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Central contract test players in England: Chris Woakes, Dom Sibley

Captain: Moeen Ali

Foreign players: Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Adam Zampa (Australia)

Rest of the team: Pat Brown, Liam Livingstone, Tom Abell, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Adam Hose, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Henry Brookes, Miles Hammond, Chris Cooke

Women’s team: Sophie Devine (New Zealand, captain), Ashleigh Gardner (Australia), Amy Jones, Georgia Elwiss, Kirstie Gordon, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott, Thea Brookes, Gwen Davies, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin, Evelyn Jones, Marie Kelly, Abtaha Maqsood

SPIRIT OF LONDON

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Central contract test players in England: Zak Crawley

Captain: Eoin Morgan

Foreign players: Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Mohammad Amir (Pakistan)

Rest of the team: Dan Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Mark Wood, Joe Denly, Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Adam Rossington, Roelof van der Merwe, Luis Reece, Jade Dernbach

Women’s team: Heather Knight (Captain), Deandra Dottin (Antilles), Chloe Tryon (South Africa), Tammy Beaumont, Amara Carr, Aylish Cranstone, Naomi Dattani, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Danielle Gibson, Hannah Jones, Sophie Munro, Susie Rowe

MANCHESTER ORIGINALS

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Central contract test players in England: Jos buttler

Foreign players: Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Shadab Khan (Pakistan)

Rest of the team: Matt Parkinson, Harry Gurney, Phil Salt, Joe Clarke, Jamie Overton, Tom Lammonby, Wayne Madsen, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleeson, Tom Hartley

Women’s team: Kate Cross (captain), Lizelle Lee (South Africa), Mignon Du Preez (South Africa), Sophie Eccelstone, Alex Hartley, Alice Dyson, Emma Lamb, Cordelia Griffith, Danielle Collins, Georgie Boyce, Hannah Jones, Ellie Threlkeld, Natalie Brown

INVINCIBLE OVALS

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Central contract test players in England: Sam Curran, Rory Burns

Foreign players: Sunil Narine (West Indies), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Colin Ingram (South Africa)

Rest of the team: Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley, Will Jacks, Laurie Evans, Brandon Glover, Jordan Clark, Nathan Sowter, Alex Blake

Women’s team: Dane van Niekerk (South Africa), Marizanne Kapp (South Africa), Rachael Haynes (Australia), Tash Farrant, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Georgia Adams, Megan Belt, Sarah Bryce, Alice Capsey, Jo Gardner, Eva Gray, Rhianna southby

FIRE AT WELSH

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Central contract test players in England: Ollie Pope

Foreign players: Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan), Jhye Richardson (Australia)

Rest of the team: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Jake Ball, Ben Duckett, Ian Cockbain, Josh Cobb, Liam Plunkett, David Payne, Ryan Higgins, Matt Critchley, David Lloyd

Women’s team: Meg Lanning (Australia), Jess Jonassen (Australia), Beth Mooney (Australia), Lauren Filer, Katie George, Amy Gordon, Alex Griffiths, Georgia Hennessy, Sophie Luff, Bryony Smith, Natasha Wraith

NORTH SUPERCHARGERS

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Central contract test players in England: Ben stokes

Foreign players: Aaron Finch (Australia), Chris Lynn (Australia), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan)

Rest of the team: Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, David Wiley, Olly Stone, Matt Potts, Matt Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Callum Parkinson, John Simpson

Women’s team: Lauren Winfield-Hill (captain), Alyssa Healy (Australia), Nicola Carey (Australia), Hollie Armitage, Alice Davidson-Richards, Helen Fenby, Bess Heath, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Linsey Smith

SOUTHERN BRAVE

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Central contract test players in England: Jofra Archer

Foreign players: David Warner (Australia), Marcus Stoinis (Australia), Andre Russell (West Indies)

Rest of the team: James Vince, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, Delray Rawlins, Alex Davies, George Garton, Ross Whiteley, Max Waller, Craig Overton

Women’s team: Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley, Freya Kemp, Fi Morris, Tara Norris, Sonia Odedra, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield

ROCKETS TRENT

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Central contract test players in England: Joe root

Foreign players: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), D’Arcy Short (Australia), Nathan Coulter-Nile (Australia)

Rest of the team: Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Dawid Malan, Timm van der Gugten, Steve Mullaney, Matt Carter, Tom Moores, Luke Wood, Luke Wright, Samit Patel, Ben Cox

Women’s team: Sophie Molineux (Australia), Elyse Villani (Australia), Annabel Sutherland (Australia), Katherine Brunt, Nat Sciver, Sarah Glenn, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn, Nancy Harman, Lucy Higham

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