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05:30  21 october  2019
05:30  21 october  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Afghanistan's Rashid Khan made history by becoming the first player picked in the inaugural draft for next year's new competition The Hundred. But West Indies legend Chris Gayle and Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga will play no part in the tournament, which begins in July 2020, after failing to

LONDON — Afghanistan star Rashid Khan became the first player selected in The Hundred draft, but West Indies legend Chris Gayle wasn't selected for next year's tournament. Rashid has enjoyed a superb start to his international career, with 81 wickets at

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Afghanistan's Rashid Khan made history by becoming the first player picked in the inaugural draft for next year's new competition The Hundred.

The spinner, who had a reserve price of £100k ($AU188), was selected in the top-tier bracket of £125k ($AU236k) by Trent Rockets coach Stephen Fleming.

Australia's David Warner walks off the field in frustration after his wicket fell on the second day of play during their cricket test match against South Africa in Perth, Australia, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. © Associated Press Australia's David Warner walks off the field in frustration after his wicket fell on the second day of play during their cricket test match against South Africa in Perth, Australia, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

But West Indies legend Chris Gayle and Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga will play no part in the tournament, which begins in July 2020, after failing to be picked in the first two rounds of selections.

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LONDON, – Afghanistan star Rashid Khan became the first player selected in The Hundred draft, but West Indies legend Chris Gayle wasn’t selected for next year’s tournament. Rashid has enjoyed a superb start to his international career, with 81 wickets at

Afghanistan star Rashid Khan became the first player selected in The Hundred draft, but West Indies legend Chris Gayle wasn't Each team had two picks in the first round, except the Phoenix, Spirit and Oval Invincibles who had allocated the second spots in the £125,000 price band to "local icon" players.

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Khan will team up with England Test skipper Joe Root, Alex Hales, Harry Gurney and Australian D'Arcy Short at the Nottinghamshire-based outfit.

a person in a blue shirt: Rashid Khan will be playing for Trent Rockets in The Hundred © Getty Rashid Khan will be playing for Trent Rockets in The Hundred

Southern Brave, second to pick in the draft, selected West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell - who earlier this year was named as the MVP in the IPL - and Australian David Warner.

Fellow opener Aaron Finch went third to Northern Superchargers where he will play alongside England all-rounder Ben Stokes.

There is an Anglo-Aussie tie-up at Welsh Fire too, where left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc will team up with Jonny Bairstow.

West Indies spinner and potential top-order blaster Sunil Narine will ply his trade with Oval Invincibles, while Manchester Originals also went for a spinner in the shape of Pakistan's Imran Tahir even though the 40-year-old had a reserve price of £60k ($AU113k).

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Afghanistan star Rashid Khan became the first player selected in The Hundred draft, but West Indies legend Chris Gayle wasn't selected for next year's tournament. Gayle was not among them and, with players not eligible to be selected if they failed to make their allotted price point, the 37-year-old will be

Rashid Khan entered the history books as the first player picked in the draft for the inaugural season of The Hundred, while Andre Russell was snapped up Windies legend Gayle and veteran Sri Lanka quick Malinga will not be involved in the tournament, which starts in July next year, after their reserve

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England's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, one of London Spirit's icon players, will team up with Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.

Birmingham Phoenix, who had the last pick in the opening exchange, opted for Lancashire's Liam Livingstone, who had a reserve price of £60k ($AU113k) but will now earn £125k ($AU236k) across the five-week competition.

The £125k ($AU236k) men

Rashid Khan, D'Arcy Short (Trent Rockets), Andre Russell, David Warner (Southern Brave), Aaron Finch, Mujeeb Ur-Rahman (Northern Superchargers), Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith (Welsh Fire), Sunil Narine, Jason Roy (Oval Invincibles), Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas (Manchester Originals), Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan (London Spirit), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (Birmingham Phoenix).

The £100k ($AU188k) men

Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales (Trent Rockets), Liam Dawson, James Vince (Southern Brave), Chris Lynn, Adil Rashid (Northern Superchargers), Colin Ingram, Tom Banton (Welsh Fire), Sam Billings, Sandeep Lamichhane (Oval Invincibles), Phil Salt, Tom Abell (Manchester Originals), Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir (London Spirit), Kane Williamson, Ravi Bopara (Birmingham Phoenix).

The £75k ($141k) men

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harry Gurney (Trent Rockets), Shadab Khan, Chris Jordan (Southern Brave), Adam Lyth, David Willey (Northern Superchargers), Ben Duckett, Ravi Rampaul (Welsh Fire), Rilee Rossouw, Tom Curran (Oval Invincibles), Matt Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood (Manchester Originals), Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood (London Spirit), Benny Howell, Tom Helm (Birmingham Phoenix).


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