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The Hundred overseas picks – foreign stars set to thrill in 2020

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

A list of the The Hundred overseas players who will be strutting their stuff in the new competition set to be unleashed in 2020.

Less than a year removed from the inaugural edition of cricket’s newest format, The Hundred hosted a successful player draft on an eventful Sunday in London on October 20, as teams constructed their  squads on live television.

Rashid Khan headlined the overseas picks by becoming the first player picked in the The Hundred draft, with Trent Rockets his suitors, the franchise that also includes England Test captain Joe Root. Following Rashid was West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell, who was bought by Southern Brave. Northern Superchargers snapped up Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch, while Mitchell Starc went to Welsh Fire.

Australians overall had a large footprint over the The Hundred draft, with as many as ten players finding takers, including national team regulars Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell and David Warner, the highest from any foreign country. Other high-profile moves included West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine to Oval Invincibles, Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir to London Spirit, and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to Birmingham Phoenix.

How many overseas stars were picked in total? Who went where? Below we list the full list of The Hundred overseas signings, segregated by each team.

The Hundred overseas players

Oval Invincibles

Sunil Narine (West Indies), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Fabian Allen (West Indies)

Trent Rockets

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

London Spirit

Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Mohammad Amir (Pakistan)

Northern Superchargers

Aaron Finch (Australia), Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman (Afghanistan), Chris Lynn (Australia)

Manchester Originals

Imran Tahir (South Africa), Daniel Christian (Australia), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand)

Southern Brave

Andre Russell (West Indies), David Warner (Australia), Shadab Khan (Pakistan)

Welsh Fire

Mitchell Starc (Australia), Steve Smith (Australia), Qais Ahmed (Afghanistan)

Birmingham Phoenix

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

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