England immediate bowler Tag Wood and Contemporary Zealand captain Kane Williamson are among 57 avid gamers to be retained by their franchises for the inaugural version of The Hundred this summer.

Wood will remain with London Spirit whereas Williamson hyperlinks up with England duo Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes at Birmingham Phoenix in the closing batch of player retentions, with the window now closed.

A high-up draft will settle location for the eight males’s teams to own the gaps of their 15-man squads, that will be confirmed on February 23, whereas the females’s facets will be finalised over the impending months.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been retained by Birmingham Phoenix (David Davies/PA)

Contemporary Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been retained by Birmingham Phoenix (David Davies/PA)

“I’m in fact pleased to be staying at Birmingham Phoenix,” Williamson acknowledged.

“It’s consistently been nice to play against Moeen and Chris and it’ll be animated to line up alongside them. You settle to must test your self against the very best and that’s what The Hundred is all about.”

Australia restricted-overs captain Aaron Finch will captain Northern Superchargers, whereas compatriot Glenn Maxwell and West Indies all-rounder own recommitted to London Spirit and Southern Brave respectively.

Finch, who performed county cricket for Yorkshire in 2014 and 2015, acknowledged: “I cherished my time as a player at Yorkshire and I’m in fact attempting ahead to getting help up there and optimistically inserting on a tell.

“Now we own a batting line-up that can discontinuance some hurt and with some sensible additions on the draft shall we tranquil own a in fact solid squad.”

Aaron Finch will captain Northern Superchargers (Shaun Botterill/PA)

Aaron Finch will captain Northern Superchargers (Shaun Botterill/PA)

England wicketkeeper-batsman and Kent captain Sam Billings is the headline retention by Oval Invincibles before an event that used to be living to open closing year but used to be postponed by 12 months on legend of of the coronavirus pandemic.

Teams would maybe maybe re-label avid gamers who had been attributable to indicate them in 2020 in a retention window but its closure on Wednesday morning methodology there are 35 areas in the males’s player draft.

Manchester Originals tranquil own 10 vacancies of their squad whereas Welsh Fireplace, who added World Cup-successful seamer Liam Plunkett to their ranks on Wednesday, own seven spots to own later this month.

The females’s facets are persevering with to settle form, with Alex Hartley, a key member of the England facet which received the 2017 World Cup, staying in Manchester and competing for the Worn Trafford-basically based totally totally franchise.

Contemporary Zealand’s leg-spinning all-rounder Amelia Kerr has signed for Southern Brace as a alternative for Suzie Bates, who has needed to withdraw from the opponents with a shoulder hurt.

Alex Hartley was a key member of the England side that won the Women's World Cup in 2017 (Mike Egerton/PA)

Alex Hartley used to be a key member of the England facet that received the Girls folk’s World Cup in 2017 (Mike Egerton/PA)

England seamer Freya Davies, who stays with the London Spirit, acknowledged: “Lord’s is a excellent location to play cricket and it’ll be in fact particular to call it dwelling with London Spirit this summer.

“The Hundred is an superb different, representing one more crucial step in rising the game for females and women.”

Tubby list of avid gamers announced on Wednesday:

Birmingham Phoenix: Shaheen Afridi, Thea Brookes, Chris Cooke, Gwen Davies, Liam Livingstone, Isabelle Wong, Kane Williamson.

London Spirit: Charlie Dean, Mason Crane, Freya Davies, Joe Denly, Hannah Jones, Glenn Maxwell, Sophie Munro, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Tag Wood.



Manchester Originals:
Georgie Boyce, Natalie Brown, Ellie Threlkeld, Alex Hartley, Emma Lamb, Wayne Madsen, Matt Parkinson.

Northern Superchargers: Aaron Finch, Beth Langston, Brydon Carse, Chris Lynn, John Simpson, Linsey Smith, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Oval Invincibles: Sam Billings, Sarah Bryce, Alice Capsey, Laurie Evans, Jo Gardner, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dane Van Niekerk.

Southern Brave: Amelia Kerr, Fi Morris, Craig Overton, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, Ross Whiteley.

Trent Rockets: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cox, Lewis Gregory, Nancy Harman, Lucy Higham, D’Arcy Instant, Luke Wood, Luke Wright.

Welsh Fireplace: Qais Ahmad, Amy Gordon, Ryan Higgins, David Payne, Liam Plunkett.

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