No Takers For Gayle, Malinga, Rabada At The Hundred Draft

At the inaugural play draft for the ECB's new tournament, The Hundred, T20 stars Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga weren't picked by any teams.
T20 stars Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga alongside Kagiso Rabada were not picked by any teams at the inaugural player draft of The Hundred on Sunday. The trio had set their reserve price at 125,000 - the highest category for overseas players but failed to find any takers in the first round of the draft.

However, the likes of Steven Smith, David Warner and Mitchell Starc, who had also set their reserve price in the top category, were picked. Smith and Starc went to Welsh Fire while Starc will play for Southern Brave.

Babar Azam (reserve price 75,000) was the other high-profile star who was also ignored despite being the top-ranked T20I batsman.

The first eight players to be picked in the draft include Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (Trent Rockets), West Indies' Andre Russell (Southern Brave), Australia's Aaron Finch (Northern Superchargers) and Starc (Welsh Fire), West Indies' Sunil Narine (Oval Invincibles), South African Imran Tahir (Manchester Invincible), Australian Glenn Maxwell (London Spirit) and England's Liam Livingstone (Birmingham Phoenix).

England's players, who were picked before the drafts .

Trent Rockets: Joe Root, Alex Hales.

Southern Brave: Jofra Archer, James Vince, Chris Jordan.

Northern Superchargers: Ben Stokes, David Willey, Adil Rashid.

Welsh Fire: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton.

Oval Invincibles: Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Jason Roy.

Manchester Originals: Jos Buttler, Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson.

London Spirit: Rory Burns, Eoin Morgan.

Birmingham Phoenix: Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Pat Brown.

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