Announced today. An additional 54 players who join The Hundred for 2021. Over 100 players are now confirmed for the action-packed 100-ball competition this summer.
Welsh Fire have confirmed the retention of England internationals Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton and Ben Duckett. Alongside a host of women’s stars: Alex Griffiths, Georgia Hennessy, Lauren Filer, Sophie Luff and Natasha Wraith.
Jason Roy will stay at Oval Invincibles. The international signings are flocking to The Kia Oval with South African fast bowler Marizanne Kapp and West Indies spin bowler Sunil Narine joining. Both Roy and Bairstow were part of England’s Men’s World Cup victory in 2019.
London Spirit have made overseas moves too. Pakistan quick bowler Mohammad Amir, plus all-rounders from Afghanistan and South Africa, with Mohammad Nabi and Chloe Tryon set to play at Lord’s.
Dawid Malan is confirmed to remain at Trent Rockets. He’s the world’s best batter in short-form cricket. Accompanying him in the Men’s Squad are local faces Matthew Carter, Tom Moores and Steven Mullaney. And Kathryn Bryce joins the Women’s Squad after being named one of the Players of the Decade by the ICC.
Manchester Originals have recruited world-class South African duo Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez. Also joining the team at Emirates Old Trafford are the exciting talents of Phil Salt and Joe Clarke.
England international Kirstie Gordon and Scottish spinner Abtaha Maqsood will be a part of Birmingham Phoenix. While Southern Brave welcome fast bowlers Lauren Bell and Sonia Dedra, spinner Max Waller and keeper Alex Davies.
And Northern Superchargers have retained four players: Helen Fenby, Bess Heath, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth.
The remaining retained men’s players will be announced on deadline day on February 4 while the women’s squads will continue to be announced in the coming months. Click here for the full list of player updates for The Hundred in 2021.
JONNY BAIRSTOW SAID:
“I’m delighted to be staying at Welsh Fire and I'm really looking forward to representing the team this summer. Ben (Duckett) and Tom (Banton) are both excellent players and we’ve got the makings of a really strong line-up.”
LIZELLE LEE SAID:
“I’ve got some fantastic memories of playing in England both internationally and in the Kia Super League and I can’t wait to take part in The Hundred later this year for Manchester Originals. It’s really exciting to be playing in a new competition and I think it’s a great opportunity to continue to grow the women’s game.”
DAWID MALAN SAID:
“I was really pleased when Trent Rockets picked me in the men’s draft and it was a no-brainer to stay with the side. We’ve got a really exciting mix of local talent and overseas stars and we’ll be aiming to bring the trophy to Trent Bridge.”
MARIZANNE KAPP SAID:
“The Kia Oval is a fantastic place to play cricket and I’m really looking forward to playing for Oval Invincibles there. We’ve got a great group of players and I’m hoping we can go all the way in the competition.”
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