According to recent reports doing rounds on the internet, the inaugural edition of The Hundred might see another big blow. The one-of-a-kind 100-ball tournament is slated to commence from July 21 in the UK. Foreign cricketers in the form of David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and others are part of this much-awaited tournament.
Australian players set to pull out of The Hundred
With the Australian government confirming mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival, reports suggest that the players from the nation might look to withdraw from the mega-event. Notably, the Australian cricketers already have a jam-packed international cricket calendar and their government's quarantine protocol might give them an added reason to miss the event.
Australia are set to tour to the West Indies for a series starting on July 9. With the contests set to conclude on July 24, they will be travelling to Bangladesh for another limited-overs series. However, the dates for the Bangladesh series isn't confirmed yet but if it is not confirmed by the end of their Windies tour, the Australian players might have to return to their homeland and go through the mandatory quarantine as per the current regulations laid by their government.
Which Australian stars have been roped in The Hundred?
Talking about the men’s side, close to seven Australian cricketers are set to travel to the UK for the 100-ball tournament. While David Warner and Marcus Stoinis are set to play for Southern Brave, Adam Zampa was roped in by Birmingham Phoenix. With the ‘Big Show’ making a big impact in the truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, he is set to represent London Spirit. Australian skipper Aaron Finch has been signed by Northern Superchargers, while Jhye Richardson will represent Welsh Fire, and last of them is D’Arcy Short who is set to play for Trent Rockets in the upcoming tournament.
The 100-ball tournament is set to kickstart from July 21 with the women’s fixture.