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The Hundred 2022 is gearing up to treat cricket fans with some more high-quality, competitive cricket featuring some world-class power hitters. The draft process was held on April 5, and it featured some renowned cricketers, centrally contract England players and overseas players. As the inaugural season of The Hundred was a successful event, the 2022 edition promises to be on similar lines.

The likes of David Warner, Nicholas Pooran and Babar Azam went unsold due to their availability issues during the tournament. As per reports, five of the eleven top-bracket £125,000 picks were used on England domestic players who are set to get a national call. Each side would get to sign two 'wildcard' players in July; one overseas and one domestic. This will complete the squad size.

As per notified rules, the team that finished at the bottom of the points table last season, the London Spirit, made the first draft pick, and they picked West Indies power-hitter, Kieron Pollard on board.

Reportedly, the outcomes of the draft will be revealed on April 6, alongside a number of signings for women's Hundred. While few cricket greats could not make it to the draft selection due to busy schedules, eminent names like Pollard, Faf du Plessis, Rashid Khan, Shadab Khan, and Nicholas Pooran will grace the event.

Let's take a look at all the updates with the 100 ball tournament.

London Spirit

Retained: Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan (£100k), Mason Crane, Dan Lawrence (£60k), Adam Rossington, Ravi Bopara (£40k), Blake Cullen, Brad Wheal (£30k), Zak Crawley, Mark Wood (England Test contracts)

Draft Picks: Kieron Pollard (£125,000 ), Liam Dawson (£125,000 ), Riley Meredith (£75,000), Jordan Thompson (£75,000)

Welsh Fire

Retained: Ben Duckett (£100k), Jake Ball (£75k), David Payne (£60k), Leus du Plooy (£50k), Ryan Higgins, Matt Critchley (£40k), Josh Cobb (£30k), Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Pope (England Test contracts)

Draft Picks: Joe Clarke ( £125k), Adam Zampa (£100,000), David Miller ( £75,000), Naseem Shah (£60,000), Sam Hain (£50,000) and, Jacob Bethell (£30,000)

Manchester Originals

Retained: Phil Salt (£100k), Matt Parkinson (£75k), Jamie Overton (£60k), Tom Hartley, Tom Lammonby (£50k), Colin Ackermann, Wayne Madsen (£40k), Fred Klaassen, Calvin Harrison (£30k), Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson (England Test contracts)

Draft Picks: Andre Russell (£125,000), Wanindu Hasaranga (£100,000), Daniel Worrall (£75,000), Sean Abbot (£60,000), Laurie Evans (£125,000)

Northern Superchargers

Retained: Adil Rashid (£125k), David Willey, Faf du Plessis (£100k), Harry Brook (£75k), Brydon Carse (£60k), Matty Potts, John Simpson (£50k), Adam Lyth (£40k), Callum Parkinson (£30k), Ben Stokes (England Test contract)

Draft Picks: Adam Hose (£60,000), Dwayne Bravo (£125,000), Wahab Riaz (£75,000), Roelof van der Merwe (£40,000)

Oval Invincibles

Retained: Jason Roy (£125k), Sam Billings, Tom Curran (£100k), Will Jacks, Saqib Mahmood (£75k), Reece Topley (£60k), Jordan Cox, Nathan Sowter (£30k), Sam Curran, Rory Burns (England Test contracts)

Draft Picks: Sunil Narine (£125,000), Rilee Rossouw (£60,000), Danny Briggs (£50,000), Hilton Cartwright (£50,000), Matt Milnes (£40,000), Jack Leaning (£40,000)

Birmingham Phoenix

Retained: Liam Livingstone (£125k), Moeen Ali (£100k), Adam Milne, Benny Howell (£75k), Tom Abell (£60k), Will Smeed (£50k), Chris Benjamin, Miles Hammond (£40k), Henry Brookes (£30k)

Draft Picks Matthew Wade (£125,000), Olly Stone (£100,000), Kane Richardson (£ 60,000), Matthew Fisher (£50,000), Graeme van Buuren (£30,000)

Trent Rockets

Retained: Rashid Khan (£125k), Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory (£100k), Marchant de Lange, Luke Wood (£60k), Samit Patel, Matt Carter (£50k), Steven Mullaney, Sam Cook (£40k), Tom Moores (£30k), Joe Root, Dawid Malan (England Test contracts)

Draft Picks: Tom Kohler-Cadmore (£125,000), Ian Cockbain (£75,000), Colin Munro (£75,000), Luke Fletcher (£30,000)

Southern Brave:

Retained: Marcus Stoinis (£125k), James Vince, Tymal Mills (£100k), Chris Jordan, George Garton (£75k), Alex Davies, Jake Lintott (£60k), Tim David (£50k), Ross Whiteley, Craig Overton (£40k), Jofra Archer (England Test contract)

Draft Picks: Quinton de Kock (£125k), Rehan Ahmed (£50,000), Joe Weatherley and Dan Moriarty (£ 30,000)

The Hundred Women 2022 new signings

London Spirit:

Beth Mooney (Welsh Fire), Amelia Kerr (Southern Brave), Megan Schutt, Sophie Luff (Welsh Fire)

Welsh Fire:

Tammy Beaumont (captain, London Spirit), Rachael Haynes (Oval Invincibles), Annabel Sutherland (Trent Rockets), Fran Wilson (Oval Invincibles), Alex Hartley (Manchester Originals), Fi Morris (Southern Brave), Sarah Bryce (Oval Invincibles)

Manchester Originals:

Deandra Dottin (London Spirit), Amy Satterthwaite, Ami Campbell (Northern Superchargers), Phoebe Graham (Northern Superchargers), Grace Potts

Northern Superchargers:

Jenny Gunn, Lucy Higham (Trent Rockets)

Oval Invincibles:

Lauren Winfield-Hill (Northern Superchargers), Aylish Cranstone (London Spirit), Emily Windsor (Trent Rockets), Eva Gray (Retained), Kira Chathili

Trent Rockets:

Meg Lanning (Welsh Fire), Mignon du Preez (Manchester Originals), Bryony Smith (Welsh Fire), Alana King, Marie Kelly (Birmingham Phoenix), Sophie Munro (London Spirit), Alexa Stonehouse, Georgia Davis (Retained)

Birmingham Phoenix:

Sophie Molineux (Trent Rockets), Sterre Kalis (Northern Superchargers)

Southern Brave:

Tahlia McGrath, Georgia Adams (Oval Invincibles), Jo Gardner (Oval Invincibles), Freya Kemp (Retained), Ella McCaughan (Retained)

The Hundred Fixtures 2022

Wednesday, 3 August – Southern Brave v Welsh Fire, Ageas Bowl, 19:00

Thursday, 4 August – Oval Invincibles v London Spirit, Kia Oval, 18:30

Friday, 5 August ­– Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers, Old Trafford, 18:30

Saturday, 6 August – Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Bridge, 14:30

Sunday, 7 August – Welsh Fire v Oval Invincibles, Sophia Gardens, 14:00

Monday, 8 August – London Spirit v Manchester Originals, Lord’s, 18:30

Tuesday, 9 August – Northern Superchargers v Trent Rockets, Headingley, 18:30

Wednesday, 10 August – Birmingham Phoenix v Southern Brave, Edgbaston, 18:30

Thursday, 11 August – Oval Invincibles v Northern Superchargers, Kia Oval, 15:00

Friday, 12 August – Southern Brave v London Spirit, Ageas Bowl, 18:30

Saturday, 13 August – Manchester Originals v Trent Rockets, Old Trafford, 14:30

Saturday, 13 August – Welsh Fire v Birmingham Phoenix, Sophia Gardens, 18:00

Sunday, 14 August – Northern Superchargers v London Spirit, Headingley, 14:30

Sunday, 14 August – Oval Invincibles v Southern Brave, Kia Oval, 18:00

Monday, 15 August – Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets, Edgbaston, 18:30

Tuesday, 16 August – Manchester Originals v Welsh Fire, Old Trafford, 18:30

Wednesday, 17 August – Trent Rockets v Oval Invincibles, Trent Bridge, 19:00

Thursday, 18 August – Southern Brave v Manchester Originals, Ageas Bowl, 19:00

Friday, 19 August – Birmingham Phoenix v Northern Superchargers, Edgbaston, 19:00

Saturday, 20 August – Trent Rockets v London Spirit, Trent Bridge, 19:00

Sunday, 21 August – Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals, Headingley, 19:00

Monday, 22 August – Welsh Fire v Southern Brave, Sophia Gardens, 18:30

Tuesday, 23 August – Oval Invincibles v Birmingham Phoenix, Kia Oval, 18:30

Wednesday, 24 August – London Spirit v Welsh Fire, Lord’s, 18:30

Thursday, 25 August – Southern Brave v Trent Rockets, Ageas Bowl, 19:00

Friday, 26 August – Welsh Fire v Northern Superchargers, Sophia Gardens, 19:00

Saturday, 27 August – London Spirit v Oval Invincibles, Lord’s, 19:00

Sunday, 28 August – Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals, Edgbaston, 19:00

Monday, 29 August – Trent Rockets v Welsh Fire, Trent Bridge, 19:00

Tuesday, 30 August – London Spirit v Birmingham Phoenix, Lord’s, 18:30

Wednesday, 31 August – Northern Superchargers v Southern Brave, Headingley, 15:00

Wednesday, 31 August – Manchester Originals v Oval Invincibles, Old Trafford, 18:30

Friday, 2 September – Eliminator (The Ageas Bowl), 18:30

Saturday, 3 September – Final (Lord’s), 18:30