Naseem hits The Hundred jackpot as Babar, Amir remain unsold

The tournament to begin from August 3
Apr 05, 2022
Photo: PCB
Photo: PCB

Most of the Pakistan players including all-format captain Babar Azam and former pacer Mohammad Amir remained unsold in The Hundred draft for the upcoming edition.

Out of 42 Pakistan players, only pacers Naseem Shah and Wahab Riaz were picked for the second edition of the tournament.

Welsh fire bolstered their squad by bringing in Australia spinner Adam Zampa, South African big-hitter David Miller, and Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah as their overseas players.

Meanwhile, Northern Superchargers signed Wahab for the tournament. Last year, the pacer was taken by Trent Rockets but he could only play a match. He picked up four wickets in the game.

Babar was named alongside Chris Gayle, Mitchell Marsh, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, David Warner, and Tabraiz Shamsi on the most expensive players' list with a reserve price set at £125,000.

The Hundred was launched to attract a younger audience to the game in England with eight city-based teams competing over five weeks. Matches comprise 100 balls per innings with a change of ends after 10 deliveries.

Southern Brave won the inaugural competition last year, comfortably beating Birmingham Phoenix in the men's final at Lord's after the Oval Invincibles won the women's crown.

The 2022 tournament will be held between August 3 and September 22.


Mohammad Amir

Babar Azam

Naseem Shah

The Hundred

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