The first-ever Women’s Hundred draft took place on Thursday (March 23) alongside the men’s draft, with eminent players like Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry getting retained by their respective teams. While Smriti got reunited with Southern Brave, Perry was reappointed by Birmingham Phoenix.
On the other hand, Trent Rockets picked Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur in the draft. Notably, the event started with Welsh Fire going after Sophie Devine, but they were left disappointed as Birmingham used the ‘Right To Match’ (RTM) card to keep hold of their player. In the meantime, Kate Cross got bought by Northern Superchargers.
A total of eight teams participated in the draft, and each side retained as many as four players except Welsh, who only rehired just two of their previous players. Meanwhile, 34 players got added in the draft, of which three were held back by the use of RTM.
Following this players’ draft, every team will fill out their squad in an open-market process before the commencement of the marquee event, which begins on August 1, with Trent Rockets taking on Southern Brave in the opening match.
Here are The Hundred Women’s 2023 Squads after Players’ Draft:
Retained: Tammy Beaumont, Hayley Matthews
Draft picks: Sophia Dunkley, Shabnim Ismail, Georgia Elwiss, Freya Davies, Laura Harris, Alex Hartley
Retained: Heather Knight, Amelia Kerr, Charlie Dean, Dani Gibson
Draft picks: Grace Harris, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Munro, Sophie Luff
Retained: Sophie Ecclestone, Deandra Dottin, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld
Draft picks: Laura Wolvaardt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Kathryn Bryce, Katie George
Retained: Alyssa Healy, Linsey Smith, Hollie Armitage, Beth Heath
Draft picks: Kate Cross, Georgia Wareham, Heather Graham, Alice Davidson-Richards (RTM)
Retained: Amy Jones, Ellyse Perry, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott
Draft picks: Sophie Devine (RTM), Hannah Baker, Eve Jones, Katie Levick
Retained: Nat Sciver-Brunt, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Alana King, Bryony Smith
Draft picks: Harmanpreet Kaur, Lizelle Lee, Kirstie Gordon, Grace Potts
Retained: Smriti Mandhana, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp
Draft picks: Danni Wyatt (RTM), Anya Shrubsole, Chloe Tryon, Maitlan Brown
Retained: Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Tash Farrant
Draft picks: Suzie Bates, Dane van Niekerk, Mady Villiers, Paige Scholfield
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