The Hundred Draft Explained

The men's player selection process will return in 2022. This is how it will work.

  • Two-step process
  • Some of the world’s best men's players
  • 2021 men's players can be retained

The Hundred launched in 2021, an action-packed unmissable 100-ball cricket competition that put fans on the edge of their seats. 

But how do the teams for 2022 get picked? 

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The Hundred Men's Draft Explained

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HOW WERE THE HUNDRED
MEN'S TEAMS SELECTED IN 2021?

Each men's team had a squad of 15 players. Among each 15 was one England red-ball contracted player, and 14 Drafted players. Teams were permitted a maximum of three overseas players.

HOW WERE THE HUNDRED
MEN'S TEAMS BE SELECTED IN 2022?

This is a two-step process:

Stage 1: England player allocation and Player Retention Window

Stage 2: The Hundred Draft 2022

Player selection for The Hundred in 2021 is a three step process

Player selection for The Hundred in 2021 is a three step process

STAGE ONE:
ENGLAND MEN'S PLAYER ALLOCATION AND PLAYER RETENTION WINDOW

There are 20 England men's centrally contracted players. Of these, four could be retained as domestic players. These are Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Adil Rashid and Jason Roy. 

As in 2021, some players may be given dispensation to miss the competition.

The remaining players can then be retained by their teams. No team may retain more than two England contracted players.

Meanwhile, the retention window ran until the middle of February.

Men's squads could retain up to 10 players. Each team could retain any domestic or overseas player who was contracted to the side in 2021.

All sides must leave one of their £30,000 slots open for the Vitality Wildcard Draft.

Check out who was retained for 2022 by clicking here.

Joe Root is one of 20 centrally contracted players

Joe Root is one of 20 centrally contracted players

STAGE TWO:
THE HUNDRED DRAFT 2022

Draft selections will be announced on Tuesday 5 April.

Selections will take place in a draw order, with each team taking it in turns to fill in the gaps in each of their salary bands.

The draw order is as follows:

  1. London Spirit
  2. Welsh Fire
  3. Manchester Originals
  4. Northern Superchargers
  5. Oval Invincibles
  6. Trent Rockets
  7. Birmingham Phoenix
  8. Southern Brave

Every player who enters into the Draft pool will have a reserve price. They cannot be bought for less than this. But if a team wants to splash the cash and spend more than a player’s reserve price on him, they can.

Glenn Phillips is among the overseas players who could be retained

Glenn Phillips is among the overseas players who could be retained

When is The Hundred Draft?

Draft selections will be announced on Tuesday 5 April.

What happens after
The Hundred Draft?

Each team will make two more picks. One of these is the Vitality Wildcard and allows teams to pick one additional player nearer to the start of The Hundred 2022. The other is the Overseas Wildcard, and allows teams to select an additional overseas player closer to the competition. Both of these will be announced in June.

How are the women’s
teams picked?

  • Two-stage process
  • All players can roll-over their contracts
  • Players not rolling-over contracts selected in an open-market system

To read the full player selection process for the women’s teams click here.

Who will the Women's Competition teams retain?

Who will the Women's Competition teams retain?

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