How The Hundred Draft Works

How The Hundred Draft Works

On 20 October 2019 history will be made. This is how it works.

  • Two stage process
  • Some of the world’s best players
  • The Hundred Draft - Live: Sunday 20 October
  • 3 October first three players selected for the eight new teams

Stage One

England players

& local icons

This is the part where the teams get to pick which England stars they want to represent them. The teams can select up to three red ball contracted players in their squad.

  • Stage one took place on 3 October
  • Each team picked at least one England red ball contracted player
  • Teams with one or more England Test players in their catchment area were able to pick their preferred player
  • Remaining red ball contracted players were chosen by teams without a player in their catchment area
  • Complete when every side has one England Test player

Remaining players are then be allocated to their local team. Teams had the option to negotiate with and select two local ‘icon’ players from within their catchment area. These local 'icon' players were also revealed on 3 October.

The first stage of The Draft will take place on 3 October where teams will select up to three players in their squads.

The first stage of The Draft will take place on 3 October where teams will select up to three players in their squads.

Stage Two

The Hundred Draft Live

Stage one of the draft is complete. Each team has picked a red-ball contracted player and local ‘icon’. Now for Stage 2. The remaining places in the squads will be filled through the full draft. There are seven salary bands. Teams can pick two players from each salary band.

A pre-draft draw determined the order of picks for the draft. The order is as follows:

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

Trent Rockets will pick first. Southern Brave second. And so on for 14 rounds. Each team have 100 seconds to pick. Where an ‘icon’ has been picked, the team skip that turn in the draft.

Trent Rockets will pick first. Each team taking their turn and missing a go if they have a local icon in that band. Who would you pick?

Trent Rockets will pick first. Each team taking their turn and missing a go if they have a local icon in that band. Who would you pick?

What happens after

The Hundred Draft?

  • Each team have the opportunity for a final ‘Wildcard’ pick
  • Chosen during next year’s Vitality Blast
  • Eight high-performing Vitality Blast players have the chance to join one of the teams

Where can I watch

The Hundred Draft?

The Hundred Draft will be broadcast live from 1900-2200 on Sunday October 20 on the following channels:

  • Sky Sports Cricket, Main Event and Sky One. It will also be available via Sky Sports' Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as live on the Sky Sports app and streamed on skysports.com.
  • The BBC Sport website will host a live stream and text commentary on The Hundred Draft.
  • thehundred.com will also host a live stream plus you can follow along on the official The Hundred social media channels on Facebook and Instagram.
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What can I expect

from the coverage?

All the important bits. In-depth build up. Match Previews. Post-draft reaction. What more could you possibly want?

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Which teams will

be picking players?

The men’s teams are: 

  • Birmingham Phoenix
  • London Spirit
  • Manchester Originals
  • Northern Supercharges
  • Oval Invincibles
  • Southern Brave
  • Trent Rockets
  • Welsh Fire
Eight brand new men's and women's teams will play around the country

Eight brand new men's and women's teams will play around the country

How are the women’s

teams picked?

  • Selected in a two-stage, open-market system
  • Opens on 1 September 2019
  • Includes England players, international icons and home-grown stars
  • The first set of players in each women's team were revealed on 3 October
Which teams will pick the England women's players? Find out the first set on 3 October

Which teams will pick the England women's players? Find out the first set on 3 October

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

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