The Hundred Draft Explained

The men's player selection process returned in 2022. This is how it worked.

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

Wondering how the Men's Competition squads for 2022 were picked? If you've got a spare five minutes we'll get you up to speed.

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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 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 2022 was a two-step process

Player selection for The Hundred in 2022 was a two-step process

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

There were 20 England men's centrally contracted players. Of these, four could be retained as domestic players for 2022. These were 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 could then be retained by their teams. No team may retain more than two England contracted players.

Meanwhile, the overall 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.

Joe Root is one of 20 centrally contracted players

Joe Root is one of 20 centrally contracted players

STAGE TWO:
THE HUNDRED DRAFT 2022

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

The 2022 draw order was 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 had a reserve price. They cannot be bought for less than this. But if a team wanted to splash the cash and spend more than a player’s reserve price on him, they could.

Draft selections were announced on Tuesday 5 April. Click here to view them.

Quinton de Kock was among the overseas players retained in 2022

Quinton de Kock was among the overseas players retained in 2022

When was The Hundred Draft?

Draft selections were announced on Tuesday 5 April. Click here to view them.

What happened after
The Hundred Draft?

Each team made two more picks. One of these was the Overseas Wildcard, which allows teams to select an additional overseas player. Click here to see who was signed. The other is the Vitality Wildcard, which allows teams to pick an additional domestic player closer to the start of The Hundred, giving players an opportunity to shine in the first few months of 2022 and get a contract. Click here to see who was signed as a Vitality Wildcard pick

How are the women’s
teams picked?

  • Three-stage process
  • All players could 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.

There's a different process for selecting Women's Competition squads

There's a different process for selecting Women's Competition squads

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