England's World Cup-winning captain. Thrilling all-rounders. Australia's Ashes Icon. The Universe Boss. And the world's best short-form batsman. The Hundred's first 10 registered players are in.
Today we can reveal a sneak peek of some of the names who have put themselves forward to play in The Hundred in summer 2020.
These players all have the chance to be selected in The Hundred in the coming weeks. The first players revealed in their teams on 3 October. Read more on that here.
The overseas stars mentioned below will be available to be picked by coaches of the eight men's teams in The Hundred Draft on 20 October. Read more about the Draft and how that works here.
Name a better leader in world cricket. We'll wait. England's World Cup mastermind has declared his availability for The Hundred and whichever of the eight teams he signs for will be in for a treat.
England's most-capped player and leading run-scorer in T20 cricket. Capable of shredding attacks with clean and inventive hitting. And then calmly marshalling his bowlers and fielders when others might lose their nerve. The Ice Man is so hot right now.
The Australian is a merciless run-getter. Bowl too close and smash you. Go wider and he'll find a gap. He counts fielders before each ball and has the skill and vision to plunder runs. His style rattles opponents, and enthrals fans.
He is a stellar white-ball player. A Big Bash-winner, and has been churning out runs in the IPL since 2012. Who will want him in their team?
Imagine you're captaining a team in The Hundred. Want someone to play classy shots high up the order? Or hit sixes late in the game? How about a spinner who can suppress a charging batsman? Or someone who can conjure an unplayable delivery?
Then Mo's your man. He's been there, and done it. All around the world. He brings with him an aura of calm and all-round positivity that will lift any group. The ultimate team man.
Shakib al Hasan
The world's best white-ball all-rounder. Bangladesh's first indisputable world star. His method with the ball is straightforward enough. Spin it. And put it where the batsman doesn't want it. He can both contain and attack at will.
With the bat he is a gliding menace. Capable of batting in most positions, and using his skill and power to score rapidly without breaking a sweat. He can lead a team too, with a wealth of IPL and Big Bash experience to call on.
World-class hardly does it justice when you're the best. That's Babar's claim. He leads the T20 batsman rankings by mile, and is a close-third in ODIs too. He's an icon for Pakistan. And a must-have for so many T20 teams.
He's not particularly big, nor does he have much of an ego. But he almost always delivers, setting the tone at the top of the order, and showing calmness in the chase. And when he gets in, he goes big.
It would be fair to brand him a master of the leg spin art, although at 21 he may yet get better. Capable of throwing doubt into the most experienced and settled batsmen. He combines pinpoint accuracy with subtle variations. The ball will spin, but which way only he knows.
The Afghanistan international is a now a global superstar, lighting up the IPL and the Big Bash. And when he's not bowling, he can give the ball a good whack, too.
The Australian hasn't just lit up white-ball batting. He's helped reinvent it. Warner came to prominence as one of the first T20 specialists, although he was so effective that he soon became a force in all forms of the game.
In 2019 the feisty opener formed a destructive partnership with Jonny Bairstow for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, where he is the all-time leading overseas run-scorer. And he's a fabulous fielder too, capable of throwing off either arm and bringing feverish energy to any side.
He calls himself The Universe Boss, although to some that may be underplaying it. He may be into his forties, but somewhere, at any given time, he's still hitting someone for six.
His method is very simple. Take a brief sight of the bowler, then back his peerless hand-eye coordination to launch the ball into the stands. No-one has scored more T20 centuries than the big man from Jamaica. And no-one goes about batting in quite the same way.
Quinton De Kock
The South African is relatively still young but already has a batting CV to rival anyone in world cricket. His fast hands are an asset behind the stumps, too.
He scores his runs fast, and can either bat up the order or in the latter stages when an acceleration is needed. Fresh from winning the 2019 IPL with Mumbai Indians, he would be an asset to any team.
Another all-rounder who has emerged from Afghanistan cricket to become a major force around the world. With the ball he is a crafty spinner, capable of keeping the scoring down and taking big wickets at crucial times. And with the bat he is a powerful hitter.
He knows how to get his team over the line, too. In 2018 he helped Melbourne Strikers win the Big Bash League.
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This is just a sample of the players who have registered to be part of The Hundred. There are many more to come.
With England's star women's players and men's red ball players to be announced in teams on 3 October. Plus local icons too. All to be followed by The Hundred Draft on 20 October.
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