The inaugural edition of The Hundred is slated to kick off on July 21. And ahead of that in a major blow to the organizers, several overseas and a few domestic players have pulled out from the event due to injury and COVID-19 concerns. On Friday, July 2, the eight participating teams of the tournament announced their replacements.
A few teams like men’s Birmingham Phoenix have lost all foreign stars. While a few international stars like Kane Williamson withdraw from the event due to injury, a few players pulled out due to national duties.
Australia’s David Warner, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada are some of the most notable absentees from the tournament. Pakistan’s Shadab Khan and West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran have also withdrawn their name.
Meanwhile in the women’s game, five Australian stars – Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy and Sophie Molineux – have pulled out from the event among others.
Here is the complete list of players who have been included in The Hundred after the eleventh-hour withdrawal of a few stars:
In: Finn Allen, Erin Burns, Adam Milne, Imran Tahir, Will Smeed, Dillon Pennington,
Out: Adam Zampa, Kane Williamson, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ashleigh Gardner, Henry Brookes
In: Grace Scrivens, Josh Inglis, Brake Cullen
Out: Glenn Maxwell
In: Carlos Brathwaite, Ollie Robinson, Colin Munro, Lockie Ferguson, Laura Jackson, Fred Klaassen, Sam Hain
Out: Shadab Khan, Harry Gurney, Wayne Madsen, Nicholas Pooran, Kagiso Rabada
In: Jordon Thompson, Laura Kimmince, Faf du Plessis, Laura Wolvaardt, Sterre Karlis, Kalea Moore, Ben Raine
Out: Olly Stone, Aaron Finch, Nicola Carey, Alyssa Healy
In: Wahab Riaz, Heather Graham, Summy-Jo Johnson, Rachel Priest, Ella Claridge, Emily Windsor, Sam Cook
Out: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Molineux, Elyse Villani
In: Glenn Phillips (until Kieron Pollard arrives), Jimmy Neesham (first three games), Lungi Ngidi (next five games), Piepa Cleary, Sune Luus, Georgia Redmayne, Bethan Ellis, Leus du Plooy,Lissy Macleod, Nicole Harvey
Out: Georgia Wareham, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney,Jhye Richardson, Kieron Pollard
In: Devon Conway,Amanda-Jade Wellington, Quinton de Kock, Jake Lintott
Out: Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Amelia Kerr
In: Danielle Gregory,Shabnim Ismail,Jordon Cox
Out: Rachael Haynes