MX23RW : Saturday, March 14 02:05:02| >> :120:49022:49022:

England Test players to join Hundred sides today

England Test players to join Hundred sides today
© Reuters
The likes of Ben Stokes and Joe Root will learn where they will be playing next summer.

Further details of the The Hundred will be released on Thursday, with each of the eight teams set to pick their first three players, including at least one England centrally-contracted Test player.

Although England's red-ball players will have only a limited role in the tournament, the destinations of the likes of Ashes hero Ben Stokes and Test captain Joe Root are likely to be the headline-makers.

The Leeds-based franchise, taking in Yorkshire and Durham, could well take Stokes, leaving Root facing up to not playing for his 'home' side when the competition begins next July.

England World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan, right, will be among those taking part in the new competition.
England World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan, right, will be among those taking part in the new competition. (Nick Potts/PA)

While Test players will make fleeting appearances, World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan heads a group of other internationals which includes Tom Curran and Liam Plunkett. Jason Roy and Moeen Ali are also up for grabs, suggesting the pair may not be due a Test return any time soon.

The centrally-contracted player list is made up of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Root, Stokes and Chris Woakes.

Those not among the opening picks are set to be drafted for their 'local' team, with negotiations possible to allow two 'icon' players from their catchment area.

The official team names for The Hundred will be revealed, with two covering London, along with Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton.

The side based in Leeds would be able to choose between Root, Stokes and Bairstow for their first pick of the England centrally-contracted players.

The rest of the squads being determined at a live television event on October 20, when Ashes star Steve Smith will heads a star-studded overseas contingent throwing their hats into the ring.

There has been no shortage of interest from around the world, with players able to set a 'reserve price' for their services.

View this post on Instagram

Who's your first pick?

A post shared by The Hundred (@thehundred) on

Fellow Australians David Warner, Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc will also be in the tournament, while the top-ranked batsman and bowler in Twenty20 cricket – Babar Azam and Rashid Khan – have also put their names forward.

Big-name veterans of the white-ball formats are also present and correct, including Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga.

South Africans Kagiso Rabada and Faf Du Plessis and Quinton De Kock are also available, as is New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

The women's teams, meanwhile, are being selected over a two-stage system, which will be an 'open-market' and include England players, international icons and home-grown talent.


Click here for more stories about Ben Stokes

Click here for more stories about England

Share this article now:
New Instagram promo
Gary Kirsten pictured in July 2012
Read Next:
Gary Kirsten gets Ben Stokes, Joe Root backing England head coach role

rhs 2.0
Premier League
Six Nations
Scottish Premiership
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Australian A-League
Chinese Super League
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Super League

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!