Pakistani Cricketers Eager for The Hundred Draft: Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan Opt Out


As the excitement builds for the 2024 edition of The Hundred Draft, sixty-five cricketers from Pakistan, including 60 men and 5 women, have thrown their names into the pool. Notably absent from the list are former Pakistan captain Babar Azam, along with Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan.

In the initial draft stages, Manchester Originals opted to retain Usama Mir, while Welsh Fire secured the services of pacer Haris Rauf. Meanwhile, notable players Hasan Ali and Naseem Shah have entered the draft with a significant reserve price of £100,000, while Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed have set theirs at £75,000.

Mohammad Amir, Saim Ayub, Aamer Jamal, and Abdullah Shafique are among those with a base price of £60,000. Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, and Imad Wasim have set their reserve prices at £50,000, while Mir Hamza, Mohammad Hasnain, and Azam Khan are at £40,000.

Additionally, 46 Pakistani players have registered for The Hundred without specifying a reserve price, including names like Salman Ali Agha, Abrar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, and Asif Ali.

In the women’s category, players like Iram Javed, Nida Dar, and Fatima Sana have entered with a reserve price of £17,500, while Aliya Riaz and Javeria Rauf are included without a specified reserve price.

In total, the draft pool includes 245 domestic players and 389 overseas players for selection in the men’s competition.

As anticipation builds for the fourth edition of The Hundred, scheduled to begin on July 23rd, fans eagerly await the final squad selections and the thrilling cricketing action that awaits.

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