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    Two Pakistan players included in maiden The Hundred draft

    The Hundred will be the first tournament based on the 100-ball format

    01 October, 2019

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    Pakistan’s batsman Babar Azam and former all-rounder Shahid Afridi have been included in the initial draft of The Hundred which is scheduled to take place on October 20.

    The Hundred will be the first tournament based on the 100-ball format and is expected to start on July 17, 2020. Eight city-based teams will participate in the event.

    Many stars from all across the world have made themselves available for the tournament. Players such as Eoin Morgan, Shakibal Hasan, Quinton de Kock, Aaron Finch, Kane Williamson, Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Lasith Malinga, Steve Smith, Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis and Mitchell Starc are expected to take part in the draft, according to Wisden.

    The draft will be televised in Britain on October 20. Each team will be allotted 100 seconds to choose their required players.

    England's Morgan was excited about the new format and believed the tournament was essential in promoting cricket in the country.

    "The Hundred, yes, I do think we need it. We need one franchise-based tournament, with fewer teams, in order to consistently sell the game to the country,” Morgan said in an interview with BBC sports. "Anybody I speak to who loves sport but doesn't necessarily love cricket is crying out for a tournament that he or she understands, because 18 teams going for a long period of time just doesn't make sense to anybody."
     
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    Cricket Revival, requires going back to 70's spirit

    • Bring back the "How is that call!"
    • Ensure more green wickets are Produced for Swing
    • Allow usage of "3" white balls
    • Get rid of Power play, make the Boundry protection and fielding count
    • More 5 Test and 5 ODI series
    • More Trilateral ODI per year
    • Identify and remove Dead pitches from sports

    The game was drastically changed after , fielders were locked down in inner circle , allowing free hits to boundaries , in past the Boundaries had to be perfectly struck to beat the fielder

    If power play is finished , focus will return to sensible batting vs Slogging away

    Interest in sport has gone down , since there is no value for 50's and 100's anymore which used to be the main focal point for game
     
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    'The Hundred' players’ draft name Mohammad Amir as most expensive among 35 Pakistani players


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    KARACHI: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been included as the most expensive Pakistani cricketers in the players draft for the inaugural of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) newly introduced format The Hundred.

    35 Pakistani cricketers are among the list of 239 foreign players released by the ECB with Mohammad Amir as most expensive among all the Pakistanis with reserve price of £100,000.

    “Chris Gayle, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc are among the star overseas players available for selection in The Hundred men’s draft on Sunday, 20 October,” the ECB said on Wednesday.

    “Teams will select 12 players- with a maximum of three overseas picks - who will join the contracted players and local icons,” it added.

    The highest reserve price for players is £125,000. Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga, Kagiso Rabada, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc and David Warner are listed in the draft for the highest reserved price category.

    From Pakistan, fast bowler Amir carries a reserve price of £100,000 while Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shadab Khan have £75,000 as their reserve price in the draft.

    Young pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi has his reserve price set at £60,000. Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Shinwari, Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz are also with the reserve price of £60,000.

    Asif Ali, Mohammad Abbas, and Imad Wasim will enter the players' draft with reserve prize of £50,000 while Umar Akmal, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain and Fakhar Zaman are listed with a reserve price of £40,000.

    At least 18 Pakistani players are entering the players' draft for The Hundred without any reserve price.

    Among the players from Pakistan who are without any reserve price in the players draft are Iftekhar Ahmed, Kamran Akmal, Saif Badar, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Adeel Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Asad Shafiq, Yasir Shah, Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail, Sohail Tanvir, Imam-ul-Haq and Aamir Yamin.

    The Hundred is the title of a professional 100-ball cricket tournament in England and Wales run by the ECB commencing in July 2020. The league will consist of eight city-based franchise teams, each of which will field both a men's and women's team.

    According to the format, each innings will consist of 100 balls with a change of end after 10 balls. Bowlers will be able to deliver five or 10 consecutive balls with each bowler has a limit of bowling maximum of 20 deliveries. Each inning will have a power-play of 25 balls.