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Eight England contracted players have already selected by the teams, who have also picked two local players each

Two rounds left, squads so far:

Trent Rockets: Joe Root, Rashid Khan, D'Arcy Short, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harry Gurney, Steven Mullaney, Matthew Carter, Luke Wood, Tom Moores

Southern Brave: Jofra Archer, Andre Russell, David Warner, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Shadab Khan, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Ross Whiteley, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Pope

Northern Superchargers: Ben Stokes, Aaron Finch, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Richard Gleeson, Ben Foakes, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Wiese

Welsh Fire: Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Colin Ingram, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Ravi Rampaul, Simon Harmer, Qais Ahmed, Liam Plunkett, Ryan ten Doeschate

Oval Invincibles: Sam Curran, Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Sam Billings, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Hardus Viljoen, Fabian Allen, Alex Blake

Manchester Originals: Jos Buttler, Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas, Phil Salt, Tom Abell, Matt Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood, Dan Christian, Wayne Madsen, Wayne Parnell, Mitchell Santner

London Spirit: Rory Burns, Eoin Morgan, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood, Joe Denly, Dan Lawrence, Mason Crane, Kyle Abbott

Birmingham Phoenix: Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Kane Williamson, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Shaheen Afridi, Pat Brown, Adam Hose, Cameron Delport

Round 5, Pick 2:

Birmingham Phoenix - Cameron Delport, London Spirit - Kyle Abbott, Manchester Originals - Mitchell Santner, Oval Invincibles - Alex Blake, Welsh Fire - Ryan ten Doeschate, Northern Superchargers - David Wiese, Southern Brave - Ollie Pope, Trent Rockets - Tom Moores

Back to men's Hundred, Round 5, Pick 1:

Trent Rockets - Luke Wood, Southern Brave - Delray Rawlins, Northern Superchargers - Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Welsh Fire - Liam Plunkett, Oval Invincibles - Fabian Allen, Manchester Originals - Wayne Parnell, London Spirit - Mason Crane, Birmingham Phoenix - Adam Hose

Some news about the Women's Hundred:

Eight marquee signings for the Women's Hundred

Birmingham Phoenix - Sophie Devine

London Spirit - Tammy Beaumont

Manchester Originals - Lizelle Lee

Northern Superchargers - Alyssa Healy

Oval Invincibles - Dane van Niekerk

Southern Brave - Suzie Bates

Trent Rockets - Sophie Molineux

Welsh Fire - Meg Lanning

Squads so far:

Trent Rockets: Joe Root, Rashid Khan, D'Arcy Short, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harry Gurney, Steven Mullaney, Matthew Carter

Southern Brave: Jofra Archer, Andre Russell, David Warner, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Shadab Khan, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Ross Whiteley

Northern Superchargers: Ben Stokes, Aaron Finch, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Richard Gleeson, Ben Foakes

Welsh Fire: Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Colin Ingram, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Ravi Rampaul, Simon Harmer, Qais Ahmed

Oval Invincibles: Sam Curran, Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Sam Billings, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Hardus Viljoen

Manchester Originals: Jos Buttler, Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas, Phil Salt, Tom Abell, Matt Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood, Dan Christian, Wayne Madsen

London Spirit: Rory Burns, Eoin Morgan, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood, Joe Denly, Dan Lawrence

Birmingham Phoenix: Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Kane Williamson, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Shaheen Afridi, Pat Brown

Round 4, Pick 2:

Birmingham Phoenix and London Spirit will pass, having picked beforehand. Oval Invincibles get Hardus Vilojen, Welsh Fire get Qais Ahmed, Northern Superchargers get Ben Foakes, Southern Brave opt for Ross Whiteley, and Trent Rockets end the round with the pick of Matthew Carter.

Round 4, Pick 1:

Trent Rockets opt for Steven Mullaney. Southern Brave go in for Tymal Mills, Northern Superchargers rope in Richard Gleeson, Welsh Fire get Simon Harmer, Oval Invincibles get Reece Topley, Manchester Originals rope in Daniel Christian, London Spirit get Joe Denly, Birmingham Phoenix opt for Shaheen Afridi.

Southern Brave's Andre Russell says: "What a fun night - it's an honour to be picked with so many other amazing international players in the mix. I'm really looking forward to spending the summer here and playing back in the UK. I know that The Hundred is going to be an exciting competition and I can't wait to start training with my new Southern Brave teammates."

Joe Root of Trent Rockets had this to say about Rashid Khan being picked: "It's going to be great to have Rashid join us at Trent Bridge next summer. I've played against him and I know he's a fierce competitor and one of the best players in the world - so I have no doubt the competition will really heat up as we go head-to-head with the other teams. It's going to be a really exciting summer."

Teams so far (Including picks outside the draft):

Trent Rockets: Joe Root, Rashid Khan, D'Arcy Short, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harry Gurney

Southern Brave: Jofra Archer, Andre Russell, David Warner, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Shadab Khan, Chris Jordan

Northern Superchargers: Ben Stokes, Aaron Finch, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, David Willey

Welsh Fire: Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Colin Ingram, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Ravi Rampaul,

Oval Invincibles: Sam Curran, Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Sam Billings, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Curran

Manchester Originals: Jos Buttler, Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas, Phil Salt, Tom Abell, Matt Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood,

London Spirit: Rory Burns, Eoin Morgan, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood

Birmingham Phoenix: Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Kane Williamson, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Tom Helm

Round 3, Pick 2:

Birmingham Phoenix start and they go in for Tom Helm. Mark Wood goes to London Spirit. Welsh Fire get Ravi Rampaul. The other teams had already finished their picks before the draft.

Round 3, Pick 1:

Trent Rockets get Nathan Coulter-Nile, Southern Brave, who get only one pick this round, opt for Shadab Khan. Northern Superchargers, who also get one pick, go in for Adam Lyth. Welsh Fire get Ben Duckett, Oval Invincibles rope in Rilee Russouw. No Manchester Originals picks in this round. London Spirit get Roelof van der Merwe while Birmingham Phoenix get Benny Howell.

Round 2, Pick 2:

Birmingham Phoenix start this round and they go for Ravi Bopara, London Spirit opt for Mohammad Amir and they're done with their overseas picks. Manchester Originals get Tom Abell, Oval Invincibles rope in Sandeep Lamichhane. The other teams had already finished their picks beforehand, hence they'll have to pass.

Round 2, Pick 1:

Trent Rockets get Lewis Gregory, Southern Brave get Liam Dawson, Northern Superchargers get hold of Chris Lynn, Welsh Fire get no picks this round, Oval Invincibles get Sam Billings, Manchester Originals go in for Phil Salt, London Spirit rope in Mohammad Nabi while Birmingham Phoenix get Kane Williamson.

Round 1, Pick 2:

Birmingham Phoenix had Moeen Ali while London Spirit already got Eoin Morgan, and Oval Invincibles had Jason Roy - hence they'll have to skip this round. Here are the other picks: Manchester Originals - Dane Vilas, Welsh Fire - Steve Smith, Northern Superchargers - Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Southern Brave - David Warner, Trent Rockets - D'Arcy Short.

Round 1, Pick 1:

Southern Brave pick Andre Russell while Northern Superchargers have gone for Aaron Finch. Welsh Fire get hold of Mitchell Starc. Oval Invincibles get Sunil Narine while Manchester Originals get Imran Tahir. Glenn Maxwell goes to London Spirit. Birmingham Phoenix bag Liam Livingstone.

First pick... is Rashid Khan for Trent Rockets

The draft is set to get underway shortly...

...this will be the order of picks - Trent Rockets, Southern Brave, Northern Superchargers, Welsh Fire, Oval Invincibles, Manchester Originals, London Spirit, Birmingham Phoenix. After each round, the teams will pick in the reverse order.

Which are the eight teams and who have they picked?

The teams, in the order as below, will commence the draft. The order will be reversed after each round of picks. The team that has already chosen a local icon player will skip that particular round. A total of 112 players (including local icon players) to complete the slots. The coaches of the respective teams - who have plenty of T20 experience, including the IPL - will be the key decision makers in selecting the players from the draft.

Trent Rockets (Coach Stephen Fleming) - Joe Root, Alex Hales (Round 2, No. 32), Harry Gurney (Round 3, No. 48)

Southern Brave (Coach Mahela Jayawardene) - Jofra Archer, James Vince (Round 2, No. 31), Chris Jordan (Round 3, No. 47)

Northern Superchargers (Coach Darren Lehmann) - Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid (Round 2, No. 30), David Willey (Round 3, No. 46)

Welsh Fire (Coach Gary Kirsten) - Jonny Bairstow, Colin Ingram (Round 2, No. 20), Tom Banton (Round 2, No. 29)

Oval Invincibles (Coach Tom Moody) - Sam Curran, Jason Roy (Round 1, No. 12), Tom Curran (Round 3, No. 44)

Manchester Originals (Coach Simon Katich) - Jos Buttler, Matt Parkinson (Round 3, No. 38), Saqib Mahmood (Round 3, No. 43)

London Spirit (Coach Shane Warne) - Rory Burns, Eoin Morgan (Round 1, No. 10), Dan Lawrence (Round 4, No. 58)

Birmingham Phoenix (Coach Andrew McDonald) - Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali (Round 1, No. 9), Pat Brown (Round 4, No. 57)

Draft order:

Which among these players will the teams love to have?

As many as 239 players from outside the UK have entered The Hundred draft - only a maximum of 24 will get slotted in. 331 domestic players will also be part of the draft. If a player has entered the draft with a reserve price of GBP 125,000, he has to be picked during the first two rounds of selection or else he'll go unsold. Players can go for more than their reserve price however if, say, a player with a reserve of GBP 40,000 is picked up in the GBP 100,000 round. There are seven salary brackets: GBP 125,000, 100,000, 75,000, 60,000, 50,000, 40,000 and 30,000 that make for the seven rounds of two picks each.

Overseas Players with Reserve Price of GBP 125,000: Chris Gayle - West Indies, Lasith Malinga - Sri Lanka, Kagiso Rabada - South Africa, Steven Smith - Australia, Mitchell Starc - Australia, David Warner - Australia

Overseas Players with Reserve Price of GBP 100,000: Shakib Al Hasan - Bangladesh, Mohammad Amir - Pakistan, Trent Boult - New Zealand, Dwayne Bravo - West Indies, Quinton De Kock - South Africa, Faf Du Plessis - South Africa, Aaron Finch - Australia, Tamim Iqbal - Bangladesh, Rashid Khan - Afghanistan, Sandeep Lamichhane - Nepal, Chris Lynn - Australia, Glenn Maxwell - Australia, Sunil Narine - West Indies, Kieron Pollard - West Indies, Andre Russell - West Indies, Shane Watson - Australia, Kane Williamson - New Zealand

Overseas Players with Reserve Price of GBP 75,000: Babar Azam - Pakistan, Temba Bavuma - South Africa, JP Duminy - South Africa, Mohammad Hafeez - Pakistan, Dimuth Karunaratne - Sri Lanka, Shadab Khan - Pakistan, Mitchell Marsh - Australia, David Miller - South Africa, Mohammad Nabi - Afghanistan, Kusal Perera - Sri Lanka, Nicholas Pooran - West Indies, Dale Steyn - South Africa, Marcus Stoinis - Australia

Overseas Players with Reserve Price of GBP 60,000: Shaheen Afridi - Pakistan, Shahid Afridi - Pakistan, Faheem Ashraf - Pakistan, Jason Behrendorff - Australia, Dan Christian - Australia, Martin Guptill - New Zealand, Usman Shinwari Khan - Pakistan, Shoaib Malik - Pakistan, Shaun Marsh - Australia, Chris Morris - South Africa, Mustafizur Rahman - Bangladesh, Wahab Riaz - Pakistan, Imran Tahir - South Africa, Mujeeb Ur Rahman - Afghanistan, Matthew Wade - Australia

Overseas Players with Reserve Price of GBP 50,000: Mohammad Abbas - Pakistan, Asif Ali - Pakistan, Nathan Coulter-Nile - Australia, Dhananjaya De Silva - Sri Lanka, Travis Head - Australia, Moises Henriques - Australia, Usman Khawaja - Australia, Evin Lewis - West Indies, Angelo Mathews - Sri Lanka, Colin Munro - New Zealand, James Neesham - New Zealand, James Pattinson - Australia, Mitch Santner - New Zealand, D'Arcy Short - Australia, Peter Siddle - Australia, Ish Sodhi - New Zealand, Ross Taylor - New Zealand, Lahiru Thirimanne - Sri Lanka, Andrew Tye - Australia, Isuru Udana - Sri Lanka, Imad Wasim - Pakistan

Domestic Players with Reserve Price of GBP 60,000: Joe Denly - Kent, Liam Livingstone - Lancashire, Samit Patel - Nottinghamshire, Mark Wood - Durham

Domestic Players with Reserve Price of GBP 50,000: Ian Bell - Warwickshire, Sam Billings - Kent, Morne Morkel - Surrey, Liam Plunkett - Surrey, Delray Rawlins - Sussex, Olly Stone - Warwickshire, Ryan Ten Doeschate - Essex

Domestic Players with Reserve Price of GBP 40,000: Kyle Abbott - Hampshire, Daniel Bell-Drummond - Kent, Gareth Harte - Durham, Richard Levi - Northamptonshire, Wayne Madsen - Derbyshire, Hamidullah Qadri - Derbyshire, Rilee Rossouw - Hampshire, Hardus Viljoen - Kent

Build-up:

Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the maiden draft for The Hundred. Eight teams, seven rounds, two picks per round, with the entire process lasting for two hours - that's the draft in a nutshell for you. For a detailed version, Rob Johnston has listed out all that you need to know

Points to remember:

- Each squad will have 14 members apart from a contracted England Test player

- The eight teams have already picked one England player and two local icon players each, and will use the draft to fill in the remaining slots

- A maximum of three overseas players permitted for each team, with all three allowed to feature in the playing XI during the competition

- Each team is allowed a maximum of 100 seconds to pick a player from the draft

- After the conclusion of next year's Vitality T20 Blast, each team will be able to select one wildcard player to add to their squad. That player will earn GBP 30,000

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