Harmanpreet Kaur to play for Trent Rockets, Mandhana retained by S Brave
Harmanpreet Kaur  to play for Trent Rockets, Mandhana retained by S Brave

India women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur will play for Trent Rockets while her deputy Smriti Mandhana will turn out for Southern Brave in this year’s The Hundred cricket tournament.

While Harmanpreet was signed by Trent Rockets at The Hundred draft held on Thursday, Mandhana was retained by Southern Brave.A total of 64 positions viz men and women, were filled up in Thursday’s The Hundred Draft.

The women’s draft was held for the first time.Among big names among men, Pakistanis Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf were picked up by Welsh Fire, Pakistan captain Babar Azam went unsold. Former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard and New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult also were unsold.

The 2023 edition of The Hundred will begin on August 1, with Trent Rockets taking on Southern Brave in the men’s and women’s competition respectively. 

Pakistan’s fast bowler Shaheen Afridi, who recently led Lahore Qalandars to the PSL title, was picked up by Welsh Fire alongside his national teammate Haris Rauf. However, the likes of Babar  Mohammad Rizwan  and Azam  not find any buyers. Likewise, Bangladesh star Shakib Al Hasan, West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Australian duo of Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa were not picked either.

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