Sky Cricket pundits’ mock Hundred Draft

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Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is hoping to be drafted on Sunday night

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is hoping to be drafted on Sunday evening

Before the true Hundred Draft comes the mock one!

For a little bit of enjoyable, we charged Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward, Rob Key and Isa Guha – all of whom might be a part of our protection of The Hundred Draft on Sunday evening – to make their first-round picks.

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Thirteen locations had been up for grabs, with the likes of Chris Gayle, David Warner, Kagiso Rabada, Andre Russell and Rashid Khan vying for choice and a cool £125ok – however which approach did our pundits go?

Find out under after which watch the Hundred Draft correct, reside on Sky Sports from 7pm on Sunday evening…

(NB: Pre-selected ‘native icon’ gamers listed in daring)

Sky Cricket pundits’ Mock Draft

Nasser Hussain Rob Key Ian Ward Isa Guha 1) Trent Rockets Rashid Khan Andre Russell Rashid Khan Rashid Khan 2) Southern Brave Andre Russell Rashid Khan Andre Russell Andre Russell three) Superchargers David Warner Mitchell Starc David Warner Mitchell Starc four) Welsh Fire Mitchell Starc Sunil Narine Mitchell Starc Lasith Malinga 5) Oval Invincibles Aaron Finch Kagiso Rabada Aaron Finch David Warner 6) Manchester Kieron Pollard David Warner Sunil Narine Sunil Narine 7) London Spirit D’Arcy Short Lasith Malinga Lasith Malinga D’Arcy Short eight) Birmingham Babar Azam Mohammad Amir Babar Azam Aaron Finch 9) Birmingham Moeen Ali Moeen Ali Moeen Ali Moeen Ali 10) London Spirit Eoin Morgan Eoin Morgan Eoin Morgan Eoin Morgan 11) Manchester Chris Gayle Glenn Maxwell Glenn Maxwell Chris Lynn 12) Oval Invincibles Jason Roy Jason Roy Jason Roy Jason Roy 13) Welsh Fire Glenn Maxwell AJ Tye Kieron Pollard Mohammad Amir 14) Superchargers Kagiso Rabada Shane Watson Sandeep Lamichhane Glenn Maxwell 15) Southern Brave Mujeeb Ur Rahman Mujeeb Ur Rahman Trent Boult Kieron Pollard 16) Trent Rockets Sunil Narine Quinton de Kock Chris Gayle Chris Gayle

1) Trent Rockets

Rob Key: Andre Russell (West Indies, all-rounder):

“You want absolute value with your overseas picks. The Hundred is going to be about smacking it out of the park, bowling well at the top and bowling tightly at the death – and Russell does all three.”

Ian Ward: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan, spinner)

“He is your No 1 pick, full stop. Like Kyler Murray from the 2019 NFL Draft; he’s the standout player.”

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Isa Guha: Rashid Khan

“He is the MVP, for my part. Mystery spin, so vital in white-ball cricket, I might be Russell – a hard-hitting all-rounder – however Rashid is simply too good to go up.

Nasser Hussain: Rashid Khan

“He’s the perfect white-ball, franchise spin bowler and I’ve acquired two fantastic batsmen in Joe Root and Alex Hales, and a left-armer in Harry Gurney already.”

Rashid Khan is the top-ranked T20 bowler in the world Rashid Khan is the top-ranked T20 bowler in the world

Rashid Khan is the top-ranked T20 bowler on the earth

2) Southern Brave

RK: Rashid Khan

“He’s a thriller spinner and confirmed wicket-taker – one of the profitable short-form bowlers on the earth.”

NH: Andre Russell

“I am not going to waste my £125ok on anybody that isn’t confirmed high quality and Russell ticks all of the containers.”

IW: Andre Russell

“Russell offers death-bowling and he whacks it miles with the bat. Add him to Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan already there, it is one hell of a tempo trio! That’s 60 deliveries of the 100 accounted for already.”

IG: Andre Russell

“With Rashid off the board, the Brave will go for Russell. Super harmful, with bat and ball.

Andre Russell - six hitter and wicket taker Andre Russell - six hitter and wicket taker

Andre Russell – six hitter and wicket taker

three) Northern Superchargers

IW: David Warner (Australia, opening batsman)

“You’ve already got the wrist-spin of Adil Rashid, the left-arm of David Willey, so let’s get a batsman in there. Warner is the best available and ends up linking up with [coach] Darren Lehmann again.”

NH: David Warner

“I think they need an opening batsman and with Darren Lehman at the helm, Warner’s powerful ball-striking makes him a standout pick. I’d also make him captain, based on how he led Sunrisers Hyderabad and in the T20 Tri-nations for Australia.”

IG: Mitchell Starc (Australia, left-arm tempo)

“I was deliberating over picking a top-order batsman here, maybe Chris Lynn, but the left-arm pace of Starc is just too valuable.”

RK: Mitchell Starc

“He’s not only the best death bowler in the world but he bowls at the top; the only thing he doesn’t have on Russell is the batting.”

Mitchell Starc is a master of the yorker Mitchell Starc is a master of the yorker

Mitchell Starc is a grasp of the yorker

four) Welsh Fire

RK: Sunil Narine (West Indies, spinner)

“I kind of get what domestic cricket doesn’t have to offer; there are lots of good batsmen in domestic cricket, don’t get me wrong, but there aren’t mystery spinners like Narine which is why I go for them first. Plus, he can whack it.”

NH: Mitchell Starc

“This is easy in the sense that they clearly need a bowler, with Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton and Colin Ingram already in the side. Starc is devastating on his day. A genuine match-winner.”

IW: Mitchell Starc

“The Fire need bowlers; they could look at the mystery spin of Sunil Narine here. Starc is comfortably in the top three or four picks available. It just depends in which order they go.”

IG: Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka, tempo bowler)

“If Starc is off the board, I think the Fire will go for Malinga. They’ve got three batsmen already; they need a bowler, and he is quality – particularly at the death, bowling his yorkers.”

zero:24 Kumar Sangakkara says Sri Lanka quick bowler Lasith Malinga is price each penny after he was valued at £125,000 in The Hundred Draft

Kumar Sangakkara says Sri Lanka quick bowler Lasith Malinga is price each penny after he was valued at £125,000 in The Hundred Draft

5) Oval Invincibles

RK: Kagiso Rabada (South Africa, right-arm tempo)

“Let’s assume that he’s around, rather than playing for South Africa. His extra pace makes him a good wicket-taker at the top and a threat at the death. I’ve always believed the game is about bowling.”

IW: Aaron Finch (Australia, opening batsman)

“Finch and Jason Roy opening the batting at The Oval, thanks very much. Good luck bowling at those two!”

NH: Aaron Finch

“Finch appears a pure match, given his connection to the Oval and the chance to hyperlink up with fellow Aussie Tom Moody. Roy and Finch know one another properly – it is a actually good dynamic mixture up entrance.

IG: David Warner

“The pure choose can be Finch, as a result of he has been at Surrey and is aware of The Oval properly. But, I believe as a result of Tom Moody is coach, he’ll go together with Warner – they’ve spent loads of time collectively already within the IPL with Sunrisers.”

David Warner could add oomph at the top of the batting order David Warner could add oomph at the top of the batting order

David Warner might add oomph on the high of the batting order

6) Manchester Originals

NH: Kieron Pollard (West Indies, all-rounder)

“He’s a high-quality franchise cricketer with a confirmed observe report. I would like a gap batsman however with Warner and Finch gone, I might go Gayle – however Pollard will get the nod as I believe he’d win extra video games in the meanwhile.”

IW: Sunil Narine

“What you need out of your abroad picks is what’s less-widely obtainable in home cricket. So, thriller spin. He can even whack it a couple of bit, if you need a pinch-hitter on the high of the order. It’s no concern to me that Matt Parkinson is already with Manchester; you want two spinners at Old Trafford, a much bigger floor.”

IG: Sunil Narine

“Head coach Simon Katich and spin-bowling coach Carl Crowe have each labored with Narine beforehand with the Kolkata Knight Riders.”

RK: David Warner

“They have their spinner in Matt Parkinson, so I am seeking to the highest of the order. An attacking batsman who presents extra on the high of the order than somebody like Chris Gayle. I believe this sport goes to be about explosive cricketers.”

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine could be a man in demand West Indies spinner Sunil Narine could be a man in demand

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine may very well be a person in demand

7) London Spirit

IG: D’Arcy Short (Australia, opening batsman)

“This is a tough one. With Eoin Morgan already slated in as their ‘native icon’ participant at No 10, they do not get one other choose until No 23. They want a demise bowler and a hard-hitting allrounder however, I do know that [coach] Shane Warne is a giant fan of Short, so I believe that is who they go for.”

NH: D’Arcy Short

“I believe Shane Warne goes to be funky all through this course of. They are quick on the high of the order and Shane likes Short; Short is not within the top-tier bracket however Shane will not need to miss out on him.”

IW: Lasith Malinga

“D’Arcy Short is somebody they is likely to be eyeing up however, with batsmen already of their squad, you are going to want a bowler, notably a demise bowler, so Malinga is the choose.”

RK: Lasith Malinga

“There aren’t many home cricketers who would have confronted Malinga, so there’s nonetheless greater than a spot of thriller in his armoury. That mentioned I would be apprehensive about his health.”

D'Arcy Short was named Vitality Blast Player of the Year after impressing with bat and ball for Durham D'Arcy Short was named Vitality Blast Player of the Year after impressing with bat and ball for Durham

D’Arcy Short was named Vitality Blast Player of the Year after impressing with bat and ball for Durham

eight) Birmingham Phoenix

NH: Babar Azam (Pakistan, opening batsman)

“Andrew McDonald would love Finch, however I’ve already picked him. With Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali and Pat Brown already inked in, they want batsmen. His availability worries me however I am comfortable to take a punt on the No 1 T20 batsman on the earth.”

IW: Babar Azam

“I will choose the No 1 ranked T20 batsman on the earth proper now, Babar, to open for the Phoenix. There’s a lot of Pakistani cricket followers within the Birmingham space, in order that’s a pleasant match.”

RK: Mohammad Amir (Pakistan, left-arm quick)

“Guaranteed to be obtainable now he is retired from Test cricket, his left-arm tempo will show a menace.”

IG: Aaron Finch

“Finch remains to be on the desk and a pure match to fill one of many opening spots at Edgbaston.”

Babar Azam tops the T20I batting rankings Babar Azam tops the T20I batting rankings

Babar Azam tops the T20I batting rankings

9) Birmingam Phoenix – Moeen Ali

10) London Spirit – Eoin Morgan

11) Manchester Originals

RK: Glenn Maxwell (Australia, all-rounder)

“They’ve acquired two good bowlers already in Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood; I see Maxwell as a hitter but in addition a ‘bowl me a couple of’ bowler and gun fielder. He’s within the warmth of the sport.”

IW: Glenn Maxwell

“Maxwell has performed at Old Trafford for Lancashire. That is a slight benefit, identical to with Finch at The Oval – he’ll know the place, situations, and doubtless sit in the identical spot within the dressing room.”

IG: Chris Lynn (Australia, opening batsman)

“I used to be Maxwell or Shane Watson, however I’ve acquired Lynn teaming up with Narine [Manchester’s possible earlier pick] on the high of the order, identical to in Kolkata.”

NH: Chris Gayle (West Indies, opening batsman)

“I am just a little involved that his kind might need tailed off of late – will he come off sufficient occasions to win you sufficient video games? But you possibly can’t doubt his observe report.”

zero:39 Manchester Originals head coach Simon Katich says will probably be a tough resolution on whether or not to pick Chris Gayle in The Hundred draft

Manchester Originals head coach Simon Katich says will probably be a tough resolution on whether or not to pick Chris Gayle in The Hundred draft

12) Oval Invincibles – Jason Roy

13) Welsh Fire

RK: AJ Tye (Australia, right-arm quick)

“He’s down the order just a little bit however I believe the hazard on this draft is that you just get fixated with the top-brand gamers, whereas I believe half of the problem of that is getting power all through your squad. Tye is likely one of the higher demise bowlers on the earth so I might choose him up earlier relatively than later.”

IW: Kieron Pollard

“Pollard. Hard-hitting allrounder, whacking the ball over these straight boundaries down in Cardiff. Good luck!”

IG: Mohammad Amir

“Another massive choose, because the Fire do not have a second-round choice, what with Colin Ingram and Tom Banton already slotted of their squad. I am tempted by Maxwell once more, however I believe they will go for an additional high-quality bowler and a left-arm possibility in Amir.”

NH: Glenn Maxwell

“I have to bulk out the middle-order – I do not need to find yourself like Royal Challengers Bangalore and have high weapons on the high however be just a little light-weight additional down. Maxwell hits properly down the bottom so ought to do properly at Cardiff with the shorter straight boundaries.”

Mohammad Amir - will the Pakistan paceman get drafted? Mohammad Amir - will the Pakistan paceman get drafted?

Mohammad Amir – will the Pakistan paceman get drafted?

14) Northern Superchargers

RK: Shane Watson (Australia, opening batsman)

“He’s been written off time and time once more however he is a confirmed winner in T20 cricket with the Chennai Super Kings; I believe he’ll be a giant trier – you need somebody with one thing to show. He’s additionally superb at turning up and delivering regardless of not taking part in quite a bit.”

IW: Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal, spinner)

“I am considering Lamichhane right here, one other thriller spinner to bowl in tandem with Adil for the Superchargers.”

IG: Glenn Maxwell

“Lehmann sticking with the Aussies; they’ve then acquired a legspin possibility in Adil and offspin from Maxwell.”

NH: Kagiso Rabada

“With Warner, Stokes, Rashid and Willey locked in I believe I will want a gap bowler. The solely query with Rabada is how a lot he is likely to be obtainable subsequent summer season.”

Kagiso Rabada - one of the star seamers in the draft pool Kagiso Rabada - one of the star seamers in the draft pool

Kagiso Rabada – one of many star seamers within the draft pool

15) Southern Brave

RK: Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan, right-arm spin)

“Jofra Archer may not play a lot – however they do have James Vince and Chris Jordan. Mujeeb presents just a little little bit of thriller and he is aware of the bottom properly, too, having performed beforehand on the Ageas Bowl.”

NH: Mujeeb Ur Rahman

“I would like a spinner – and a thriller spinner too. Mujeeb is priced competitively and I would again him to win me a couple of video games.”

IW: Trent Boult (New Zealand, left-arm tempo)

“Left-armer. They might go for Amir, however I identical to Boult as a cricketer.”

IG: Kieron Pollard

“I believe [coach] Mahela Jayawardena would possibly go for Pollard with this choose, with their IPL reference to the Mumbai Indians. Plus, Pollard becoming a member of Russell within the middle-order is a reasonably devastating mixture!”

Kieron Pollard can be lethal in the middle order Kieron Pollard can be lethal in the middle order

Kieron Pollard will be deadly within the center order

16) Trent Rockets

RK: Quinton de Kock (South Africa, wicketkeeper-batsman)

“I need my abroad to supply extra than simply batting. I at all times suppose that in short-form batting your batsmen are hit-or-miss whoever you might be however the bowlers, all-rounders and wicketkeepers would hopefully have an effect in each single sport. De Kock balances the workforce by having the ability to open and preserve.”

IW: Chris Gayle

“Gayle! Opening the batting with Alex Hales, with that quick boundary one aspect at Trent Bridge.”

IG: Chris Gayle

“I am tempted by Dwayne Bravo, linking up together with his Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming. But, they will at all times get him with the primary choose of the second spherical, so I am going for Gayle too earlier than he is now not obtainable.”

NH: Sunil Narine

“Ideally, I would like a batsman to open with Hales. I am truly going to go together with Narine as he can open the batting and provides you a spin possibility as properly.”

The Hundred Draft – Live might be proven on Sky Sports Cricket, Main Event & Sky One from 7pm on Sunday.

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