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Cricket: Aussie stars to feature in The Hundred

The Hundred is set to get underway in the UK on the first day of August and a number of Australian men and women will be out to take the tournament by storm.

The 100-ball cricket tournament consists of eight men’s and eight women’s teams representing major cities across England and Wales.

Australian players were in big demand during The Hundred draft and, although a number of high-profile Aussies including Mitchell Starc withdrew, some remained.

They will pick up some big dollars during the tournament that will run throughout August, with the final set to be played at Lords on the 27th.

So let’s take a closer look at which Australians will be taking part.

WhatThe Hundred 2023
WhereEngland and Wales
WhenTuesday 1st August - Sunday 27th August 2023
How to watchFox Sports

David sticks with Southern Brave

Swashbuckling batter Tim David was a man in demand during the draft and looked set to be on his way to the Welsh Fire, who selected him with the first overall pick.

However, that sparked Southern Brave, the club he represented in 2022, into action. Southern Brave used their ‘right-to-match’ option to ensure David will stay with them for 2023.

David, who plays for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League, has earned a reputation as one of the best players in the shortest form of the game.

Marsh joins fellow Aussies at Spirit

Western Australia all-rounder Mitch Marsh may be on Ashes duty, but he will soon be heading to The Hundred when it is done and dusted.

London Spirit have paid top dollar to get Marsh on board and he will join fellow Aussies Glenn Maxwell and Nathan Ellis at the franchise who play their home matches at Lord’s.

Turner heads to Manchester

Ashton Turner has shown his class in the Big Bash League for a number of years now. Skipper of the Perth Scorchers, Turner has led by example when guiding his side to back-to-back titles.

On a number of occasions he dug the Scorchers out of a hole, so it is no surprise that he was a man in demand in The Hundred draft.

Manchester Originals got their cheque book out and Turner is heading to the north west of England.

The other two Australians to feature in The Hundred are Kane Richardson, who will play for Birmingham Phoenix, and Daniel Sams, who has been snapped up by the Trent Rockets.

Australian women to feature

The first ever women’s draft in UK sport also took place in The Hundred and it is no surprise that the Aussies were again in big demand.

A number of players have been impressing in the women’s Ashes and will now stay on in the UK to star in The Hundred.

Grace Harris and Alyssa Healy were the top earners when joining London Spirit and Northern Superchargers respectively.

Georgia Wareham and Heather Graham will also join Healy in representing the Superchargers.

Ellyse Perry and Amanda-Jade Wellington also came at a big price. Perry will play for Birmingham Phoenix, while Wellington will represent Manchester Originals.

Leg-spinner Alana King has been snapped up by Trent Rockets, Laura Harris will play for Welsh Fire and Maitlan Brown, Southern Brave.

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