Little less than a global phenomenon, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has completely changed the game and the way it is played.The league has produced all of the key superstars for various international teams, and they hold it in high regard. The English-based competition The Hundred, like the IPL, takes a unique approach to the game. The 100-ball cricket competition, which includes both men’s and women’s teams, is organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board. It was first staged in July and August of 2021.
According to reports, Australian speedster Mitchell Starc has signed up for The Hundred Draught and will compete for the first time. To participate in the third iteration of The Hundred, Starc must be chosen for one of the five open 125,000 pound international signing spots.
While the majority of Australia’s multi-format stars opted out, Starc, who consistently avoids the Indian Premier League to manage his workload, chose The Hundred. The dates of Australia’s limited-overs tour of South Africa in August will have a significant impact on Mitchell Starc’s availability.
Robin Uthappa, a former Indian cricketer and 2007 T20 World Cup champion, also participated in The Hundred draught and has a good chance of becoming the first Indian player in the league. Uthappa joined the draught with a 40,000 pound reserve price.
However, Uthappa is the first Indian to declare for the draught. Harbhajan Singh registered earlier this year but later removed his name. Female cricketers who have entered the upcoming draught include Harmanpreet Kaur (31,250 pounds), Jemimah Rodrigues (31,250 pounds), Deepti Sharma (no reserve price), Shikha Pandey (no reserve price), Disha Kasat (no reserve price), and Kiran Navgire (no reserve price).