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Ian Chadband

Warner and Lanning top Aussie invasion in Hundred draft

David Warner is one of the star Australian names in the draft for English cricket's The Hundred. (Marty Melville/AAP PHOTOS)

David Warner and Meg Lanning top a list of 121 Australians who feature in the draft for the 2024 edition of The Hundred, England's money-spinning white-ball tournament.

Allrounder Josh Inglis is the one Aussie to be included in the biggest money bracket of £125,000 ($A244,000) for the men's event, while Warner is in the next highest band with a £100,000 ($A195,000) reserve.

Ash Gardner could be among the big earners in the women's tournament with the biggest reserve price of £50,000 ($97,500) while Lanning, enjoying a lucrative post-international career in the white-ball game, is priced at £40,000 ($A58,500) along with Beth Mooney and Annabel Sutherland.

Warner, now retired from Test and ODI cricket but set to play this year's T20 World Cup, has twice previously registered for English cricket's 100-ball-a-side event but pulled out in 2021 and was then overlooked for the second edition.

Ash Gardner
Ash Gardner is in the top price band in the draft for the women's Hundred in England. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS)

Plenty of the Australians who are set to feature in the men's World Cup in the US in June will then go to England for The Hundred which begins on July 23.

Lanning, who played for Trent Rockets in 2022, will be among a host of Australian stars out to grab one of the remaining 75 places available in the draft which will take place on March 20 in London.

They'll hope to join Australian stars who have already been retained by their teams, including Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson, Ellyse Perry and Phoebe Litchfield.

Alongside Inglis in the highest price bracket are six more top overseas players –Angelo Matthews (Sri Lanka), Angus McKenzie, Daryl Mitchell, Mitch Santner (New Zealand), Sunil Narine and Nicholas Pooran (West Indies).

Also in the women's top price band besides Gardner are the star Indian trio of Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma.



Reserve Price: £125,000 ($A244,000): Josh Inglis

£100,000 ($195,000): David Warner

£75,000 ($A147,000): Matthew Wade

£60,000 ($A117,000): Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser

£50,000 ($A98,000): Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendorff, Aaron Hardie, Daniel Sams

£40,000 ($A78,000): Jake Fraser-McGurk, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Lance Morris, Josh Philippe, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye

No Reserve Price: 64 players including Cameron Bancroft, Tim David, Scott Boland and Matt Renshaw.


Reserve Price £50,000 ($A97,500): Ash Gardner

£40,000 ($A78,009): Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Annabel Sutherland

£30,000 ($A58,500): Darcie Brown, Kim Garth, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington

£17,500 ($A34,000): Erin Burns

No Reserve Price: 29 players, including Laura Harris and Heather Graham.

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