Babar Azam missing as 65 Pakistan cricketers register for The Hundred draft

The fourth edition of The Hundred is scheduled to commence on July 23

Babar Azam missing as 65 Pakistan cricketers register for The Hundred draft PHOTO: AFP

A total of sixty-five cricketers from Pakistan, comprising 60 men and 5 women, have signed up for the 2024 The Hundred Draft, which is slated for March 20.

Suprisingly, former Pakistan captain, Babar Azam has given The Hundred a miss this year, along with Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan.

In the initial stages, Manchester Originals chose to retain Usama Mir, while Welsh Fire opted to retain the services of pacer Haris Rauf.

Furthermore, Hasan Ali and Naseem Shah have thrown their hats into the draft, commanding a notable reserve price of £100,000. Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed have set their reserve prices at £75,000. Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir, Saim Ayub, Aamer Jamal, and Abdullah Shafique have set a base price of £60,000.

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, and Imad Wasim have entered the draft with a reserve price of £50,000. Players like Mir Hamza, Mohammad Hasnain, and Azam Khan have set their reserve prices at £40,000.

Noteworthy is the fact that 46 Pakistani players have registered for The Hundred without specifying a reserve price. This group includes Salman Ali Agha, Abrar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, and Asif Ali.

Haider Ali, Umar Amin, Faheem Ashraf, and Shahnawaz Dahani are also among those who have thrown their names into the pool without a set reserve price. Additionally, players like Zaman Khan, Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Roman Raees, Saud Shakeel, Haneen Shah, and Wasim Junior are without a reserve price.

In the women's category, Iram Javed, Nida Dar, and Fatima Sana have registered with a reserve price of £17,500. Aliya Riaz and Javeria Rauf are included in the draft without a specified reserve price.

In total, there are 245 domestic players and 389 overseas players registered for selection in the men's competition.

The fourth edition of The Hundred is scheduled to commence on July 23.

Overseas Players in The Hundred Draft 2024:
£125,000 Reserve Price: Joshua Inglis (Australia), Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka), Angus McKenzie (New Zealand), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand), Sunil Narine (West Indies), Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand),

£100,000 Reserve Price: Hassan Ali (Pakistan), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Shamar Joseph (West Indies), Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Naseem Shah (Pakistan), David Warner (Australia), Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan)

£75,000 Reserve Price: Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan), Noor Ahmed (Afghanistan), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Johnson Charles (West Indies), Matthew Henry (New Zealand), Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Azmat Omarxai (Afghanistan), Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand), Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Naveen Ul-Haq (Afghanistan), Matthew Wade (Australia), Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

£60,000 Reserve Price: Mohammad Amir (Pakistan), Sharafuddin Ashraf (Afghanistan), Saim Ayub (Pakistan), Michael Bracewell (New Zealand), Tom Bruce (New Zealand), Nandre Burger (South Africa), Alex Carey (Australia), Litton Das (Bangladesh), Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan), Akeal Hosein (West Indies), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Aamir Jamal (Pakistan), Karim Janat (Afghanistan), Usman Khawaja (Australia), Josh Little (Ireland), Michael Neser (Australia), Lungi Ngidi (South Africa), Sherfane Rutheford (West Indies), Abdullah Shafique (Pakistan), Tim Southee (New Zealand), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

£50,000 Reserve Price: Sean Abbott (Australia), Taskin Ahmed (Bangladesh), Jason Behrendorff (Australia), Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Aaron Hardie (Australia), Muhammad Haris (Pakistan)