David Warner is determined to be the big money headline act within the English cricket summer as he heads an array of 38 high Australian players chasing the remaining places in The Hundred tournament.
Warner has re-entered the tournament draft in a declare to earn certainly one of many remaining seven overseas slots up for grabs within the inaugural 100-ball-a-facet innovation.
But grabbing the signature of the Australian luminary will now not advance cheap for any of the potential eight suitor teams as Warner is certainly one of legal 10 overseas players who have station the very glorious reserve brand of Stg 100,000 ($A179,157).
The others alongside the 34-year-weak Warner within the tip bracket are Babar Azam, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Lockie Ferguson, Shakib-al-Hasan, Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran and Tamim Iqbal.
Warner had originally been on account of play for the Southampton-based Southern Brave in 2020 nonetheless pulled out of the inaugural tournament which ended up being shelved within the pandemic.
Neither Steve Smith nor Mitchell Starc, who both originally signed up with Cardiff-based Welsh Hearth for 2020, have re-entered the draft.
But Warner, who also hadn’t been expected to play this season, is taking advantage of original opportunities after Australia’s tour to South Africa was cancelled.
Among the 500 players, mostly English, throwing their hat into the draft, there are more than a few other Australian Big Bash stars who are – and will advance a bit cheaper than Warner.
Scorchers allrounder Mitch Marsh and paceman Jhye Richardson, along with Sixers wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe, are on at the subsequent very best reserve of stage of Stg 80,000 ($A143,325).
Marnus Labuschagne, Dan Christian, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade and Jason Behrendorff are within the Stg 60,000 ($A107,494) bracket while Alex Carey is available at Stg 48,000 ($A85,995).
Ben Cutting, James Faulkner and Usman Khawaja have been station at Stg 40,000 ($A71,663) with Fawad Ahmed, Travis Head and Mark Steketee within the Stg 32,000 ($A57,330) bracket.
The Aussies with no reserve brand are Sean Abbott, Wes Agar, Jackson Chicken, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Ellis, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, Sam Heazlett, Daniel Hughes, Josh Inglis, Josh Lalor, Ben McDermott, Lloyd Pope, Alex Ross, Billy Stanlake, Ashton Turner, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Jack Wildermuth and Daniel Worrall.
The eight competing teams in The Hundred have already retained some players that they signed from the 2019 draft, at the side of Australian stars Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile and D’Arcy Fast.
Rivals to enroll in them will now be fierce, as 252 overseas players in total have entered the boys’s draft, battling for the seven places while 254 British-based players have also establish their names forward in a declare to gain certainly one of handiest 28 domestic places.
The draft will take place within the back of closed doors on February 22 with the final alternatives revealed the next day.