Indian Stars Picked up in The Hundred 2023 Women's Draft
Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana to play in The Hundred [Twitter]
The Hundred 2023 Women's draft took place last evening and featured a plethora of cricketers up for grabs. Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana were the only two Indians who were snapped up by franchises and will feature in the upcoming season of the 100-ball tournament.
The Mumbai Indians captain, Kaur, who played for the Manchester Originals, will now turn up for the Trent Rockets, who have players like Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Alana King, and Lizelle Lee as her teammates.
Mandhana will once again play for the Southern Brave, who picked the Indian opener as their second pick. The Royal Challenger Bangalore skipper will team up with the likes of Lauren Bell, Danni Wyatt, Chloe Tryon, and Anya Shrubsole amongst others.
Interestingly, the inaugural season of The Hundred 2021 Women saw as many as five Indian players participate.
The Kaur-led Mumbai Indians will be in action tonight as they take on Alyssa Healy-captained UP Warriorz in the Women's Premier League (WPL) 2023 Eliminator.
Mandhana, who was leading RCB, finished second-last in the points table with 2 wins and six losses.
Draft picks for The Hundred 2023 Women
Danielle Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Anya Shrubsole, Chloe Tryon, Maitlan Brown, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp
Harmanpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Alana King, Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith, Kirstie Gordon, Grace Potts
Sophie Devine, Amy Jones, Ellyse Perry, Issy Wong, Hannah Baker, Eve Jones, Katie Levick, Emily Arlott
Suzie Bates, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Dane van Niekerk, Tash Farrant, Mady Villiers, Paige Scholfield
Sophia Dunkley, Shabnim Ismail, Tammy Beaumont, Hayley Matthews, Georgia Elwiss, Freya Davies, Laura Harris, Alex Hartley
Kate Cross, Alyssa Healy, Georgia Wareham, Heather Graham, Alice Davidson-Richards, Linsey Smith, Hollie Armitage, Bess Heath
Grace Harris, Heather Knight, Sarah Glenn, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Munro, Charlotte Dean, Sophie Luff, Danielle Gibson
Laura Wolvaardt, Sophie Ecclestone, Amanda Jade Wellington, Deandra Dottin, Kathryn Bryce, Emma Lamb, Katie George, Eleanor Threlkeld