Welsh Fire handed second pick in the Hundred re-draft as they seek to replace Australian stars Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc
- Welsh Fire to have second pick in the Hundred re-draft later this month
- Manchester Originals are to receive the first and fourth picks in the re-draft
- Southern Brave also handed a pick in the first round after losing Andre Russell
Welsh Fire will get second pick in the Hundred re-draft later this month as they look to replace Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc.
The Australian duo have not been retained for the ECB’s delayed 100-ball competition which runs from July 21 – the Fire offered Jonny Bairstow one of the top bracket £100,000 slots instead amid doubts about their availability.
Manchester Originals are to receive the first and fourth picks after dumping all three of their overseas players, Imran Tahir, Dan Christian and Mitchell Santner.
Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc have not been retained for ECB’s delayed 100-ball competition
Sportsmail understands that the order of picking will be the reverse of the original draft made in October 2019 and Manchester will go first as Birmingham Phoenix and London Spirit have kept their top picks of Liam Livingstone and Glenn Maxwell respectively.
Southern Brave are the other team to get a pick in the first round before Manchester get their second selection. They chose West Indies star Andre Russell originally. Aaron Finch remains alongside Ben Stokes at Northern Superchargers.
The Originals, coached by Simon Katich, are set for a significant overhaul with Dane Vilas also released from their high-earning spots and South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock therefore likely to be of interest.
Welsh Fire will get second pick in the re-draft later as they seek to replace Smith and Starc
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