Three Pakistani players selected for inaugural 'The Hundred', four top Pakistani names missed out

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Three Pakistani players selected for inaugural 'The Hundred', four top Pakistani names missed out

ISLAMABAD - Three Pakistani players selected for inaugural 'The Hundred', four top names missed out from the prestigious league.

Pakistan number one T20 batsman Babar Azam and legend Shahid Afridi wasn’t selected for the inaugural ‘The Hundred’ competition next year.

The Twenty20 stalwarts Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga were also among notable omissions in Sunday’s draft. Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi are the only three player who have been selected as the participants of the 100-ball format.

Rashid, the no. 1 Twenty20 bowler, was snared by Trent Rockets for the top price of £125,000.

Australian players dominated the first major player draft in British sport with batting mainstay Steve Smith and quick Mitchell Starc picked up by Welsh Fire for £125,000 each.

“It’s going to be exciting to be in the first ever hundred-ball comp,” Smith told