• Rabada tops the pops for Hundred draft

    More than 30 South African players have registered for the player draft ahead of the inaugural The Hundred – the England and Wales Cricket Board’s new limited-overs tournament.

    Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has the highest reserve price of R2.4 million, while captain Faf du Plessis and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock have been positioned at R1.9m each.

    Batsmen Temba Bavuma, JP Duminy and David Miller and fast bowler Dale Steyn’s base prices are R1.4m each.

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    All-rounder Chris Morris and leg-spinner Imran Tahir have reserve prices of R1.1m each – and opener Aiden Markram R760,000.

    Reserve prices were not set for Proteas Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, Bjorn Fortuin, Robbie Frylinck, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Mangaliso Mosehle, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen.

    South African domestic cricketers Ryan Rickelton, Sisanda Magala, Sarel Erwee, George Linde and Andrew Birch, too, didn’t set reserve prices.

    Yorkshire’s Duanne Olivier, Lancashire’s Dane Vilas and Sussex’s David Wiese are among several South African cricketers, who are on Kolpak contracts in the United Kingdom, to have registered for The Hundred draft as well.

    Former Proteas batsman Colin Ingram was drafted by the Welsh Fire earlier this year. The Fire, who will be coached by former Proteas batsman Gary Kirsten, will be accompanied by the Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Rockets, London Spirit, Oval Invincibles and Southern Brave at the inaugural tournament.

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