Heinrich Klaasen was rewarded for his excellent white-ball form at The Hundred draft on Thursday.
The Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman, who hit an unbeaten 119 off 61 balls in the third ODI against the West Indies in Potchefstroom on Tuesday, will play for the Oval Invincibles in the 2023 tournament.
Thirty-eight-year-old Netherlands and former Proteas spinner Roelof van der Merwe, who starred for the Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the inaugural SA20, was picked up by the Welsh Fire having represented the Northern Superchargers last year, while Joburg Super Kings batsman Leus du Plooy was signed by the Southern Brave having turned out for the Welsh Fire in 2022.
Proteas all-rounder Wayne Parnell was retained by the Northern Superchargers as was Namibia and former SA all-rounder David Wiese.
Thirty players were picked across the eight men’s teams, who will be able to sign two more players as ‘wildcards’ after the group stage of England’s Blast T20 tournament.
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In the women’s Hundred, Proteas T20 Women’s World Cup finalists Shabnim Ismail (Welsh Fire), Laura Wolvaardt (Manchester Originals) and Chloe Tryon (Southern Brave) were all picked up in the draft, while Marizanne Kapp was retained by the Oval Invincibles.
Proteas discards Lizelle Lee (Trent Rockets) and Dané van Niekerk (Oval Invincibles) were also bought in the draft.
Van Niekerk recently retired from all international cricket after being left out of South Africa’s T20 World Cup squad for fitness reasons.
The Hundred men’s squads
Retained: Jonny Bairstow (central contract), Joe Clarke, Ollie Pope, David Payne, Jake Ball, George Scrimshaw
Draft picks: Tom Abell, David Willey, Shaheen Afridi, Glenn Phillips, Haris Rauf, Roelof van der Merwe, Stevie Eskinazi, Dan Douthwaite
Retained: Jofra Archer (central contract), James Vince, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Rehan Ahmed, Craig Overton, Finn Allen, George Garton, James Fuller, Alex Davies, Joe Weatherley
Draft picks: Leus du Plooy, Tim David, Devon Conway
Retained: Ben Stokes (central contract), Adil Rashid, Harry Brook, Adam Lyth, Adam Hose, Brydon Carse, Matthew Potts, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell, Callum Parkinson
Draft picks: Reece Topley, Tom Banton, Michael Bracewell, Bas de Leede
Retained: Sam Curran (central contract), Sunil Narine, Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Saqib Mahmood, Jordan Cox, Gus Atkinson, Danny Briggs, Nathan Sowter
Draft picks: Heinrich Klaasen, Ross Whiteley, Ihsanullah
Retained: Chris Woakes (central contract), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan, Adam Milne, Benny Howell, Will Smeed, Kane Richardson, Tom Helm, Chris Benjamin, Dan Mousley
Draft picks: Ben Duckett, Jamie Smith, Miles Hammond
Retained: Mark Wood (central contract), Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Ellis, Liam Dawson, Dan Lawrence, Zak Crawley, Jordan Thompson, Mason Crane, Adam Rossington, Chris Wood, Ravi Bopara
Draft picks: Mitchell Marsh, Olly Stone, Michael Pepper
Retained: Jos Buttler (central contract), Wanindu Hasaranga, Phil Salt, Jamie Overton, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Paul Walter, Josh Little, Wayne Madsen, Tom Lammonby, Mitchell Stanley
Draft picks: Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner, Josh Tongue
Retained: Joe Root (central contract), Rashid Khan, Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Luke Wood, Colin Munro, Sam Cook, Daniel Sams, Samit Patel, Matt Carter
Draft picks: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sam Hain, Brad Wheal
The Hundred women’s squads
Retained: Tammy Beaumont, Hayley Matthews
Draft picks: Sophia Dunkley, Shabnim Ismail, Georgia Elwiss, Freya Davies, Laura Harris, Alex Hartley
Retained: Heather Knight, Amelia Kerr, Charlie Dean, Dani Gibson
Draft picks: Grace Harris, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Munro, Sophie Luff
Retained: Sophie Ecclestone, Deandra Dottin, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld
Draft picks: Laura Wolvaardt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Kathryn Bryce, Katie George
Retained: Alyssa Healy, Linsey Smith, Hollie Armitage, Beth Heath
Draft picks: Kate Cross, Georgia Wareham, Heather Graham, Alice Davidson-Richards
Retained: Amy Jones, Ellyse Perry, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott
Draft picks: Sophie Devine, Hannah Baker, Eve Jones, Katie Levick
Retained: Nat Sciver-Brunt, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Alana King, Bryony Smith
Draft picks: Harmanpreet Kaur, Lizelle Lee, Kirstie Gordon, Grace Potts
Retained: Smriti Mandhana, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp
Draft picks: Danni Wyatt, Anya Shrubsole, Chloe Tryon, Maitlan Brown
Retained: Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Tash Farrant
Draft picks: Suzie Bates, Dané van Niekerk, Mady Villiers, Paige Scholfield