The Hundred 2022: Meg Lanning, Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt set for first stints
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The second edition of The Hundred is set to be bigger than last year as more international players were signed in the draft on Tuesday (April 5). The new signings include seven Australian players from the 2022 World Cup-winning squad. The signings feature Rachel Haynes, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Tahlia McGrath, Alana King, Megan Schutt, and Annabel Sutherland.
Left-arm off-spinner Sophie Molineux has also been picked up for the second edition. She will be seen in action for Birmingham Phoenix. The other signings include White Ferns' allrounder Amelia Kerr, her fellow compatriot Amy Satterthwaite, West Indian opener Deandra Dottin and former South Africa skipper and middle-order batter Mignon du Preez.
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Earlier, Australian wicket-keeper and the highest run-getter of the recently concluded 2022 World Cup, Alyssa Healy has signed for Northern Superchargers. Superchargers will also feature the former English veteran and three-time world champion Jenny Gunn who had missed out on the inaugural edition.
Sanjay Patel, Managing Director of The Hundred said, “With a host of star players confirmed, The Hundred will have fans on the edge of their seats with world class sport, as well as bringing more family-friendly entertainment off the pitch. In the women’s competition we have the best players from across the world taking part including Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine and we are confident we will set a new benchmark for the women’s domestic game.”
Among the English players, England's star opener Tammy Beaumont has moved from London Spirit to Welsh Fire and is all set to lead them.
“I’m beyond excited to be leading Welsh Fire this summer. I loved my time with London Spirit but the opportunity to captain Welsh Fire was something I couldn’t turn down. We are building a really talented squad, full of world class players and we can’t wait to get out in front of our amazing fans in Cardiff and put on a show,” said Beaumont.
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She will be joined by Fran Wilson, Alex Hartley, Fi Morris, and Sarah Bryce at Fire. Oval Invincibles, the winners of the inaugural edition have added England batter Lauren Winfield-Hill. Winfield-Hill played for the Superchargers in the previous edition.
London Spirit: Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Luff, Heather Knight (c), Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Naomi Dattani, Grace Scrivens, Amara Carr, Alice Monaghan
Welsh Fire: Rachael Haynes, Annabel Sutherland, Tammy Beaumont (c), Fran Wilson, Alex Hartley, Sarah Bryce, Fi Morris, Hayley Matthews, Katie George, Nicole Harvey, Lauren Filer, Alex Griffiths, Georgia Hennessey, Hannah Baker, Claire Nicholas
Manchester Originals: Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross (c), Lizelle Lee, Emma Lamb, Eleanor Threlkeld, Hannah Jones, Cordelia Griffith, Georgie Boyce, Laura Jackson, Amy Satterthwaite, Deandra Dottin, Phoebe Graham, Ami Campbell, Grace Potts
Northern Superchargers: Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Wolvaardt, Alyssa Healy, Linsey Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Bess Heath, Hollie Armitage, Elizabeth Russell, Kalea Moore, Jenny Gunn, Lucy Higham
Oval Invincibles: Dane van Niekerk (c), Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Natasha Farrant, Mady Villiers, Alice Capsey, Danielle Gregory, Grace Gibbs, Emma Jones, Aylish Cranstone, Emily Windsor, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Kira Chathli, Eva Grey
Trent Rockets: Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver, Sarah Glenn, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn , Meg Lanning, Mignon du Preez, Alana King, Bryony Smith, Sophie Munro, Marie Kelly, Georgia Davis, Alexa Stonehouse
Birmingham Phoenix: Amy Jones, Sophie Devine (c), Ellyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Elwiss, Kirstie Gordon, Issy Wong, Evelyn Jones, Emily Arlott, Gwen Davies, Abtaha Maqsood, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin, Sterre Kalis
Southern Brave: Danielle Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Sophia Dunkley, Anya Shrubsole, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tahlia McGrath, Maia Bouchier, Lauren Bell, Carla Rudd, Georgia Adams, Tara Norris, Joanne Gardner, Paige Scholfield, Freya Kemp, Ella McCaughan