The Hundred retention list announced for 2021
The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced the list of players who have retained their contracts for the inaugural edition of The Hundred that is scheduled to happen next year. Earlier, the board had announced that women cricketers who held a contract for 2020 could retain the same for the next year as the tournament was postponed due to the pandemic.
Pace bowler Anya Shrubsole had confirmed earlier that she is willing to stay at Southern Brave. The 28-year-old has taken 165 wickets in 152 T20 matches including the Kia Super League and Women’s Big Bash competition.
West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has also been retained by Southern Brave. Though the Windies allrounder has been struggling with the bat recently, Taylor has scored over 6143 runs and taken 211 wickets in 238 T20s. The 29-year-old has been a reliable player for whichever team she has played over the years.
Taylor’s fellow teammate Deandra Dottin has been retained by London Spirit. The West Indies opener was in red hot form during the T20I series against England, and she has reclaimed the number one position in the ICC rankings. She has made 3716 runs in 181 matches and taken 106 wickets.
Meanwhile, Welsh Fire have retained the services of young Katie George for the first season of The Hundred. The young left-arm medium-pacer has taken 34 wickets in 53 matches and has scored 477 runs in T20s.
While England wicket-keeper Amy Jones will represent Birmingham Phoenix, Manchester Originals have retained Kate Cross for 2021, and Natalie Sciver has opted to stay with Trent Rockets. Cross has played 117 T20s and taken 82 wickets at a strike rate of 27.03. Amy Jones, on the other hand, has made 2964 runs in 165 T20s.
Northern Superchargers have made sure that Lauren Winfield-Hill will turn out for them in the first edition of The Hundred. The opening batter has played 146 T20s and made 2356 runs an average of 21.81.