The inaugural edition of the Hundred is coming close and with it, the list of cricketers pulling out is also increasing. With a very busy and hectic schedule ahead, international cricketers are preferring to sit out of the newest format of the game. The latest to pull out is Australia’s white-ball skipper Aaron Finch.
He was also appointed the captain of Northern Superchargers. However, Faf du Plessis has replaced him now and will also lead the team in the first edition of the tournament. Du Plessis is excited to play alongside the likes of Ben Stokes and other top England players and is looking forward to featuring in the competition.
“It is a real honour to lead Northern Superchargers in their first season. Playing alongside the likes of Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid and Chris Lynn alongside a number of talented young players will be really exciting. I can’t wait to get going in a few weeks’ time,” he said according to Cricbuzz.
There have been a lot of changes in other teams in the lead up to the tournament even as host of South Africa and New Zealand players have been roped in. Veteran leggie Imran Tahir has joined the Birmingham Phoenix along with New Zealand duo of Adam Milne and Finn Allen who has replaced Kane Williamson.
Another Kiwi batsman who will be in action during the Hundred would be Colin Munro who has been signed by Manchester Originals. Among Women, Shabnim Ismail has replaced Rachael Haynes at Oval Invincibles while Laura Wolvaardt has joined Northern Superchargers.