Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga and Steve Smith are among the many names confirmed within the draft of The Hundred.
Some of the world’s finest cricketers have been confirmed to participate in a brand new home match set to be launched subsequent summer season.
The match will see eight city-based franchise groups compete in a 100-balls-a-side competitors.
England’s centrally contracted Test players will likely be assigned to groups on Thursday when the eight groups are formally unveiled by the ECB.
The remainder of the squads will likely be confirmed at a draft on October 20.
Confirmed participant for The 100 draft
Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Babar Azam, Tom Curran, Quinton De Kock, Faf du Plessis, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Rashid Khan, Lasith Malinga, Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett, Kieron Pollard, Kagiso Rabada, Jason Roy, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Kane Williamson, David Warner.
World Cup-winning captain Morgan will likely be concerned, together with fellow England stars Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett and Jason Roy.
Ashes hero Smith and Australia compatriots Aaron Finch, Mitchell Starc and David Warner have additionally been confirmed.
High-profile veterans and white-ball legends resembling Gayle, Malinga and Shahid Afridi are current together with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
Ben Stokes, who this summer season helped England win the World Cup and draw the Ashes, stated: ‘I’m actually excited. It’s a brand new idea for cricket.
‘One of the most effective issues, particularly for the home sport, is that individuals will have the ability to see the most effective players on the earth, enjoying each week.
‘You’ve obtained two to a few abroad players in every crew. Every crew goes to have an abroad celebrity – one thing that has not at all times occurred in England.
‘I’ve performed at Durham since I used to be 16 years outdated, and once you head into one thing new and you’re not fairly certain the place you’re going to be, it’s thrilling once more.
‘We’ve all obtained an affiliation with our counties as a result of we’ve been there since we had been youthful, however somebody from the north would possibly finish up within the south and somebody from the south would possibly finish up within the north.
‘Who knows where you’re going to finish up? I’m excited to be a part of one thing that’s attempting to convey a brand new viewers to the sport of cricket.’