Rashid Khan took top billing as Trent Rockets assembled the side which will compete at Trent Bridge in The Hundred next summer.

Khan, the world’s top-ranked bowler in T20I cricket, made history as the first player to be picked in a draft for a UK sporting competition.

The Afghanistan international spinner will be joined at Trent Bridge by fellow international stars D’Arcy Short and Nathan Coulter-Nile, while Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory was Head Coach Stephen Fleming’s first domestic pick.

Fleming has retained the services of a strong Nottinghamshire contingent for next summer’s tournament, recruiting Steven Mullaney and Matt Carter in round four, before selecting Tom Moores and Luke Fletcher in subsequent rounds.

Meanwhile, former Outlaw Luke Wood will return to Trent Bridge for the competition.

In the later rounds of the draft, Fleming chose to bolster the Trent Rockets batting line-up with the explosive trio of Dawid Malan, Luke Wright and wicketkeeper Ben Cox.

Elsewhere, Notts left-hander Ben Duckett will ply his trade in Cardiff for Welsh Fire, while Dan Christian and Joe Clarke were picked by Manchester Originals.

It was also announced during the draft that Australian Ashes winner Sophie Molineux will join her international opponents Katherine Brunt and Nat Sciver in Salliann Briggs' women's outfit.


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