Trent Rockets skipper Lewis Gregory believes the side are building a squad that will be tough to beat in the inaugural edition of The Hundred.

With the likes of Rashid Khan and Dawid Malan already in the squad, Gregory, Luke Wood, Ben Cox and Australians D'Arcy Short and Nathan Coulter-Nile have also been retained as the Rockets kept 12 of the 14 players they initially picked up.

Gregory, most recently seen playing for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, says it is an honour to lead the group and is excited to bring the players together.