Warner for maiden 100-ball cricket | Sunday Observer

Warner for maiden 100-ball cricket

28 February, 2021
David Warner
David Warner

Australian opening batsman David Warner has rejoined Southern Brave for the inaugural edition of English cricket’s Hundred competition, it was announced on Tuesday.

The 100 balls-per-side franchise tournament was meant to have been launched last year but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. All eight franchises will feature both men’s and women’s teams, with the two competitions running side by side.

Thirty-five men’s players were revealed on Tuesday out of more than 500 overseas and domestic players vying to fill the remaining spots.

The Brave had just two slots to fill and managed to secure Warner, who was a first-round pick by the franchise for the 2020 tournament before he dropped out due to other commitments.

The 34-year-old was one of only 10 overseas players in the draft with the highest available reserve price of £100,000 ($141,000) and was the third pick. (AFP)