April 6 (Reuters) -Manchester Originals have signed Sri Lankan spin bowler Wanindu Hasaranga for £100,000 in The Hundred draft, according to foreign media.
London Spirit have signed West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard as their number one men’s pick in The Hundred draft, the team said on Tuesday, while all-rounder Andre Russell joined Manchester Originals and Dwayne Bravo went to Northern Superchargers.
Pollard, who has played over 100 Twenty20 internationals, was recruited by the London side along with England spinner Liam Dawson and Australian fast bowler Riley Meredith. Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was already in their squad
“I’m really pleased I’ll get to play at Lord’s. I have some good memories of playing there, and have done well in finals for Hampshire there,” Dawson said. “Glenn Maxwell and Pollard are legends of the game, so I think we’ve got a fantastic team together.”
Manchester Originals, who finished sixth last season, signed West Indian Russell, Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and Australian fast bowler Sean Abbott.
Welsh fire bolstered their squad by bringing in Australia spinner Adam Zampa, South African big-hitter David Miller, and Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah as their overseas players.
West Indian Bravo will be joined at the Northern Superchargers by Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz. The Hundred was launched to attract a younger audience to the game in England with eight city-based teams competing over five weeks.
Matches comprise 100 balls per innings with a change of ends after 10 deliveries.
Southern Brave won the inaugural competition last year, comfortably beating Birmingham Phoenix in the men’s final at Lord’s after the Oval Invincibles won the women’s crown.
The 2022 tournament will be held between Aug. 3 and Sept. 22.