Meet The New Northern Superchargers Men’s Team

21st October 2019

Darren Lehmann selects some of the best international and domestic stars including Aaron Finch and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in The Hundred Draft

Tonight, at The Hundred Draft, Northern Superchargers welcomed 14 new players to the men’s team. Darren Lehmann went head-to-head with seven competing Head Coaches to select the very best players to represent the Leeds-based team in The Hundred next summer.

Chosen from a 570-strong player pool, Australian international Aaron Finch was the first player picked. Joining him is Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Australia’s Chris Lynn, who were picked from the international player pool.

Lehmann quickly snapped up Adam Lyth and Richard Gleeson, joining existing teammates, England international Ben Stokes, fellow England World Cup winner Adil Rashid and destructive all-rounder David Willey, who were selected in the first stage of the draft process, earlier this month. The men’s team, based at Emerald Headingley, will face seven other teams in the competition when it starts in Summer 2020.

Players picked on the 20th October:
Aaron Finch (3); Mujeeb Ur Rahman (14); Chris Lynn (19); Adil Rashid (30) – selected on 3rd October; Adam Lyth (35); David Willey (46) – selected on 3rd October; Richard Gleeson (51); Ben Foakes (62); Tom Kohler-Cadmore (67); David Wiese (78); Nathan Rimmington (83); Brydon Carse (94); Ed Barnard (99); John Simpson (110)


Men’s players selected on 3rd October:
Ben Stokes (England Men’s red ball central contract pick), Adil Rashid, David Willey (Local Icons)
During the evening, Northern Superchargers also announced the signing of Alyssa Healy to join the women’s team as a marquee player. Healy’s signing represents the first announcement of the second stage of the player selection process within the women’s competition. She will join England stars Lauren Winfield and Linsey Smith, who were unveiled in stage one of the process earlier this month.

Other notable player selections on the night included Rashid Khan for Trent Rockets, Andre Russell for Southern Brave, Steve Smith for Welsh Fire, Sam Billings for Oval Invincibles, Imran Tahir for Manchester Originals, Mark Wood for London Spirit and Liam Livingstone for Birmingham Phoenix.

Darren Lehmann, Northern Superchargers Head Coach, said: “I know that next summer at Headingley is going to be amazing. I’ve selected a great team, and I have no doubt, Ben, Adil and the rest of the squad are going to throw everything at the competition, to kick The Hundred off in style and get even more people watching cricket.”

Sanjay Patel, Managing Director of The Hundred said: “We now have eight quality men’s teams and eight more world class women’s players confirmed to feature in The Hundred next summer. The Hundred Draft was an incredible way to put the men’s teams together – another great historical moment for British sport this year. We hope these new teams will inspire existing fans and newcomers to not only rally behind them, but also pick up a bat and ball and join in.”

If you missed the live picks, you can catch up on the action via Sky Sports On Demand, Sky Sports Digital platforms, BBC iPlayer, and The Hundred Facebook and Instagram.

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