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David Warner cops $194,000 cricket snub as Meg Lanning snapped up for The Hundred

The Aussie cricket great has been overlooked for The Hundred once again.

David Warner's new career as a T20 specialist has got off to a rocky start after he was snubbed in the draft for the UK's The Hundred tournament. Warner - who set his reserve price at £100,000 (AU$194,000), was among the Australians overlooked for the tournament, with fellow Aussie T20 squad members Josh Inglis, Matthew Wade and Tim David all left without a club.

The Australian left-hander, who recently retired from the Test stage, has travelled the world playing white-ball cricket since 2009, most recently featuring for the Dubai Capitals in the UAE. Warner's last international gig is set to be at this year's T20 World Cup, with his career beyond that point focussing solely on short-form tournaments.

Pictured left David Warner and right Meg Lanning
David Warner has bee overlooked in The Hundred draft but fellow Aussie Meg Lanning was quickly snapped up. Image: Getty

Warner was largely anticipated to be picked up by an English club but has once again been snubbed. The opener has twice previously registered for English cricket's 100-ball-a-side event but pulled out in 2021 and was then overlooked for the second edition. However, the veteran opener isn't short on T20 deals as he will line up for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League competition that begins this weekend.

Among the other overlooked Aussies is Inglis, who was included in the biggest money bracket of £125,000 ($A244,000) for the men's event - the band above Warner. Other big names to miss out included Pakistan superstar Babar Azam, his national teammate Mohammad Rizwan, England’s Jason Roy, Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews, Sunil Narine of the West Indies and Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Those who were passed up in the draft, however, can still feature this year as they can swap in for anyone who drops out at their base price limit or higher.

Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning snapped up for The Hundred

Aussie batter Beth Mooney was chosen by Manchester Originals for The Hundred, while former Australia captain Meg Lanning - who announced her international retirement late last year - was also selected despite featuring in the top women's pay bracket of $97,000. Lanning will join England skipper Heather Knight at London Spirit as she looks to put the heartbreak of falling just short of the Women's Premier League cricket title in back-to-back seasons behind her.

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Fellow Aussies Ash Gardner and Annabel Sutherland also got selected, picked up by the Trent Rockets and Northern Superchargers respectively. Australians Ellyse Perry, Grace Harris, Georgia Redmayne, Sophie Molineux, Phoebe Litchfield, Georgia Wareham, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Lauren Cheatle, Heather Graham, Alana King and Jess Jonassen also were all selected to compete in the 100-ball tournament.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 10: Beth Mooney of Australia raises her bat after reaching a half century during game three of the women's One Day International series between Australia and South Africa at North Sydney Oval on February 10, 2024 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)
The World's No.1 T20 batter Beth Mooney was one of a host of Aussie women picked up for the 2024 edition of The Hundred. (Mark Evans - CA via Getty Images)

Australian men in the Hundred 2024

Birmingham Phoenix: Sean Abbott ($97,000)

London Spirit: Nathan Ellis ($194,000)

Northern Superchargers: Daniel Sams, Matt Short (both $145,000)

Oval Invincibles: Adam Zampa ($194,000), Spencer Johnson ($117,000)

Australian women in the Hundred 2024

Birmingham Phoenix: Ellyse Perry ($78,000)

London Spirit: Meg Lanning ($97,000), Grace Harris ($78,000), Georgia Redmayne ($34,000)

Manchester Originals: Beth Mooney($97,000), Sophie Molineux ($78,000)

Northern Superchargers: Phoebe Litchfield, Annabel Sutherland (both $97,000), Georgia Wareham ($78,000)

Oval Invincibles: Amanda-Jade Wellington ($58,000)

Southern Brave: Lauren Cheatle ($27,000)

Trent Rockets: Ashleigh Gardner ($97,000), Alana King ($78,000), Heather Graham ($58,000)

Welsh Fire: Jess Jonassen ($58,000)

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