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Rashid Khan top The Hundred pick as Gayle, Malinga, Rabada all miss out

Posted On: 20 Oct 2019   |   Posted By: Cricket365

Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga, Kagiso Rabada and Shakib Al Hasan were among the big names to miss out as the eight new teams contesting The Hundred selected their squads at Sunday night's inaugural draft.
After months of talking and plenty of divided opinions, the new 100-ball domestic competition took shape in a live televised event where each of the city-based franchises filled out their rosters from a field of 571 names, in a studio setting that looked more like a prime-time quiz show than a traditional selection meeting.
But for all the showbiz trappings, Gayle's A-list status was not enough to earn him one of the 96 contracts dished out on the night.
With Dwayne Bravo and Malinga also failing to draw interest, that means the tournament will take place without Twenty20 cricket's top run-scorer and its two leading wicket-takers, all of whom had entered at the top reserve price of £125,000.
READ: Full squad lists for The Hundred
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