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Babar Azam becomes most popular pick ahead of The Hundred

Babar Azam becomes most popular pick ahead of The Hundred
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Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, has emerged as the most popular pick among fans ahead of The Hundred draft. According to a recent poll, Azam secured 25 percent of the votes, placing him at the top of the charts. His teammate Shaheen Shah Afridi came in second place with eight percent of the votes, while Mohammad Rizwan, the wicketkeeper-batter, was in fifth place with four percent of the votes.

The Hundred draft, which takes place on Thursday, offers teams the opportunity to finalize their squads. Each team will select a player in reverse order of where they finished in the previous year’s edition. The players in the draft have a reserve price, and no team can purchase them for less than that amount. However, if a team chooses to, they can exceed a player’s reserve price.

A total of 64 players will be drafted, including 30 men and 34 women. Last year, Trent Rockets won the men’s competition, defeating Manchester Originals in the championship match. In the women’s competition, the Oval Invincibles emerged victorious for the second year in a row by defeating Southern Brave in a rematch of the 2021 final.

Pakistan players who have signed up

Women: Diana Baig, Javeria Rauf, Iram Javed, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana, Aroob Shah, Muneeb Siddiqui and Maham Tariq.

Men: Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Muhammad Akhlaq, Abrar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Noman Ali, Salman Ali, Umaid Asif, Saim Ayub, Danish Aziz, Ammad Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani, Sameen Gul, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Muhammad Irfan, Salman Irshad, Ahmed Danyal, Aamir Jamal, Akif Javed, Azam Khan, Haseebullah Khan, Mubasir Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Sajid Khan, Umer Khan, Zaman Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Waqas Maqsood, Shan Masood, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Rumman Raees, Wahab Riaz, Abdullah Shafique, Khushdil Shah, Yasir Shah, Saud Shakeel, Haris Sohail, Talat Hussain, Imam-ul-Haq, Ihsanullah, Abdul Wahid and Amir Yamin.