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Why Babar and Rizwan went unsold at The Hundred Draft.

Babar and Rizwan

Cricket fans were shocked when Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan were not included in the draft for the third edition of The Hundred, a 100-ball cricket tournament, which is set to take place this summer.

Both T20 specialists had been registered with a reserve price of £100,000 and were expected to be selected for the edition.

However, it was reported that the right-handed batters had only offered partial availability for the upcoming edition, and as a result, they went unsold.

Also Read: Babar goes unsold in The Hundred, as Rauf, Shaheen picked by Welsh Fire

Meanwhile, four Pakistani cricketers were selected in the draught for the upcoming third edition, including Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan, and Ihsanullah Khan.

Welsh Fire chose Shaheen Shah Afridi in the £100,000 category to bolster their bowling unit after a disappointing season in which they finished at the bottom of the table the previous year.

Haris Rauf, a right-arm speedster for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League, was also chosen in the £60,000 category by Welsh Fire.

Birmingham Phoenix selected all-rounder, Shadab Khan in the £100,000 category while emerging bowler, Ihsanullah was picked by Oval Invincibles in the £40,000 category.

According to reports, 57 Pakistani cricketers registered for the draught, which was held yesterday, providing franchise owners with a plethora of talent to choose from.