Yorkshire and England pair Adil Rashid and David Willey have been retained by Northern Superchargers for the inaugural version of The Hundred subsequent 12 months whereas Hollie Armitage is the primary ladies’s participant to modify groups.
World Cup-winning leg-spinner Rashid and left-arm bowling all-rounder Willey have been signed as native icons forward of the lads’s draft for a event that was later postponed till the summer time of 2021 due to coronavirus.
And the Superchargers have reached an settlement for 2 gamers with important expertise in limited-overs internationals to stay at Emerald Headingley, alongside the centrally-contracted Ben Stokes.
Rashid, who has performed 19 Checks, 106 one-day internationals and 49 Twenty20 internationals mentioned: “I’m actually happy to be staying with the staff. We have been all unhappy that The Hundred couldn’t happen this 12 months however that was past anybody’s management.
“With myself, Ben and David already confirmed we’re trying to construct a extremely robust facet for 2021 and hopefully we will have a profitable first season.”
Willey, who has featured in 49 ODIs and 28 T20Is, added: “I’ve liked spending the previous 5 years enjoying in Yorkshire and it’s thrilling to be participating in a brand new competitors at my dwelling floor.
“I’ve actually loved enjoying in white-ball tournaments each right here and around the globe and I’m trying ahead to testing myself in The Hundred. Rash and I have been delighted to be chosen as native icons final 12 months and it means quite a bit that the facet have continued to point out religion in us.”
In the meantime England academy batter Armitage will now hyperlink up with the Superchargers within the ladies’s competitors having been signed by Oval Invincibles final 12 months.
The Huddersfield-born Armitage, who represented Northern Diamonds on this 12 months’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, mentioned: “I really like being up North – there’s no higher place to be enjoying cricket and I can’t wait to get began.
“I count on the competitors to be central to ladies’s cricket actually taking off on this nation.”
The Superchargers have additionally stored maintain of leg-spinner Katie Levick, who took three wickets within the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy remaining final month.
She mentioned: “The Superchargers have been my first-choice final 12 months, so it was a no brainer for me to take up that choice once more. To get that secured actually early on is nice.”