The Leeds based side selected Aaron Finch and Mujeeb Ur Rahman for £125,000 – despite the Afghanistan bowler pricing himself at £60,000 – and Chris Lynn for £100,000.
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“It was exciting to watch it,” said Stokes.
“I knew who our first three were going to be, unless someone else picked them, and we got them.”
Although the England all-rounder was enjoying a relaxed night – having already been allocated to the Superchargers – he seemed to be enjoying the nervous behaviour of some of the other players present at the draft who were unsure of their involvement in the tournament.
Stokes added: “There were a couple of guys here, Sam Billings and Ravi Bopara, who didn’t know if they were going to get picked or not. Sam was hiding behind a pillar at one point!”
A teleconference on Thursday could bring positive news for cricket fans.
The Australian’s peak moment at the helm came last year as he shepherded England to their first ever World Cup crown.
Any return would have to be considered in the future with Yorkshire’s players and staff having taken wage cuts due to the pandemic.
The traditional method of spit-polishing to produce movement through the air has been deemed too great a risk of transmitting coronavirus.
The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.