Stokes insists Superchargers got their top three Hundred picks

The Hundred

England star Ben Stokes insists his side the Northern Superchargers got the first three picks they wanted in the inaugural draft for The Hundred.

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!”