England legend Katherine Brunt joined Trent Rockets for The Hundred (Picture: Getty)
With Rashid Khan, Nat Sciver, Dawid Malan, Katherine Brunt and Alex Hales signed up, it could be time for lift-off at Trent Rockets in The Hundred.
Joe Root, Alex Hales, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), D’Arcy Short (Australia), Marchant de Lange, Wahab Riaz (Pakistan), Lewis Gregory (captain), Matt Carter, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores, Steven Mullaney, Ben Cox, Luke Wood, Luke Wright, Samit Patel, Timm van der Gugten, Sam Cook
Coach: Andy Flower
Nat Sciver (captain), Katherine Brunt, Rachel Priest (New Zealand), Sammy-Jo Johnson (Australia), Heather Graham (Australia), Kathryn Bryce, Abigail Freeborn, Nancy Harman, Lucy Higham, Ella Claridge, Emily Windsor, Teresa Graves, Michaela Kirk, Sarah Glenn, Alicia Presland
Coach: Salliann Beams
24 July: Trent Rockets v Southern Brave, Trent Bridge (women’s 11:00, men’s 14:30)
26 July: Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers, Trent Bridge (women’s 15:00, men’s 18:30)
29 July: London Spirit v Trent Rockets, Lord’s (women’s 15:00, men’s 18:30)
01 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets, Edgbaston (women’s 11:00, men’s 14:30)
06 August: Welsh Fire v Trent Rockets, Sophia Gardens (women’s 15:30, men’s 19:00)
08 August: Oval Invincibles v Trent Rockets, Kia Oval (women’s 15:30, men’s 19:00)
13 August: Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Bridge (women’s 15:30, men’s 19:00)
15 August: Trent Rockets v Manchester Originals, Trent Bridge (women’s 15:30, men’s 19:00)
Having first pick at The Hundred draft allowed Trent Rockets to sign one of the most sought-after cricketers in the world, Rashid Khan. Supporting the T20 superstar will be Joe Root, England’s Test captain, Dawid Malan, the No. 1 T20 batsman in the world, and Alex Hales, a white-ball gun. Lewis Gregory, Luke Wright and Samit Patel will also be on hand to provide plenty of experience and nous.
The women’s team could not ask for two more reliable performers than power couple Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt, while their England teammate Sarah Glenn will also contribute with ball and bat. The downside? Their trio of overseas stars, as capable as they are, do not jump off the page.
Trent Rockets Men: 3rd
Trent Rockets Women: 4th
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