Australian shot-maker David Warner has been selected as pick three in The Hundred draft in the UK, signing with Southern Brave on big money.
Warner had originally been chosen to play for the Southampton-based franchise in 2020 but pulled out of the inaugural 100-ball event, which ended up being shelved in the pandemic.
The Australian opener was one of only 10 overseas cricketers with the highest reserve price of PS100,000 ($A177,832) in the draft, which was revealed on Tuesday.
“To be able to bring David back into the fold is a huge boost for our team,” Southern Brave men’s head coach Mahela Jayawardene said.
“We were so excited when we grabbed him in the first Draft, so it’s great to have him back.”
In the women’s competition, Australian vice-captain Rachael Haynes will captain the Oval Invincibles side, and will be joined by England offspinner Mady Villiers.
A middle-order hitter, Haynes was recently named Australia’s ODI player of the year and led her Sydney Thunder side to WBBL glory.