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Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse and Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    Right, thanks for joining us - we'll be back for the T20 series against New Zealand in a couple of weeks.

    Until then...

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Sport

    Eddie Byrom I just want to talk about. Manchester Originals sneaked in there for 30k. That's the sort of thing I get excited about.

  3. Get Involved


    Ryan Gee: Can’t wait for this next season! So many strong teams but Southern Braves early favourites for me

    Thomas Liversage: Really like the look of Manchester there. Southern Brave and Welsh Fire look good too.

    Sonia Twigg: I think Southern Brave and London Spirit did the best out of the draft, don’t think anyone will be looking forward to facing the Brave’s bowlers.

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    Ryan Sidebottom

    Ex-England bowler on BBC Sport

    Welsh Fire stood out for me - they've got a good balance of players. They look really strong.

  5. Welsh Fire

    15-man squad: Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Colin Ingram, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Ravi Rampaul, Simon Harmer, Qais Ahmed, Liam Plunkett, Ryan ten Doeschate, David Payne, Ryan Higgins, Danny Briggs, Leus du Plooy.

    Coach: Gary Kirsten.

    Home venues: Cardiff, Bristol.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Sport

    Will Jacks got a T10 hundred off just 25 balls. It was fantastic. He's like Jason Roy, he's got that flavour. He's one to watch out for. He got a nice price as well with 40k, I thought he may go for 30k.

  7. Trent Rockets

    15-man squad: Joe Root, Rashid Khan, D'Arcy Short, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harry Gurney, Steven Mullaney, Matthew Carter, Luke Wood, Tom Moores, Dawid Malan, Ben Cox, Luke Fletcher, Luke Wright.

    Coach: Stephen Fleming.

    Home venues: Trent Bridge, Leicester.

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    Ryan Sidebottom

    Ex-England bowler on BBC Sport

    Let's not underestimate these young players lower down. Those players are probably going to be the heartbeat of each team if they get injuries or overseas players have to go away.

    This is the next step for cricket in this country to improve how it's going to be portrayed.

  9. Southern Brave

    15-man squad: Jofra Archer, Andre Russell, David Warner, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Shadab Khan, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Ross Whiteley, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Pope, George Garton, Alex Davies, Max Waller, Craig Overton.

    Coach: Mahela Jayawardene.

    Home venues: Southampton, Brighton.

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    Graham Onions

    Former England bowler on BBC Sport

    Birmingham have got a fantastic team now. Wessels, Livingstone, Moeen, Williamson with Bopara to still come in they've got a fantastic base.

  11. Oval Invincibles

    15-man squad: Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Hardus Viljoen, Fabian Allen, Alex Blake, Will Jacks, Chris Wood, Nathan Sowter, Laurie Evans.

    Coach: Tom Moody.

    Home venue: The Oval.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Sport

    I'm really happy to see so many of the domestic players getting high salaries. I'm surprised Olly Stone missed out.

    If you look at someone like Southern Brave they are either going to fly with the amount of pace bowling they've got or they're going to struggle.

  13. Northern Superchargers

    15-man squad: Ben Stokes, Aaron Finch, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Richard Gleeson, Ben Foakes, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Wiese, Nathan Rimmington, Brydon Carse, Ed Barnard, John Simpson.

    Coach: Darren Lehmann.

    Home venue: Headingley.

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    London Spirit's Eoin Morgan: "If you go through each squad, the quality of the players is brilliant. I think the public are in for a treat!"

  15. Manchester Originals

    15-man squad:Jos Buttler, Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas, Phil Salt, Tom Abel, Matt Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood, Daniel Christian, Wayne Madsen, Wayne Parnel, Mitchell Santner, Joe Clarke, Marchant de Lange, Ed Pollock, Eddie Byrom.

    Coach: Simon Katich.

    Home venues: Old Trafford, TBA.

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    London Spirit's Eoin Morgan: "I'm very happy. At the end we wanted to cover our squad with the balance of our replacements."

    London Spirit's Shane Warne: "It was quite tricky, three times the person before us picked the player we wanted. We've got a lot of variety in our attack. We've got spinners, pace and people who change the pace well.

    "Eoin Morgan is the best limited-overs captain around at the moment so we're very lucky to have him around. The players will learn a lot from him."

  17. London Spirit

    15-man squad: Rory Burns, Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood, Joe Denly, Dan Lawrence, Mason Crane, Kyle Abbott, Adam Rossington, Zak Crawley, Jade Dernbach, Luis Reece.

    Coach: Shane Warne.

    Home venues: Lord's, Chelmsford.

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    Birmingham Phoenix's Chris Woakes: "There's some serious cricketers that have missed out. It shows the standard of English cricketers but I think this will take it to a new place."

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    Birmingham Phoenix's Dan Vettori: "Everyone kept taking our keepers before us so we went for two at the end just to be safe!"

  20. Birmingham Phoenix

    15-man squad: Chris Woakes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Kane Williamson, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Shaheen Afridi, Pat Brown, Adam Hose, Cameron Delport, Henry Brookes, Adam Zampa, Riki Wessels, Chris Cooke.

    Coach: Andrew McDonald.

    Home venues: Edgbaston, Worcester.