Zampa, Miller, Naseem join Welsh Fire

Cardiff, April 5 : Welsh Fire on Tuesday captured the signatures of three overseas stars, securing Australia spinner Adam Zampa, South African big-hitter David Miller, and Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah at The Hundred Draft. They will join England batters Jonny Bairstow and Ollie Pope in Cardiff after two were retained by Welsh Fire earlier this year, as well as captain Ben Duckett who finished as The Hundred’s second-highest run-scorer last season. A strong looking domestic line up will be further bolstered by the re-signing of England and Somerset batter Tom Banton as the side looks to build on their first campaign. Welsh Fire also snapped up Sam Hain, Jacob Bethell and Joe Clarke and retained Jake Ball, Josh Cobb, Matt Critchley, Leus du Plooy and Gloucestershire pair Ryan Higgins and David Payne. England batter Tammy Beaumont has joined Welsh Fire women’s team in a sensational switch from London Spirit, and will now captain the side. Beaumont will be joined by Australia’s Rachael Haynes and Annabel Sutherland, fresh from winning the ICC Women’s World Cup. The Australians will appear alongside West Indies’ Hayley Matthews as the sides overseas players. Former England internationals Fran Wilson and Alex Hartley will also be heading to Cardiff this summer, leaving Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals respectively. The final two signings see Fi Morris join from Southern Brave and Sarah Bryce from the defending champions Oval Invincibles.

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