Liam Plunkett could be the £50,000 bargain of the Hundred draft after nominating himself at the lowest price of any World Cup winner.
But sadly there is no sign of South African superstar AB de Villiers on the list of players for the draft this Sunday.
Nor are there any Indian players with Harbhajan Singh having pulled out at the last moment to stick with their board’s refusal to allow any current stars to play in other franchise leagues.
Plunkett picked up a vital 3-42 in a memorable final at Lord’s, but has since found himself on the fringe of the England setup after not making the T20 tour to New Zealand.
When it comes to this tournament though, Plunkett should find himself in high demand along with fellow World Cup winner Mark Wood, who is the only other champion not to have already been picked up as an Icon player.
It means the North East pace duo will be looking for two of the remaining 96 spots available in the eight ‘Hundred’ teams which might be easier said than done.
With 12 spots left in each squad, only 17 percent of the 570 players who have registered will get picked up.
And the chances of getting a deal in Sunday’s draft become even more fragile for the overseas players, of whom only 12.5 percent of the 240 registered are able to be selected.
A quick glance down the player list sees a rather familiar high quality selection of overseas talent with Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, David Warner, Chris Gayle, Kagiso Rabada and Lasith Malinga leading the way in the £125,000 bracket.
With 13 places available at that price point, expect the likes of Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine and Shakib al Hasan to be grabbed for more than their £100,000 price tag.
The decision of de Villiers not to enter the fray yet, though, is a blow for the competition with the South African signing up to be the face of the Big Bash in Australia after joining the Brisbane Heat.