The new 100-ball tournament is all set to entice lots of eyeballs.
The Hundred: Team names and logos. (Photo Source: The Hundred)
After having acquired delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) extremely anticipated The Hundred Men’s cricket tournament is lastly all set to begin from July 22. This tournament is undoubtedly hogging lots of consideration already owing to its intriguing format.
The Hundred tournament can have eight groups that are primarily based in seven completely different cities and two groups from London. Birmingham Phoenix (Edgbaston), London Spirit (Lord’s), Manchester Originals (Emirates Old Trafford), Northern Superchargers (Emerald Headingley), Oval Invincibles (Kia Oval), Southern Brave (Ageas Bowl), Trent Rockets (Trent Bridge), and Welsh Fire (Sophia Gardens) would be the eight groups that can battle it out in opposition to one another in the tournament. These groups will embody each the boys’s and girls’s squads with both sides comprising 15 gamers.
According to The Hundred’s official web site, every innings can have 100 balls. A spell of ten balls will kind an over and a bowler can both bowl 5 of it or all of the ten, nevertheless, the captain will make the choice about the identical. One bowler can bowl a most of 20 balls in the match.
Where to watch The Hundred?
What additional garners the audacity of the tournament is the gamers which are that includes in it. Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Rashid Khan, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, and Jonny Bairstow are a few of the key gamers who would characteristic in this frenetic format. Also, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, and Jemimah Rodrigues are the 5 Indian gamers throughout the ladies’s groups who will take the cost of the sector.
The Hundred Cricket tournament might be performed at varied venues in England. The Hundred tournament will be seen on Fan Code. In this tournament, every group will play in opposition to the opposite seven groups as soon as and in addition there can be a further sport earlier than the highest three groups progress to the ultimate. For the inaugural sport, Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals will lock horns in opposition to one another on the Kia Oval.