The 2023 edition of one of the most incredible cricket leagues is all set to start next month. The Hundred 2023 will kick off on August 1 when the winners of last season, the Trent Rockets, will square off against the inaugural season winner, the Southern Brave. It is a 100-ball tournament, and eight teams will face off against each other to become the champions in 2023.
Oval Invincibles, who are the best team in the women’s Hundred competition, will be searching for their maiden win in the upcoming season. The women’s team won both editions to take place so far, while the men’s team ended in 4th and 5th places in 2021 and 2022, respectively. This team is based in the city of South London, which represents the historic county clubs of Surrey and Kent. They play their home matches at the Oval.
Oval Invincibles Complete Squad
Oval Invincibles have retained most of their regular players from last season. This team has some big names from the England team that plays for the country regularly in white-ball cricket. Veteran English wicketkeeper Sam Billings is the captain of the team, while Tom Moody is the head coach. Apart from Billings, both of the Curran brothers are also a vital members of the team.
Sam and Tom make a deadly all-rounder combo. Jason Roy and Jordan Cox will be seen batting again at the top of the order. They released some big players like Rilee Rossouw, Carlos Brathwaite, Reece Topley, and Mohammad Hasnain. Meanwhile, they have picked Heinrich Klaasen and Ross Whiteley to backup their batting. Sunil Narine is another big name on the team that will look to do well in the coming season. Overall, the team is looking well suited for the competition and will hope to win the title.
Squad: Sam Curran (central contract), Sunil Narine, Will Jacks, Heinrich Klaasen, Jason Roy, Tom Curran, Sam Billings (C & Wk), Gus Atkinson, Saqib Mahmood, Jordan Cox, Danny Briggs, Nathan Sowter, Ross Whiteley, Ihsanullah
Retained Players: Sam Billings, Sam Curran (central contract), Sunil Narine, Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Tom Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Jordan Cox, Gus Atkinson, Nathan Sowter, Danny Briggs
Draft Picks: Heinrich Klaasen, Ihsanullah, Ross Whiteley
Released Players: Rilee Rossouw, Reece Topley, Hilton Cartwright, Mohammad Hasnain, Jack Leaning, Jack Haynes, Pat Brown, Rory Burns, Carlos Brathwaite, Peter Hatzoglou, Matt Milnes
Oval Invincibles: Top Performers (Batting)
Will Jacks and Jason Roy are the two consistent performers on this team. They will be tested once again in the coming season, as the franchise has shown trust in them and retained them. Oval will start their campaign in the coming season on August 2 against the London Spirit at Lord’s.
Oval Invincibles: Top Performers (Bowling)
Sunil Narine and the Curran Brothers will be the key players for the team. They are the ones who have played for years and have loads of experience in the shorter format.
The Hundred all Team Squad
|Trent Rockets Squad||Oval Invincibles Squad|
|Northern Superchargers Squad||Manchester Originals Squad|
|London Spirit Squad||Welsh Fire Squad|
|Birmingham Phoenix Squad||Southern Brave Squad|