The Hundred is a professional franchise 100 ball cricket league organized by England and Wales Cricket Board. The league has eight Men’s and eight Women’s teams located in major cities across England and Wales. The league first took place in July and August of 2021. The aim of the league is to bring younger and more diverse crowds to watch cricket. The league gives equal importance to both men’s and women’s sides. All the matches are telecasted live on BBC and Sky Sports network.
The format of the league is:
As the name suggests, ‘The Hundred’ means it is a form of limited-overs cricket, played by two teams, and each team plays 100 balls in a single inning. The duration of the game lasts approximately two and a half hours.
- Each team plays 100 balls in an inning.
- A change of batting ends after every ten balls.
- Bowlers can deliver either 5 or 10 consecutive deliveries.
- Each bowler can bowl a maximum of 20 balls per game.
- The batting powerplay is of 25-ball in the beginning of the inning. Only two players are allowed outside the 30-yard circle during the batting powerplay.
- Each bowling side gets a bowling strategic time out after batting powerplay of up to 2 and a half minutes.
The Hundred Teams 2023
Eight city-based franchise teams take part in the competition to win the title. The names of the teams are:
The Hundred Venue 2023
Each team has its own home venue, where it plays its home matches. A total of 8 venues are selected for The Hundred league.
|Manchester Originals||Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Trafford|
|Northern Superchargers||Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds|
|Birmingham Phoenix||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham|
|Trent Rockets||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Welsh Fire||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|London Spirit||Lord’s, London|
|Oval Invincibles||The Oval, London|
|Southern Brave||The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
The Hundred Squad 2022
Each team has a squad of 15 players with a maximum of only three who could be overseas players. The good part of The Hundred league is that it is mandatory for each team that they must have at least one England Test player in their team.
The most important player of Manchester Originals is their captain Jos Buttler (in Men’s team) and Kate Cross (The women’s team). Both Jos Buttler and Kate Cross are a part of the English national team. Jos Buttler is a destructible wicket-keeper batsman who has the ability to open the innings and as well as can play the role of the finisher, and Kate Cross is a fast bowler and has good international experience.
The most important player of Northern Superchargers is their all-rounder star player Ben Stokes (Men’s team) and Laura Wolvaardt (Women’s team). Ben Stokes is a brilliant all-rounder from England and has already proved his worth in international cricket. Laura Wolvaardt is a South African top-order batter and is known for her aggressive style of batting.
The most important player of Birmingham Phoenix is their captain Moeen Ali (Men’s team) and Amy Jones (Women’s team). Moeen Ali is a brilliant English all-rounder. Moeen Ali bats in top order and can also bowl with good control for his team. He is known for his hard-hitting ability. Amy Jones is a wicket-keeper batter who plays for England’s national team.
The most important player of Trent Rockets is their star bowler Rashid Khan (Men’s team) and Natalie Sciver (Women’s team). Rashid Khan is a world-class spin bowler known all around the world for his magic spin bowling. Natalie Sciver is the captain of the Women’s team of Trent Rockets and is on one of the best all-rounder lists in international Women’s cricket.
The most important player of Welsh Fire is Jonny Bairstow (Men’s team) and Jess Jonassen (Women’s team). Jonny Bairstow is the captain of Welsh Fire and is a keeper-batsman in England cricket team. Bairstow opens the inning for Welsh Fire. Jess Jonassen is an Australian left-arm spin bowler. She plays as an all-rounder and plays a finisher’s role in the Welsh Fireteam.
The most important player of London Spirit is Eoin Morgan (Men’s team) and Heather Knight (Women’s team). Eoin Morgan is the captain of the London Spirit men’s team, and Heather Knight is captain of the London Spirit women’s team. Both Eoin Morgan and Heather Knight are also the captain of England’s National team in limited-over format.
The most important player of Oval Invincibles is Sam Billings (Men’s team) and Marizanne Kapp (Women’s team). Sam Billings is English Keeper-batsman, and Marizanne Kapp is a South African top-quality all-rounder.
The most important player of Southern Brave is Quinton de Kock (Men’s team) and Danni Wyatt (Women’s team). Quinton de Kock is a South African keeper-batsman, and Danni Wyatt is an English opening batter.
The Hundred Winners List
|2021||Southern Brave||Birmingham Phoenix||Lord’s Cricket Ground|
|2022||Trent Rockets||Manchester Originals||Lords Cricket Ground|
|2023||Oval Invincibles||Manchester Originals||Lord’s|
The maiden edition of The Hundred 2021 was won by Oval Invincibles (Women’s), beating Southern Brave in the finals. Marizanne Kapp won the player of the match award in the finals.
The Hundred 2021 Men’s title was won by Southern Brave, beating Birmingham Phoenix in the finals. Paul Stirling won the player of the match award in the finals. Liam Livingstone of Birmingham Phoenix won the player of the series award, and he scored most 348 runs in the men’s category, and Dane Van Niekerk won the player of the series award in the women’s category and scored the most 259 runs.
Trent Rockets won the 2nd Edition of The Hundred in 2022. They chased down the target of 120 runs with 2 wickets in hand. Adam Lyth from Northern Superchargers won player of the series award.