The Hundred – 100-ball Cricket League 2020

The Hundred T20 League 2020

The ECB has launched their T20 tournament in the UK in 2020 but unlike the Vitality T20 Blast, this new T20, city-based cricket English tournament will not be based on the county circuit. The tournament will be played from July 2020 and will last over 38 days, hence going into August 2020. The Hundred cricket tickets are available here.

Each of the innings of The Hundred cricket competition will be 100 balls long, with bowlers allowed to bowl five or 10 consecutive balls. One of the reasons for this so-called new format of the competition is to distinguish itself from the Vitality T20 Blast, formerly known as the NatWest T20 Blast, which will still run in conjunction with the 100-ball format tournament.

The Hundred T20 Teams Squads

The new T20 tournament that the ECB has proposed will be based on the lines of the Indian Premier League and the Big Bash League with a total of eight teams in action. These city-based T20 teams will cover regions in the country rather than the counties as has been the case in the NatWest T20 Blast and they will have names on the lines of how T20 tournaments around the world have – catchy. The Hundred full list of squads are as follows;

Birmingham Phoenix Team Squad

Birmingham Phoenix Men’s squad: Chris Woakes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Kane Williamson, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Shaheen Afridi, Pat Brown, Adam Hose, Cameron Delport, Henry Brookes, Adam Zampa, Riki Wessels, Chris Cooke
Head coach: Andrew McDonald

Birmingham Phoenix Women’s squad: Sophie Devine, Georgia Elwiss, Ria Fackrell, Kirstie Gordon, Amy Jones, Evelyn Jones, Marie Kelly, Isabelle Wong
Head coach: Ben Sawyer

London Spirit Team Squad

London Spirit Men’s squad: Rory Burns, Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan (captain), Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood, Joe Denly, Dan Lawrence, Mason Crane, Kyle Abbott, Adam Rossington, Zak Crawley, Jade Dernbach, Luis Reece
Head coach: Shane Warne

London Spirit Women’s squad: Tammy Beaumont, Aylish Cranstone, Naomi Dattani, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Deandra Dottin, Hannah Jones, Heather Knight (captain)
Head coach: Trevor Griffin

Manchester Originals Team Squad

Manchester Originals Men’s squad: Jos Buttler, Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas, Phil Salt, Tom Abell, Matt Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood, Dan Christian, Wayne Madsen, Wayne Parnell, Mitchell Santner, Joe Clarke, Marchant de Lange, Ed Pollock, Eddie Byrom
Head coach: Simon Katich

Manchester Originals Women’s squad: Georgia Boyce, Kate Cross, Mignon du Preez, Sophie Ecclestone, Alex Hartley, Emma Lamb, Lizelle Lee, Ellie Threlkeld
Head coach: TBA

Northern Superchargers Team Squad

Northern Superchargers Men’s squad: Ben Stokes, Aaron Finch (captain), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Richard Gleeson, Ben Foakes, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Wiese, Nathan Rimmington, Brydon Carse, Ed Barnard, John Simpson
Head coach: Darren Lehmann

Northern Superchargers Women’s squad: Alice Davidson-Richards, Georgia Davis, Helen Fenby, Alyssa Healy, Bess Heath, Katie Levick, Linsey Smith, Lauren Winfield (captain)
Head coach: Danielle Hazell

Oval Invincibles Team Squad

Oval Invincibles Men’s squad: Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Hardus Viljoen, Fabian Allen, Alex Blake, Will Jacks, Chris Wood, Nathan Sowter, Laurie Evans
Head coach: Tom Moody

Oval Invincibles Women’s squad: Georgia Adams, Hollie Armitage, Tash Farrant, Rachael Haynes, Laura Marsh, Rhianna Southby, Dane van Niekerk, Fran Wilson
Head coach: Lydia Greenway

Southern Brave Team Squad

Southern Brave Men’s squad: Jofra Archer, Andre Russell, David Warner, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Shadab Khan, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Ross Whiteley, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Pope, George Garton, Alex Davies, Max Waller, Craig Overton
Head coach: Mahela Jayawardena

Southern Brave Women’s squad: Suzie Bates, Lauren Bell, Sophia Dunkley, Fi Morris, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shrubsole, Stafanie Taylor, Danni Wyatt
Head coach: Charlotte Edwards

Trent Rockets Team Squad

Trent Rockets Men’s squad: Joe Root, Rashid Khan, D’Arcy Short, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harry Gurney, Steven Mullaney, Matthew Carter, Luke Wood, Tom Moores, Dawid Malan, Ben Cox, Luke Fletcher, Luke Wright
Head coach: Stephen Fleming

Trent Rockets Women’s squad: Katherine Brunt, Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Glenn, Beth Langston, Sophie Molineux, Natalie Sciver, Elyse Villani, Mady Villiers
Head coach: Salliann Briggs

Welsh Fire Team Squad

Welsh Fire Men’s squad: Steve Smith (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Starc, Colin Ingram, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Ravi Rampaul, Simon Harmer, Qais Ahmed, Liam Plunkett, Ryan ten Doeschate, David Payne, Ryan Higgins, Danny Briggs, Leus du Plooy
Head coach: Gary Kirsten

Welsh Fire Women’s squad: Lauren Filer, Katie George, Alex Griffiths, Georgia Hennessy, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning, Sophie Luff, Claire Nicholas, Bryony Smith
Head coach: Matthew Mott

What’s known so far is that the players will be selected in a Draft-like format instead of the Auction as is used in the Indian Premier League. The Draft is used in the Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League. The Hundred Draft will be held on Sunday, October 20, and the likes of Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga and David Warner will all be a part of the Draft.

They will play their respective home matches at Old Trafford in Manchester, Headingley in Leeds, Edgbaston in Birmingham, Trent Bridge in Nottingham, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Lord’s and The Oval in London and the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

The Hundred 2020 Schedule

A total of 33 matches is being planned. Weekends with no Test cricket being played are being targeted so that two matches a day can take place on such dates to capitalise on the TV audience and build a following for the new league. Both men’s and women’s THE HUNDRED 2020 fixtures are placed below;

Date Men’s The Hundred 2020 Fixtures Venue
Friday, July 17, 2020 Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire Kia Oval
Saturday, July 18, 2020 Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit Edgbaston
Saturday, July 18, 2020 Manchester Originals vs Northern Superchargers Emirates Old Trafford
Sunday, July 19, 2020 Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave Sophia Gardens
Sunday, July 19, 2020 Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix Trent Bridge
Monday, July 20, 2020 Northern Superchargers vs Oval Invincibles Emerald Headingley
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 London Spirit vs Trent Rockets Lord’s
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Southern Brave vs Manchester Originals Ageas Bowl
Thursday, July 23, 2020 London Spirit vs Northern Superchargers Lord’s
Friday, July 24, 2020 Birmingham Phoenix vs Southern Brave Edgbaston
Saturday, July 25, 2020 Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals Kia Oval
Saturday, July 25, 2020 Trent Rockets vs Welsh Fire Trent Bridge
Sunday, July 26, 2020 Southern Brave vs Oval Invincibles Ageas Bowl
Sunday, July 26, 2020 Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix Emerald Headingley
Monday, July 27, 2020 Manchester Originals vs Trent Rockets Emirates Old Trafford
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Sophia Gardens
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit Kia Oval
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Northern Superchargers vs Southern Brave Emerald Headingley
Friday, July 31, 2020 Manchester Originals vs London Spirit Emirates Old Trafford
Saturday, August 1, 2020 Welsh Fire vs Northern Superchargers Sophia Gardens
Sunday, August 2, 2020 Trent Rockets vs Oval Invincibles Trent Bridge
Monday, August 3, 2020 Birmingham Phoenix vs Manchester Originals Edgbaston
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Southern Brave vs Trent Rockets Ageas Bowl
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Northern Superchargers vs Manchester Originals Emerald Headingley
Thursday, August 6, 2020 London Spirit vs Oval Invincibles Lord’s
Friday, August 7, 2020 Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Ageas Bowl
Saturday, August 8, 2020 Birmingham Phoenix vs Trent Rockets Edgbaston
Sunday, August 9, 2020 Welsh Fire vs London Spirit Sophia Gardens
Monday, August 10, 2020 Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers Trent Bridge
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Oval Invincibles vs Birmingham Phoenix Kia Oval
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 London Spirit vs Southern Brave Lord’s
Thursday, August 13, 2020 Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire Emirates Old Trafford
Saturday, August 15, 2020 The Hundred Final TBC
Date Women’s The Hundred 2020 Fixtures Venue
Wednesday, July 22  Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals New Road
Thursday, July 23  London Spirit v Northern Superchargers Lord’s
Friday, July 24 Birmingham Phoenix v Southern Brave Edgbaston
Manchester Originals v Oval Invincibles Sedbergh School
Saturday, July 25 Trent Rockets v Welsh Fire Trent Bridge
Sunday, July 26 Northern Superchargers v Oval Invincibles South Northumberland
Sunday, July 26 London Spirit v Southern Brave Chelmsford
Monday, July 27 Manchester Originals v Trent Rockets Old Trafford
Tuesday, July 28 Welsh Fire v Birmingham Phoenix Sophia Gardens
Wednesday, July 29 Oval Invincibles v London Spirit Kia Oval
Thursday, July 30 Welsh Fire v Northern Superchargers Bristol
Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix Grace Road
Friday, July 31 Manchester Originals v London Spirit Old Trafford
Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles Hove
Saturday, August 1 Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers Derby
Sunday, August 2 Welsh Fire v Southern Brave Taunton
Oval Invincibles v Birmingham Phoenix Beckenham
Tuesday, August 4 Southern Brave v Trent Rockets Ageas Bowl
Wednesday, August 5 Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals Headingley
Thursday, August 6 London Spirit v Welsh Fire Northampton
Friday, August 7 Trent Rockets v Oval Invincibles Derby
Saturday, August 8 Welsh Fire v Manchester Originals Bristol
Sunday, August 9 Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit New Road
Northern Superchargers v Southern Brave York
Tuesday, August 11 London Spirit v Trent Rockets Chelmsford
Northern Superchargers v Birmingham Phoenix York
Wednesday, August 12 Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire Beckenham
Southern Brave v Manchester Originals Hove
Friday, August 14  Final TBC

Format

Each of the sides will play eight games, i.e. four at home and four away. This means every team will play six of the seven other teams once and the seventh side on two separate occasions. These will be followed by four playoff matches including the final.

The match format will be on the lines of T20 cricket but instead of 20-overs-a-side, the competition will be played over 100 balls. There are minor changes to the game format. Here’s more:

  • Each side will be able to bat for a maximum of 100 balls
  • Bowling ends will change every 10 balls
  • Bowlers will be allowed to bowl five or 10 balls in a row
  • No bowler will be allowed to bowl more than 20 balls in an innings
  • IPL-like strategic timeouts of up to 2.5 minutes
  • Powerplay will be 25 balls long for each team

How to watch The Hundred tournament live?

Sky Sport is the official broadcasters of this new English t20 competition, The Hundred, and will broadcast all the 38 matches. However, 10 of the men’s matches will also be telecast on BBC and the online streaming options will be revealed soon too. Also, the tournament will be broadcast to the other parts of the world live.

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