Modern cricket is all about t20 format. But now there is a new cricket league named as “The Hundred” in the town. Popular t20 leagues like IPL, PSL, BBL, and CPL are few of the successful t20 cricket leagues. However, England Cricket Board (ECB) has started the entire new format of the 100 ball cricket league. What is 100 ball cricket 2020, what are the rules, team, format? Let’s take a look at the various aspects of this exciting cricket league.
What is “The Hundred”
The 38-day long cricket league will be played in 8 different cities in England. But this league is different from other formats of cricket. Famous cricket players like David Warner, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, and Andre Russel will be the part of the hundred.
Each team will play two home and away games. Before the playoffs, there will be 32 matches played in the league.
The Hundred Format
The organizers have moved away from the 6-ball over with an entirely new format. There will be 100 balls in a single inning. Each bowler can bowl up to 20 balls, either in 5 or 10 consecutive deliveries. The batsmen can change ends after 10 balls.
The power-play will remain in place for the first 25 deliveries. There will be only 2 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle in power play. Also, the bowling can take the 150-seconds strategic timeout in an innings.
There are 8 teams from 7 cities in the hundred. Only two teams of London will represent the same city in this new cricket league. Take a look at the eight teams of the hundred ball cricket league.
- Birmingham Phoenix
- Manchester Originals
- London Spirit
- Southern Brave
- Oval Invincibles
- Northern Superchargers
- Trent Rockets
- Welsh Fire
Each franchise must have a team of men and women. A franchise must consist of a maximum of 15 players. Each team can pick 3 overseas players along with the two players from the t20 Blast. Also, a franchisee must sign one England Test player.
The Hundred Draft
The first hundred cricket draft has been held on 3rd October 2019 while the second player draft on 20th October 2019. Most players were picked by the franchises, but the most interesting part of the draft was that T20 specialist players like Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga were ignored.
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100 Ball Venues
Take a look at the 100 ball venues for both men and women teams.
|Birmingham Phoenix||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Edgbaston||New Road, Worcester|
|London Spirit||Lord’s, St. John’s Wood, London||Country Cricket Ground, Chelmsford, Country Cricket Ground, Northampton|
|Oval Invincibles||The Oval, Kennington, London||The County Ground, Beckenham|
|Manchester Originals||Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Old Trafford, Manchester||Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Old Trafford, Manchester, Sedbergh School, Sedbergh Cumbria|
|Trent Rockets||Trent Bridge, West Bridgford, Nottingham||County Cricket Ground, Derby, Grace Road, Leicester|
|Northern Superchargers||Headingley Cricket Ground, Headingley, Leeds||York Cricket Club South Northumberland Cricket Club|
|Welsh Fire||Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna, Cardiff||Bristol County Ground County Ground, Taunton|
|Southern Brave||Rose Bowl, West End, Hampshire||County Cricket Ground, Hove|
100 Ball Broadcasting Rights
All the games of the 100 ball cricket league will be broadcasted by Sky Sports along with the BBC.
100 Teams Official Sponsors
|Welsh Fire||Hula Hoops|
Official Launch and Opening Ceremony of 100 ball cricket
The Official Launch and Opening Ceremony of 100 ball cricket will be revealed by the officials when the starting date of the league is finalized.