The Hundred: Rules Of The Competition Explained
England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB) has come up with a brand new exciting format of the game - The Hundred. The competition starts on 21st July when Oval Invincibles will take on Manchester Originals.
What are the rules of the Hundred?
The Hundred, as the name suggests, is a format that will consist of 100 balls per inning. Each inning will have a 25-ball powerplay during which, a maximum of two players can be put outside the 30-yard circle.
One bowler can bowl a maximum of 20 deliveries. The bowler can either deliver five consecutive balls or ten; it is up to the captain to decide.
Each bowling side gets a strategic timeout of up to two minutes. The coach can walk out to the middle of the ground and discuss tactics with their players mid-game.
The Hundred: Teams
There are a total of eight teams in the competition. A men’s squad and women’s squad is formed for each team. Each squad has 15 players and a maximum of three overseas stars.
- 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)
- Welsh Fire (Sophia Gardens)
Indians Playing in The Hundred:
Five Indian women cricketers are participating in the Hundred - Jemimah Rodrigues (Northern Superchargers), Smriti Mandhana (Southern Brave), Harmanpreet Kaur (Manchester Originals), Deepti Sharma (London Spirit), and Shafali Verma (Birmingham Phoenix).