The Hundred's exclusive new Every Ball Counts series continues as we follow the journey of the men's and women's Welsh Fire squads during the 2023 competition.
After two disappointing seasons, which culminated in both teams finishing bottom of the table in 2022, Welsh Fire need to improve, quickly.
Led by returning captain Tammy Beaumont, who brings her red-hot form from the Ashes into this year’s competition, the women’s team look a serious proposition and will hope to cause a few upsets, while the men’s side will be galvanised by the addition of a new coach and captain combination in Mike Hussey and Tom Abell, alongside Pakistan speedsters Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf.
Can both Welsh Fire squads reignite the flame to bring a new winning culture to Cardiff?
The Hundred's exclusive new Every Ball Counts series gets under way as we follow reigning 2022 men’s champions Trent Rockets, who open the 2023 competition against one of the strongest teams in the competition, Southern Brave.
We follow the anticipation and build-up to the opening clash as they add new names to an already successful squad, and handle the pressure of being defending champions.
Amidst the raucous atmosphere of a sold-out Trent Bridge, can inspirational captain Lewis Gregory and new boy with a point to prove Sam Hain hold their nerve as the first men's match of The Hundred in 2023 reaches a nail-biting finish?