What is The Hundred?

When does it start? How and where you can watch and follow?

What is The Hundred?

The Hundred is an action-packed, unmissable new 100 ball cricket competition that will put you on the edge of your seat. Everyone is welcome.

It will feature world-class players and massive names from around the world. Eight brand new city-based women's and men's teams will compete over five weeks every summer.

A men’s squad and women’s squad will be formed for each team, with the competitions running alongside each other.

With only 100 balls per side every ball will be crucial in The Hundred

With only 100 balls per side every ball will be crucial in The Hundred

When does it start?

The men's competition will begin on Friday 17 July when Oval Invincibles play Welsh Fire. Finals Day will take place on Saturday 15 August from 3pm, at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

The women's competition begins with Birmingham Phoenix vs Manchester Originals on Wednesday 22 July. Women's Finals Day is set for Friday 14 August from 3pm, at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

Full fixtures for every men's and women's team are available by clicking here.

Which teams will play?

Eight new teams have been created. 

Those teams will be:

  • 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)

The women's teams will also play at selected other venues too. See the full list of venues here.

Each squad will be made up of 15 players with a maximum of three overseas stars.

Seven cities across the country

Seven cities across the country

How are players selected?

A Draft system was used to allocate players to each men's team. The head coaches selected their squads on October 20. Read more on which teams selected which players here.

The women's teams have their own bespoke player selection process. The first set of England women's players were revealed in their teams on 3 October, with an additional marquee player per team announced on October 20. Read more on their player selection process here.

When is The Hundred Draft?

The Hundred Draft took place on Sunday 20 October 2019 and was broadcast live in full on Sky Sports with extensive coverage on the BBC. You can rewatch the full Draft by clicking here

How to watch The Hundred

The Hundred will be broadcast on Sky Sports and the BBC. More details will be available soon.

In every household. From Sky Sports to the BBC.

In every household. From Sky Sports to the BBC.

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