This is The HundredEXPLAINER
The 100 ball competition. Everything you need to know.
Summer 2020 sees The Hundred begin. A new 100-ball competition. Cricket like never before. Are you ready?
100 BALLS. SEVEN CITIES. EIGHT TEAMS.
Birmingham. Cardiff. Leeds. London (two teams). Manchester. Nottingham. Southampton. Women’s and men’s. Eight teams, each gunning for glory for their city.
WHO WILL MAKE YOUR TEAM?
Inspirational talent from the England women’s and men’s teams. International stars. The best cricketers in the country. The men's players competing to be selected in the first ever The Hundred men's Player Draft on 20 October 2019. Save the date. Watch it live. Who would make your dream team? The process for selecting women's teams will be revealed soon.
100 BALLS PER TEAM. EVERY ONE COUNTS.
Each team bats and bowls 100 balls, 5 or 10 at a time. Each one a chance for glory. A bowler has up to 20 chances for glory per game. Any strike of the bat could make all the difference. Are you ready?
NEED A BREATHER. TIME FOR A TIMEOUT.
The bowling side gets to take a 150-second timeout. They can choose when they use it. To regroup. To turn the tide. Just think of the greatest moments in cricket. Which might have been different with a chance to reset and go again?
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT.
At the host venue. On your phone. On TV. The Hundred games will be broadcast live by Sky Sports and the BBC so you’ll never miss a ball, wherever and however you choose to watch.
Tickets to The Hundred go on sale later this year. Sign up below with your details to get priority access just as soon as tickets are available. We can’t wait to welcome you to The Hundred. But before that, there’s lots of great cricket to enjoy while you’re here. Check it out and see you soon.