The Hundred 2021 Schedule

The Hundred is a unique upcoming 100-ball professional tournament in the 21st century cricket world. With many firsts to its credit, The Hundred 2021 is undoubtedly going to be one of the most phenomenal cricket events across the globe this year. A remarkable initiative by ECB, the tournament will commence in the middle quarter of July 2021 and will run till mid quarter of August 2021. A total of 8 city-based franchise squads will participate in the tournament, with each having both men and women teams.

The Hundred format

Interestingly, The Hundred was initially planned as a regular T20 tournament. But, later, due to the ongoing row over present competition structure, the management decided to come up with something new. Also, the ECB wanted to introduce something novel this time to draw in more fans. Thus, in 2018 April, the ECB declared the launch of the 100 ball cricket.

According to the original 100-ball format, the upcoming tournament was proposed to host 15 traditional 6-ball overs along with one final ten-ball over. The management also asked for removal of LBW law. Although the plan sparked criticisms from several quarters yet it received huge support from English team skipper Joe Root. Finally, in 2019 February, the ECB announced revised conditions which would be the confirmed format for the upcoming tournament to commence from July 2021.

As per the reports, The Hundred will follow Round-robin League and Playoffs format. Below is a brief on the major features of the upcoming tournament:

  1. 100 balls will be played per innings in every match
  2. Bowlers will deliver either 5 or ten consecutive balls
  3. After ten balls, there will be change of bowler
  4. Every bowler will deliver 20 balls maximum per game
  5. Every bowling side will enjoy up till 2 and ½ minutes of strategic time-out
  6. Each team will start respective innings with 25-ball powerplay
  7. Two fielders would be allowed outside initial 30-yds. circle in times of powerplay
  8. Each team has the right to call for time-outs, the same you see with IPL
  9. Simplified scoreboard

The Hundred Teams

The Hundred will have 8 city-based teams. Every 100-ball team will comprise of fifteen players. Among these, 2 would be the best performers of t20 Blast. Each team can take up to three overseas players. At least 1 player in each team (men’s) should be a player of England Test team. The Hundred players will be chosen on the basis of draft system.

The 8 teams to take part in 100-ball tournament are:

  1. Birmingham Phoenix
  2. Manchester Originals
  3. London Spirit
  4. Oval Invincibles
  5. Northern Superchargers
  6. Trent Rockets
  7. Southern Brave
  8. Welsh Fire

The Hundred Schedule

The upcoming 100 ball tournament will cover 34 matches. The first 32 would be League stage matches that would be followed by the Playoffs round. In the League stage matches, each of the teams will have to play 4 home matches and 4 away matches. The Playoffs round will commence with top 3 performing teams of the group stage 100-ball matches. The topmost performer among the three will straight head to the final match. The second and third performers will meet each other in a semi-final. The team that will win the semi-final will play the first performer in the final match.

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According to The Hundred schedule, the maiden match of The Hundred 2021 will be played on July 22, between Oval Invincibles and Welsh Fire. It will be hosted at Kennington Oval, London and will start from 6:30 p.m. (local time). The last match of the League stage will be staged on August 21, 2021, at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. The match will be between Manchester Originals and Welsh Fire. Interestingly, both the semi-final and final of 100 ball tournament will be played on the same day, on August 20, 2021 - and at the same venue. The venue is yet to be decided though.

The Hundred Stadiums

The 100-ball tournament will be played across 8 stadiums, located in 7 major cities across England and Wales. The Hundred stadiums include:

  1. Kennington Oval, London
  2. Lord’s, London
  3. Edgbaston, Birmingham
  4. Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
  5. Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
  6. Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  7. Headingley, Leeds
  8. The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Kennington Oval will host the inaugural match of the maiden season the upcoming 100-ball tournament. On the other hand, Emirates Old Trafford will host the last match of the League stage.

How to Book The Hundred Match Tickets?

As per the latest news, tickets for the 100-ball tournament will be available for sale right from 7th April 2021. Prices have been kept at nominal level to make the tournament affordable for all. The early bird window will initially open for the county members and will feature tickets starting from as low as £10 for men’s tournaments. The Hundred tickets for visitors under 16 are priced at £5. Entry is free for kids below 5 years of age.

During early bird stage, tickets would be divided into 3 levels for men’s tournaments-

  1. Gold- price will range from something like £18 to £35
  2. Silver- price will range from something like £12 to £30
  3. Bronze- price will range from something like £10 to £16

In regards to women’s tournament tickets, there are two levels-

  1. Gold- price will range from something like £10 to £18
  2. Silver- price will range from something like £8 to £15

Tickets for the final match of the men’s tournament will come up to £30 or more. For women’s final, the ticket price would be £12.

Costs of the 100-ball tickets would vary largely based on the location of the stadiums. For example, you can always expect a higher price if you want the ticket for a match played at the legendary Lord’s. The day of the match as well as the timing of buying the ticket would also influence your cost of ticket. However, the ticket price for visitors under 16 years of age would remain unchanged all through the tournament.

BBC and Sky sports will broadcast the matches of both men’s & women’s tournaments.

This New 100 Ball Tournament will replace T20?

Right now many fans have started thinking that this new model of cricket match might replace the existing T20 structure but this can only be guessed after the completion of the first edition of The Hundred 2021 series. How fans are going to digest, that we have to wait and watch.

Start Date

22/07/2021

End Date

21/08/2021

Host Country

England

Match schedule

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Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals 1st Match the hundred 2021
Match 1
Date- 22/07/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Oval Invincibles Vs
Manchester Originals Venue
The Oval
Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit 2nd Match the hundred 2021
Match 2
Date- 23/07/2021
Time - 14:30(Local)

Birmingham Phoenix Vs
London Spirit Venue
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire 4th Match the hundred 2021
Match 3
Date- 24/07/2021
Time - 14:30(Local)

Trent Rockets Vs
Birmingham Phoenix Venue
Headingley Stadium
Trent Rockets vs Southern Brave 3rd Match the hundred 2021
Match 4
Date- 24/07/2021
Time - 17:30(Local)

Trent Rockets Vs
Southern Brave Venue
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
London Spirit vs Oval Invincibles 5th Match the hundred 2021
Match 5
Date- 25/07/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

London Spirit Vs
Oval Invincibles Venue
Lord's Cricket Ground
Manchester Originals vs Birmingham Phoenix 6th Match the hundred 2021
Match 6
Date- 25/07/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Manchester Originals Vs
Birmingham Phoenix Venue
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers 7th Match the hundred 2021
Match 7
Date- 26/07/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Trent Rockets Vs
Northern Superchargers Venue
Trent Bridge
Welse Fire vs Southern Brave 8th Match the hundred 2021
Match 8
Date- 27/07/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Welsh Fire Vs
Southern Brave Venue
Sophia Gardens
Manchester Originals vs Northern Superchargers 9th Match the hundred 2021
Match 9
Date- 28/07/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Manchester Originals Vs
Northern Superchargers Venue
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
London Spirit vs Trent Rockets 10th Match The Hundred 2021
Match 10
Date- 29/07/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

London Spirit Vs
Trent Rockets Venue
Lord's Cricket Ground
Southern Brave vs Birmingham Phoenix 11th Match The Hundred 2021
Match 11
Date- 30/07/2021
Time - 14:30(Local)

Southern Brave Vs
Birmingham Phoenix Venue
The Rose Bowl
Northern Superchargers vs Oval Invincibles 13th Match the hundred 2021
Match 12
Date- 31/07/2021
Time - 14:30(Local)

Northern Superchargers Vs
Oval Invincibles Venue
Headingley Stadium
Welse Fire vs Manchester Originals 12th Match The Hundred 2021
Match 13
Date- 31/07/2021
Time - 17:30(Local)

Welsh Fire Vs
Manchester Originals Venue
Sophia Gardens
Birmingham Phoenix vs Trent Rockets 14th Match the hundred 2021
Match 14
Date- 01/08/2021
Time - 17:30(Local)

Birmingham Phoenix Vs
Trent Rockets Venue
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
London Spirit vs Southern Brave 15th Match the hundred 2021
Match 15
Date- 01/08/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

London Spirit Vs
Southern Brave Venue
Lord's Cricket Ground
Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire 16th Match the hundred 2021
Match 16
Date- 02/08/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Oval Invincibles Vs
Welsh Fire Venue
The Oval
London Spirit vs Northern Superchargers 17th Match the hundred 2021
Match 17
Date- 03/08/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

London Spirit Vs
Northern Superchargers Venue
Lord's Cricket Ground
Birmingham Phoenix vs Oval Invincibles 18th Match the hundred 2021
Match 18
Date- 04/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Birmingham Phoenix Vs
Oval Invincibles Venue
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave 19th Match the hundred 2021
Match 19
Date- 05/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Manchester Originals Vs
Southern Brave Venue
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Welsh Fire vs Trent Rockets 20th Match the hundred 2021
Match 20
Date- 06/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Welsh Fire Vs
Trent Rockets Venue
Sophia Gardens
Southern Brave vs Northern Superchargers 21st Match the hundred 2021
Match 21
Date- 07/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Southern Brave Vs
Northern Superchargers Venue
The Rose Bowl
Oval Invincibles vs Trent Rockets 22nd Match the hundred 2021
Match 22
Date- 08/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Oval Invincibles Vs
Trent Rockets Venue
The Oval
Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire 23rd Match the hundred 2021
Match 23
Date- 09/08/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Birmingham Phoenix Vs
Welsh Fire Venue
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
Manchester Originals vs London Spirit 24th Match the hundred 2021
Match 24
Date- 10/08/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Manchester Originals Vs
London Spirit Venue
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire 25th Match the hundred 2021
Match 25
Date- 11/08/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Southern Brave Vs
Welsh Fire Venue
The Rose Bowl
Northern Superchargers vs Manchester Originals 26th Match the hundred 2021
Match 26
Date- 12/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Northern Superchargers Vs
Manchester Originals Venue
Headingley Stadium
Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix 27th Match the hundred 2021
Match 27
Date- 13/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Trent Rockets Vs
Birmingham Phoenix Venue
Trent Bridge
Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix 28th Match the hundred 2021
Match 28
Date- 13/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Trent Rockets Vs
Birmingham Phoenix Venue
Trent Bridge
Trent Rockets vs Manchester Originals 29th Match the hundred 2021
Match 29
Date- 15/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Trent Rockets Vs
Manchester Originals Venue
Trent Bridge
Southern Brave vs Oval Invincibles 30th Match the hundred 2021
Match 30
Date- 16/08/2021
Time - 19:00(Local)

Southern Brave Vs
Oval Invincibles Venue
The Rose Bowl
Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix 31st Match the hundred 2021
Match 31
Date- 17/08/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Northern Superchargers Vs
Birmingham Phoenix Venue
Headingley Stadium
Welsh Fire vs London Spirit 32nd Match the hundred 2021
Match 32
Date- 18/08/2021
Time - 18:30(Local)

Welsh Fire Vs
London Spirit Venue
Sophia Gardens
The Hundred 2021 Semi Final Match
Match 33
Date- 20/08/2021
Time - 20:30(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
The Oval
The Hundred 2021 Final Match
Match 34
Date- 21/08/2021
Time - 23:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Lord's Cricket Ground

Playing Teams
Manchester Originals Birmingham Phoenix Welsh Fire Oval Invincibles
Northern Superchargers Trent Rockets London Spirit Southern Brave
Manchester Originals Team Squad
Jos Buttler Imran Tahir Daniel Christian Wayne Parnell
Marchant de Lange Dane Vilas Wayne Madsen Mitchell Santner
Saqib Mahmood Joe Clarke Phil Salt Matt Parkinson
Sohaibullah Ed Pollock Eddie Byrom

Northern Superchargers Team Squad
Chris Lynn Aaron Finch Adil Rashid Ben Stokes
David Wiese Nathan Rimmington John Simpson Adam Lyth
Ben Foakes David Willey Tom Kohler-Cadmore Ed Barnard
Mujeeb Ur Rahman Richard Gleeson Brydon Carse

Birmingham Phoenix Team Squad
Chris Woakes Kane Williamson Ravi Bopara Adam Zampa
Cameron Delport Moeen Ali Riki Wessels Chris Cooke
Benny Howell Liam Livingstone Adam Hose Shaheen Afridi
Pat Brown Tom Helm Henry Brookes

Trent Rockets Team Squad
Joe Root Nathan Coulter-Nile Alex Hales Luke Wright
Harry Gurney Dawid Malan Luke Fletcher Lewis Gregory
Steven Mullaney Ben Cox Rashid Khan D'Arcy Short
Tom Moores Luke Wood Matthew Carter

Welsh Fire Team Squad
Danny Briggs Jonny Bairstow Steven Smith Mitchell Starc
Ryan ten Doeschate Ravindranath Rampaul Colin Ingram Simon Harmer
Liam Plunkett Ben Duckett David Payne Ryan Higgins
Tom Banton Qais Ahmad Leus du Plooy

London Spirit Team Squad
Eoin Morgan Jade Dernbach Glenn Maxwell Kyle John Abbott
Roelof van der Merwe Mohammad Amir Joseph Denly Mohammad Nabi
Adam Rossington Mark Wood Rory Burns Daniel Lawrence
Mason Crane Zak Crawley Luis Reece

Oval Invincibles Team Squad
Sunil Narine Hardus Viljoen Rilee Rossouw Fabian Allen
Jason Roy Reece Topley Sam Billings Alex Blake
Laurie Evans Chris Wood Nathan Sowter Sam Curran
Sandeep Lamichhane Tom Curran Will Jacks

Southern Brave Team Squad
David Warner Andre Russell Chris Jordan James Vince
Max Waller Liam Dawson Ross Whiteley Alex Davies
Craig Overton Tymal Mills Jofra Archer Shadab Khan
Ollie Pope Delray Rawlins George Garton