The Hundred is the shortest format of cricket where each team gets 100 balls to play and it was inaugurated in 2021. The tournament is organized in England every year in the summer season in which not only the men’s team but also the women’s team participate which comprises 15 players including 3 foreign players and each team represents 8 different cities of England. In 2022, the 100 ball cricket competition will commence on 3 August 2022 and it will conclude on 3 September 2022. The top-class players will take part from around the globe in this tournament in order to make the league more exciting.
In this 100 balls tournament, there are different rules for the team like a bowler will have the option to deliver 5 or 10 balls continuously and they are restricted to a maximum limit of 20 balls. The maximum number of balls of the Power Play will be 25 for each team and two fielders will be allowed outside the circle in the Power Play.
All the matches of the hundred cricket tournament will be contested in eight different venues that are mentioned below:
- Headingly, Leeds
- Old Trafford, Manchester
- Edgbaston, Birmingham
- Trent Bridge, Nottingham
- Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
- Lord's, London
- The Oval, London
- Rose Bowl, Hampshire
The Hundred 2022 Squad
8 Men’s and 8 Women’s cricket franchises will take part in the Hundred 2022 and the name of the team are mentioned below:
- Manchester Originals
The Manchester Originals is one of the squads that take part in the 100 ball cricket tournament i.e, The Hundred. The team stands for Manchester city and Carlos Brathwaite is the captain of the Men’s team and Kate Cross will lead the women’s team. Paul Shaw will be the head coach of the women’s team whereas Simon Katich will take the responsibility of head coach for the men’s team. Emirates Old Trafford is the decided home ground of the Manchester Originals.
- Birmingham Phoenix
Birmingham Phoenix is another team taking part in the tournament and it represents the Birmingham city of England. Amy Jones will be captain of the female team and Moeen Ali will take the command of Men’s Squad. The Men’s team will enter the tournament under the guidance of the head coach Danieal Vittori whereas Ben Sawyer will be the head coach of the women’s squad.
- London Spirit
London Spirit stands for the city of London in which Eoin Morgan will lead the men’s team and Heather Knight will take command of the women’s team. The women’s head coach will be Trevor Griffin whereas Shane Ware (former leg spinner of the Australian team) will guide the men’s team. Both the men's and women's teams will perform their home games at The Lord's, London.
- Northern Superchargers
Lauren Winfield-Hill will be the captain of the women’s squad and Faf Du Plessis will lead the men’s team. The team will take part in the 100 ball cricket league under the guidance of women’s coach Danielle Hazell and men’s coach James Foster. The team will play their home matches at Headingley, Leeds.
- Oval Invincibles
The Oval Invincibles is the next squad on the list that will compete in the Hundred cricket tournament under the guidance of Johnathan Betty as the women’s team coach and Tom Moody will guide the men’s team. Dan Van Niekerk will lead the women’s team and Sam Billings will be the captain of men’s Oval Invincibles. The Oval Invincibles women's and men's teams call the KIA OVAL as their home ground.
- Southern Brave
The next squad on the list is Southern Brave which stands for Hampshire and will play their home matches at The Ageas Bowl. Anya Shrubsole will lead the women’s team and James Vince will take command of the men’s team. The team will move ahead under the mentorship of Charlotte Edwards as women’s team coach and Mahela Jayawardene as men’s team coach.
- Trent Rockets
The next competitor franchise of the 100 ball tournament is Trent Rockets which represents Nottingham. Trent Bridge, the home ground of the Trent Rockets, is all set to light up with explosive performances. Lewis Gregory will lead the men’s team and Natalie Sciver will take command of the women’s squad. Salliann Beams will be the head coach of the women’s team and Andy Flower will guide the men’s team as a head coach.
- Welsh Fire
The Welsh Fire will stand for the Cardiff city of England in which Sophie Luff will lead the women’s team and Ben Duckett will take command of the men’s team. The team is all set to burst their home ground Sophie Gardens under the coaching of Mark O'Leary as women’s head coach and Gary Kristen as men’s head coach.
Winner of The Hundred 2021
In the last edition of the tournament, Women’s Oval Invincibles was the winner of the tournament, and Southern Brave lifted the title for the men’s team.
Broadcasting Rights of The Hundred 2022
In India, cricket fans can enjoy the live streaming of all the matches on the digital platform FanCode application. Sky Sports has already signed up the broadcasting rights for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The Hundred 2022 Fixtures
The tournament will commence with the 1st match that will be played between men’s Southern Brave and Welsh Fire at The Ageas Bowl Southampton on 3rd August 2022. Afterward, the 2nd header round will start from 11 August 2022 where there will be two matches in a day i.e, one match between men’s and one between women’s teams and it will conclude on 31st August 2022. Then the Eliminator will take place on 2nd September 2022 and then the final of the tournament will be conducted on 3rd September 2022.