If you are fans of the T20 format, then this is the tournament for you. If you are a traditionalist and think Test cricket is still the future, then you might not like this.
What Is The Hundred?
The Hundred is a new 100-ball competition hosted in England and Wales and is the brainchild of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
This new format is aimed to make cricket more enjoyable for families, with the games expected to be shorter and more exciting. Each game is scheduled to last less than three hours.
There is a men’s and women’s tournament, and you will witness some of the best players in the world swinging hard for the fences.
Each innings will consist of 100 balls being bowled. Bowlers can bowl spells of five balls or 10 balls, and no bowler can bowl more than 20 deliveries.
With the way the summer of 2019 has gone for cricket, now seems like the ideal time to really press home the spotlight that has been shone on the sport in recent months. With this in mind has come The Hundred, a game type that sees teams battle it out over the course of a 100 ball innings each, meaning it is 20 balls shorter than a T20, seeing this become the shortest format of the game.
The main important details of The Hundred are:
100 balls per innings.
A change of ends after 10 balls.
Bowlers deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls.
Each bowler can deliver a maximum of 20 balls per games.
Each bowling side gets a strategic timeout of up to two and a half minutes.
A 25-ball powerplay start for each team.
Two fielders are allowed outside of the initial 30-yard circle during the powerplay.