What is The Hundred? Here's all you need to know about the 100-ball competition starting in July 2020
Last Updated: 20/10/19 9:12am
The Hundred is cricket like you've never seen it before.
The new competition will begin in England in the summer of 2020 and comprise of eight teams competing against each other across seven cities and will be broadcast on Sky Sports Cricket.
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The teams are: Trent Rockets (Trent Bridge), Southern Brave (The Ageas Bowl), Northern Superchargers (Emerald Headingley), Welsh Fire (Sophia Gardens), Oval Invincibles (The Kia Oval), Manchester Originals (Emirates Old Trafford), London Spirit (Lord's), Birmingham Phoenix (Edgbaston).
Each men's squad will be made up of 15 players with a maximum of three overseas stars.
Each side will bat for up to 100 balls with a change of bowling ends taking place after every 10 balls.
Bowlers will be able to deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls but no more than 20 per match.
A 25-ball powerplay will start each side's innings, during which time only two fielders will be allowed outside the initial 30-yard circle.
Each fielding side gets the chance to call for a strategic timeout of up to 150 seconds.
The tournament, in which men's and women's teams will play side-by-side, aims to make cricket accessible for the whole family through shorter, faster matches that last less than three hours.
The England and Wales Cricket Board hopes to attract world-class players through the first ever player draft in England, resulting in intense, incredible, fast and unpredictable matches - so get ready for the drama!
The women's teams have their own bespoke player selection process, with the first set of England women's players revealed on October 3.
Each team now has the chance to sign their remaining 13 players from across three different player pools: the remaining England Women's centrally contracted players, overseas players and domestic players in an open market.
The Hundred will start in July 2020 and span five weeks in a bid to encourage more children to attend games.
The Hundred team picks
|Team||England red-ball player||Local Icons||Women's Players||Representing|
|Birmingham Phoenix||Chris Woakes||Moeen Ali, Pat Brown||Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon||Warks, Worcestershire|
|London Spirit||Rory Burns||Eoin Morgan, Dan Lawrence||Heather Knight, Freya Davies||Middlesex, Essex, Northants|
|Manchester Originals||Jos Buttler||Saqid Mahmood, Matt Parkinson||Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone||Lancashire|
|Northern Superchargers||Ben Stokes||Adil Rashid, David Willey||Lauren Winfield, Linsey Smith||Yorkshire, Durham|
|Oval Invincibles||Sam Curran||Tom Curran, Jason Roy||Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson||Surrey, Kent|
|Southern Brave||Jofra Archer||Chris Jordan, James Vince||Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt||Hampshire, Sussex|
|Trent Rockets||Joe Root||Harry Gurney, Alex Hales||Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt||Notts, Derbyshire, Leics|
|Welsh Fire||Jonny Bairstow||Tom Banton, Colin Ingram||Katie George, Bryony Smith||Glamorgan, Gloucs, Somerset|