After an entertaining 2022, the 2023 season of The Hundred is set to kick off on August 1 when the defending champions Trent Rockets will take on the Southern Brave at Trent Bridge. Whereas, the Women’s tournament will start with reigning champions Oval Invincibles against London Spirit.
This year's tournament has been scheduled across a reduced four-week window to avoid interference with the men's international schedule. The finals will be played on August 27. The scheduling has also restricted the availability of many of the top players in its previous two seasons.
To accommodate all of the rounds, two matches will be played on each day as men's and women's double-headers. Along with these doubleheaders, the tournament will include days with eight "double-double-header" days, where four matches will be played. For the first time in tournament history, drafts for both competitions - the men's and women’s - will be held on Thursday, March 2. The deadline for player retentions is February 16.
Talking about the new edition, the tournament's managing director Sanjay Patel spoke on how the Hundred has brought in a new generation of fans to the game. He said, "I am incredibly proud of the impact the Hundred has already had on cricket in England and Wales after just two years, providing a new format that has seen more families and a diverse new generation of fans getting into the game.”
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