With T20 cricket already attracting cricket fans across the world, the England and Wales Cricket Board decided to introduce an even shorter format of the game. The inaugural edition of England's new 100-ball format game, the Hundred, is set to begin on July 21. A total of eight teams, representing six different cities, will be taking part in the competition. The tournament will have both men's and women's teams playing simultaneously.
What will be the format?
The Hundred is a unique format with each team getting to play 100 balls in an innings. The tournament will follow the Round-Robin format which means that all eight teams will face each other once in the league stage. All sides will also get a bonus match with the team close to their region. The table topper after the league stage will advance to the finals while the teams at the second and third place will play each other to decide the second finalist.
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The Hundred schedule
July 21, Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (Women’s), Kia Oval
July 22, Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (Men’s), Kia Oval
July 23, Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit, Edgbaston
July 24, Trent Rockets v Southern Brave, Trent Bridge
July 24, Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire, Emerald Headingley
July 25, London Spirit v Oval Invincibles, Lord’s
July 25, Manchester Originals v Birmingham Phoenix, Emirates Old Trafford
July 26, Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers, Trent Bridge
July 27, Welsh Fire v Southern Brave, Sophia Gardens
July 28, Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers, Emirates Old Trafford
July 29, London Spirit v Trent Rockets, Lord’s
July 30, Southern Brave v Birmingham Phoenix, Ageas Bowl
July 31, Welsh Fire v Manchester Originals, Sophia Gardens
July 31, Northern Superchargers v Oval Invincibles, Emerald Headingley
August 1, Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets, Edgbaston
August 1, London Spirit v Southern Brave, Lord’s
August 2, Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire, Kia Oval
August 3, London Spirit v Northern Superchargers, Lord’s
August 4, Birmingham Phoenix v Oval Invincibles, Edgbaston
August 5, Manchester Originals v Southern Brave, Emirates Old Trafford
August 6, Welsh Fire v Trent Rockets, Sophia Gardens
August 7, Southern Brave v Northern Superchargers, Ageas Bowl
August 8, Oval Invincibles v Trent Rockets, Kia Oval
August 9, Birmingham Phoenix v Welsh Fire, Edgbaston
August 10, Manchester Originals v London Spirit, Emirates Old Trafford
August 11, Southern Brave v Welsh Fire, Ageas Bowl
August 12, Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals, Emerald Headingley
August 13, Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Bridge
August 14, Oval Invincibles v London Spirit, Kia Oval
August 15, Trent Rockets v Manchester Originals, Trent Bridge
August 16, Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles, Ageas Bowl
August 17, Northern Superchargers v Birmingham Phoenix, Emerald Headingley
August 18, Welsh Fire v London Spirit, Sophia Gardens
August 20, The Hundred Eliminators, Kia Oval
August 21, The Hundred 2021 Finals (both men’s and women’s), Lord’s
When can I watch the games?
The opening game of the women's category will be played on July 21 and will start at 11:30 PM IST. The opening game of the Men's category will be played on July 22. On the day of single headers, the men's game will start at 11 PM while the Women's game will start at 7:30 PM IST. On the days of doubleheaders, the men's game will start at 7 PM and 10:30 PM while the women's game will start at 3:30 PM and 7 PM IST.
Where can I watch the games in India?
There is no TV broadcast for these games in India. However, you can live stream all the matches on the FanCode app after paying the subscription charges.
Where can I get all the live updates?
You can visit www.sportstiger.com for live score updates. You can also download the SportsTiger app available on the Google Play Store and App Store.