Oval Invincibles beat Manchester Originals to win the Men’s Hundred
The English cricket have tried to establish their own niche in the form of The Hundred competition which mimics T20 cricket but has a few minor changes made to the format.
It was first played in England in 2021 and its third edition will be held this year in 2023 in the month of August. It was expected to begin in 2020 but had to be pushed to the following year because of the pandemic. When will The Hundred 2023 be Played? – The third season of The Hundred will kick-start on August 1 and will go all the way through to August 27 of the year.
The Hundred Mens 2023 Schedule Fixtures
Each of the men’s teams will feature in eight matches on a home and away basis while the women’s competition will see those teams feature in six matches apiece. On most days, the same men’s and women’s teams will be in action.
|Date||Local Time||IST Time||The Hundred Men’s Competition 2023||Venue|
|Aug-01||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Trent Rockets vs. Southern Brave||Trent Bridge|
|Aug-02||3:00 PM||7:30 PM||Welsh Fire vs. Manchester Originals||Sophia Gardens|
|Aug-02||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||London Spirit vs. Oval Invincibles||Lord’s|
|Aug-03||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Northern Superchargers vs. Birmingham Phoenix||Headingley|
|Aug-04||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Southern Brave vs. Welsh Fire||Ageas Bowl|
|Aug-05||2.30 pm||7:00 PM||Manchester Originals vs. London Spirit||Emirates Old Trafford|
|Aug-05||6:00 PM||10:30 PM||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Trent Rockets||Edgbaston|
|Aug-06||2.30 pm||7:00 PM||Southern Brave vs. Northern Superchargers||Ageas Bowl|
|Aug-06||6:00 PM||10:30 PM||Oval Invincibles vs. Welsh Fire||Kia Oval|
|Aug-07||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Manchester Originals vs. Birmingham Phoenix||Emirates Old Trafford|
|Aug-08||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||London Spirit vs. Southern Brave||Lord’s|
|Aug-09||3:00 PM||7:30 PM||Trent Rockets vs. Northern Superchargers||Trent Bridge|
|Aug-09||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Oval Invincibles vs. Manchester Originals||Kia Oval|
|Aug-10||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Welsh Fire||Edgbaston|
|Aug-11||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Northern Superchargers vs. Oval Invincibles||Headingley|
|Aug-12||3:00 PM||7:30 PM||London Spirit vs. Trent Rockets||Lord’s|
|Aug-12||6:00 PM||10:30 PM||Welsh Fire vs. Southern Brave||Sophia Gardens|
|Aug-13||2.30 pm||7:00 PM||Northern Superchargers vs. Manchester Originals||Headingley|
|Aug-13||6:00 PM||10:30 PM||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Oval Invincibles||Edgbaston|
|Aug-14||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Welsh Fire vs. Trent Rockets||Sophia Gardens|
|Aug-15||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Oval Invincibles vs. London Spirit||Kia Oval|
|Aug-16||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Southern Brave vs. Birmingham Phoenix||Ageas Bowl|
|Aug-17||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Trent Rockets vs. Manchester Originals||Trent Bridge|
|Aug-18||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||London Spirit vs. Northern Superchargers||Lord’s|
|Aug-19||2.30 pm||7:00 PM||Trent Rockets vs. Birmingham Phoenix||Trent Bridge|
|Aug-19||6:00 PM||10:30 PM||Southern Brave vs. Oval Invincibles (Women)||Ageas Bowl|
|Aug-20||2.30 pm||7:00 PM||Manchester Originals vs. Northern Superchargers||Unknown Venue|
|Aug-20||6:00 PM||10:30 PM||Welsh Fire vs. London Spirit||Sophia Gardens|
|Aug-21||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Oval Invincibles vs. Trent Rockets||Kia Oval|
|Aug-22||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Northern Superchargers vs. Welsh Fire||Headingley|
|Aug-23||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Manchester Originals vs. Southern Brave||Emirates Old Trafford|
|Aug-24||6.30 pm||11:00 PM||Birmingham Phoenix vs. London Spirit||Edgbaston|
|Aug-26||6:00 PM||10:30 PM||The Hundred Eliminator||Kia Oval|
|Aug-27||6:00 PM||10:30 PM||The Hundred Final||Lord’s|
The Hundred 2023 Team Squads Players List
Birmingham Phoenix: Chris Woakes, Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan, Adam Milne, Benny Howell, Will Smeed, Kane Richardson, Jamie Smith, Tom Helm, Miles Hammond, Chris Benjamin, Dan Mousley, Henry Brookes, Jacob Bethell.
London Spirit: Mark Wood, Olly Stone, Nathan Ellis, Liam Dawson, Dan Lawrence, Zak Crawley, Jordan Thompson, Mason Crane, Adam Rossington, Chris Wood, Ravi Bopara, Michael Pepper, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Matt Critchley.
Manchester Originals: Jos Buttler, Wanindu Hasaranga, Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner, Jamie Overton, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Paul Walter, Josh Tongue, Josh Little, Wayne Madsen, Tom Lammonby, Mitchell Stanley, Max Holden, Fred Klaasen.
The Northern Superchargers: Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Harry Brook, Reece Topley, Tom Banton, Michael Bracewell, Adam Lyth, Adam Hose, Brydon Carse, Matthew Potts, David Wiese, Bas de Leede, Wayne Parnell, Callum Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Saif Zaib.
Oval Invincibles’: Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Saqib Mahmood, Heinrich Klaasen, Ross Whiteley, Jordan Cox, Gus Atkinson, Ihsanullah Khan, Danny Briggs, Nathan Sowter, Zak Chappell, Tawanda Muyeye.
Southern Brave: Jofra Archer, Tim David, Leus du Plooy, James Vince, Chris Jordan, Devon Conway, Tymal Mills, Rehan Ahmed, Craig Overton, Finn Allen, George Garton, James Fuller, Alex Davies, Joe Weatherley, Jafer Chohan, Matt Fisher.
Trent Rockets’: Joe Root, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rashid Khan, Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Luke Wood, Colin Munro, Sam Cook, Daniel Sams, Samit Patel, Sam Hain, Brad Wheal, Matt Carter, Tom Moores, John Turner.
Welsh Fire: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Abell, David Willey, Shaheen Afridi, Joe Clarke, Glenn Phillips, Ollie Pope, Haris Rauf, David Payne, Roelof van der Merwe, Jake Ball, Stephen Eskinazi, Dan Douthwaite, George Scrimshaw, Luke Wells, Chris Cooke.
How to Buy The Hundred Tickets?
The best place to buy the tickets for The Hundred is from its official website here.
You can select which match or matches you want to go for and click on the Get Tickets button from there on.
One ticket for The Hundred allows you to watch both, men’s and women’s matches.
Tickets for children cost anywhere between £5 and £25 while an Adult ticket could cost anywhere between £30-70 for the opening day and the price range is on similar lines (some go up to £120 at some venues like Lord’s).
The ticket price for the Eliminator ranges from £5 for kids to £358 for an adult’s ticket for Raise The Roof. The final ticket can cost up to £180.
If any of these match tickets are sold out, you could look at secondary ticketing sites like Viagogo.com for their purchase.
The Hundred 2023 Live Streaming & TV Channels
While there’s no official broadcast or live stream for this tournament in India, UK fans can watch it live on Sky Sports Main Event and Cricket channels at 4 pm GMT (9:30 pm, IST).
What is The Hundred?
A bit of The Hundred. Instead of playing T20 cricket as is, the ECB decided to change things around and have come up with a 100-ball competition instead and aptly named it The Hundred.
So, instead of teams batting for 20 overs (or 120 balls) every innings, as is the case in a T20 competition, they will be playing 100 balls in each of their essays. What this does is help matches finish quicker – instead of the typical three and a half hours that a T20 match takes, matches in The Hundred get over in two and a half hours.
Apparently, one of the reasons why The Hundred was invented was because the ECB thought it would be easier to understand for English audiences than the traditional formats of the game.
The Hundred Format
Since this is a new format, it’s key to understand how the matches in The Hundred work.
As mentioned earlier, teams can bat up to 100 balls in each of the innings instead of the traditional 20 overs in a T20 match. Instead of changing the bowling ends after every six balls, it happens after every 10 balls, reducing the number of breaks within a match.
Bowlers in T20 cricket (and in other formats of the game) bowl six balls per over. In The Hundred, they can bowl five or 10 successive deliveries. The most that a bowler can bowl in an innings is 20 balls (or the equivalent of four overs in a T20 game).
There are Powerplays for the first 25 balls of the innings and only two players are allowed outside the 30-yard circle. Instead of the usual no-ball costing a run to the bowling team, in The Hundred, this is worth two runs with a Free Hit to follow.
The Hundred is played by both women’s and men’s cricketers. There are eight teams involved in both those formats, with each team playing eight matches on a home and away basis.
Each of the men’s and women’s teams plays seven matches against the other teams in the competition and a second match against a team from a neighbouring region.
The top three teams in both, the men’s and women’s sections of the competition proceed to the knock-out round with the top-placed side getting a bye to the final and the remaining two featuring in a knock-out semifinal or an Eliminator.