The Hundred tournament women started yesterday with Oval Invincibles beating Manchester Originals by 5 wickets. They chased down the total of 136 with two balls to spare. Today, the same teams in men’s competition will lock horns at London and it is expected that the tournament will have a blockbuster start.
1. Northern Superchargers
The team a solid combination of experienced and young players, while has the players who can contribute in both departments. The regular England players Stokes, Rashid, Willey will provide stability while Lyth and Lynn have to lay solid foundation at the top-order. In the bowling unit, Parkinson and Thompson have been proven performers in domestic circuit.
Squad: Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, Brydon Carse, Chris Lynn, John Simpson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matthew Potts, Matthew Fisher, Harry Brook, Callum Parkinson, Faf du Plessis, Jordan Thompson, Ben Raine
Players to Watch: Harry Brook, Callum Parkinson
2. Manchester Originals
The Manchester Originals team are possibly the best batting side in the tournament in the presence of Jos Buttler, Phil Salt, Joe Clarke, and Sam Hain. As an all-rounders, Carlos Brathwaite and Douthwaite are coming after performing well in T20 Blast. In the bowling unit, Klaassen and Ferguson have been proven performers.
Squad: Jos Buttler, Joe Clarke, Phil Salt, Matt Parkinson, Lockie Ferguson, Tom Lammonby, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Tom Hartley, Carlos Brathwaite, Colin Munro, Ollie Robinson, Sam Hain, Fred Klaassen, Dan Douthwaite, Calvin Harrison
Players to Watch: Sam Hain, Tom Hartley
3. Trent Rockets
The Rockets team has established shorter format players in their ranks in the presence of players like Alex Hales and Samit Patel. While the players like Dawid Malan and Rashid Khan can be trusted due to their track record in the past 2 years. The other players like Gregory and Matt Carter have been impressive as well.
Squad: Joe Root, Rashid Khan, Alex Hales, Matt Carter, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores, Steven Mullaney, Ben Cox, Lewis Gregory, D’Arcy Short, Luke Wood, Luke Wright, Samit Patel, Timm van der Gugten, Sam Cook, Marchant de Lange
Players to Watch: Lewis Gregory, Matt Carter
Powerplay will be of 25 balls and maximum two fielders will be allowed in the same time. The match will mostly last upto two and a half hours. This short form of the game will attract the fans in the western countries who like to watch not so long games & this could format could also be a part of the Olympics.
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