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Following the immense success of the T20 format at the world stage, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is now introducing The Hundred, scheduled to start on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

After the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the start of the 100-ball tournament. The Hundred will now run until August 21. It will feature eight teams, with each having a men’s and women’s squad, who will fight it out across 68 matches played over five weeks.

The Hundred will kick-off with the women's match between the Oval Invincibles and the Manchester Originals, at The Oval. 

The eight teams competing in the Hundred are Birmingham Phoenix, London Spirit, Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Oval Invincibles, Southern Brave, Trent Rockets and Welsh Fire.

The women’s matches in The Hundred 2021 are scheduled to be held on the same day as the men’s, but at different venues with the women playing the first fixture of the day.

What is the format of The Hundred?

As the name suggests, matches in The Hundred will have 100 balls per innings.  The fielding side will change ends after 10 balls, meaning one over will comprise 10 balls. One bowler can bowl either five or 10 consecutive deliveries, which can be decided on-field. However, no bowler can bowl more than 20 balls in a game

Like the Indian T20 League, there will be a strategic timeout of two and a half minutes in The Hundred, but the coach of the respective teams can walk out to the field to discuss strategy. Each match in The Hundred will last two and a half hours.

There will be a 25-ball powerplay in The Hundred for each team during which only two fielders will be allowed outside of the 30-yard circle.

The Hundred 2021 teams and full men’s and women’s squads

Birmingham Phoenix 

Men's squad: Chris Woakes, Dom Sibley, Moeen Ali (captain), Pat Brown, Adam Hose, Tom Helm, Benny Howell, Chris Cooke, Liam Livingstone, Tom Abell, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Miles Hammond, Adam Milne, Imran Tahir, Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Dillon Pennington 

Women's squad: Amy Jones (captain), Shafali Verma, Ria Fackrell, Marie Kelly, Evelyn Jones, Emily Arlott, Kirstie Gordon, Phoebe Franklin, Abtaha Maqsood, Thea Brookes, Gwen Davies, Isabelle Wong, Georgia Elwiss, Erin Burns, Katie Mack

London Spirit

Men's squad: Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (captain), Mohammad Amir, Jade Dernbach, Mohammad Nabi, Luis Reece, Adam Rossington, Mason Crane, Joe Denly, Josh Inglis, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Mark Wood, Ravi Bopara, Chris Wood, Blake Cullen 

Women's squad: Deandra Dottin, Naomi Dattani, Deepti Sharma, Heather Knight (captain), Amara Carr, Aylish Cranstone, Danielle Gibson, Susie Rowe, Chloe Tryon, Charlie Dean, Freya Davies, Sophie Munro, Tammy Beaumont, Grace Scrivens, Alice Monaghan

Manchester Originals 

Men's squad: Jos Buttler, Joe Clarke, Phil Salt, Matt Parkinson, Kagiso Rabada, Jamie Overton, Tom Lammonby, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleeson, Tom Hartley, Carlos Brathwaite, Colin Munro, Ollie Robinson, Sam Hain, Fred Klaassen 

Women's squad: Kate Cross, Danielle Collins, Mignon du Preez, Harmanpreet Kaur, Alice Dyson, Cordelia Griffith, Hannah Jones, Lizelle Lee, Georgie Boyce, Natalie Brown, Ellie Threlkeld, Alex Hartley, Emma Lamb, Sophie Ecclestone, Laura Jackson.

Northern Superchargers 

Men's 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 

Women's squad: Hollie Armitage, Katie Levick, Jemimah Rodrigues, Lauren Winfield-Hill (captain), Helen Fenby, Bess Heath, Beth Langston, Linsey Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Laura Kimmince, Laura Wolvaardt, Sterre Kalis, Kalea Moore

Oval Invincibles 

Men's squad: Sam Curran, Rory Burns, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Alex Blake, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Sam Billings, Laurie Evans, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Saqib Mahmood, Colin Ingram, Brandon Glover, Jordan Clark, Jordan Cox 

Women's squad: Fran Wilson, Georgia Adams, Tash Farrant, Megan Belt, Eva Gray, Marizanne Kapp, Rhianna Southby, Sarah Bryce, Alice Capsey, Jo Gardner, Dane Van Niekerk, Mady Villiers, Shabnim Ismail, Danielle Gregory

Southern Brave 

Men's squad: Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Delray Rawlins, James Vince, Alex Davies, Max Waller, Craig Overton, Ross Whiteley, Danny Briggs, Devon Conway, Quinton de Kock, Jake Lintott, Colin de Grandhomme 

Women's squad: Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Smriti Mandhana, Tara Norris, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shrubsole, Stafanie Taylor, Danni Wyatt, Lauren Bell, Sonia Odedra, Fi Morris, Sophia Dunkley, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Ella McCaughan, Charlotte Taylor

Trent Rockets 

Men's 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

Women's: Katherine Brunt, Nat Sciver, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn, Nancy Harman, Lucy Higham, Michaela Kirk, Ellie Mitchell, Heather Graham, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Rachel Priest, Ella Claridge, Emily Windsor, Sarah Glenn, Teresa Graves

Welsh Fire 

Men's squad: Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Qais Ahmad, Ryan Higgins, David Payne, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball, Iain Cockbain, Josh Cobb, Matt Critchley, David Lloyd, Jimmy Neesham (first three games), Glenn Phillips, Leus du Plooy 

Women's squad: Katie George, Alex Griffiths, Georgia Hennessy, Lauren Filer, Sophie Luff, Natasha Wraith, Amy Gordon, Bryony Smith, Sarah Taylor, Piepa Cleary, Georgia Redmayne, Bethan Ellis, Lissy Macleod, Nicole Harvey, Hayley Matthews.

The Hundred 2021 men’s schedule, fixtures and live India match times

July 22, Thursday 

Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals, Kia Oval - 11:00 PM IST

July 23, Friday

Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit, Edgbaston - 11:00 PM IST

July 24, Saturday

Trent Rockets v Southern Brave, Trent Bridge - 7:00 PM IST

Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire, Emerald Headingley - 10:30 PM IST

July 25, Sunday

London Spirit v Oval Invincibles, Lord's - 7:00 PM IST

Manchester Originals v Birmingham Phoenix, Emirates Old Trafford - 10:30 PM IST

July 26, Monday 

Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers, Trent Bridge - 11:00 PM IST

July 27, Tuesday

Welsh Fire v Southern Brave, Sophia Gardens - 11:00 PM IST

July 28, Wednesday

Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers, Emirates Old Trafford - 11:00 PM IST

July 29, Thursday

London Spirit v Trent Rockets, Lord's - 11:00 PM IST

July 30, Friday 

Southern Brave v Birmingham Phoenix, Ageas Bowl - 11:00 PM IST

July 31, Saturday

Welsh Fire v Manchester Originals, Sophia Gardens - 7:00 PM IST

Northern Superchargers v Oval Invincibles, Emerald Headingley - 10:30 PM IST

August 1, Sunday

Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets, Edgbaston - 7:00 PM IST

London Spirit v Southern Brave, Lord's - 10:30 PM IST

August 2, Monday

Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire, Kia Oval - 11:00 PM IST

August 3, Tuesday

London Spirit v Northern Superchargers, Lord's - 11:00 PM IST

August 4, Wednesday 

Birmingham Phoenix v Oval Invincibles, Edgbaston - 11:30 PM IST

August 5, Thursday

Manchester Originals v Southern Brave, Emirates Old Trafford - 11:30 PM IST

August 6, Friday

Welsh Fire v Trent Rockets, Sophia Gardens - 11:30 PM IST

August 7, Saturday

Southern Brave v Northern Superchargers, Ageas Bowl - 11:30 PM IST

August 8, Sunday

Oval Invincibles v Trent Rockets, Kia Oval - 11:30 PM IST

August 9, Monday

Birmingham Phoenix v Welsh Fire, Edgbaston - 11:00 PM IST

August 10, Tuesday

Manchester Originals v London Spirit, Emirates Old Trafford - 11:00 PM IST

August 11, Wednesday

Southern Brave v Welsh Fire, Ageas Bowl - 11:00 PM IST

August 12, Thursday

Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals, Emerald Headingley - 11:30 PM IST

August 13, Friday

Trent Rockets v Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Bridge - 11:30 PM IST

August 14, Saturday

Oval Invincibles v London Spirit, Kia Oval - 11:30 PM IST

August 15, Sunday

Trent Rockets v Manchester Originals, Trent Bridge - 11:30 PM IST

August 16, Monday

Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles, Ageas Bowl - 11:30 PM IST

August 17, Tuesday

Northern Superchargers v Birmingham Phoenix, Emerald Headingley - 11:00 PM IST

August 18, Wednesday 

Welsh Fire v London Spirit, Sophia Gardens - 11:00 PM IST

August 20, Thursday

TBC vs TBC - 11:00 PM IST

August 21, Friday

The Hundred 2021 Finals (both men's and women's), Lord's - 11:00 PM IST

Where to watch The Hundred 2021 live in India?

Live streaming of The Hundred 2021 will be available on the FanCode app. There will be no live telecast of The Hundred in India.

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