With only a month to go for cricket’s newest format to kickoff, fantasy cricket enthusiasts around the world are already going ga-ga over the exciting 100 ball format that is to be organized by the England Cricket Board. The Hundred is a tournament that has grabbed eyeballs but not many know what exactly it is all about. On the BalleBaazi youtube channel, we have already uploaded a point-by-point guide ft. Yashika Gupta about what all this tournament is all about.
However ICYMI, here’s a list of 5 things you must know about The Hundred tournament as it kicks off on the 22nd of July, 2021:
Parallel Women’s & Men’s Tournament
The Hundred is not just going to be a men’s game only as it has been scheduled much like the Super Smash in New Zealand with both men and women games happening in sync in parallel. The action could be twice a day with 1st the women’s fixtures and then the men in action can take on the challenge on the exact same turf.
Star Players to Feature
Players like Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy including other international players are expected to take the tournament to another level of excitement. However, a few players like David Warner, Marcus Stoinis have taken back their names due to bio bubble fatigue, you can easily expect other international stars to make their appearance in this 100 ball game.
India-Women’s To Glitter the Glaze
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodriguez, and Deepti Sharma will be joining their Women’s franchises of the tournament which will add to the starry quotient of this new format. Verma will be playing for Birmingham Phoenix while Deepti would be seen in London Spirit’s jersey. Smriti Mandhana for Southern Brave, Rodriguez for the Northern Superchargers, and Harman will be seen in the opening match for Manchester.
Mystery of the Last Over
The Hundred will be a 16 over a-side game where the 16th over will consist of 10 balls. Yes, you heard it right. The last over will be bowled by a bowler who will have to hit the deck 10 times and the batsmen would have to make the most of it. For the 1st time ever, there would be an over where a bowler would be bowling more than 6 balls in any format in the 144 years of the history of world cricket.
Winnings on BalleBaazi
Your one-stop for fantasy cricket, BalleBaazi will be up and running all sorts of winnings and rewards on the fantasy sports app platform featuring all matches of the hundred. The game begins on the 22nd of July so make sure you tune into BalleBaazi and FanBlaze YouTube channel to get your insights and fantasy insights right before you put in real money to bag 10x from this mouth-watering tournament.