The Hundred
The Hundred (Image Credit: Getty)

The second edition of the England Cricket Board’s (ECB) The Hundred will get underway on August 3, 2022. Southern Brave are the defending champions, having lost just one game on their way to the inaugural title.

Although the tournament was under the cosh even before it started last year, the ECB would be pretty satisfied with the amount of interest generated by their brainchild. They will be hoping to keep it going and expand in any way, shape, or form.

The tournament will continue to be aired by BBC while all the women’s games and a few of the men’s games will also be available for free on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel. The format will remain the same and for now, there are no new rules introduced in the competition.

The Hundred 2022: Squads, List Of Spots Remaining Released For All Teams
Southern Brave
Southern Brave were crowned as the champions of the Hundred. (Photo: Twitter)

There will be 100 balls per innings with a change of ends every 10 deliveries. The bowlers will be allowed to bowl 5-10 balls in a row and each bowler can bowl a maximum of twenty deliveries per game. Similar to the IPL, there will be strategic timeouts that the teams playing can call.

Ahead of the new season, each team has confirmed its list of players and the remaining spots that are left to fill. James Vince will continue to lead the defending champions, Southern Brave.

Oval Invincibles Team of The Hundred tournament
Oval Invincibles Team of The Hundred tournament (Photo: Twitter)

Here’s the list of teams confirmed for The Hundred 2022:

Birmingham Phoenix: Tom Abell, Moeen Ali, Chris Benjamin, Henry Brookes, Miles Hammond, Benny Howell, Liam Livingstone, Adam Milne, Will Smeed, Chris Woakes.

Overseas players: 1

Spaces to fill: 7 (including Vitality Blast Wildcard)

London Spirit: Ravi Bopara, Mason Crane, Zak Crawley, Blake Cullen, Dan Lawrence, Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan, Adam Rossington, Brad Wheal, Mark Wood.

Overseas players: 1

Spaces to fill: 7 (including Vitality Blast Wildcard)

Manchester Phoenix: Colin Ackermann, Jos Buttler, Calvin Harrison, Tom Hartley, Fred Klaassen, Tom Lammonby, Wayne Madsen, Jamie Overton, Matt Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Phil Salt.

Overseas players: 0

Spaces to fill: 6 (including Vitality Blast Wildcard)

Northern Superchargers: Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Callum Parkinson, Matthew Potts, Adil Rashid, John Simpson, Ben Stokes, David Willey.

Overseas players: 1

Spaces to fill: 7 (including Vitality Blast Wildcard)

Oval Invincibles: Sam Billings, Rory Burns, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Will Jacks, Saqib Mahmood, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Reece Topley (10)

Overseas players: 0

Spaces to fill: 7 (including Vitality Blast Wildcard)

Southern Brave: Jofra Archer, Tim David, Alex Davies, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Jake Lintott, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Marcus Stoinis, James Vince, Ross Whiteley.

Overseas players: 2

Spaces to fill: 6 (including Vitality Blast Wildcard)

Trent Rockets: Matt Carter, Sam Cook, Marchant de Lange, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Rashid Khan, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Joe Root, Luke Wood.

Overseas players: 2

Spaces to fill: 5 (including Vitality Blast Wildcard)

Welsh Fire: Jake Ball, Jonny Bairstow, Josh Cobb, Matt Critchley, Ben Duckett, Leus du Plooy, Ryan Higgins, David Payne, Ollie Pope.

Overseas players: 0

Spaces to fill: 8 (including Vitality Blast Wildcard)

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