The hundred ball England’s all new format is all set to start from 21st July 2021. The season will kickoff for the women’s edition from today. The men’s edition will be starting from tomorrow 22nd July 2021. The season opener for the men’s edition will be played between the Oval Invincibles and Manachester Orignals. This is an all-new format and it will be exciting to see the first glimpse of the event. The Oval Invincibles side seems to be stronger on paper but it won’t be right to predict anything as it’s a new format and at the end of the day, it’s a game of cricket.
Oval Ivinvicibles SQUAD (Coach: Tom Moody)
Sam Billings, Alex Blake, Rory Burns, Jordan Clark, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Laurie Evans, Brandon Glover, Colin Ingram (South Africa), Will Jacks, Saqib Mahmood, Sunil Narine (West Indies), Jason Roy, Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa), Nathan Sowter, Reece Topley
Manchester Orignals SQUAD (Coach: Simon Kattich)
Jos Buttler, Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand), Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Joe Clarke, Phil Salt, Matt Parkinson, Jamie Overton, Tom Lammonby, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleeson, Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, Sam Hain, Fred Klaassen
OVI, by the look of it seems to have all bases covered. They have quality players who have impressed in various franchise-based tournaments and for their respective country in the shortest format. In the form of all-rounders, they have Sunil Narine . Sam Curran who is also their captain is a great player to have in the mix as his ability to bowl and bat at any situation.
MAO, might not seem to be as strong as OVI but they have players who could win them games single handily on their day. Jos Buttler will be leading the side with having impact players like Carlos Braithwaite in his side. MAO might have to struggle with a few things to start off. If they get the momentum, they will continue it with an experienced captain.
It will be interesting to see how these players plan out the format and what is their approach going forward in the newly introduced format. No one knows how big will this becomes or will it just be like a one time burst. The matches will start at 11pm IST. And can be watched on Fancode app.