Australian Cricketers Will Play in The Hundred?
that the draft has taken place for The Hundred, we
know which cricketers will be playing for which teams
in the new limited overs format that the ECB is playing
in July 2020. The concept is very simple. Eight cities
around England and Wales have franchises and will
play in a round-robin format. An innings is limited
to 100 balls, putting the emphasis on aggressive bowling
attack and shots with the bat.
will be changed after 10 balls - an over in The Hundred
rather than the usual six. Bowlers are allowed to
bowl a maximum of 20 balls per game, but no more than
10 consecutive deliveries. The first 25 balls of an
innings are considered a powerplay. Once all eight
teams in The Hundred have played four matches at home
and four away, including their designated rivals twice,
the top four based on a points system will contest
playoffs to determine the winner.
the success of limited overs cricket Down Under thanks
to competitions like the Big Bash, it's no surprise
to see a number of Australians signing up to take
part in The Hundred. This article tells you who is
playing for which team.
Australia allrounder Andrew McDonald played just four
Tests but now coaches Birmingham Phoenix. Compatriots
Riki Wessels - a wicketkeeper-batsman best known for
his time with English County Championship side Nottinghamshire
- and current limited overs international spinner
Adam Zampa are signed up to the Brummies who will
play their home games at Edgbaston.
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sporting legends don't come any bigger than Shane
Warne. He coaches the Lord's based London Spirit
and calls upon current Australian international allrounder
Glenn Maxwell for The Hundred. One of two franchises
based in the English capital, Spirit is a reference
to the iconic ground being the spiritual home of cricket.
Australia left-handed batsman and part-time wrist
spinner Simon Katich coaches the Manchester Originals.
Based at Old Trafford, one of the north of England's
best areas for sport, the Originals have limited overs
international allrounder Dan Christian in their ranks.
Lehmann played for Yorkshire during his cricket career
on the pitch and now takes charge of the Northern
Superchargers who will turn out at Headingley for
home matches. The former Australia coach has three
compatriots available for The Hundred - current national
limited overs captain Aaron Finch, top order batsman
Chris Lynn and uncapped pace bowler Nathan Rimmington.
second of the London based franchises borrows its
name from the Arsenal football team that went unbeaten
throughout the 2003-04 Premier League season. Playing
home games at The Oval, the Aussie flavour is limited
to coach Tom Moody - who has previously been Director
of Cricket for the Caribbean Premier League in the
West Indies and Big Bash - and uncapped leg spinner
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Test opener David Warner failed to make much of an
impact on The Ashes, but he remains a dangerous man
at the crease for limited overs cricket. He's one
of the marquee stars signed up to the Southampton
based Southern Braves. They are 9/2 favourites with
the cricket betting on The Hundred.
Aussies will call Trent Bridge home for the tournament.
Allrounder D'Arcy Short and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile
rub shoulders with England captain Joe Root, who missed
out on selection by the Northern Superchargers.
They will have to put The Ashes rivalry aside.
couple of Australia's best cricketers will be based
at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Steve Smith was the
undisputed man of the series for the tourists as they
retained The Ashes this past summer, but he's just
as effective in limited overs as the Test arena. You
can say the same of pace bowler Mitchell Starc who
joins Smith at Welsh Fire and they will be contenders
to win The Hundred as a result.