The Hundred Men's 2021: Team-wise guide with schedule, squads and players to watch out for

The Hundred Men’s 2021: Team-wise guide with schedule, squads and players to watch out for

A team-by-team guide for The Hundred Men's 2021.

Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy
Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images for ECB)

The Hundred Men’s cricket tournament is all set to kick start from July 22. The tournament is already fetching in a lot of attention owing to its format. The tweak in rules and playing conditions makes the format and competition more exciting.

Here’s the list of squads and the players to watch out for in The Hundred with their fixtures:

Trent Rockets

Squad

Joe Root (c), Rashid Khan, Alex Hales, Matthew Carter, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores (wk), Steven Mullaney, Ben Cox (wk), Lewis Gregory, D’Arcy Short, Luke Wood, Luke Wright, Samit Patel, Timm van der Gugten, Sam Cook, Wahab Riaz, Marchant de Lange.

Players to watch out for

Rashid Khan is a great asset to any team he provides his services to. His abilities with the ball are known to all and he also comes in handy with the bat at times. With the experience the leg-spinner carries under his sleeves he would be instrumental for the team.

Dawid Malan has the flair to make a mark in this format. He too would be keen to perform and the team can be benefitted from his presence. He has chipped in with 1092 runs in T20Is.

Joe Root though isn’t a name synonymous to the shortest format but it is a good opportunity for him to exude all he has got.

Fixtures

24 July v Southern Brave, Trent Bridge, 7:00 PM IST

26 July v Northern Superchargers, Trent Bridge, 11:00 PM IST

29 July v London Spirit, Lord’s, 11:00 PM IST

1 August v Birmingham Phoenix, Edgbaston, 7:00 PM IST

6 August v Welsh Fire, Sophia Gardens, 11:30 PM IST

8 August v Oval Invincibles, The Oval, 11:30 PM IST

13 August v Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Bridge, 11:30 PM IST

15 August v Manchester Originals, Trent Bridge, 11:30 PM IST

Southern Brave

Squad

Jofra Archer (c), Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Delray Rawlins, James Vince, Alex Davies (c), Max Waller, Craig Overton, Ross Whiteley, Danny Briggs, Devon Conway, Quinton de Kock, Jake Lintott, Colin de Grandhomme.

Players to watch out for

Chris Jordan is a highly experienced player when it comes to the white ball games. He has those lethal Yorkers, can hit big shots and grab stunner catches on the ground.

Colin de Grandhomme is the other all-rounder that comes in as a replacement for Andre Russel. He has the flair to change the fortunes of the game upside down.

Devon Conway has been in the limelight owing to his performances in red-ball cricket. The New Zealander is expected to show his fiefdom in this tournament if he gets in the mix.

Fixtures

24 July v Trent Rockets, Trent Bridge, 7:00 PM IST

27 July v Welsh Fire, Sophia Gardens, 11:00 PM IST

30 July v Birmingham Phoenix, Rose Bowl, 11:00 PM IST

1 August v London Spirit, Lord’s, 10:30 PM IST

5 August v Manchester Originals, Old Trafford, 11:30 PM IST

7 August v Northern Superchargers, Rosebowl, 11:30 PM IST

11 August v Welsh Fire, Rose Bowl, 11:00 PM IST

16 August v Oval Invincibles, Rose Bowl, 11:00 PM IST

Manchester Originals

Squad

Jos Buttler (c & wk), Joe Clarke, Phil Salt, Matt Parkinson, Lockie Ferguson, Jamie Overton, Tom Lammonby, Steven Finn, Colin Ackermann, Richard Gleeson, Tom Hartley, Carlos Brathwaite, Colin Munro, Ollie Robinson, Sam Hain, Fred Klaassen.

Players to watch out for

Jos Buttler is a tough nut to break once he gets going. The keeper-batter is an explosive player who has enough exposure to playing high-profile tournaments. His contributions with the willow would be pivotal for the side.

Lockie Ferguson is the other name that will have a lot of eyes tight on him. The speedster who was the star of the 2019 World Cup would be an important aspect of the team.

Phil Salt has had a good domestic season and after playing against Pakistan he would have his confidence boosted. He registered his maiden International 50 as the hosts clinched the series.

Fixtures

22 July v Oval Invincibles, The Oval, 11:00 PM IST

25 July v Birmingham Phoenix, Old Trafford, 10:30 PM IST

28 July v Northern Superchargers, Old Trafford, 11:00 PM IST

31 July v Welsh Fire, Sophia Gardens, 7:00 PM IST

5 August v Southern Brave, Old Trafford, 11:30 PM IST

10 August v London Spirit, Old Trafford, 11:00 PM IST

12 August v Northern Superchargers, Headingley, 11:30 PM IST

15 August v Trent Rockets, Trent Bridge, 11:30 PM IST

London Spirit

Squad

Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (c), Mohammad Amir, Jade Dernbach, Mohammad Nabi, Luis Reece, Adam Rossington (wk), Mason Crane, Joe Denly, Josh Inglis (wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Mark Wood, Ravi Bopara, Chris Wood, Blake Cullen.

Players to watch out for

Mark Wood, the World Cup winner would be a player to look for in the side. In crunch moments, he is the one the team can trust as he brings both pace and experience.

Eoin Morgan being the captain of the side would be a crucial factor. He would look for this tournament to get some impressive white-ball performances.

With big hitting and clever bowling, Ravi Bopara can make an impact on the team. He has some exceptional experience in the white-ball format.

Fixtures

23 July v Birmingham Phoenix, Edgbaston, 11:00 PM IST

25 July v Oval Invincibles, Lord’s, 7:00 PM IST

29 July v Trent Rockets, Lord’s, 11:00 PM IST

1 August v Southern Brave, Lord’s, 10:30 PM IST

3 August v Northern Superchargers, Lord’s, 11:00 PM IST

10 August v Manchester Originals, Old Trafford, 11:00 PM IST

14 August v Oval Invincibles, The Oval, 11:30 PM IST

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

Welsh Fire

Squad

Ollie Pope (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Qais Ahmad, Ryan Higgins, David Payne, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball, Iain Cockbain, Josh Cobb, Matt Critchley, David Lloyd, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips (wk), Leus du Plooy.

Players to watch out for

Batting all-rounder David Lloyd could be a name that can shine for Welsh Fire. He has a medium pace that can come in handy on a turgid pitch.

Jimmy Neesham is a hard-hitting all-rounder. He can extend his abilities as and when the team might have to deal with a tough situation.

Jonny Bairstow the first English batter to score three consecutive ODI 100 is an exceptional player. An important cog in the wheel of Welsh fire for sure.

Fixtures

24 July v Northern Superchargers, Headingley, 10:30 PM IST

27 July v Southern Brave, Sophia Gardens, 11:00 PM IST

31 July v Manchester Originals, Sophia Gardens, 7:00 PM IST

2 August v Oval Invincibles, The Oval, 11:00 PM IST

6 August v Trent Rockets, Sophia Garden, 11:30 PM IST

9 August v Birmingham Phoenix, Edgbaston, 11:00 PM IST

11 August v Southern Brave, Rose Bowl, 11:00 PM IST

18 August v London Spirit, Sophia Gardens, 11:00 PM IST

Oval Invincibles

Squad

Sam Curran, Rory Burns, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Alex Blake, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Sam Billings (c & wk), Laurie Evans, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Saqib Mahmood, Colin Ingram, Brandon Glover, Jordan Clark, Jordan Cox.

Players to watch out for

Saqib Mahmood has all the momentum to his side. Making his international debut his spirits would be high after having had a good outing against Pakistan.

Sandeep Lamichhane, the first Nepalese cricketer to play Indian Premier League has traveled a long way. He would be expected to go well and cement his name further on in the international leagues.

Jordan Cox scored 238 against Sussex last year, the highest first-class debut century for Kent. A lot of hopes would be pinned upon him for this tournament to chime and display his talent.

Fixtures

22 July v Manchester Originals, The Oval, 11:00 PM IST

25 July v London Spirit, Lord’s, 7:00 PM IST

31 July v Northern Superchargers, Headingley, 10:30 PM IST

2 August v Welsh Fire, The Oval, 11:00 PM IST

4 August v Birmingham Phoenix, Edgbaston, 11:30 PM IST

8 August v Trent Rockets, The Oval, 11:30 PM IST

14 August v London Spirit, The Oval, 11:30 PM IST

16 August: v Southern Brave, Rose Bowl, 11:30 PM IST

Northern Superchargers

Squad

Ben Stokes (c), Adil Rashid, David Willey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, Brydon Carse, Chris Lynn, John Simpson (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matthew Potts, Matthew Fisher, Harry Brook, Callum Parkinson, Faf du Plessis, Jordan Thompson, Ben Raine.

Players to watch out for

One of the best all-rounders in cricket right now, Ben Stokes is certainly one who has already anticipated going big.

Adil Rashid opened the bowling for England against India earlier this year. The leg spinner is a big asset of the England side and is one to watch out for.

The mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has a lot under his armor. Right from the lethal googlies to perfect leg side deliveries, his potential is known to all.

Fixtures

24 July v Welsh Fire, Headingley, 10:30 PM IST

26 July v Trent Rockets, Trent Bridge, 11:00 PM IST

28 July v Manchester Originals, Old Trafford, 11:00 PM IST

31 July v Oval Invincibles, Headingley, 10:30 PM IST

3 August v London Spirit, Lord’s, 11:00 PM IST

7 August v Southern Brave, Rose Bowl, 11:30 PM IST

12 August v Manchester Originals, Headingley, 11:30 PM IST

17 August v Birmingham Phoenix, Headingley, 11:00 PM IST

Birmingham Phoenix

Squad

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

Players to watch out for

Imran Tahir is the player one cannot certainly miss making a note of. He has those variations to pair it up with the googlies and a lot of experience of playing the white-ball cricket.

For Chris Woakes it is an opportunity for him to get his spot in the national side for the T20 World Cup. He has been invincible for England in the ODIs.

Liam Livingstone has had a good outing against Pakistan. He has impressed with his belligerent display with the bat and is expected to take it further in this tournament.

Fixtures

23 July v London Spirit, Edgbaston, 11:00 PM IST

25 July v Manchester Originals, Old Trafford, 10:30 PM IST

30 July v Southern Brave, Rose Bowl, 11:00 PM IST

1 August v Trent Rockets, Edgbaston, 7:00 PM IST

4 August v Oval Invincibles, Edgbaston, 11:30 PM IST

9 August v Welsh Fire, Edgbaston, 11:00 PM IST

13 August v Trent Rockets, Trent Bridge, 11:30 PM IST

17 August v Northern Superchargers, Headingley, 11:00 PM IST