The Hundred returns today for its second edition, with the ECB hoping to build on last year’s inaugural tournament.
The new format gives each team 100 bowls to take 10 wickets, compared to the slightly longer T20 matches, and uses a design system to build the teams.
The matches will be available to watch live on TV on a number of channels and the competition will end on September 3rd, where the finalists from the men’s and women’s tournaments will play in the Home of Cricket, Lord’s.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Hundred.
How does the new competition format work?
There are eight teams, all in the city, who play against each other home and away in the group round of 32 matches. The team that finishes best will qualify for the final and the second and third place matches will play an eliminator to determine the other finalist.
Both the men’s and women’s finals will take place on September 3 at Lord’s.
The men will earn between £30,000 and £125,000, a striking pay gap with the women being paid between £7,500 and £31,250 to play in the tournament.
However, the prize money will be the same, although this year’s prize pool has not yet been confirmed. Last year, the winning men’s and women’s teams earned £150,000 each, and the runners-up £75,000.