The Hundred 2023 Team by Team
Captain: Moeen Ali
Key Players: Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Ben Duckett
Home Ground: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
Birmingham Phoenix narrowly missed out on the top spot in the last season. With five wins out of eight matches, they secured the 4th position, falling short in net run rate compared to Manchester Originals and London Spirit.
Key performances from Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone in the previous edition showcased their all-round abilities. Livingstone scored 173 runs, while skipper Moeen Ali smashed 172 runs. This season, Ben Duckett joins the Phoenix, having scored 220 runs in eight matches for Welsh Fire last year.
In the bowling lineup, the Phoenix boasts Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, and Pakistan’s spinner Shadab Khan for their spin attack. Meanwhile, the pace attack looks strong with Chris Woakes, Kane Richardson, Tom Helm, Benny Howell, and Adam Milne. Richardson and Tom Helm stood among the top five leading wicket-takers in the 2022 season.
Birmingham Phoenix Team Squad: Chris Woakes, Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan, Adam Milne, Benny Howell, Will Smeed, Kane Richardson, Jamie Smith, Tom Helm, Miles Hammond, Chris Benjamin, Dan Mousley, Henry Brookes, Jacob Bethell
Birmingham Phoenix Betting Odds: 6.35 at 1xbet
Captain: Dan Lawrence
Key Players: Mark Wood, Nathan Ellis, Jordan Thompson, Adam Rossington
Home Ground: The Lord’s, London
London Spirit displayed commendable performances in the last season, securing the 3rd position with five wins in eight matches. They reached the eliminator match but lost to Manchester Originals.
The batting department is bolstered by last season’s top batters, Adam Rossington and Dan Lawrence. Rossington scored 164 runs at an impressive strike rate of 178.26. Ravi Bopara, Matthew Wade, and Daryl Mitchell will further strengthen their batting lineup.
London Spirit’s bowling line-up includes Jordan Thompson and Mason Crane, who were vital contributors in the last season. Thompson claimed 14 wickets, while Crane picked 12 wickets. The return of Mark Wood from injury adds to the Spirit’s pace attack, and he has shown excellent form in the ongoing Ashes series.
London Spirit Team Squad: Mark Wood, Olly Stone, Nathan Ellis, Liam Dawson, Dan Lawrence, Zak Crawley, Jordan Thompson, Mason Crane, Adam Rossington, Chris Wood, Ravi Bopara, Michael Pepper, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Matt Critchley, Matthew Wade, Daryl Mitchell
London Spirit Betting Odds: 7.40 at 1xbet
Captain: Jos Buttler
Key Players: Jos Buttler, Matt Parkinson, Andre Russell
Home Ground: Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Trafford
Manchester Originals were the runners-up in The Hundred 2022 season. Finishing 2nd in the league stage with five wins in eight matches, they progressed to the final against Trent Rockets.
The batting line up features key players such as Phil Salt and Jos Buttler. Phil Salt, the 2nd highest run-scorer of the season, scored 353 runs in 10 matches with an impressive strike rate of 152.81. Additionally, Pakistani batter Usama Mir and Australian player Ashton Turner bolster the Originals’ batting.
The Manchester Originals’ bowling attack comprises the top wicket-takers from the last season, Irish pacer Josh Little, and England bowler Paul Walter. Josh Little picked 13 wickets in just five matches with an average of 8.00. Alongside, Richard Gleeson and Wayne Madsen add depth to their bowling prowess.
Manchester Originals Team Squad: Jos Buttler, Usama Mir, Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner, Jamie Overton, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Paul Walter, Josh Tongue, Josh Little, Wayne Madsen, Tom Lammonby, Mitchell Stanley, Max Holden, Fred Klaasen
Manchester Originals Betting Odds: 6.20 at 1xbet
Captain: Wayne Parnell
Key Players: Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Harry Brook, Adam Lyth
Home Ground: Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds
Northern Superchargers finished in the 6th spot in the 2022 season. Though they possessed a decent squad, their performance, especially with the ball, left room for improvement.
If all the players remain available after the Ashes series, the Northern Superchargers will field one of the strongest squads. England’s red-ball skipper Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, and Ollie Robinson are currently part of the England Test squad for the Ashes.
Last season’s leading run-scorers Adam Lyth and Adam Hose remain crucial assets. Lyth smashed 299 runs in eight innings at an impressive strike rate of 175.88 in the last season. Harry Brook is eager to prove himself after an underwhelming performance in the previous season, given his potential showcased in international matches.
The Superchargers’ bowling attack comprises Reece Topley, Wayne Parnell, Adil Rashid, Bas de Leede, and Ollie Robinson. Rashid, with eight wickets, was the highest wicket-taker for the Superchargers in the last season, and Parnell claimed four wickets in two matches with an economy of 6.15.
Northern Superchargers Team Squad: Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Harry Brook, Reece Topley, Tom Banton, Matthew Short, Adam Lyth, Adam Hose, Brydon Carse, Matthew Potts, David Wiese, Bas de Leede, Wayne Parnell, Callum Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Saif Zaib
Northern Superchargers Betting Odds: 7.30 at 1xbet
Captain: Sam Billings
Key Players: Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Will Jacks, Jason Roy
Home Ground: The Oval, London
Oval Invincibles’ excellent performances in the previous season were not enough to secure a spot in the knockout and final stages. They finished 5th in the league stage with four wins in eight matches.
Will Jacks was among the top run-scorers in the last season, amassing 261 runs in seven innings. Alongside Sam Curran, who scored 192 runs, and Jordan Cox, who scored 191 runs, these players form a powerful batting lineup. The addition of England’s Jason Roy, who recently regained his form, strengthens their batting attack, with skipper Sam Billings further bolstering the middle-order. South African hitter Heinrich Klaasen also adds to the Invincibles’ firepower.
In the bowling end, Sunil Narine was their leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets in the last season. Sam Curran provides a reliable pace option as well. Adam Zampa will join the team after Narine’s departure in the middle of the season. Notably, Tom Curran and Ihsanullah Khan are expected to deliver strong performances with the ball this season.
Oval Invincibles Team Squad: Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Adam Zampa, Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Tom Lawes, Heinrich Klaasen, Ross Whiteley, Jordan Cox, Gus Atkinson, Ihsanullah Khan, Danny Briggs, Nathan Sowter, Zak Chappell, Tawanda Muyeye
Oval Invincibles Betting Odds: 7.60 at 1xbet
Captain: James Vince
Key Players: Tim David, Jofra Archer, James Vince, Chris Jordan
Home Ground: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Southern Brave’s performance in the 2022 edition was below par as they finished 7th in the league stage with three wins in eight matches.
For the upcoming season, Southern Brave have acquired Kiwi batsman Devon Conway and England pacer Matthew Fisher.
The batting lineup features Alex Davies, the leading run-scorer for the team in the last season. Leus du Plooy has joined the Brave squad for the upcoming season, and Tim David, Devon Conway, and Finn Allen add strength to their powerful batting department.
The Southern Brave’s bowling department boasts a strong pace attack with Jofra Archer, Rehan Ahmed, and Chris Jordan. Archer, who missed the last season due to injury, is now fit to participate. Jordan claimed three wickets in three matches in the last season.
Southern Brave Team Squad: Jofra Archer, Tim David, Leus du Plooy, James Vince, Chris Jordan, Devon Conway, Tymal Mills, Rehan Ahmed, Craig Overton, Finn Allen, George Garton, James Fuller, Alex Davies, Joe Weatherley, Jafer Chohan, Matt Fisher
Southern Brave Betting Odds: 6.20 at 1xbet
Captain: Lewis Gregory
Key Players: Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Rashid Khan, Luke Wood
Home Ground: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Trent Rockets are the reigning champions of The Hundred Men’s, having clinched the title in the 2022 season by defeating Manchester Originals by 2 wickets in the final.
Boasting one of the strongest batting line-ups, the Trent Rockets possess talents like Joe Root, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, and Brad Wheal. Dawid Malan, who scored 377 runs in 9 innings at an average of 53.85, emerged as the leading run-scorer of the previous season.
In the bowling department, the Rockets possess the formidable Rashid Khan, widely feared in world cricket. Rashid claimed three wickets in two matches in the last season. Joining him are the leading wicket-takers of the last season, Samit Patel, Luke Wood, and Sam Cook, who contribute to the team’s impressive bowling prowess.
Trent Rockets Team Squad: Joe Root, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rashid Khan, Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Luke Wood, Colin Munro, Sam Cook, Daniel Sams, Samit Patel, Sam Hain, Brad Wheal, Matt Carter, Tom Moores, John Turner
Trent Rockets Betting Odds: 5.55 at 1xbet
Captain: Tom Abell
Key Players: Jonny Bairstow, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Glenn Phillips
Home Ground: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Welsh Fire had a disappointing outing in The Hundred Men’s 2022 season, finishing at the bottom of the table without a single win.
In the upcoming season, they will have Jonny Bairstow leading the batting lineup, alongside Ollie Pope, Joe Clarke, and Glenn Phillips. Phillips, a strong T20 batsman, and Joe Clarke, one of the top run-scorers for Welsh Fire in the last season, add strength to their batting prowess.
To strengthen their bowling attack, Welsh Fire has signed Pakistani pacer duo Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. They will be supported by the experienced T20 bowler David Payne and Netherlands all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe.
Welsh Fire Team Squad: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Abell, David Willey, Shaheen Afridi, Joe Clarke, Glenn Phillips, Ollie Pope, Haris Rauf, David Payne, Roelof van der Merwe, Jake Ball, Stephen Eskinazi, Dan Douthwaite, George Scrimshaw, Luke Wells, Chris Cooke
Welsh Fire Betting Odds: 8.30 at 1xbet