The 3rd edition of the Hundred is right around the corner and the viewers are expecting another edition of exhilarating cricket. Here are 5 players who have been in quality form since the last edition.
1. Lauren Winfield-Hill (Oval Invincibles):
The Hundred 2022 was the perfect platform for Winfield-Hill to showcase her abilities in the short format. She scored 219 runs in the last edition at an impressive SR of 136 for the ultimate champions Oval Invincibles and played an important part in their title defense. She represented Northern Diamond at the recent Charlotte Edwards (CE) Cup in June’23 where she scored 171 runs from 7 innings. Courtesy of these she was named in the T20i squad for the Ashes, though she did not get a game, it will be interesting to see how she fares in the 2023 edition.
2. Bryony Smith (Trent Rockets):
The 25-year-old all-rounder from Surrey was retained by the Rockets for the Hundred 2023. In the freshly concluded CE cup, while representing the South East Stars, she scored 256 runs from just 7 matches at a blistering SR of 155 and was 2nd on the leading run scorer list. Her ability to bowl off-spin makes her a viable all-rounder. The Trent Rockets will certainly hope that she carries on with her good form.
3. Richa Ghosh (London Spirit):
The 19-year-old Indian has come in as a replacement for the injured Georgia Redmayne. Since her debut, she has scored 546 runs at an SR of 133 which includes 18 sixes. Her power hitting and her ability to find timely boundaries makes her a match-winner. The 2023 edition will be the first time she features in the Hundred.
4. Georgia Adams (Southern Brave):
In the 2022 edition, she scored 100 runs at an SR of 136 and took 9 wickets. She was a major contributor in Brave’s journey to the final. In June 2023 while playing for the champions Southern Vipers in the CE cup, she accumulated 249 runs and picked 10 scalps. Her all-round playing style makes her a certain player to be followed thoroughly.
5. Amanda-Jade Wellington (Manchester Originals):
She is the only common name in the top 5 wicket-taker list of both editions of the Hundred. She has picked 31 wickets in total. Even in the Women’s Big Bash League 2022, she picked 23 wickets which also included an impressive fifer. Not to forget her 25(10) against the Superchargers, indicating she can give the required late blitz with the bat too.
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